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My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

Might be fungal: Should have your dr / urgent care dr examine, as might be fungal infection (like w/athlete's foot) and need antifungal. Cannot say for sure over internet, as could also be overly dry skin or eczematous response, or potentially an std. ...Read more

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I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

I have red spots on my penis that are dry and scaly looking. They are on the head and the shaft. What could it be? Is psoriasis possible on that area?

Penile scales: Yes you can get psoriasis on the penis. Could also be eczema or a yeast/fungal infection. Would follow up with dermatologist as you have to be careful using steroids on the penis as it can thin the skin. . ...Read more

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My penis is scaly and dry. What can I do for this embarassing problem?

My penis is scaly and dry. What can I do for this embarassing problem?

Urology consult: I would advise having a urologist or dermatologist taking a look at the penis, as there are many causes of a scaly and dry penis. ...Read more

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What coud cause my penis to be all red and scaly and dry?

What coud cause my penis to be all red and scaly and dry?

Balanitis: A yeast infection may be the cause of it, but you should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can athletes foot cream get rid of scaly dry patch on penis?

Can athletes foot cream get rid of scaly dry patch on penis?

If it's jock itch: Both are caused by a fungal infection and the cream should cover most infecting agents. Check with your doctor to make sure the patch is indeed a fungal infection. ...Read more

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A bit red penis head itchy, dry n scaly sometimes, Got better using aleo Vera gel Tried Fluconizole, doxycycline didn't work Have it for 2-3months?

A bit red penis head itchy, dry n scaly sometimes, Got better using aleo Vera gel Tried Fluconizole, doxycycline didn't work Have it for 2-3months?

Dermatology consult: I would recommend a dermatology consult if you have already tried and antifungal and antibacterial treatment. Sometimes it is difficult to differentiate between a fungal infection vs contact dermatitis vs eczema or other allergic or atopic dermatitis. Since you have had this for 2-3 months, it is time to have a specialist take a look at it if possible. ...Read more

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Why are my feet so dry and scaly, what can I do?

Why are my feet so dry and scaly, what can I do?

Couple of things: Use a buff puff or pumice stone to remove the dry scaly skin and then apply a urea based lotion to help moisturize the skin. ...Read more

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Dry and scaly eyelids from dermatitis, look terrible, need help!?

Dry and scaly eyelids from dermatitis, look terrible, need help!?

Treatment available!: Smile5,

you may be suffering from eczema which is a common skin disorder that produces a dry, scaly rash and usually causes itching. Season changes can be a triggering cause. You can try using an over the counter product such as a Hydrocortisone cream and see if that helps. You can also check with the pharmacist for any recommendations. If no improvement, you may need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

Scaly feet: The common causes of malodorous, dry, scaling feet is fungal infection, which may be aggravated by poorly ventilated foot wear. Your body's natural level of sweating is also a factor. Finally, your skin may be sensitive to certain materials in foot wear, like leather, tanning chemicals, or latex. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

War of the worlds.: Although there are several conditions that can account for dry and scaly feet, the common fungal infection, or athlete's foot, tops the list. When the conditions are right, a fungus infects the skin. As the infection increases, the skin begins to crack. The cracking can then allow bacteria to invade the tissues. The odor is from the dead and dying bacteria and fungi. ...Read more

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I had red dots on my body. After they turned dry and scaly. Is it psoriasis?

I had red dots on my body. After they turned dry and scaly. Is it psoriasis?

One "trick": To suggest it is PSORIASIS remove a SCALE if it leaves a bleeding "base" it is most likely Psoriatic!

Hope this is helpful
Dr Z ...Read more

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Small ball sacks are dry and scaly and it's real bad what's wrong and it itches

Small ball sacks are dry and scaly and it's real bad what's wrong and it itches

Yeast Infection: Your symptoms are typical of a fungal/yeast infection of the scrotal skin. This can be easily treated with lotrimin over the counter, keeping area clean and ventilated as much as possible, avoiding tight underwear/pants, and also avoiding scratching the area. Showering with cold water will help cool the itching or you may use Cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream to help with the itchiness and redness. ...Read more

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What should I do if the inside of my cheeks feel dry and scaly?

What should I do if the inside of my cheeks feel dry and scaly?

Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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My daughter's ear is dry and scaly, what type of cream could I put on it.?

My daughter's ear is dry and scaly, what type of cream could I put on it.?

Seborrhea or...: This could be a condition called seborrhea dermatitis or dandruff, ezcema, or simply dry flaky wax or cerumen; to be certain--you need to have professional examine the ear. All of the above conditions can be easily treated in any doctor's office. ...Read more

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Right side nipple has become dry and scaly for my 6.5 month old daughter what may be the reasob

Right side nipple has become dry and scaly for my 6.5 month old daughter what may be the reasob

Atopic dermatitis: It appears your daughter may have a small patch of atopic dermatitis or eczema. You can discuss it with her pediatrician at her next visit or see a dermatologist. Nothing serious. ...Read more

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I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?

I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?

Think Athlete's foot: This sounds consistent with athlete's foot, a common cause of scaliness and redness in the feet. Try using Lamisil (terbinafine) at or lotrimin ultra as directed. If these do not work, consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My son has this scab growing on his scalp. He's 3 yrs old. It's very dry and scaly white. It's sticking to his hair. What could this be?

My son has this scab growing on his scalp. He's 3 yrs old. It's very dry and scaly white. It's sticking to his hair. What could this be?

Several things: It could be "ringworm" (a fungal infection of the hair and scalp). It could also be psoriasis. You should consult a dermatologist, who can take a sample to determine the cause of the flaking and scabbing. ...Read more

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If I put moisturizer on a cancerous mole, will it make it less dry and scaly?

If I put moisturizer on a cancerous mole, will it make it less dry and scaly?

Medical check up?: Any mole that has scales or appears dry and irritated should be examined by a physician. If it is a brown or black lesion, look at its borders. If it is changing in size or color or gets elevated, these are signs of concern as a mole can turn into a melanoma in which case it has to be removed before it gets out of control. Get a medical check to be sure. ...Read more

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About a month ago I noticed a large red "rash" the size of the bottom of a water bottle on my thigh. It's not really itchy but is dry and scaly.

About a month ago I noticed a large red "rash" the size of the bottom of a water bottle on my thigh. It's not really itchy but is dry and scaly.

Rashes: Over the computer rashes really cannot be diagnosed. Could be several things such as a common fungal rash to something more serious. See the Dr. For a visual evaluation of the area to get diagnosed and treated well. Good luck. ...Read more

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My six year old has sunburnlike rasg on her legs and hips. No other symptoms rash is dry and scaly itchy and burning hot to touch?

My six year old has sunburnlike rasg on her legs and hips. No other symptoms rash is dry and scaly itchy and burning hot to touch?

Could be many things: The rash could be a simple reaction to a dryer sheet or laundry detergent or it might be a strep rash. If the kid has fever its time for a visit. If not, you might think of something that came in direct contact to those surfaces that would trigger the rash. ...Read more

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Six year old daughter had a strep rash after antibotics went away now back on legs. Only this time dry and scaly hot to touch burny itch. Nos?

Possible recurrence: This could be a recurrence of the infection or something totally different. It would be wise to get in tomorrow and have an exam & retest ...Read more

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Flat mole on breast felt dry and scaly. I peeled it off and now it's smooth. Can it be a melanoma?

Flat mole on breast felt dry and scaly. I peeled it off and now it's smooth. Can it be a melanoma?

See a deem: The only way to know for sure is to see a dermatologist. From what you are describing, risk is low but you really need a trained eye to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Crazy thing I have a rash that is above both my eyelids, above my nose (like a unibrow). And below my left eye. It is itchy, dry and scaly.?

Crazy thing I have a rash that is above both my eyelids, above my nose (like a unibrow). And below my left eye. It is itchy, dry and scaly.?

Seborrhea?: While this sounds like seborrheic dermatitis, no one can answer this without seeing it. If it isn't gone in two weeks, and a trial of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone fails, check with your family physician; no rush. I'm glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can I do about scaly dry feet?

What can I do about scaly dry feet?

Moisturize: However, keep in mind fungus can appear similiar to dry skin. So either you can see a doc to differentiate the two or try using one of each or google. Pic of what athletes foot looks like so that if it's fungus you can treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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Both upper eyelids tend to itch at times. It swells up in that area and turn reds. Once it starts to heal it turns scaly and dry and peals off. Why?

Both upper eyelids tend to itch at times. It swells up in that area and turn reds. Once it starts to heal it turns scaly and dry and peals off. Why?

Allergy or eczema: Your symptoms suggest either an environmental allergy like pollen or even applied make-up, eczema or less likely something called seborrhea dermatitis - the fancy name for dandruff. Consider whether you've been exposed to new triggers. If you have vision issues, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for scaly dry skin on the face?

Is there a treatment for scaly dry skin on the face?

Moisturizer: The most effective treatment for scaly dry skin of the face is routine application of a fragrance free moisturizer. It will hydrate the epidermis and promote normal exfoliation. With time the barrier function will be optimized. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 10 days old baby to have flaky, scaly and dry skin all over the body?

Yes: Baby skin is drying out after 40 weeks of floating in his amniotic fluid. Use moisturizing lotion. See md for more detail. Congratulations on your baby ...Read more