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My head is itchy and with flaks of dry skin.

My head is itchy and with flaks of dry skin.

Seborrhic Dermatitis: It seems you may have Seborrhic Dermatitis.Yoy can try Selsun Blue Shampoo and if no improvement consult your doctor or a dermatologist ...Read more

Scalp (Definition)

Scalp is the part of the skin on the skull, deeply attached to the skull and has the hair shafts from it.Rest of the skin in the head like facial skin(beard) has only 2 layers -epidermis and dermis. Scalp has 5 different layers unlike facial skin/rest of skin all over body .Scalp-s-epidermis, c-conn.Tissue, a-aponeurosis, l-loose areolar conn. Tissue and p- pericranium attached ...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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Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes

See below: You may try home treatment as given in the link below: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment If home treatment is not effective, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist to rule out other disorders, e.g., psoriasis. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?

Very oily itchy nose, chin and between eyebrows with skin colored/pink bumps that scab and crawling tickling sensation on face and twitching eyelid?

Seborrheic dermatiti: Skin conditions are very difficult to diagnose without a picture. However, this could be either severe acne or seborrheic dermatitis. See your doctor or a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ongoing crusty flaking of skin top forehead/under hairline and outsides of both ears near sideburns. Sometimes red.

Seborrhea: Sounds like you have a condition called Seborrheic Dermatitis. This typically characterized by scaly, flaky and irritated skin on the scalp, brows, around ears and nose. Treatment often consists of dandruff shampoos, topical antifungals and/or corticosteroid lotions. Best to see your PCP or Derm for accurate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Extremely dry flaky scalp all the time. Skin in crispy lumps. Sometimes spreads to ears. What is it. Tried every shampoo under the sun?

Dr Ed Kaplan Dr Kaplan
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Extremely dry flaky scalp all the time. Skin in crispy lumps. Sometimes spreads to ears. What is it. Tried every shampoo under the sun?

Crispy Lumps??: (sounds like a breakfast cereal!) not sure what you are describing...Could be eczema, psoriasis or just dry skin. I suggest that you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are the dry brown patches of skin on face and neck? Also very dry skin

What are the dry brown patches of skin on face and neck? Also very dry skin

See a doctor: It is hard to determined what the patches are by description and without a look if I need to guess it could be seborrhea keratosis a benign skin condition or skin tags etc... My advice go and see a doctor you will get assurance and treatment if necessary good lick ...Read more

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

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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My 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help !?

My 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help !?

Normal: That is what is known as milia. It is his skins reaction to the fact that for 9 months of being under water. It will have a tendency to come and go for several months. As to the dry skin, it sounds like cradle cap. Any oil, from baby oil to olive oil, will help to moisturize his skin. ...Read more

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I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

I have shiny oily skin in some places and dry flaky skin elsewhere. Is there one cream for both areas?

Where?: Where is this occurring. If it's your face, you probably have seborrheic dermatitis, which can be treated with one cream. See a dermatologist for a prescription. ...Read more

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Really dry, cracking, peeling skin on and in between toes, also small dry spots on hands and fingers and penis is also dry ?

Fungal: Most likely tinea pedis. Athletes feet with what is call Id reaction on hands. Penis prob not related. Don't use ivory soap it is pure soak and drys skin too much ...Read more

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Whats the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

Whats the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

Seborrhea: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis an inflammatory skin condition...You can try otc hydrocortisone. See your dermatologist for stronger medications as well as a complete examination. ...Read more

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Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

Can a severe dry scalp cause pain and hair loss? Hair falling out in clumps and my husband said my scalp looks dry and flaky. Scalp feels tender

See a dermatologist: How long since delivery? Nursing? Any meds or vits not listed? Blood TSH and T4? Begin with a diagnosis by a skin specialist. Telogen effluvium is common after delivery. Skin and hair changes related to estrogen/ progesterone changes can be considered. Seborrheic dermatitis, infections, psoriasis, LE, and other diagnoses demand a skilled exam and evaluation to sort it out and begin specific thera ...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. ?

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 1month-old has tiny red acne all over his face, scalp & his ear lobes and few in his body. Dry skin is flaking off his ear lobes and scalp. Help !?

Normal: That is what is known as milia. It is his skins reaction to the fact that for 9 months of being under water. It will have a tendency to come and go for several months. As to the dry skin, it sounds like cradle cap. Any oil, from baby oil to olive oil, will help to moisturize his skin. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve really dry skin on my head/scalp?

Seborrheic Eczema: If you also have dandruff, it is possible that have seborrheic eczema which is a more inflammatory form. Daily use of an anti-dandruff shampoo (head and shoulders) will help to reduce the dry skin. ...Read more

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I have dry skin, dry scalp, dry everything, any suggestions?

I have dry skin, dry scalp, dry everything, any suggestions?

Coconut Oil: You need to moisturize from the inside out. Consider using coconut oil. You will need about 3 tablespoons daily. Additionally/alternatively, 3 tablespoons of olive oil can be helpful. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has a small spot on scalp that looks like dry skin but wont come off?

Scalp: The patch on your child, 's scalp may be a patch of cradle cap or seborrhoic dermatitis try shampooing his scalp with an anti fungal shampoo. ...Read more

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I have dry skin on the outer part of my inner ear if that makes sense where the ear folds it's all dry skin behind, what is this and what can I do?

Possible eczema: Could be eczema, if normal moisturizer cream and lotion not helping, could try a bit of hydrocortisone cream, but if no change or recurs even after use for a few days, see an MD, skin cancer is always possible, especially on the sun exposed ear, and if only unilateral dryness. ...Read more

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For 6 years I have been getting extremely thick patches of dry skin at the back of my scalp. Special shampoos don't work is there any oral medication?

Scalp Psoriasis: Scalp psoriasis is a common skin disorder that produces raised, reddish, and often scaly patches. It can appear as one or multiple patches on the scalp, affect the entire scalp, and spread beyond the scalp to the forehead, back of the neck, or behind the ears. Medications include soriatane, (acitretin) biologics, or methotrexate. ...Read more

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I have dandruff and a dry scalp that bleeds from scabs, do you have any solutions? Also I have dry skin around my hairline? Please help thanks

I have dandruff and a dry scalp that bleeds from scabs, do you have any solutions? Also I have dry skin around my hairline? Please help thanks

Try hydrocortisone: This sounds like you have what is called "seborrheic dermatitis". What a big word for something so common! it is in the eczema family. Shampoo with t-gel. Try over the counter Hydrocortisone cream, rub in for 30 seconds 2 times each day whenever the rash is present. There is no cure for this, it will almost always come back. Don't get discouraged, just keep the Hydrocortisone handy. ...Read more

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I had dry skin on cheek where my ear begins and scratched it n some clear liquid came out n got some hard crusty stuff covering it now what could be?

Seborrheic dermatiti: You are describing seborrheic dermatitis that occurs behind the ears, between the eyebrows, and around the nose. This is not dry skin. Moisturizers will just aggravate it. Wash with soap. If the condition doesn't clear, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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My son has extremely dry skin, behind his ears stsnk, & his skin cracks due to this dryness, what may be the problem ?

Dr Al Hegab Dr Hegab
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Could be eczema: atopic eczema can present as dry skin, that's one of the common presentations, try skin care tactics like cream soap and moisturizers right after bathing while skin is bit wet, if that doesn't work, please see his doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Itchy all over, esp scalp. Allergic to all enviro items, but on Flonase with clean house and it's winter. Dry skin. VERY itchy!

Itchy all over, esp scalp. Allergic to all enviro items, but on Flonase with clean house and it's winter. Dry skin. VERY itchy!

See doctor: There are many causes for generalized itching but i would suggest that you first avoid using any strong or scented soap and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after bathing. Anxiety can induce or worsen itching as well. For the scalp itching: Wet hair->apply sesame oil->shampoo gently after 15 minutes may be helpful. Rx cortisone spray /solution may also be needed if above failed. ...Read more

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I quitted Accutane but i still have extremely dry skin even i was on Accutane for 65 days. I have also dry scalp. My hair looks like a straw.

Norma result: That is one of the side effects of accutane, its essentially drys up your oil glands. Consider a non-comedogenic moisturizer and conditioner. ...Read more

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What can I use for extra dry skin especially on scalp...Over the counter shampoos as well as prescription ones have been used only work a few weeks?

Keep using them!: Extra dry skin is often called "seborrheic dermatitis", commonly called "dandruff". Prescription products like selenium shampoos or topical steroids are much more helpful than anything you buy otc however, this is not an infection that will clear up and go away, it is a chronic condition that needs regular treatment with these products to keep it under control. I hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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I have 3 patches of skin that periodically shed large flakes: left side of nose, left ear and left hairline about the size of a dime. Is it dry skin?

I have 3 patches of skin that periodically shed large flakes: left side of nose, left ear and left hairline about the size of a dime. Is it dry skin?

Could be eczema.: It could be eczema or atopic dermatitis. See your family doctor. Use only mild soap and do not wash the patches excessively. Do not apply alcohol or peroxide as it could further dry the skin and cause more flaking. ...Read more

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What to do if I have real dry skin on my whole body including my face and scalp, could what to do if I have a disease?

What to do if I have real dry skin on my whole body including my face and scalp, could what to do if I have a disease?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read more

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I don't know how to explain this, but my baby in her scalp has these brown color dry skin, when i scrub it off it comes back, is this dry skin?

Cradle Cap: If your baby's scalp has flaky, dry skin that looks like dandruff, or thick, oily, yellowish or brown scaling or crusting patches, it's probably cradle cap. Doctors call it infantile seborrheic dermatitis, and it's very common. Cradle cap isn't cute, but it's harmless. It shows up most often in the first few months of life and usually clears up on its own in about six to 12 months ...Read more