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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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. Creighton Wright
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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