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Dry Eczema Symptoms
Itching.: Atopic dermatitis is an itch that rashes (as opposed to a rash that itches) - it's the itching that comes first, and scratching it that causes the rash. The itchiest areas are typically crooks of arms, backs of knees, and sides of neck, although other areas can be involved. Most kids outgrow it, although an unfortunate minority do not. Treatment depends on location and severity. ...Read more
Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Dry itchy skin. Rashes all over. Dry cough. Dry chapped lips/mouth. Cuts and scratches won't heal. Nail changes?
MGT: An appointment is suggested and may be booked online. You may have allergies and an allergy plan may be outlined. ...Read more
Flaky cheeks/eyebrows, burning, red. History of eczema. Elidel, (pimecrolimus) azoles, tea tree worsening problem. Could it be eczema not seb derm?
Syphilis and hiv: Advanced HIV is associated with dry and itchy skin. Syphilis leads to a rash which can appear to be dry. However, dry and itchy skin is usually not from an std. If it is occurring is a small area, then a skin fungal infection could be the cause. If it affecting the whole body there could be a number of causes including dry air and the type of soap you are using. ...Read more
Yes!: Wintertime wreaks havoc on skin due to dry air. Try humidifier in bedroom. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more
Moisture loss: The basic problem in eczema is loss of the normal moisture from the skin causing dry skin. Dry skin itches. Scratching the dry skin (or rubbing it on bedding) causes rash. Therefore eczema has been described as "the itch that rashes." people with eczema are sometimes missing some barrier proteins that prevent moisture loss. 1/3 of eczema may have food allergy triggers, but 2/3 will not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nummular derm: Topical steroids are effective. Less erythematous, less pruritic lesions may be treated with low-potency (class iii-vi) steroids. Severely inflamed lesions with intense erythema, vesicles, and pruritus require high-potency (class i-ii) preparations. Penetration of the medication is enhanced by occlusion or presoaking in a tub of plain water followed immediately (without drying) by application. ...Read more
Itchy prickly skin all over that move, no rash, slightly lumpy gums & mucosal areas, dry prickly airways, dry itchy eyes, NO runny nose/eyes. Allergy?
Perhaps: Diagnosis cannot be made from your short list of symptoms alone. When was the last time you had a comprehensive Dental examination and a comprehensive Medical physical. If it's been a while, please schedule now. ...Read more
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
Dry skin: This can be difficult to answer without seeing your feet. Psoriasis can cause scales to form. I would recommend a dermatology consult. The skin is constantly renewing itself. The dry scales are the old skin shedding. There are numerous moisturizers that could be tried. Many podiatrists handle skin problems of the foot, ankle and lower leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Facial itch: Facial itch may be allergy. Step 1 is to buy a facial wash with minimal potential allergens such as vanicream soap, or cetaphil restoraderm wash (available at most walgreen's stores) and to avoid exposure to all make-up and fragranced products for at least 2 weeks. If your symptoms persist, see a dermatologist who could perform an allergy patch test for chemical sensitivity testing if needed. ...Read more
Could be either: Try cool compresses, artifical tears, and an allergy medicine such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). If it's viral, it will clear up on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, you should see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you wake up with goop in your eyelashes making them feel like they are glued shut. This can indicate a bacterial infection. ...Read more
Etiology unknown: Dyshidrotic eczema usually occurs on the palms and soles. We don't know why some people are at risk. But there are identifiable triggers. These include recurrent exposure to chemical or mechanical irritants like frequent hand scrubbing or washing, as well as irritating chemicals and certain allergenic metals like nickel. Steroid creams & avoiding irritants are the first choice treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yellow constant flakes on chin, peeling lips. What is this? Been dx'ed with perioral dermatitisd (1), seb derm (2), and eczema (1).
Contact dermatitis: A dermatitis confined only to the chin and lips suggests possible contact dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis has red papules and eczema and seborrheic dermatitis should have dermatitis in other areas consistent with the diagnosis. I suggest another opinion by a dermatologist if this persists. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer