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Does Herpes Cause Dry Skin
Hi. I would like to know does herpes cause dry skin and affect the mouth. My GP refuses to treat me?
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Can dry skin, sores on face & feet be caused by herpes & dental issues? What tests can confirm? Are they cause for concern in lymphoma pt in remission
Hemochromatosis: Ichthyosiform alterations, skin atrophy, koilonychia, and hair loss may also be evident. In the series of 100 patients, ichthyosis-like changes were evident in 46% of patients. Ichthyosiform changes may be mild or marked. Skin affected with ichthyosiform changes is very dry. Cutaneous atrophy was observed in 42% of 100 patients, usually on the anterior surface of the leg. ...Read more
Lack of moisture: Hydration and lack of moisture mostly causes dryness of your skin on your heels. If there peeling as well you may have a fungal infection. If you do not have the latter, usually moisturizing your skin works. I recommend you see a podiatrist. There is many ways to reduce dryness on heels. ...Read more
Acne & makeup: Yes. Clogged pores contribute to acne. Certain makeups can clog pores. "non-comedogenic" makeups are those lacking ingredients known to clog pores in most people. The key word being "most" people... Since some people can still experience acne even when using "non-comedogenic" products. ...Read more
Deodorant: The most common cause of underarm dry skin is contact irritation from deodorant. Often, this is due to heavy fragrance or alcohol ingredients. Look for a deodorant that has hydrating ingredients such as aloe or vitamins A and E. You can also apply moisturizing lotion. Bathing too frequently with harsh soaps can also be a factor. If there is flaking or redness, low dose steroid cream can be tried. ...Read more
Dermatologist visit: You should see your dermatologist. This could be due to many different things. ...Read more
Eczema or allergy: Dry skin could be a sign of atopic dermatitis or eczema which is a dry skin hypersensitivity reaction. This can happen with irritation or contact with a cosmetic ingredient causing an allergic reaction. Using topical cortisone creams and moisturizers can help. Also need to evaluate your makeup to see if you're allergic to one of the ingredients. ...Read more
Low humidity: In northern areas the air is outside is low in humidity and indoors heated homes the air is low in humidity which drys out your skin amd aggravates eczema. Use moisturizers and a humfidier to improve indoor air quality. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Too many possibilities, but you might start w/ simple ones. Winter can do it. Low humidity, indoor heating, lots of clothing, lack of sun and fresh air. Eating habits are different for some. Try a good quality body lotion (as natural as possible). Eat healthy oils - avocado, nuts, etc. If still dry, see a doctor (pcp or dermatologist). Good luck. Springs coming! ...Read more
Let me explain:
The most cases of dry skin are caused by environmental exposures, certain diseases also can significantly alter the function and appearance of your skin.
2-central heating and air conditioning.
3-hot baths and showers.
4-harsh soaps and detergents.
9- aging. ...Read more
Seborrhoic dematitis: Patches o seborrhoa can heal and then break down. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
Seborrhea: There are many causes, but the most common is seborrhea (or seborrheic dermatitis), especially if your scalp is also dry and/or itchy. A good anti-seborrheic shampoo like selsun blue, plus otc Hydrocortisone cream, should control it. If not, something else is going on and you should see a dermatologist for an in-person exam. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of an itchy skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Epiduo causes drying: Epiduo is a combo of two medicines--adapalene + benzoyl peroxide both of which can cause drying of the skin where the cream/lotion is used. Use sparingly--more is not better, just more drying. If too irritating, stop for few days, then use 1x/day for awhile. Dryness should improve. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends: If your cleanser is caustic it will make you worse. Ivory soap is ph 10....Too caustic. Dove, eucerin, and others are ph 6-7. Use something to lubricate your skin after each wash and you will be ok. Why do you wash so often? Is it necessary or compulsive? ...Read more
What is the best moisturiser for ultra dry skin and what causes the depigmentation on dark colour people's skin?
I recommend a store brand of lubiderm or eucerin lotion (U.S. Brands) daily.
To prevent dryness, take warm baths/showers not long, hot ones. Pat skin dry rather than rub it dry. Use dove or nondrying soap. Moisturize right after bathing.
Some depigmenting conditions:
tuberous sclerosis. ...Read more
I have a white spots and dry skin on it. And sometimes it become reddish. What's d cause? How will it be cured? Skin has patches. :" ( ( (
White spots and dry: There are many causes for these types of symptoms. They need to be examined by a dermatologist to make a diagnosis. Can't answer your question without seeing the rash. ...Read more
I have had a itch on my back for almost 2 weeks with no obvious cause. It has not spread but is very irritating. No dry skin, no rash, no bites?
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