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What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

Scaly feet: The common causes of malodorous, dry, scaling feet is fungal infection, which may be aggravated by poorly ventilated foot wear. Your body's natural level of sweating is also a factor. Finally, your skin may be sensitive to certain materials in foot wear, like leather, tanning chemicals, or latex. ...Read more

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What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

What causes my feet to be dry and scaly, also has a odor to them.?

War of the worlds.: Although there are several conditions that can account for dry and scaly feet, the common fungal infection, or athlete's foot, tops the list. When the conditions are right, a fungus infects the skin. As the infection increases, the skin begins to crack. The cracking can then allow bacteria to invade the tissues. The odor is from the dead and dying bacteria and fungi. ...Read more

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Why are my feet so dry and scaly, what can I do?

Why are my feet so dry and scaly, what can I do?

Couple of things: Use a buff puff or pumice stone to remove the dry scaly skin and then apply a urea based lotion to help moisturize the skin. ...Read more

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What can I do if I have one foot that is dry, scaly and cracked?

What can I do if I have one foot that is dry, scaly and cracked?

Apply moisturizer: And ss if that helps. Fungus may be another etiology so if the moisturizer is not working you can try applying an antifungal. On occasion, it could be a case of eczema as well. ...Read more

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I been getting like rash spot on my feet what can I use or can recomend for the rash its dry scaly & itch?

I been getting like rash spot on my feet what can I use or can recomend for the rash its dry scaly & itch?

Dermatitis: This is probably a dermatitis to your feet. You can try some otc cortisone cream to the area. If this doesn't subside within a week, see your podiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I avoid dry scaly skin on my feet: could it be athletes' foot?

How can I avoid dry scaly skin on my feet: could it be athletes' foot?

Dry scaly feet: It could be athlete's foot or atopic dermatitis or contact dermatitis, etc. You can try to prevent athlete's foot by wearing sandals, changing shoes/socks often and after exercise, using foot powder, washing and drying feet often, and avoiding wet public floors and wearing other people's shoes. A dermatologist will do a KOH prep of a scraping of your skin to confirm the diagnosis. See one. ...Read more

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I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?

I have a rash or something on the side of my foot, its red and thick dry and scaly. What could it be?

Think Athlete's foot: This sounds consistent with athlete's foot, a common cause of scaliness and redness in the feet. Try using Lamisil (terbinafine) at or lotrimin ultra as directed. If these do not work, consult with a podiatrist. ...Read more

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I have dry, scaly, white circular patches on the tops of my feet near the ankles. They are not red or itchy. Appear at various times in the year.?

I have dry, scaly, white circular patches on the tops of my feet near the ankles. They are not red or itchy. Appear at various times in the year.?

It is always: Difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing a dermatological condition. Having said that, I would try moisturizing the skin. There are "drying conditions" that occur at certain seasonal times i.E "winters itch". ...Read more

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Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

Extremely dry, scaly feet. Saw dr., they didn't seem to think it was athletes foot. No cracking or peeling between toes just on tops of feet. Small clear fluid filled bumps. Extremely itchy. Pain associated with itching. Tried applying aquaphor nightly an

There must be more: So the Dr saw you with severe, itchy dermatitis on top of your feet and did not see features of fungus. What, then, was the diagnosis? Allergic contact? And the treatment was Aquaphor????? Sounds like you need a potent prescription ointment, maybe a short course of prednisone [20mg alternate days for 3 doses]. ...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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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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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

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My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

My penis is dry and scaly on the head. What could be the cause?

Might be fungal: Should have your dr / urgent care dr examine, as might be fungal infection (like w/athlete's foot) and need antifungal. Cannot say for sure over internet, as could also be overly dry skin or eczematous response, or potentially an std. ...Read more

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Hi my age is 30 and my problem is my lower legs is scaly and dry and my foot also cracked it cause pain pls help?

Hi my age is 30 and my problem is my lower legs is scaly and dry and my foot also cracked it cause pain pls help?

Itchyosis vulgaris: It sound like ithcyosis vulgaris you need to hydrate the skin. A lotion or crème called Eucerin may help or Lachydrin lotion may help. If not see a podiatrist ...Read more

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What is the cause of scaly foot

What is the cause of scaly foot

Multiple Causes: Hello,
There are many causes of scaly feet, most commonly it is usually related to skin hydration, infectious cases, or symptoms of common skin disorders such as psoriasis or eczema. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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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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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 can I do about scaly dry feet?

What can I do about scaly dry feet?

Moisturize: However, keep in mind fungus can appear similiar to dry skin. So either you can see a doc to differentiate the two or try using one of each or google. Pic of what athletes foot looks like so that if it's fungus you can treat it appropriately. ...Read more

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What is this dry scaly patch on my toe?

What is this dry scaly patch on my toe?

Could be: Several things. Hard to say without seeing it. Most commonly it could be athletes foot or fungus. It could be some type of dermatitis such as psoriasis. ...Read more