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Doctor insights on: Dry Skin Around Toenails

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Allergy to acyrlic nails dry skin under and around nails ?

Allergy to acyrlic nails dry skin under and around nails ?

Forget acrylic nails: At least you know your cotact dermatis product, soak hand in nice hot oil for 5--10 min every day and massge avcado on it , would help. ...Read more

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Consistent red, flaky skin around mouth?

Consistent red, flaky skin around mouth?

Many possibilities: Many causes include eczema or atopic dermatitis, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral derm, contact derm or allergic reaction, irritant dermatitis, dryness or sun damage, actinic keratoses. See your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red skin & dry chaffing around upper lip area.Cant shave moustache?

Red skin & dry chaffing around upper lip area.Cant shave moustache?

Rash in moustache: Seborrheic dermatitis is common in the moustache/beard area as well as scalp, central face, chest and back. Washing the area gently with a dandruff shampoo may help. If this does not help or if there are open sores or pustules, please see your dermatologist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Not usually: No, this could be an indication of another problem such as dehydration or autoimmune disease. More information is needed to make a better diagnosis, but not typically associated with fungal infections like jock itch or toenail fungus. I recommend you see your doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Incredibly dry skin along hairline?

Incredibly dry skin along hairline?

Probably seborrhea: Try using an antidandruff shampoo daily. Likely you have seborrhea, commonly called dandruff. Neutrogena original for dandruff is good. Allergy is another possiblility. If the rash does not clear with the shampoo see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dry red skin round nasal area and lips, sore at times and dry skin lotion not helping?

Atopic dermatitis : This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help , not longer than that. Can cause skin thinning as a side effect. ...Read more

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Skin breaking around mouth. It's red, really tight flaky and stings. Small path of skin around mouth. Help?

Skin breaking around mouth. It's red, really tight flaky and stings. Small path of skin around mouth. Help?

Need to examine: What you have described suggests vitamin deficiency. You may take over the counter vitamin B complex tablets. If that does not resolve the issue in a couple of weeks, please consult your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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Dry skin and eachy blister between toes?

Dry skin and eachy blister between toes?

Blister between toes: Tinea pedis can appear as a rash with small blistering & itching between toes & on the bottom of the foot. You need to be evaluated & treated in person to ensure your healing! ...Read more

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Stinging skin sensation around eyes Flaky facial skin & dandruff Sore, dry and tight facial skin Hot skin and feaver. No allergies. For 4 weeks. ?

Stinging skin sensation around eyes 
Flaky facial skin & dandruff 
Sore, dry and tight facial skin
Hot skin and feaver.
No allergies. For 4 weeks.

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See dermatologist: Flaky skin lesions on the areas described may be from seborrhea which can be treated with several topical agent s including antifungal products. However the hot skin and fever are not expected with this condition. Thus it is best for you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My feet has brown dots under skin, an are dry flaking sometimes iching?

See the podiatrist: Without a closer look at the condition, no one should make a definitive diagnosis but from what you describe this may be a type of fungal infection. Many conditions however can mimic fungus. Get it checked before you start applying over the counter creams which can sometimes make the condition worse. ...Read more

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Dry skin on my vaginal area?

Dry skin on my vaginal area?

See doctor: Dryness in this area can be a sign of eczema or a yeast infection or fungal infection. See a doctor to have the issue evaluated and for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Best eye creams for dry skin around the eyes?

Need Evaluation: Dryness with flaking skin around the eyes could be related to excema or ocular allergies if you are rubbing your eyes frequently. Or a localized dry area could be a sign of an early skin cancer. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist for a evaluation. Additional be careful with applying any cream too close to the eye as this can cause eye irritation. ...Read more

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I've got extremely dry skin on my toes my cuticals, thick toenails for 3 yrs now & its painful but w/ no ins. I can't go to dr anything OTC to help ?

I've got extremely dry skin on my toes my cuticals, thick toenails for 3 yrs now & its painful but w/ no ins. I can't go to dr anything OTC to help ?

Suggestion: Your description may be a symptom of an underlying condition so i recommend that if this doesn't work, go see a dermatologists who can often perform routine tests in the office. I recommend looking for the highest strength salicylic acid and urea cream you can get otc and apply one in the am and one in the pm. These will hydrate and exfoliate and smooth out thick nails. Let me know what you find. ...Read more

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