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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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Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy. Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye. It's itchy. Kindly help.?

Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy. Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye. It's itchy. Kindly help.?

Eczema : It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like behind your ears, elbows, behind your knees, etc. avoid your eyelids, but you may trial hydrocortisone 2.5% cream to the brows 2-3 times per day to see if you respond well enough. The eyelids require prescription grade ophthalmic ointment. ...Read more

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

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

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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I have dry flaky skin above my eyebrows? Any simple cures?

I have dry flaky skin above my eyebrows?  Any simple cures?

Head and shoulders: Try using an over-the-counter dandruff shampoo for your hair and eyebrows (not in your eyes, though!). Usually this is related to seborrheic dermatitis, and people get flaking hair, eyebrows and sometimes flaking in the folds on either side of their mouths (nasolabial folds). ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Red eyelid on corner of eye and very dry flaky skin on corner of eye. Treated with methylprednisotone aceponate but temporary effect, what to do?

Red eyelid on corner of eye and very dry flaky skin on corner of eye. Treated with methylprednisotone aceponate but temporary effect, what to do?

Angular blepharitis.: There is a distinct entity that affects the corners of the eye called angular blepharitis. It can be allergic/atopic in nature, but commonly can also be associated with bacterial infection and would require treatment with antibiotics. If steroids like Methylprednisolone aceponate have not helped, you should be re-evaluated by an eye md (ophthalmologist) for the necessity of antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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The last week or so I've been getting flaky skin above my right eye between the eyelid and eyebrow, not the left though, what might be the cause?

The last week or so I've been getting flaky skin above my right eye between the eyelid and eyebrow, not the left though, what might be the cause?

May be seborrhea: Especially if it's also a bit greasy. Keep an eye on it. If it's also in your nasolabial folds or you have a lot of dandruff, this is quite likely. If it gets worse or a well-circumscribed area appears, get it seen ...Read more

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Hi doc I have a flaky skin on the head of my penis when I shower I can see white patches what do u think it could be thanks?

Hi doc I have a flaky skin on the head of my penis when I shower I can see white patches what do u think it could be thanks?

Fungal?: Hard to say over internet, but could be a fungal infection or eczematous reaction. Should see your dr or dermatology for examination and proper treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of this weird flaky skin around my eyelid?

How can I get rid of this weird flaky skin around my eyelid?

Seborrhea: Seborrhea (seb-uh-ree-uh) is a common skin condition (red, itchy rash & white scales). It is called dandruff when is affects the scalp, but it can also be on other parts of the face & body (folds around nose, behind the ears, the forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, chest, around (the navel). Medicated shampoos used 2-3x/wk on these area as directed can help reduce the scaling. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Itchy, flaky skin and smell bad at the head of my penis. Can men get yeast infections? Is that what it could be?

Men ; Yeast: Yes, men can get yeast infections. Your doc can help w/antibiotics. There are natural supplements such as olive leaf extract that can also be used. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to treat very dry flaky skin?

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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Is dry, flaky skin typical with rosacea?

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?

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

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What are some medications to treat chronic red and dry/flaky skin?

What are some medications to treat chronic red and dry/flaky skin?

Several: It depends on the cause of the dry skin. Moisturizers, steroids, antifungals and others are all potentially helpful depending on the cause. ...Read more

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I have really dry and flaky skin. I use a moisturer every day after a shower but it's not making any difference. What should try?

I have really dry and flaky skin. I use a moisturer every day after a shower but it's not making any difference. What should try?

Try Body Wash : Use a body wash (dove, olay, etc.) in the shower instead of soap. Do not make the water too hot. Try different moisturizers, i.e., those with ammonium lactate (amlactin over the counter, lachydrin (lactic acid) prescription — same thing). If affordable, whole house humidifier. ...Read more

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Have dry and flaky skin on face. Been using the aloe v facial foam for past few mths until recently there r flakes. What facial foam shld I change to?

Have dry and flaky skin on face. Been using the aloe v facial foam for past few mths until recently there r flakes. What facial foam shld I change to?

Actually a creamy: Cleanser is better for flaky dry skin. Foaming cleansers can actually be drying themselves. And use a moisturizing sunscreen. ...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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Is there a shot people can get if they have dry flaky skin?

Is there a shot people can get if they have dry flaky skin?

No: Its topical treatments or learn to live with it. One person in 200 has mild ichthyosis without knowing it. Like most diseases other than infectious and surgical disease, it is manageable but not curable. ...Read more