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Can dry skin cause rashes?

Can dry skin cause rashes?

Dry skin: It does not cause rashes but scales. if you scratch then it will develop some time. Moisturizing cream or lotions will be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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What to do about dry skin and rashes and stuff, come on people gimme input?

What to do about dry skin and rashes and stuff, come on people gimme input?

Get them seen: We'd love to help, but nobody here can see yoru rash. Very severe dry skin is often congenital ichthyosis which is often best treated with lanolin. A rash needs to be seen by a practitioner. If you get a rash shortly after beginning a new medication, stop the medication and see your physician. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry skin and rashes and stuff, come on people gimme input?

What to do if I have dry skin and rashes and stuff, come on people gimme input?

See a derm: there are many treatments and skin care regimens that can help you get your skin under control but the first step is finding out what is going on with your skin (acne, ezcema, seborrheic dermatitis...) So get into Derm and get some answers and better skin:) ...Read more

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Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Yes: So called "venous eczema" are skin changes that can overlie varicose veins, and are due to the underlying venous hypertension. They can be moisturized, and should get better with compression, or if you have surgery on your veins. ...Read more

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I itch all over but have no bumps or rashes, I just itch. Is it dry skin or something more?

I itch all over but have no bumps or rashes, I just itch. Is it dry skin or something more?

Many causes: This can be only dry skin or a reaction to medication, and be associated with renal, liver or a sluggish thyroid. It lotion does not help, blood tests and review of medications is indicated. ...Read more

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I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

I have tiny flesh colored rashes on my forearms. They look like goosebumps. Also dry circular patches of dry skin. What could it be?

Doctor can examine: Rashes are hard to describe in words. Usually, a doctor has to look at a rash to see what it might be. For common rashes such as eczema, mild reactions to plants or chemicals, excessive dryness, or little itchy bumps, over-the-counter hydrocortisone 1% cream usually helps. Itchy bumps on many body parts might be an allergic reaction to something or from other causes. ...Read more

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Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Have few circular rashes on chest, one went away, outer edge has a red, inflamed ring with white center that has really dry skin. Dry skin/worse?

Wish I had picture!: Dermatology questions are so hard without seeing the rash! round rash with central clearing usually are from fungus commonly known as ringworm. Is anybody else have it? Ringworm is itchy and you didn't mention that. I'm curious what you have tried to treat it and if u r using any new soaps or creams. Try an over-the-counter fungal ointment twice/day and for 2 weeks past when u can't see rash. ...Read more

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Why do I have dry skin, weird rashes, tiredness and stress?

Why do I have dry skin, weird rashes, tiredness and stress?

Rule out low thryoid: You should see a doctor to have your thyroid checked and find out what the rash is. If s/he thinks you are depressed or nervous, s/he may treat you or refer you to a psychologist or psychiatrist depending on the severity of the situation. Most psych conditions, even if brought on by a physical problem, respond best to a combination of therapy and medications, especially medications if severe. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my dry skin rashes using just OTC creams?

How do I get rid of my dry skin rashes using just OTC creams?

After you bathe...: ...Apply a good emollient lotion (any brand will do) to your skin while it is still moist, to lock in the moisture. If that doesn't solve the problem, there is more going on than just dry skin, and you will have to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


Butterfly Rash (Definition)

"butterfly rash" is usually in reference to lupus and refers to a red rash, usually made a lot worse with sun exposure, that shows up across the cheeks and nose. Apparently, someone thought this reminded them of the ...Read more