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Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

?Eczema: This could be eczema or just plain dry skin (xerosis). See a dermatologist to help you figure this out and recommend a good treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Psoriasis (Definition)

An autoimmune disease that causes itchy, thickened, skin lesions on the skin, nail changes, and occasionally joint arthritis. ...Read more


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Dandruff and dry scalp?

Dandruff and dry scalp?

Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more

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Itchy and dry skin?

Itchy and dry skin?

Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin. ...Read more

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Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

Atopic dermatitis and atopic skin linked?

The same thing: I think you are saying the same thing. Atopic dermatitis is the clinical disease state, while atopic skin may just be skin that can have atopic flares. I think the terms you mentioned really are the same thing. ...Read more

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Dry red flakey skin on testicles?

?fungal: More than likely this is a fungal rash (jock itch) but should be looked at by md if no improvement after treatment. ...Read more

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Is dry skin on hands contagious?

Is dry skin on hands contagious?

no: If holding hands is a problem due to your dry skin it is time to see your medspa doctor and review how to hydrate as well as what products will help with this. Often time people also discuss dermal fillers to plump up the hands to make them more youthful. ...Read more

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Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Atopic eczema can occur on scalp???

Uncommon: This is not a typical location for eczema. One might be more concerned about a contact sensitivity to products (shampoos, dyes, etc) in this location. ...Read more

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Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Can dandruff or dry skin cause greasy hair?

Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if greasy hair then not dry skin so shampoos daily foroily skin helpful. ...Read more

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Can dry skin cause rashes?

Dry skin: It does not cause rashes but scales. if you scratch then it will develop some time. Moisturizing cream or lotions will be helpful. ...Read more

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Itchy, swollen skin conditions?

Itchy, swollen skin conditions?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Won't help, and: won't harm, treating an allergic reaction depends on the severity and symptoms, ranging from applying topical steroid /antihistaminic creams, to giving antihistamines orally or by injection, up to hospitalization if need be. Dry skin needs skin care and seeing a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

Can chapped, dry, dead skin on lips be related to toenail fungus or jock itch?

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

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Incredibly dry skin along hairline?

Incredibly dry skin along hairline?

Probably seborrhea: Try using an antidandruff shampoo daily. Likely you have seborrhea, commonly called dandruff. Neutrogena original for dandruff is good. Allergy is another possiblility. If the rash does not clear with the shampoo see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Scratching! can't stop. Dry skin. Too itchy?

Scratching! can't stop.  Dry skin.  Too itchy?

Vicious cycle: This is fairly common. Something (could be anything) triggered itching, so you scratched it, which made it itch more, which makes you scratch more, and on and on. The solution is to stop scratching, which breaks the cycle. I realize that is hard. A dermatologist can give you creams and anti-itch medications to help you. Aveeno oatmeal baths will help as well. ...Read more

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Have a very itchy and painful bum hole. Worse at night, causing lack of sleep. History or dry skin & psoriasis.

Have a very itchy and painful bum hole. Worse at night, causing lack of sleep. History or dry skin & psoriasis.

Itchy: it could be a manifestation of your skin disorder. Other things to consider are hemorrhoids and parasites. Your best option is to have a physical examination by your pmd ...Read more