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I've got extremely dry skin on my toes my cuticals, thick toenails for 3 yrs now & its painful but w/ no ins. I can't go to dr anything OTC to help?

I've got extremely dry skin on my toes my cuticals, thick toenails for 3 yrs now & its painful but w/ no ins. I can't go to dr anything OTC to help?

Suggestion: Your description may be a symptom of an underlying condition so I recommend that if this doesn't work, go see a dermatologists who can often perform routine tests in the office.
I recommend looking for the highest strength salicylic acid and urea cream you can get otc and apply one in the am and one in the pm. These will hydrate and exfoliate and smooth out thick nails. Let me know what you find. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Toenails (Definition)

Toenails are the hard coverings at the end of the toes. Nails are made out of a protein called keratin. They function to protect the end of the toe and to increase sensitivity of touch. Good nail care is important to prevent ...Read more


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Extremely dry skin (left foot), what to do?

Extremely dry skin (left foot), what to do?

See below.: Try moisturizing cream to start. If not successful, see podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Something on the bottom of my foot. A lot of dry skin around it. Cleared dry skin and it's flat with a bubble looking thing. Advise/explanation? Help!

Something on the bottom of my foot. A lot of dry skin around it. Cleared dry skin and it's flat with a bubble looking thing. Advise/explanation? Help!

Bubble Up.: Bottom of the foot things as you have described can only be one or more of a few options. Foreign bodies, punctate callus or a wart may fit the bill. Without offering up to much flannel, I'm putting my money on a wart. To not waste valuable time, you need to get an expert opinion. ...Read more

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I have a cut on the bottom of my foot. I also have dry skin on the soles of my feet and they can get very cold. Could this be because of my diabetes?

I have a cut on the bottom of my foot. I also have dry skin on the soles of my feet and they can get very cold. Could this be because of my diabetes?

YES.: You're young. How long with diabetes? What's your A1C-should be below 7. Cold feet, dry skin could be what's called autonomic neuropathy, associated w/ diabetes. Make sure you see your PCP as indicated, and a podiatrist for that cut. ...Read more

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What can I do about a dry skin spot on bottom of foot?

What can I do about a dry skin spot on bottom of foot?

Apply moisturizer: If it doesn't go away see podiatrist as it may not be a simple dry spot. ...Read more

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One of my foot has skins similiar to dry skin and is peeling away. There is also two redish nodes inside the skin near to the ark. What's causing this?

Foot dermatitis: This could be either eczema or athlete's foot, a fungal infection of the skin. Please see your dermatologist, who can do a skin scraping, particularly of those reddish nodules, to look for fungal organisms in the skin. In order to see these fungal organisms it is important not to use any antifungal creams for 2 weeks prior to seeing your doctor as using the cream may interfere with findings. ...Read more

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So I have ridiculously dry skin on my right foot and foot lotions don't work. What could I use? And I don't have eczema

So I have ridiculously dry skin on my right foot and foot lotions don't work. What could I use? And I don't have eczema

A few options: In most cases, dry skin problems respond well to home and lifestyle measures, such as using moisturizers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths. If you have very dry and scaly skin, your doctor may recommend you use an over-the-counter (nonprescription) cream that contains Lactic Acid or Lactic Acid and urea. Treatments may also include hydrocortisone-containing lotions. ...Read more

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I just got my cast of from my ankle. How can I wash my foot, can I just lotion to help the dry skin?

I just got my cast of from my ankle. How can I wash my foot, can I just lotion to help the dry skin?

Check with surgeon: The best source to answer your question is to check with your surgeon or physician who placed the cast. They typically have particular ways that they recommend caring for your wounds, which will allow them to standardize monitoring and follow-up. The concerns would be inflammation or infection in the skin, which could become dangerous. ...Read more

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I am wondering what are these red and dry skin like bumps? They are not itchy unless but its on contact. They are on my legs and one or two on my foot

A thousand words....: Skin lesions such as colored bumps are almost impossible to comment on without seeing them or at least seeing a picture of them. If possible, provide a photo of the area. ...Read more

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I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more

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CRP after foot fx/ORIF- burning pain, sensitivity, redness, red dots, dry skin. Is CRPS the only diagnosis or could this be something else?

CRP after foot fx/ORIF- burning pain, sensitivity, redness, red dots, dry skin. Is CRPS the only diagnosis or could this be something else?

Complex regional pa: This can occur. You can get a second opinion. A good website to look at is which is from the National Institue of Health:
http://www. Ninds. Nih. Gov/disorders/reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy/detail_reflex_sympathetic_dystrophy. Htm
Treatment includes medication, physical therapy, nerve blocks to name a few. ...Read more

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Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?

Do I have athletes foot the side of my big toe was burning itching and red now its peeling with hard dry skin n red underneath my third toe peels als?

Likely: It is probably fungal (athlete's foot). Sometimes there is also bacterial infection. Use some OTC creams and keep toe webs and feet dry. ...Read more

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Why do people have dry skin?

Why do people have dry skin?

Meds: I completely agree with dr. Vuguin and please note that cholesterol lowering medications may also dry out skin. Simple at home steps include avoiding harsh soaps. I recommend cerave or cetaphil cleanser to growing, axilla and feet. Only water elsewhere. Use cream moisturizer (not lotion) immediately after showering to seal in moisture. Take fish oil supplement. If that fails, see a dermatolo. ...Read more

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What to do to cure dry skin?

What to do to cure dry skin?

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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Is butter good for dry skin?

Is butter good for dry skin?

Butter: While butter has some moisturizing properties there are less sticky, inexpensive fragrance free moisturizers that are far better for dry skin. ...Read more

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What can I do for my dry skin?

Multiple steps: Long term care of chronically dry skin consists of several things. First, avoid frequent bathing as this can strip natural oils out of your skin. Use moisturizing body washes/soaps - look for them to say 'moisturizing' on the the label (like dove or tone). Never rub your skin - pat yourself dry. Finally, liberal use of moisturizers, several times daily all over the body, but stick with unscented! ...Read more

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What products can help dry skin?

What products can help dry skin?

No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream. There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more

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What should I do with my dry skin?

What should I do with my dry skin?

Any options: Use less soap as it tends to be drying, apply a bath oil or eucerin after bathing but before the skin is completely dry, reapply eucerin on damp skin (as this traps the moisture in the skin) throughout the day, and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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I have extremely dry skin on face?

I have extremely dry skin on face?

Check out this link: Take care! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/healthy-beauty/features/dry-skin-causes.

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What should I do to treat dry skin?

3 things: Water, fish oil, skin moisturizer. Keep well hydrated. Eat wild, ocean-sourced salmon, sardines, anchovies. Take omega III fish oil, 2-4 gel capsules daily (use the processed product which will not be rancid and won't leave a fishy aftertaste; e.g., Pro-Omega). Use a skin moisturizer twice daily; a good non-oily one is Vaseline Intensive Care lotion; apply it morning and night. ...Read more

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What is Dry skin a risk factor for?

What is Dry skin a risk factor for?

Chapped Lips: You may think of chapped lips as something that only happens in the winter. But the truth is, unless you take special care, your lips can get dry, sore, and scaly any time of year.

http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/why-your-lips-are-chapped#1 ...Read more

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What are good ways to heal dry skin?

Healing 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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How to safely remove dry skin on face?

Dry skin: You actually do not want to try to remove dry skin, since it is your own skin that is flaking. You want to treat it. If it is a rash, like seborrhea, which produces flaking, then you need a dandruff shampoo and a Hydrocortisone cream 1%. If it is truly dry, like in alaska in the winter, then use a facial moisturizer, several times a day. If it is severe, it could be psoriasis or icthyosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dry skin?

Moisturizer: Daily use of a fragrance free, oil free moisturizer will hydrate the epidermis and reduce dry skin. Also, avoid prolonged hot showers and detergent based soaps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to address dry skin?

What is the best way to address dry skin?

Ceramide Lotions: Avoid soap and hot showers. Shower less than 5 minutes. Daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more