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Doctor insights on: Dry Flacky Skin

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Itchy and dry skin?

Itchy and dry skin?

Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin. ...Read more

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Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

?fungal: More than likely this is a fungal rash (jock itch) but should be looked at by md if no improvement after treatment. ...Read more

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Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

?Eczema: This could be eczema or just plain dry skin (xerosis). See a dermatologist to help you figure this out and recommend a good treatment. ...Read more

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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Dry skin on my tongue?

Dry skin on my tongue?

Dry mouth syndrome: Dry tongue can be part of dry mouth syndrome brought about by medication or other systemic cause. ...Read more

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What is dry flaky red irritatedskin around nose?

What is dry flaky red irritatedskin around nose?

Possibly psoriasis?: Psoriasis can lead to red patches with dry flaky skin on top. It can also be from just excessive wiping when you have an upper respiratory infection. Feel better! ...Read more

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Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dermatitis: You need to have a doctor lay eyes and hands on the rash for an appropriate diagnosis. Dermatologist are the skin doctors. ...Read more

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Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Atopic dermatitis : This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help , not longer than that. Can cause skin thinning as a side effect. ...Read more

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Incredibly dry skin along hairline?

Probably seborrhea: Try using an antidandruff shampoo daily. Likely you have seborrhea, commonly called dandruff. Neutrogena original for dandruff is good. Allergy is another possiblility. If the rash does not clear with the shampoo see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What causes dry, itchy and irritated skin?

What causes dry, itchy and irritated skin?

Eczema,contact demat: The commonest cause is eczema, and it can be due to contact dermatitis to several allegens, like plants , detergents, soaps or any other product comes in contact with skin, as well as climate and sun exposure, food allergies, use of heat and airconditioning in home. ...Read more

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Red skin & dry chaffing around upper lip area.Cant shave moustache?

Red skin & dry chaffing around upper lip area.Cant shave moustache?

Rash in moustache: Seborrheic dermatitis is common in the moustache/beard area as well as scalp, central face, chest and back. Washing the area gently with a dandruff shampoo may help. If this does not help or if there are open sores or pustules, please see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Dry skin on my vaginal area?

Dry skin on my vaginal area?

See doctor: Dryness in this area can be a sign of eczema or a yeast infection or fungal infection. See a doctor to have the issue evaluated and for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Dry skin on penis use baby oil?

Dry skin on penis use baby oil?

If you want to: But it won't help or hurt you. Avoid soaps and detergents and things should return to normal by themselves. ...Read more

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Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Extremely dry mouth and dry lips?

Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation. Your physician as well as your dentist should be aware of these changes. ...Read more

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Consistent red, flaky skin around mouth?

Many possibilities: Many causes include eczema or atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral derm, contact derm or allergic reaction, irritant dermatitis, dryness or sun damage, actinic keratoses. See your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more