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Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?

Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?

Uncertain.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

Dr. Terri Washington
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Thyroid Diseases (Definition)

You can have problems with they thyroid making too much or too little thyroid hormone. You can also have problems with it being too large (goiter) of having nodules or cysts in it. There are also occasional thyroid cancers. Most thyroid problems can be easily diagnosed and treated ...Read more


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What's a good way to cure dry peeling skin?

What's a good way to cure dry peeling skin?

Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and many chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it using gentle means. ...Read more

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Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Yes: This is exactly what one should expect from a topical retinoid (differin (adapalene) is a retinoid). In the early studies on this class of medicine the researchers felt that if a patient is not getting red and peeling then the strength of the retinoid is not high enough. This side effect can often resolve or can be alleviated with a simple noncomedogenic moisturizer. Good question. ...Read more

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Hi, both my feet are dry, itchy and peeling skin what can it be?

Hi, both my feet are dry, itchy and peeling skin what can it be?

Itchy feet: Dry and itchy scaly feet is usually caused by a fungus and is most likely athletes foot. You need to purchase an over-the-counter antifungal medication and apply to your feet on a daily basis for proximally 3 to 4 weeks. If your symptoms do not resolve you may need a prescription antifungal cream. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

Skin changes...: Even though without taking a look at you is difficult to determine exactly what this is, but by the way you are describing your skin changes, it seems to be a dermatitis (skin inflammation), could be seborrhea or eczema. For now try moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly and make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have TINY puss filled bumps on my face. I apply lotion, but when I don't it's instant dry/peeling skin. Been on my face for a month. Please help!

Dermatology referral: The most common cause of pustules is acne. Other possible causes are an allergic reaction to food, allergens in the environment, or poisonous insect bites. This condition should be evaluated by a Dermatologist who is a doctor who specializes in treating the skin. Please make an appointment with a Dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Hi am 27 years old and I just realised that am peeling dry skin on my left butt chick. And I have also been peeling skin on the sides of my feet below?

Hi am 27 years old and I just realised that am peeling dry skin on my left butt chick. And I have also been peeling skin on the sides of my feet below?

Peeling skin: A dermatologist is the type of doc you need to see. Please do so. In the meanwhile, do you have enough oil in your diet? Also, consider using shea butter on your skin. Avoid skin products that contain alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is dry sort of peeling skin an access for hep c?

Is dry sort of peeling skin an access for hep c?

No evidence.: If you are asking whether it can be transmitted through dry skin, there is no evidence that it can. Hepatitis c is spread when blood from a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone not infected. Usually that's due to sharing drug needles, but sometimes it's from sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes. ...Read more

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Is it okay to put palmer's cocoa butter on my face to treat dry, peeling skin?

Should be fine: Of course, if you develop skin reaction like redness, itching, oozing etc, then stop it.
Smile more frequently - it delays the onset of wrinkles.
Best wishes! ...Read more

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Few years have worsening dry skin, all year long. My face often has peeling skin on my cheeks, & I use lots of ceramide based lotion. What could it be?

Skin: Sounds like you have eczyma or problem with your skin drying up a lot, try using olay ultra moisturizer body wash with shea butter instead of soaps, do not dry your skin completely after a shower just dab your skin, drink plenty of water, and when yo do apply ceramide cream make sure your skin is moist. ...Read more

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Sudden dry and peeling skin on the palm side of my fingers, what could this be?

New skin cleanser?: Could be due to exposure to a new skin cleanser. Should return to normal in a few days ...Read more

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I am a virgin and I have dry peeling skin (and sometimes itching too) around vulva> what could this be? Would regular moisturizing of the area help?

I am a virgin and I have dry peeling skin (and sometimes itching too) around vulva> what could this be? Would regular moisturizing of the area help?

Sensitive skin: The most common conditions which fit your symptoms include eczema or a yeast infection such as candidal intertrigo. It is recommended that you use unscented soaps and laundry detergents only to minimize skin irritation. If the condition persists, seeing a physician for prescriptions for a low potency topical steroid and/or an anti-yeast medication may help. ...Read more

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What is it when you have horrible dry peeling skin on your uppee thigh close up to the v area?

See a dermatologist: You need to have this looked at by a specialist and have it diagnosed accurately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What causes rough, dry, thick, peeling skin on the heels? Best ways to treat/prevent and make the skin soft again?

See below: You may apply an emollient like Vaseline at night to soften the thick skin. Scrape of the layers with a heel scrapper/scrubber available at drug stores, in the morning. You will need to do this on an ongoing basis.
For additional treatment you may consult this site:
http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/495745
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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My vagina is dry and has peeling skin and it hurts when I have sex?

Yeast infection: You have a common problem known as a yeast infection. Medications to treat this are readily available at the drug store. ...Read more

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Someone with hep c sat on my bed if she had blood on clothes and I touched it with little cuts and dry peeling skin would I get hep c?

Someone with hep c sat on my bed if she had blood on clothes and I touched it with little cuts and dry peeling skin would I get hep c?

Highly unlikely.: Hepatitis c is spread when blood from a person infected with the virus enters the body of someone not infected. Usually that's due to sharing drug needles. Occasionally it's from sharing personal care items that may have come in contact with another person’s blood, such as razors or toothbrushes, but the chance of getting it from someone who sat on your bed, even with blood on clothes, is remote. ...Read more

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Itch on ball sack, burn to touch, not irritating left alone. Moist where it burns to touch, with dry flakey white peeling skin around it. What is it?

Itch on ball sack, burn to touch, not irritating left alone. Moist where it burns to touch, with dry flakey white peeling skin around it. What is it?

Yeast: Sounds like you may have a yeast infection. The best thing to do is to keep the area clean and dry and try the over the counter anti fungal creams for a few weeks. If no relief time to see your doctor ...Read more

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My finance has very dry peeling skin on his penis and has no STDs what could be wrong?

Dermatitis: I would think that either it is due to irritation from friction or a low grade yeast infection. If due to irritation due to friction then a moisterizer and avoiding the friction that is irritatiing the glans will work. If a low grade yeast infection then over the counter Clotrimazole two to three times a day will also work a majority of the time. ...Read more

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What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?

What would cause my partners penis to become chafed with dry peeling skin after sex? My vagina or the sex itself?

Could be: Either lack of lubrication or dried vaginal secretions. If he doesn't have any pain or itching, less likely to be an allergic reaction or infection. ...Read more

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My 1 week old baby girl skin looks dry n looks like peeling skin can I use baby lotion or not? If not what should I need 2 do?

My 1 week old baby girl skin looks dry n looks like peeling skin can I use baby lotion or not? If not what should I need 2 do?

Be patient: Baby was floating in the water for 9m & that extracted skin oils, so they often peal for a week or two. Lotions attract dust & sour over many hours leading to frequent cleaning & removal of natural oils. Ignore this for another week & spot clean as needed. If there are cracking areas near the wrists or ankles use a little petroleum jelly. ...Read more

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Mother developed splotchy patches of swelling on only the face for a few days, then dry, peeling skin like sunburn. Any ideas as to what it is?

Mother developed splotchy patches of swelling on only the face for a few days, then dry, peeling skin like sunburn. Any ideas as to what it is?

Topical allergy: Most likely she got something on her skin that she was
allergic to or an irritant such a chemical could have gotten on her face. Assuming she did not have any other systemic reactions i.e. Fever, chills, headache, these would be the most likely causes. The peeling skin
is the way the skin heals itself. They are generally self limited and nothing to be concerned about unless she
gets it again. ...Read more

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I have very dry and peeling skin on my penis head, there's also three small bumps on my penis head one even scabbed over but was leaking clear yellowi?

See doctor: You need to see doctor, have culture done, and depending on history--evaluation for transmitted diseases. Do this today if possible.
Do not take chances. You may be prescribed medications before cultures are returned.
Good luck. ...Read more

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How do I treat dry, itchy, red, peeling skin on eyelids and under eyes.

How do I treat dry, itchy, red, peeling skin on eyelids and under eyes.

Eyelid Dermatitis: Eyelid dermatitis is a skin inflammation that occurs on the eyelids. It can create dry, flaky skin on the eyelids or an itchy rash, depending on the exact nature of the inflammation. It can affect eyesight if the eyelid becomes swollen or if the skin flakes off and irritates the eye.
This condition is usually caused by an allergic reaction. Treatment is a topical rx cortisone like Cloderm cream. ...Read more

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Peeling skin inside mouth on cheeks and inside of lips both upper and lower. Almost look like blisters, and or dry skin painful lasts about a week?

Peeling skin inside mouth on cheeks and inside of lips both upper and lower. Almost look like blisters, and or dry skin painful lasts about a week?

Depends: There are multiple conditions that may cause your skin to peel inside your mouth. Including infections like hand and mouth disease, drug reactions like stevens johnsons syndrome, immune system disorders like pemphigus go to a doctor for evaluation. They can do labs and biopsy the skin to find out why. ...Read more

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I think I have herpes! I have a rash over my vaginal, a raw feeling, and dry peeling skin. But, my bumps like like pimples. Could it be?

I think I have herpes! I have a rash over my vaginal, a raw feeling, and dry peeling skin. But, my bumps like like pimples. Could it be?

Yes: See your gyn for exam and lab tests to evaluate for other infections and sexually transmitted diseases. Herpes can be treated with intermittent or long term antivirals such as zovirax, va
trex or famvir (famciclovir). ...Read more

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Milky white discharge red dry irritated skin on inner labias dry peeling skin on clitoris musky and metallic smell after sex with a condom?

Milky white discharge red dry irritated skin on inner labias dry peeling skin on clitoris musky and metallic smell after sex with a condom?

Poss yeast vaginitis: Discharge and redness are very consistent with a yeast vaginitis, but findings could potentially be related to allergy or sensitivity to the material in condoms or lubricant. I suggest starting with an exam from your doctor or gynecologist. Yeast infection is very treatable with both vaginal inserts and oral medication and is not considered STD. ...Read more

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I have dry peeling skin on my right breast. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola. Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

I have dry peeling skin on my right breast. Very little on left breast as well, mostly around my areola. Could it be dry skin? No itching no redness.

Probably: This probably is a case of dry skin. This might be caused by friction from exercise (especially runners) soaps, hot showers, hot baths - basically anything that can strip away the oils that keep our skin from drying and peeling. If it doesn't improve with a skin moisturizer, it is best to see your Dr to determine why. ...Read more

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Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry?

Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry?

Fungal: Most likely tinea pedis. Athletes feet with what is call I'd reaction on hands. Penis prob not related. Don't use ivory soap it is pure soak and drys skin too much ...Read more

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Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will I cause an infection?

Severe dry and peeling skin over hand and thumb from having cast for 8 weeks. Can I use a moisturizer or will I cause an infection?

Dry skin: You are more likely to get an infection from the cracks in the dry flaky skin than from the moisturized repaired skin. Use a first aid cream for the first 24 hours then use either eucerin cream or a & d ointment thereafter. ...Read more

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Do I have a foot fungus? How can I get rid of dead peeling skin on my feet? I have very dry feet, the skin on the bottom of my feet have been peeling for as long as I can remember, I tried using a pumice stone, soaking them, getting a pedicure, but noth

There: There are several conditions that can cause peeling of the skin on your feet. Any process that triggers rapid renewal of the epidermis on your feet will contribute to thickened, peeling skin; in many cases this problem is merely due to an occupation that demands a lot of walking or standing.
Your doctor can readily diagnose a fungal infection by obtaining a skin scraping and examining it under a microscope. If this doesn't reveal the cause of your peeling, he/she can investigate for other potential causes (circulation problems, dyshidrosis, ichthyosis, autoimmune disorders, etc.).
If you haven't seen your doctor about this issue yet, I recommend you do so. ...Read more

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Can a man use vaginal yeast infection cream to treat dry peeling skin of the penis? No stds.

Can a man use vaginal yeast infection cream to treat dry peeling skin of the penis? No stds.

Yeast is Yeast: There is no gender to medicine. Now, did the company try to brand their anti-dungal medicine by calling it a "vaginal' cream. Yes, most likely. If you have a fungal infection then this may very well work for you. ...Read more

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Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

No: Just leave it alone. It will simply fall off on it's own. If you are worried that the skin is so dry that it may be getting cracked in certain locations (wrists or ankles in particular right after birth), try applying some vasoline or aquaphor ointment. In due time, the old (dead skin) will simply fall off as you bathe your baby and the new skin underneath will be nice and soft. ...Read more

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How do you stop the peeling skin from sunburn?

How do you stop the peeling skin from sunburn?

Unavoidable: Once sunburned, damage has already happened, and peeling is unavoidable. Treatment is aimed at reducing the symptoms of pain, typically with oral Ibuprofen and moisturize a lot. ...Read more

Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more