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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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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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Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?

Dry flaky skin around the eyelids. How do I treat it without steroids. Do I let it dry and flake or keep putting moisturizer?

Moisturizer: Moisturizer is useful. Do not scrub your lids too often and hard with cleaners as this removes protective oils. Consider also that you might have tear overflow which causes some skin dryness in that area like chapped lips. ...Read more

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My skin below my lower lashes is swollen/red/puffy, worse in mornings. Dry, flaky skin under eyes and eyelids. Bumps on eyelids?

My skin below my lower lashes is swollen/red/puffy, worse in mornings. Dry, flaky skin under eyes and eyelids. Bumps on eyelids?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however the puffiness under the eyes may be due to excessive intake of salt, try reducing your salt consumption. For dryness use an emollient like Vaseline.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...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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I have dry flaky skin above my eye brows? Any simple cures?

I have dry flaky skin above my eye brows? 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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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 am having recurrent itchy and flaky skin on eyelids. I thought it was due to makeup but I stopped using makeup for 3 weeks now but still flaky/itch?

I am having recurrent itchy and flaky skin on eyelids. I thought it was due to makeup but I stopped using makeup for 3 weeks now but still flaky/itch?

Some other allergen?: You could have contact dermatitis from nail cosmetics (& inadvertently brush the eyelids with the nails) or latex gloves or other chemicals.
You can continue being ‘self detective’ or could benefit from patch testing ...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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How can I get rid of this weird flaky skin around my eye lid?

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

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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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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Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Allergy: Could be allergy to enviormental factors or seasonal allergy. Makeup can also be a factor as the amount of metals, especially nickel can vary from one batch to another and can cause the changes in the skin. See an ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. ...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?

Topical corticostero: Topical low potency corticosteroids such as over-the-counter Hydrocortisone 1%. Also, consider moisturizing soaps and shampoos. ...Read more

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Hi I have shingles in both eyes and the skin on my eyelids is dry flaky and itchy can I put calamine lotion on. Thanks?

Hi I have shingles in both eyes and the skin on my eyelids is dry flaky and itchy can I put calamine lotion on. Thanks?

Shingles: Consult with us to get an Rx for Acyclovir or Valcyclovir and other medicines to prevent post hermetic pain asap. More info at Eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com ...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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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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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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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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Is dry flaky skin behind ear a sign of rosacea?

Is dry flaky skin behind ear a sign of rosacea?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Dry flaky skin behind the ears is more likely due to seborrheic dermatitis, a condition that is cause by excessive colonization of a common yeast called pityrosporum ovale (or malassesia furfur). Treatment typically involves reduced colonization, such as the use of head and shoulder, Nizoral (ketoconazole) or selsun blue shampoos. Lather and leave in for 5min then wash off. ...Read more

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Dry flaky patch on shaft of penis along with dry flaky skin around foreskin. What could be wrong?

Dry flaky patch on shaft of penis along with dry flaky skin around foreskin. What could be wrong?

Needs to be checked: It needs to be checked it may be yeast infection. Trichomanas or some other infection or std or just skin condition. ...Read more

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Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always. Please help.

Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always. Please help.

Scaly skin: You probably have eczema which is a very common condition that comes and goes. It's not dangerous and can be treated with cortisone creams twice a day. Start with an over the counter preparation. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have red dry flaky skin in some of my pubic area if I scratch it it dry skin peels off and so forth. Not bumpy or itchy. Is this fungus?

I have red dry flaky skin in some of my pubic area if I scratch it it dry skin peels off and so forth. Not bumpy or itchy. Is this fungus?

Probably: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for a couple of weeks. Use gloves to apply and check the rest of your body for other areas of involvement, particularly your feet. ...Read more

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On my right foot there are what I guess patches of irregularly shaped white flaky skin? I am not sure if it is just dry skin or athlete's foot.

On my right foot there are what I guess patches of irregularly shaped white flaky skin? I am not sure if it is just dry skin or athlete's foot.

Or other?: This could also be a number of other foot disorders including psoriasis, porokeratosis plantaris, plantar warts, etc. See a dermatologist or podiatrist ...Read more

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I have dry cracked skin in my big toes. It started out as just flaky skin but now its spread and I have small bumps on the side of one of them. Help!

Athletes foot: Athletes feet starts as dry skin and and lead to cracking and some skin changes that you are complaining about. It is caused by fungus, called tinea pedis. You can try an over-the-counter anti-fungal cream for athletes feet. Be sure to apply it twice a day ...Read more