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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

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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I have rash in groin. Dry skin with scalps. Very itchy. Please help.

I have rash in groin. Dry skin with scalps. Very itchy. Please help.

Jock itch. Anti-: Fungal over the counter cream should cause rapid improvement but continue to treat , even if skin returns to normal , for 2 weeks or it may come back. If no good response after a few days, go C your Doc. ...Read more

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What causes muscle pain and weakness, body aches, and dry skin and scalp?

What causes muscle pain and weakness, body aches, and dry skin and scalp?

Thyroid?: 23 yo female bemoans dry skin, widespread aches & "muscle pain". These symptoms suggest need for general exam & labs. Hypothyroidism & fibromyalgia are considerations. Consultants might include Rheumatologist, Osteopath, & Alternative & Complementary Physician, and in that order. ...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?

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

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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T-gel side effect? Put on arms during shower ...Come out of bath, dry, and skin peeling? Have scalp psoriasis - not on arms

T-gel side effect? Put on arms during shower ...Come out of bath, dry, and skin peeling? Have scalp psoriasis - not on arms

See below: Sounds like the t-gel is not agreeing with you. You may need a different shampoo with you having scalp psoriasis. See a dermatologist if you haven't already to get some topical ointments that may help. ...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?

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

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