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Dry Skin On Elbows
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
Any advice about how to treat dry Skin? My arms, elbows, knees, legs, and hands are severely dry. Itchy and red. Advice?
Try a: combination of Aloe vera, Vaseline and moisturizer. Aloe Vesta is a popular brand. Apply 3-4 x a day. If not better, please see a dermatologist or video conference with one at Healthtap ...Read more
Past few months, a lot of skin issues. Infected ingrown hair and pimples, start small, progress to boils. Severely dry itchy skin on elbows. Could there be an underlying cause?
Gentle exfoliation: Gentle exfoliation may provide some relief.Get a more detailed answer ›
37 yr 6 ft w-83kg. dry skin problem in my both hands which is started from my elbow to down wards. the skin looks line old man skin even in summer.
Moisturizer: Try applying a moisturizer like alphakeri lotion while your skin is still wet after bathing or showering. Wear sleeves to protect your skin from the sun. ...Read more
I have a patch of skin on the inside of my elbow that is very white, dry, and rough. It has been here for about 2 months and has not gone away.
My face has been dry, a little red, and burninhg and the skin on the inner part of my elbows are red and dry. Why is my skin reacting this way? Could
Possibly eczema: Eczema is extremely common, and is characterized by dry, itchy skin and is often in the elbow creases. It tends to flare in the winter. Start with a good moisturizer 2-3 times daily, avoid hot showers, and try not to scratch. If not improving, see a dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keratosis Pilaris: Bumpy skin above the elbows in children is called keratosis pilaris and can also commonly occur on the cheeks. Scrubbing often just makes it red and irritated, picking can leave scars. A lotion containing 12% Lactic Acid can help dissolve away the bumps, but it can take a few weeks to work. ...Read more
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