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Dry Itchy Skin On Arms
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
I have developed areas of dry itchy skin with small bumps filled with puss on my face in the last few days. I havn't used a new product or anything. ?
What o t c lotion is the best for psoriasis dry skin? Hello, i, ve had psoriasis for a number of years and the dry itchy skin is miserable, thanks, judy
Psoriasis : Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition, so otc moisturizer creams/lotions only help to a small extent. Read more about treatment options for the various types of psoriasis at the link below. Also, take a quick peek at the eczema page to make sure this isn't what you might be suffering from. I hope that helps a little! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more
Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more
See a doctor: Consider using moisturizers for your skin and applying after a shower. Use witch hazel for the itching and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil while in the shower on your wash cloth. A doctor can properly diagnose the problem and start treatment. Avoid scratching as it can cause discoloration to your skin. ...Read more