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Doctor insights on: Dry Itchy Skin Causes

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Dr. Jeremy Porter
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Dry Itchy Skin (Definition)

Dry itchy skin is a clinical finding in which skin does not have enough moisture or protective oils and it therefore loses its normal texture and becomes itchy. This can be due to overuse of cleaning products, dry ...Read more


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I have very dry itchy skin from eczema , it caused a rash like scar on my legs , will it go away ?

I have very dry itchy skin from eczema , it caused a  rash like scar on my legs ,  will it go away ?

It may get better!: Very itchy and dry skin is part of eczema presentation. If the rashes are present, especially in area of irritation and scratching a rash like scar can appear. After intense treatment by a physician, the rash can go away. ...Read more

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What STD causes dry itchy skin?

What STD causes dry itchy skin?

Syphilis and hiv: Advanced HIV is associated with dry and itchy skin. Syphilis leads to a rash which can appear to be dry. However, dry and itchy skin is usually not from an std. If it is occurring is a small area, then a skin fungal infection could be the cause. If it affecting the whole body there could be a number of causes including dry air and the type of soap you are using. ...Read more

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Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Dryskin and claritin (loratadine): It is unlikely that Claritin (loratadine) would cause dry itchy skin. Claritin (loratadine) has minimal to no anticholinergic properties and so rarely will cause dryness. ...Read more

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Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Sudden onset dry itchy skin on face/chest and isolated patches on arms. Recently tested for hypothyroidism, one test normal, other high. Poss cause?

Xerosis: Xerosis or dryness of the skin can have multiple causes including vitamin deficiencies or hypothyroidism. Eat a healthy, balanced diet and take a multivitamin supplement with vitamin a, biotin and zinc. Also, follow up with an endocrinologist to make sure you don't need thyroid hormone supplement. Moisturizer with aveeno (oatmeal) or other sensitive skin moisturizer. ...Read more

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How does one treat dry, itchy skin?

Lubrication/see MD: It may be due to dry skin and moisturisation will work.But there are other causes of dry skin and you should see your doctor or dermatologist for the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

Sarna lotion: Buy the sarna lotion for sensitive skin and it will start to give you relief, use aveno bath oil in the shower on your washcloth and use witch hazel to stop the itch. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more