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Dry Skin Over The Toenail
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My penis's skin has been dry at the edge of the head and the shaft. Part of d head is red and the skin is dry. Dry skin peals off then proces repeats.
Maybe both: If there is an infection definitely us a antibiotic. If the toe is red and tender get a antibiotic pill. If it is not infected and just cracked you can have your podiatrist trim the margins down and lotion it - often with antibiotic cream and this will heal faster. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The skin in-between my toes itches. The skin grows dies and can be peeled off. Underneath the dead skin is new skin that is very white and itches.?
This can be : Due to either a fungus or a bacteria. The key is do not pull at any of the peeling skin as this could cauase a bad infection. You can try a topical antifungal agent. If using creams better to use them at night so as when you walk it does not cause skin chafing. Betadine solution painted with a q tip is another option. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
The skin around my finger nails have become callous like with the skin underneath the nail growing thick and hard connecting to the nail. Why?
Thick skin sub nails: hello~ just as you can get toe-nail fungus you can also get fungus infection of the finger nails and it looks just as u describe. You should have the diagnosis confirmed by a dermatologist and then if you are not pregnant and not TTFP, he can prescribe LAMISIL (terbinafine) tabs 1 daily for 90 days and this usually cures it. LAMISIL (terbinafine) pills is $$$ if u are not covered. thanks ...Read more
Yeast rash: One of the conditions that can cause some flaking and scaling on the chin area is "seborrheic dermatitis" this is a common yeast overgrowth problem and is worsened by stress, anxiety and some other triggers. Try some head & shoulders shampoo as a face wash three times a week, leave on 30 seconds. If this doesn't clear is up in a couple weeks, follow up with a dermatologist or your primary. ...Read more
44 yr old male, skin on face is dry and constantly peeling. Dry skin or some type of skin condition?
See derm: If the skin is peeling and waxy (greasy) near the nose and eyebrows, it may be seborrheic dermatitis, which is basically facial dandruff, If this is the case, you may have dandruff in the scalp too, but not necessarily. The treatment is prescription creams (antifungals/antiinflammatories) and also treat the scalp if affected. Over the counters are usually not effective. ...Read more
The skin around the anus is itchy dry and pink, some tiny skin raise , a hemorroid in center, what can do with the itch and dry pink skin?
Requires an exam: To answer your question properly, it requires a physical exam to see what is wrong. See you doctor. ...Read more
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
Occasionally my 18 month old will have a really long cuticle on one nail, the skin around the nail peels and the skin underneath is wrinkled. Why?
Maybe not a problem: Sometimes kids have little tags or bits of skin that stick out next to fingernails. Sometimes it's a little hangnail on the side of a nail. These can be safely snipped of by the doctor (or parent, if he/she has good eyes and steady hands) with tiny scissors like the ones on the smallest swiss army knife. I am not sure why these things happen, but they just might be a part of life. ...Read more
Can high histamine lvls cause skin to slough off dead skin around the mouth area? Not psoriasis, fungal, or bacterial but skin flakes everyday.
Really rough patch of dry skin my skin is normally dry but this is different crack in skin layers of skin came off is not forming s scab?
Try Aquaphor: Try aquaphor healing ointment, but if it worsens see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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