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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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Flaky Skin (Definition)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, ...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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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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What to do if I have dry, itchy, flaky skin around earlobe?

What to do if I have dry, itchy, flaky skin around earlobe?

Dermatitis: The skin disorder you describe is consistent with seborrheic dermatitis. This skin condition can respond to over the counter steroid cream. If this does not help, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dry, itchy, flaky skin outside of my vagina. I had unprotected sex 2 days ago. What could this be? I also started using a new vagina wash recently

Dry, itchy, flaky skin outside of my vagina. I had unprotected sex 2 days ago. What could this be? I also started using a new vagina wash recently

Vaginal Itching: It sounds like a common yeast infection. You might try an OTC cream specifically designed to combat vaginal Candidiaisis, or cost your GYN practitioner for a definite consultation. ...Read more

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My skin has been extremely itchy since October. Usually starts out as little bumps then becomes really dry, flaky skin. ?

My skin has been extremely itchy since October. Usually starts out as little bumps then becomes really dry, flaky skin. ?

Dry skin: It may well be that dry skin is the main problem. Applying a skin moisturizer while your skin is still wet after showering helps. If your home heating system is causing too much dryness, use a humidifier. If symptoms persist consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. You may need to be checked for an underactive thyroid. ...Read more

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Shaved my pubic hair ( female ) and now I have dry flaky skin that just won't go away. What do I do? It is not itchy.

Shaved my pubic hair ( female ) and now I have dry flaky skin that just won't go away. What do I do? It is not itchy.

Use moisturizers: And defer shaving for a while. Avoid scented products. Vaseline, Lubriderm, Cetaphil, Jergens, Organic Coconut Oil, ------- any of theses should work. ...Read more

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I have itchy dry flaky skin where i shave around vaginal area and upper inner thighs. Itching goes away after shower and tried lotion but doesnt help.

I have itchy dry flaky skin where i shave around vaginal area and upper inner thighs. Itching goes away after shower and tried lotion but doesnt help.

Grooming: Grooming the pubic hair is a popular trend but is not medically necessary. If it is causing you problems then consider not shaving. Some benefit from using shaving cream to calm the skin. Others user clippers. Others just let pubic hair grow naturally. ...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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Suffering from dry flaky skin on the penis. Used my wife's monistat 4 wks ago due to itchy bumps cause she had a yeast infec. What is wrong with me?

Suffering from dry flaky skin on the penis. Used my wife's monistat 4 wks ago due to itchy bumps cause she had a yeast infec. What is wrong with me?

Dermatitis?: This might just be healing of your apparent penile yeast infection. Or some other dermatitis. It doesn't sound serious, and no STD would do this. Beyon that, there's no way to judge the cause in any more detail. Get professionally evaluated if it continues and/or you remain concerned. ...Read more

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I have dry sky on my head which gets itchy and causes dandruff look on my jumper tried nizorol shampoo to no avail also my ears get very dry and flaky?

I have dry sky on my head which gets itchy and causes dandruff look on my jumper tried nizorol shampoo to no avail also my ears get very dry and flaky?

More than dandruff: This sounds like it might be seborrheic dermatitis, which is like serious dandruff. There are specific treatments for this. See your doc and together you two can plan out a treatment strategy. ...Read more

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Have bites all over head really dry flaky itchy, hair brittle,when ui wash it it sets something off or whatever falls off i get really itchy ,ears, ?

Have bites all over head really dry flaky itchy, hair brittle,when ui wash it it sets something off or whatever falls off i  get really itchy ,ears, ?

SeborrheicDermatitis: 45 year old female has 'bites' all over head really dry flaky itchy, hair brittle, ... really itchy, ears? Most likely Seborrheic Dermatitis quite common in oily areas of Body: Scalp, Ears, Eyebrows, & face. Chest & Back also. Dandruff shampoos help plus many OTC lotions, creams & ointments. The Dermatologist is very familiar with these. If it not relieved see Dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small circular patch of white flaky skin on my wrist, but it is not really itchy.

I have a small circular patch of white flaky skin on my wrist, but it is not really itchy.

Skin rash: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, a picture would be very helpful since it can be psoriasis, eczema, fungal infection or just dry skin. I would be able to serve you better if I have a picture. Thank you! ...Read more

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Hi im a 32 yr old male.Im suffering from itchy flaky skin around my pubic hair area.What could it be?

Hi im a 32 yr old male.Im suffering from itchy flaky skin around my pubic hair area.What could it be?

Jock Itch!: It sounds as if what you could have is jock itch, a type of fungal infection. It can also be a yeast infection, albeit less likely. Both are esily treated. Your physician can determine which and you should see them for treatment. ...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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Itchy flaky skin on penis and scrotum. Moisturizer resolves the issue temporarily. Is there a permanent solution?

Itchy flaky skin on penis and scrotum.  Moisturizer resolves the issue temporarily.  Is there a permanent solution?

Eczema: It is very common for men to develop eczema or psoriasis on their penis first. Thus this problem may first require a physician's examination and diagnosis. But, if this is the condition then treatment is easily managed by the family physician. ...Read more

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I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear its been there for years what do you think it is?

I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear its been there for years what do you think it is?

Eczema: Often when people complain if flakey, itchy reddish skin, eczema comes to mind. The first step is for people to try a steroid cream (otc Hydrocortisone cream) if that doesnt help, your primary md, derm or ENT can point you to the right direction. ...Read more

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I have a terrible rash in between my buttux and it's been there a while its at the bottom of my tail bone with white flaky skin it's itchy?

I have a terrible rash in between my buttux and it's been there a while its at the bottom of my tail bone with white flaky skin it's itchy?

See your doctor: A would need to see the rash in order to diagnosis it. Once diagnosed a doctor can come up with a treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is this?flaky skin,I have had it for years on one foot and now my hands have it, it only gets itchy if my body gets really hot. i have pictures

What is this?flaky skin,I have had it for years on one foot and now my hands have it, it only gets itchy if my body gets really hot. i have pictures

Eczema: flaky itchy skin is often due to overgrowth of skin cells and is often called eczema. There are genetic and environmental factors (such as temperature, humidity, chemical stress, picking at it, etc) and people with the tendency often go through periods of clear skin and periods of symptoms. Sometimes opportunistic fungi or bacteria make things worse. Your practitioner may recommend treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing vaginal odor, vaginal dryness, painless fleshy genital bumps, fever (severity: mild) , flaky skin, skin rash (quality: itchiness...

I am experiencing  vaginal odor, vaginal dryness, painless fleshy genital bumps, fever (severity: mild) , flaky skin, skin rash (quality: itchiness...

Lots going on: You need to see doctor for exam. You are describing possibly many issues. Start with exam and then diagnosis for each then treatment options ...Read more

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Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV ?

Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV ?

Exam needed.: HSV is unlikely. The redness/itching/flaking is most consistent with seborrheic dermatitis (especially if scalp is also flaky), but that doesn't explain the chronic sore throat. Let your doctor examine you, and perhaps do a throat culture. ...Read more