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Dry Skin Rashes On Body
Dry skin: To prevent or treat dry skin: 1. Hydrate orally with water. 2. Use sun screen liberally. 3. Take warm baths or showers instead of hot ones. 4. Avoid “deodorant” or abrasive soaps – opt for mild cleansers/soaps/shower gels. 5. Apply moisturizing lotion before the skin is fully dry. ...Read more
Hypothyroid Rash: Pretibial myxoedema affects 5% of patients with grave's disease. It may appear before, during or after the thyrotoxic state and is sometimes associated with an underactive thyroid. Pretibial myxoedema presents with a swollen and lumpy appearance over the shins and sometimes also affects the feet. The skin may be discoloured pink or purple, with prominent hair follicles. ...Read more
Very oily skin no matter how much washed. Painful itchy skin. Rash on back face neck scalp. Skin hurts. New soap. Reaction maybe?
Moisturizer: Try using a good moisturizer after using the exfoliating agent. ...Read more
Allergy testing: It sounds as if you are sensitive to one of the ingredients. You may want to try 100% pure products such as lanolin or aloe vera or switch to hypoallergenic products. You may want to incentive the i allergy by undergoing skin testing by an allergist or dermatologist. ...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
VisualDX : Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinea versicolor: Tinea versicolor is relatively common. It is caused by pityrosporum ovale, a type of yeast that is normally found on human skin. The main symptom is patches of discolored skin with sharp borders (edges) and fine scales. The patches are often dark reddish-tan in color. The most common sites are the back, underarms, upper arms, and chest. ...Read more
See dermatologist: Can be many things. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more