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Psoriasis?: Although it is very difficult to diagnose rashes without actually looking at it. But it sounds like early psoriasis by the distribution and description that you have given. Please consider uploading pictures and consulting a dermatologist here on HealthTap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry peeling skin: There are a number of causes of dry peeling skin. You can use a cream like lachydrin (lactic acid) twice daily to improve the symptoms. I think 5% is otc while 12% is prescription. Fungal infection is one of the causes of scaling so if it is not resolved see your doctor. ...Read more
Dry skin: This can be difficult to answer without seeing your feet. Psoriasis can cause scales to form. I would recommend a dermatology consult. The skin is constantly renewing itself. The dry scales are the old skin shedding. There are numerous moisturizers that could be tried. Many podiatrists handle skin problems of the foot, ankle and lower leg. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Injury: If the knees have been injured you should expect discomfort for seven to ten days depending upon the type of injury( sprain,contusion). Treatment consists of rest and taking anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve (naproxen). Persistent or worsening discomfort or swelling call for evaluation by a physician or orthopedic surgeon as problems like cartilage or ligament injury may have occurred. ...Read more
Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.
Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. ...Read more
Any advice about how to treat dry Skin? My arms, elbows, knees, legs, and hands are severely dry. Itchy and red. Advice?
Try a: combination of Aloe vera, Vaseline and moisturizer. Aloe Vesta is a popular brand. Apply 3-4 x a day. If not better, please see a dermatologist or video conference with one at Healthtap ...Read more
Bag Balm: Bag Balm is available at most drugstores in the skin care department. It comes in a green tin and is normally used for the udders of dairy cows to keep them soft and smooth. Apply it to your feet daily and wear socks after. It may take several weeks to heal but soon your feet will be soft and smooth. I use it in the winter daily. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more
Yes: That is very real. In traditional chinese medicine this is called "pernicious winds". Protect the neck & head from the cold. ...Read more
Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?
Yes : Especially if you leave in dry cool area. Apply lots of moisturizer to heels. ...Read more
Woke up with joint stiffness , swelling hands, feet, ankles, wrists. Red rash all over body, itching feet and lower legs. What could this be?
25 y/o female. Extreme fatigue. Muscle tightness/soreness. Achey hip, knee, ankle and wrist joints. Cold hands & feet. Rash around mouth & in nose.
Physician: Get evaluated by a physician.Sounds like a rheumatologic disorder but diagnosis can't be made without evaluation ...Read more
Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Dry itchy skin. Rashes all over. Dry cough. Dry chapped lips/mouth. Cuts and scratches won't heal. Nail changes?
MGT: An appointment is suggested and may be booked online. You may have allergies and an allergy plan may be outlined. ...Read more