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Hi, I'm wondering if 1% hydrocortisone cream is safe to use on the penis shaft skin? I've had dry itchy skin on the front of the shaft for months.

Hi, I'm wondering if 1% hydrocortisone cream is safe to use on the penis shaft skin? I've had dry itchy skin on the front of the shaft for months.

1% HC: Hi~ yes its the mildest of cortisone creams and you can use it quite liberally. Not for 20 years though. For a reasonable period, 4-6 months or so. Thanks ...Read more

Dr. Jeremy Porter
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Dry Itchy Skin (Definition)

Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to ...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

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Dry, itchy, skin with some red spots, any suggestions?

Dry, itchy, skin with some red spots, any suggestions?

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

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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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What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

Have thyroid checked: Have you had your thyroid function checked? You should talk to your doctor and rule out any medical conditions that could be making your dry skin worse. ...Read more

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Our 2 year old grandson has dry, itchy skin. We apply aquaphor and alclometasone dipropionatas as advised, but it's not helping?

Our 2 year old grandson has dry, itchy skin. We apply aquaphor and alclometasone dipropionatas as advised, but it's not helping?

Few ideas: Depending on the reason why the medications were prescribed there could be various reasons why they are not working. (Ex: applying the medications correctly and as directed? May need stronger treatments, different combinations, etc). Have follow up appt with pediatrician and possibly referral to pediatric dermatologist if warranted. ...Read more

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What can I use for dry itchy skin? I have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, I'm ashy again. Used Goldbond lotion, didn't work

Dry skin: The best treatment for dry skin, assuming no other pathology like hypothyroidism, dehydration, diabetes isn't the cause, is applying a moisturizer like keri lotion after a shower or bath while your skin is still wet. This serves to restore oils and normal moisture to the skin. Avoid very dry environment (too much dry heat, Sun or excess air conditioning. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Dry itchy skin?

What is the definition or description of: Dry itchy skin?

Dry itchy skin: Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

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

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What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

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

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What is the best facial lotion/cream for extremely dry & itchy skin?

A few kinds: Something without any fragrances and just a plain moisturizer like Cetaphil, eucerin or aquaphor. ...Read more

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I get very dry, itchy skin in the winter. What are some good ways to alleviate it and what should I look for in a lotion or moisturizer?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Dry skin: If symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, no special moisturizer, any good one can do, the idea is to trap the moisture right after hydrating your skin, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more

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HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV?

Lots of other: Lots of other causes of insomnia including depression. The dry skin may be a separate issue, but again unlikely HIV related. There are other skin issues that occur with HIV, but not usually dry skin ...Read more

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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

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 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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What is the most effective thing to do for dry, itchy skin?

What is the most effective thing to do for dry, itchy skin?

Eucerin cream: Eucerin cream before you towel dry after a shower. It is absorbed better on the moist skin, then gently pat the skin dry. ...Read more

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How to treat very dry itchy skin at home?

Dry skin: Take less showers/ baths, use dove or cetaphil soap, use aveeno (oatmeal) anti itch or sarna, both otc. ...Read more

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Can dry itchy skin be part of perimenopause?

Possible: As the estrogen levels decrease with the onset of menopause, many women do notice changes in their skin. Talk to your doctor about treatment. ...Read more

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What's a good lotion to use for dry itchy skin?

What's a good lotion to use for dry itchy 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 over-the-counter to use for dry itchy skin?

What over-the-counter to use for dry itchy skin?

Cortisone cream: Topical cortisone cream (ie: cortaid, hydrocortisone), moisturizers containing anti-itch ingredients such as camphor, menthol, Lidocaine (ie: sarna, eucerin anti-itch spray, neutrogena anti-itch lotion). Also helpful to use aveeno oatmeal bath. And take antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, allegra. If combining all these does not help, see a doctor for prescription meds. ...Read more

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What brand lotion should I get for my dry, itchy skin?

What brand lotion should I get for my dry, itchy skin?

Many helpful brands: There are many brands with products that are good for dry skin. Cetaphil, neutrogena, aveeno, (oatmeal) and vaseline are just a few. ...Read more

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What to use for dry itchy skin, that's good and is over the counter?

Moisturize: There are lots of moisturizers available otc. Some people like them thicker, others prefer thinner like a lotion. Whatever you use should have minimal fragrance or coloring. It's a good idea to moisten the skin before you apply to help lock in moisture. Topical Hydrocortisone can help with some itching but if this is a big problem you should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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I have dry itchy skin on my inner thighs I don't know what I should use for it.

I have dry itchy skin on my inner thighs I don't know what I should use for it.

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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What body wash/lotion do you recommend for dry itchy skin?? :) preferably brands I can find in Australia

What body wash/lotion do you recommend for dry itchy skin?? :) preferably brands I can find in Australia

Eczema skin products: Dry skin usually improves if using sorbolene or aqueous cream instead of soap and having short cool-warm showers instead of long hot showers or baths. Using a moisturiser helps too. Some products labelled 'mild' or 'hypoallergenic' can irritate sensitive skin; try products used for eczema such as QV, Cetaphil, Dermeze or Alpha keri products and check back with your GP if the itching persists.
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Dry itchy skin on both of my shoulders about 2inch, what should I due? I don't have medical. Any natural products I could use? Could putting aloe help?

Dry itchy skin on both of my shoulders about 2inch, what should I due? I don't have medical. Any natural products I could use? Could putting aloe help?

Itchy skin: First find out why your skin is itchy. With what is the skin contacting that is causing a reaction? Shampoo on the hair? Detergent in the clothing? Hair coloring? There are over-the-counter Hydrocortisone creams and antihistamines for itchy conditions but you should see a dermatologist to diagnose the condition otherwise it may become chronic and it could even be infectious. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

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