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What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

What is the oitment for dry red flaky rashes caused by allergy with make up? 5 days now. Is it dermatitis?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. There are two kinds of contact dermatitis: irritant or allergic. Irritant dermatitis is the most common type. It's caused by contact with cosmetics, and others. Treatment is with prescription strength topical cortisone such as Cloderm or Locoid (hydrocortisone butyrate) lotion. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What's an effective treament for a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

What's an effective treament for a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

See an eye doc: First step is to get a diagnosis. There are multiple issues that could cause what you describe. I recommend you see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

How can I get rid of a flaky dry skin rash on one of my eyelids?

Eyelid rash: You description is most consistent with an allergic reaction or an eczematous rash. Both would respond well to Hydrocortisone creme 1% twice daily to rash. Since other issues can cause eyelid skin rashes, i would see a doctor prior to initiating therapy. ...Read more

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Has had dry, flaky skin on his penis for months. No rashes, bumps, pain or itching. What could it be? Used anti-fungal cream too. Nothing.

Has had dry, flaky skin on his penis for months. No rashes, bumps, pain or itching. What could it be? Used anti-fungal cream too. Nothing.

Flaky skin: That problem may be related to diabetes, several sexually-transmitted diseases, and xerosis or eczema. Examination by a dermatologist is advised. ...Read more

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Weird skin rash on shoulders - looks burned and flaky when dry?

Weird skin rash on shoulders - looks burned and flaky when dry?

Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders (edges) and fine scales. The patches are often dark reddish-tan in color. The most common sites are the back, underarms, upper arms, and chest. ...Read more

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When my skin is really dry, it becomes white and flaky. Is it an eczema rash?

When my skin is really dry, it becomes white and flaky. Is it an eczema rash?

No.: People with eczema often complain that their skin is dry, but dry skin, in and of itself, is not the same as eczema. Treatments are completely different as well, so if you aren't sure what is going on, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Full body rash mostly on my back that is itchy, flaky & dry looking. It started about a wk ago & i did change soap about 3 weeks ago. Is this the cause?

Full body rash mostly on my back that is itchy, flaky & dry looking. It started about a wk ago & i did change soap about 3 weeks ago. Is this the cause?

Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to decide on a cause. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals (the soap?), excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, the doctor may recommend over-the-counter cortisone cream two or three times a day for 1 week. For fungal infections like t. Versicolor, selenium shampoo may be recommended. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more