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Itchy and dry skin?

Itchy and dry skin?

Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin. ...Read more

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Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Dry scaly ashy patches on arms. What is it?

Need pictures: ? Psoriasis, is there a family history? Any other medical issues? Have you tried moisturizers? Limiting soaps? ...Read more

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Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

?fungal: More than likely this is a fungal rash (jock itch) but should be looked at by md if no improvement after treatment. ...Read more

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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dry spots on skin, spreading?

Dermatitis: You need to have a doctor lay eyes and hands on the rash for an appropriate diagnosis. Dermatologist are the skin doctors. ...Read more

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Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and  feet that blister wen scratched?

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 more

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Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Rash: 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

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What causes dry flaking scales on feet?

What causes dry flaking scales on feet?

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 more

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Dry itchy white rash between my legs.

Dry itchy white rash between my legs.

? itch: Most commonly it is from a fungus infection in the groin called tinea cruris or jock itch-see supplement. Occasionally it can also be from too much friction. ...Read more

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Scaly smelly itchy scalp why?

Scaly smelly itchy scalp why?

Seborrhea?: sounds like it could be seborrhea or psoriasis in your scalp, assuming you are practicing good hair washing techniques. Try some sebulex shampoo every toher day and consult a dermatologist if no results. ...Read more

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Itchy bumpy rash mostly on shoulders, back, palms and fingers?

Itchy bumpy rash mostly on shoulders, back, palms and fingers?

Need eval to know.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Itchy cracked hands and nuckles?

Itchy cracked hands and nuckles?

As above: Need to see a physician for , evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy swollen peeling cracking bumps on fingers?

Itchy swollen peeling cracking bumps on fingers?

Dyshidrotic eczema?: Dyshidroyic eczema is a form of eczema that presents with water-filled vesicles, peeling, dry cracks (sometimes fissures) on sides of fingers. ...Read more

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My son has itching and white scaly skin on his elbows , ?

My son has itching and white scaly skin on his elbows , ?

Contact Dermatitis?: He may have contact dermatitis or an localsed allergic rash.You can try using over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream and if not better consult your doctor. ...Read more

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For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

For a month I have had small itchy red bumps on both elbows and for 8 months I have had a scaly itchy rash under my butt, what could this be?

Psoriasis?: Psoriasis involves both these areas and could fit with this description. There are many different prescription creams as wells intralesional treatment which can help this condition. An effective over the counter product to alleviate the symptoms is scytera foam. If the response is inadequate see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?

I have a rash that only appears on my elbows, red raised itchy bumps. Sometimes it looks scabby or scaly. What is this and how do I get rid of it?

Pruritic skin rashes: Based on your age and description, the most common skin rash that are red, itch, and scaly is atopic dermatitis. Psoriasis could be similar but it is not as itchy. Either case, you can try to apply otc Hydrocortisone cream to the lesions a few times a day plus moisturizer generously to always keep your skin moist. If it does not improve or not completely resolve, you would need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Irregularly shaped dry scaly dime sized patch appeared on back. Dark brown w/few light parts. Not itchy. Wont go away. Should I be concerned? Thanks.

Irregularly shaped dry scaly dime sized patch appeared on back. Dark brown w/few light parts. Not itchy. Wont go away. Should I be concerned? Thanks.

Have it checked: Any new rash that is worrying you should be seen by an MD. Since it's hard to look at your back each day it's best to have a professional help determine if it's anything to be concerned about - especially if you have a history of lots of sun exposure to your back over the years. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should I do if the inside of my cheeks feel dry and scaly?

What should I do if the inside of my cheeks feel dry and scaly?

Several things: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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My 2y/o has dry scaly red cheeks? Why?

My 2y/o has dry scaly red cheeks? Why?

ECZEMA: Typical eczema often presents this way. It is genetic and related to dry skin. Often there are relatives with asthma and eczema. Allergy tests are not helpful & may be harmful. Foods are rarely a factor.Elimination diets may be harmful. Soaking with water followed by application of vaseline or aquaphor is useful. There are good creams such as eucerin, aveeno, (oatmeal) etc. Might need rx. ...Read more

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For dry, scaly eyelids what product is better?

For dry, scaly eyelids what product is better?

Steroid ointment : If your eyelids are dry and scaly, it is often due to an inflammatory etiology. Try otc Hydrocortisone 1% twice daily. If no improvement or worsening, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What products can I use for my dry, scaly eyelids?

What products can I use for my dry, scaly eyelids?

Dry eyelids: If this not envornmental, allergic, or infectious then any type of lubricant such as vasoline if no coal tar allergies can protect and restore lubrication especially if used before bedtime. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can I do to cure my dry scaly skin?

Please tell me what can I do to cure my dry scaly skin?

Moisturize: Use a mild, unscented moisturizer for sensitive skin (like Cetaphil). Avoid lon, hot baths/showers and moisturize while skin is still damp after coming out. Use a mild, non-drying soap. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what can I do to cure my dry scaly skin?

Dry, scaly skin: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergnic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. 9. See dermatologist to determine cause of dry, scaly skin. ...Read more

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What could cause an elevated circle with dry scaly skin in between?

What could cause an elevated circle with dry scaly skin in between?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Salicylic acid is not a recommended treatment for ringworm. ...Read more

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I had red dots on my body. After they turned dry and scaly.is it psoriasis?

I had red dots on my body. After they turned dry and scaly.is it psoriasis?

One "trick": to suggest it is PSORIASIS remove a SCALE if it leaves a bleeding "base" it is most likely Psoriatic! Hope this is helpful Dr Z ...Read more

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Small ball sacks are dry and scaly and it's real bad what's wrong and it itches

Small ball sacks are dry and scaly and it's real bad what's wrong and it itches

Yeast Infection: Your symptoms are typical of a fungal/yeast infection of the scrotal skin. This can be easily treated with lotrimin over the counter, keeping area clean and ventilated as much as possible, avoiding tight underwear/pants, and also avoiding scratching the area. Showering with cold water will help cool the itching or you may use Cortaid (hydrocortisone) cream to help with the itchiness and redness. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what could be the cause of this elevated circle with dry scaly skin in between?

Can anyone tell me what could be the cause of this elevated circle with dry scaly skin in between?

Tinea corporis: Tinea corporis (ringworm) is a fungal infection of the skin generally characterized (intially) by a red raised round patch, followed by central clearing and an advancing border. Treatment is with topical antifungals. Salicylic acid is not a recommended treatment for ringworm. ...Read more

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Calamine for dry scaly skin, ok?

Calamine for dry scaly skin, ok?

Will make it worse: Calamine lotion is drying and cooling. For dry skin there are dozens of ointment and creams OTC. ...Read more

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What best cure for dry scaly skin?

Moisturizer: Frequent application of moisturizing cream, avoid excessive washing or showering, area humidifier if you live in a dry area. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dry scaly moles?

What is the cause of dry scaly moles?

Sunlight: Exposure can effect the upper layers of the skin (epidermis) andcause changes resulting in a process called "actinic keratosis" which can appear as a dry scaly "mole". ...Read more