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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Flaky Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, ...Read more


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Flaky skin on areola, both sides, being treated for yeast and staph. Yeast infection downstairs. Not improving much anywhere. Could it be Paget's?

Flaky skin on areola, both sides, being treated for yeast and staph. Yeast infection downstairs. Not improving much anywhere. Could it be Paget's?

Possible: Most malignancies developing in the breast begin within the lining cells of the milk ducts and invade as infiltrating duct cancer. The breast ducts form a confluence meeting in the center of the breast at the skin level as the nipple. Those malignancies arising in the terminal milk ducts spill onto the areola as Pagets disease which is is a rare form of breast cancer in which cancer cells collect in or around the nipple. The nipple and areola often become scaly, red, itchy, and irritated. When this area doesn't heal, biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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I'm a 22 years old girl with a flaky left areola. Could it be Paget's disease of the breast or cancer? My doctor gave me dry skin med but doesn't work.

I'm a 22 years old girl with a flaky left areola. Could it be Paget's disease of the breast or cancer? My doctor gave me dry skin med but doesn't work.

Not in your age: It is rare in your age if no improvement get a second opinion crust or drainage or reaction to the nipple are a signs of Paget disease ...Read more

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How to treat very dry flaky skin?

Flaky skin gone: Hyrate your body with fluids and hydrate your skin with proper moisturization. The best time to use a moisturizer is after a shower or bath. Avoid mosturizers with fragrances. If the skin is excessively dry use a moisturizer with AHA's such as Lachyrin 5 or Amlaction ...Read more

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I have dry white flaky skin in my brow?

I have dry white flaky skin in my brow?

FLAKY SKIN OF BROW: If this problem has been there for a long time, it may be a condition called psoriasis. Please see your dermatologist who will prescribe appropriate medications. Meanwhile try using a tar shampoo: t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar or other shampoos with tar. And shampoo often, daily if possible. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dry/flaky skin?

Hydrate /moisturize: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergenic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty, oily or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

1st determine cause: First determine what is the cause of the flaky skin. Simple evaporative losses may best be managed with hygiene, exfoliation and moisturizers. Addition of retinoids may be indicated, either otc or prescription. However other disease conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may be the cause and require medical treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my dry flaky skin?

How do I get rid of my dry flaky skin?

DRY FLAKY SKIN: HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD THIS CONDITION?
LOCATED WHERE?
SCALP?
FACE?
ARMS OR LEGS?
BODY?
FEET?
DOES IT ITCH?
DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICINES?
SUGGESTION: SEE A DERMATOLOGIST. SHE OR HE CAN DIAGNOSE AND RECOMMEND A FEW ITEMS FOR YOU.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Help! I have severely dry flaky skin on eyelids?

Help! I have severely dry flaky skin on eyelids?

Flaky lids: Should be evaluated by eye doc. It may be blepharitis a simple lid infection or something more. ...Read more

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Can anxiety and stress cause dry and flaky skin?

Can anxiety and stress cause dry and flaky skin?

Yes, although this: Is less common than the other 32 symptoms (tachycardia, rapid breathing, sweaty palms, etc.). Assume not and visit a dermatologist first just to be safe. Then consider dealing with stress. You might consider seeing a mental health pro. ...Read more

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Small patches of dry flaky skin on the pubic area of a ma?

DRY FLAKY PUBIC SKIN: WHAT IS A "MA"
DOES THIS MEAN "MAN"?
IT SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN SENT BY A WOMAN! ...Read more

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How to help with dry flaky skin without messing up clothes?

How to help with dry flaky skin without messing up clothes?

Creams: Water based moisturizers (creams) will be much less messy than ointments for dry skin. The key, however, is to make sure it is rubbed in well before you put on your clothes. ...Read more

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What kind of creams are the best for dry, itchy, flaky skin?

What kind of creams are the best for dry, itchy, flaky skin?

No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream. There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry flaky lips: See an allergist or dermatologist to see if it is related to something you contact. Many cases we don't know. Burt's beewax lip balm contains over 95% natural organic materials, which is extremely important for lips with our conditions.

Read more: skin forum - what can cause dry flaky lips that peel -? http://ehealthforum. Com/health/topic110235.html#ixzz2jxo3nuim. ...Read more

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I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

Where?: Where is this occurring. If it's your face, you probably have seborrheic dermatitis, which can be treated with one cream. See a dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Needing expert help. I have dry, red, chapped, and extremely flaky skin on my face. How do I help all these skin issues go away?

Needing expert help. I have dry, red, chapped, and extremely flaky skin on my face. How do I help all these skin issues go away?

Psorias?: See a dermatologist. You may need steroid creams to effectively treat. Zinc is also good. It should be looked at to know which treatment will work best. ...Read more

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How to treat dry, flaky skin on breasts?

Dry flaky breasts: Breast skin is constantly being irritated by tight supportive clothing, bras, etc. Skin reacts by production of more keratinized tissue. Eucerin ointment or similar creams applied nightly will over some time lubricate and make the "flakiness" disappear. ...Read more

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What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

Cerave, amlactin: Cerave and amacton are two approaches which can even be combined to improve dry flaky skin. ...Read more

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I have small patches of dry flaky skin on my head, what is it?

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Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory rash along the scalp, secondary to a yeast. The rash can have a spectrum from mild dandruff, to severe red itchy plaques. Treatments can consist of over the counter shampoos that contain zinc pyrithione or selenium sulfide. There are prescription shampoos that can treat the yeast or the inflammation. ...Read more

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Is dry, flaky skin typical with rosacea?

Yes: Dry cheeks are not unusual and it can be associated with seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin in the same individual. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure dry flaky skin on my face?

What's a good way to cure dry flaky skin on my face?

Lotion soap: Use a, mild soap like dove to wash and a good moisturizer immediately after bathing. May reapply moisturizer when the weather is cold, dry, and windy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry, burning, flaky skin on face?

Dry Skin: If your skin is burning, you should see a derm to make sure you’re not having an allergic reaction. Avene cream for sensitive skin is great for decreasing irritation. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of my chronic red/dry/flaky skin?

Many things: This could be anything from simple dryness (xerosis) to an allergy to something you are coming into contact with or eczema. There are also quite a number of other things possible. I suggest you have this examined by a dermatologist. ...Read more

Areola (Definition)

The areola is the dark ...Read more