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I have a huge tub of almactin alpha hydroxy lotion... Do you recommend this over Aveeno (oatmeal) body lotion? Very dry skin, chicken spots on legs, suggestions

I have a huge tub of almactin alpha hydroxy lotion... Do you recommend this over Aveeno (oatmeal) body lotion? Very dry skin, chicken spots on legs, suggestions

NO: There are several kinds of Aveeno (oatmeal). There are several products like Amlactin. Use the one[s] you like best. Determine by cost, availability, smell, and especially by feel. Generics are fine. ...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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Sometimes I get little dry spots on the side of my breasts & thigh here & there. Why is this? Ik I have dry skin I keep it moisturized

Sometimes I get little dry spots on the side of my breasts & thigh here & there. Why is this? Ik I have dry skin I keep it moisturized

Eczema: Eczema or contact dermatitis. If the spots are where some article of clothing rubs then that could be the cause. If not, then use Hydrocortisone 1% cream three times a day on the dry spots as needed. If you moisturize with a lotion twice a day all over, then advance to a cream twice a day or an ointment like, vaseline or aquaphor. That is just the way eczema acts. ...Read more

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Just noticed these red/purplish spots in a cluster on my thigh. They don't hurt or itch. The rest of my body is very itchy but that could be dry skin.

Just noticed these red/purplish spots in a cluster on my thigh. They don't hurt or itch. The rest of my body is very itchy but that could be dry skin.

Have them seen...: Make an appointment to see your doctor. Without seeing the area of concern, it is impossible to give advice that is useful. ...Read more

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What does a tick bite look like after 2-3 weeks? I have a round spot on my ankle that is pink and there is dry skin in a circle around the area.

What does a tick bite look like after 2-3 weeks? I have a round spot on my ankle that is pink and there is dry skin in a circle around the area.

Possible: It does sound like a possible tick bite. You could possibly take a picture and submit with your question, or perhaps a better idea would be to let your primary care doctor take a look at it. ...Read more

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Oozing dry skin on my legs, how can I clear it up?

Oozing dry skin on my legs, how can I clear it up?

See her family doc: Many reasons for this at your age. You will need a through physical including blood tests. Are you over weight? ...Read more

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I have dry skin on my legs. Please suggest an unharmful moisturiser?

I have dry skin on my legs. Please suggest an unharmful moisturiser?

Health Tap: Asks their doctors not to recommend specific brands or product lines. 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 ...Read more

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Small pink spots are appearing under my arm and in my groin area dry skin on top what is this?

Maybe Candida: Impossible to tell what you have without seeing it an d examining you. The rash you describe, however, could be compatible with a mucocutaneous yeast infection. See your doctor and good luck. Have a happy holiday. ...Read more

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I have flaky dry skin spots on the head of my penis and they won't go away... no itch. But some mild pain?

I have flaky dry skin spots on the head of my penis and they won't go away... no itch. But some mild pain?

Many factors...: ...including: friction caused by rubbing against clothing, foreplay, intercourse or masturbation. Laundry detergents/lotions/different soaps. Eczema which can be treated with a steroid cream, OTC or prescribed. Could be a fungus, which may require prescribed topical cream. Use fragrance free mild soap, wear cotton underwear, use extra rinse in wash, use lubricant for sex, etc. See doc if persists. ...Read more

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My legs are ashy white when I don't have lotion on my legs. It is dry too, anyone know what it is, just dry skin or something, what to do?

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
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I have this dry skin problem for a few years and now I'm just getting irritated by it. Dry spots on my chest and I keep bleeding from my back.

I have this dry skin problem for a few years and now I'm just getting irritated by it. Dry spots on my chest and I keep bleeding from my back.

Are you certain it: Is only dry skin? What have you received in terms of treatment? If you have not visited a family physician or dermatologist, I would urge you to give it a try. If you already have, then perhaps go back and see if he/she can suggest an alternative method of treatment. Sometimes trial and error works best for skin conditions. They are after all very personal. ...Read more

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I have spots on the insides of my thighs that itch like crazy! Is it dry skin or could it be linked to my candida overgrowth? (i'm about 95% paleo)

I have spots on the insides of my thighs that itch like crazy! Is it dry skin or could it be linked to my candida overgrowth? (i'm about 95% paleo)

See a dermatologist: Why candida overgrowth? There is always a reason. Beware of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as it is a sleeping pill and will not reduce your itch. Claims for "paleo" diet do not make sense to scientists or physicians. You may have a type of intertrigo. Are you very heavy? ...Read more

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I scrubbed/shaved my pubic region tonight and I have white small crater dry spots on my pubic area. Dry skin? Also a big dark nodule? Perhaps ingrown

I scrubbed/shaved my pubic region tonight and I have white small crater dry spots on my pubic area. Dry skin? Also a big dark nodule? Perhaps ingrown

Generally okay: Likely you have dry skin from the shaving experience. A gentle moisturizer like eucerin or vaseline should help. Without being able to see the dark nodule, I can't really say what it is, but likely it is a birth mark that you haven't noticed before. ...Read more

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What is a circle of dry skin on leg?

What is a circle of dry skin on leg?

Dry leg skin: Most commonly an itchy circular patch of dry skin is nummular eczema. Other possibilities are psoriasis and ringworm (fungal infection). There are some more rare causes, but evaluation by a dermatologist would be quick and get you the correct treatment for what you have. ...Read more

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What should I do about dry skin on my legs?

Dry skin: Cetaphil® restoraderm® skin restoring moisturizer is suited for anyone three months of age and older with dry, itchy skin symptoms commonly associated with eczema or atopic-dermatitis. Best used after cleansing with restoraderm® skin restoring body wash, this effective moisturizer with patented filaggrin technology™ and ceramide technology is formulated to hydrate and soothe very dry, atopic skin. ...Read more

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Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Yes: So called "venous eczema" are skin changes that can overlie varicose veins, and are due to the underlying venous hypertension. They can be moisturized, and should get better with compression, or if you have surgery on your veins. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of my deep dry skin on my leg?

Ceramide Lotions: Shower less than 5 minutes and use luke warm water. Use a soap free cleanser. 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

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I have these dry circles of dry skin on my legs. Just wondering if its worth a trip to the drs?

Nummular Eczema: Nummular eczema is a dry skin related disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone like vanos or cobex and moisturizers like cerave cream. ...Read more

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Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?

Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?

Tine Versicolor: Possibly could be tinea versicolor. Often times this disorder can be treated with over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos, but in some cases may require oral medication such as ketoconazole to treat completely. Some rashes may look similar to tinea versicolor and if persistent may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Spots of dry skin on forearms...itchy...I scratched them. And now they are red welts?

Dermatographism: When the skin welts up after scratching, it is call dermatographism. Antihistamine often helps control this condition. Sometimes dry skin can cause it as well and you may try applying a moisturizer to the area especially right after bathing to see if this helps. ...Read more

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It's summer and I have very dry skin on my legs. What causes it and how can I prevent it?

It's summer and I have very dry skin on my legs. What causes it and how can I prevent it?

Genetics + age: Sometimes due to medical condition such as low thyroid. There are MANY creams for dry skin. Best are those with ceramides such as Eucerin Eczema Care cream. Best results when used soon after a long soak in water (bath or shower). ...Read more

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I have itching and dry skin at lower leg. It is at small portion and on 1 leg. I have this since 1 month. I have applied coconut oil.

I have itching and dry skin at lower leg. It is at small portion and on 1 leg. I have this since 1 month. I have applied coconut oil.

Good start: Moisturizing dry skin is important. If it is red, discolored, growing larger the best advice is to be seen in person. This way your doctor can give you more advice. Please see your doctor or upload a picture here. Cheers. ...Read more

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My daughter has a dry skin in her legs it looks like a dry skin of a snake. Is this normal for a 2 year old and how will I treat her skin/leg.?

My daughter has a dry skin in her legs it looks like a dry skin of a snake. Is this normal for a 2 year old and how will I treat her skin/leg.?

See below.: No this isn't normal. It sounds like she has a form of eczema. There's a lot you can do to help her skin -- check out my tips on healthtap that are about eczema. If these suggestions don't clear up her skin completely, talk to her doctor about adding some prescription ointment, but keep following my skin care tips along with it. If you don't do the basics, the prescription won't help much. ...Read more

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Exterior penis skin. Skin at base shaft has a red patch, was told it's fungal. I also have some dry skin and spots. How can I improve the condition?

Fungal cream: If this is really 'fungal' - it should respond to an anti-fungal cream. Something like clotrimazole 1% twice a day for a week would be worth trying. Fungus in the groin region LOVES moisture - so try keeping it as dry as possible. Baby powder, a fan, wearing a towel - those are things that might help. If no relief with antifungal cream, go back to the doc and make sure this isn't an STD. Take care ...Read more

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How can I have dry skin and spots at the same time?

Not the same: These are two different problems. Aging spots are commom but not related to dry skin. Treat the dry skin. I recommend Cetaphil and Suave lotions. The Suave is non greasy. ...Read more

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Red spots on the pslm grows bigger and has got white dry skin on top wha is that?

Red spots w/dry skin: On the hands, these most commonly would be eczema, psoriasis or fungal infection. Eczema and psoriasis are treated similarly however a fungal infection would get worse with eczema treatment. Please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Mgt: Your baby may have eczema. This can usually be managed by using Eucerin cream a few times a day to the affected areas. I would suggest avoiding long baths and a moisturizer prior to bedtime. Watch for any signs of foods as a possible trigger. ...Read more

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I have always had dry skin and suffered from eczema, but here recently I have had some spots pop up that are concerning me.

See Derm: If you are concerned, then best for you to see the Dermatologist skin Dr. To get the lesions evaluated, so you know for sure what they are and if they need to be treated in any way. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Rash on chest not itchy or painful. Red, generally more round but not perfectly round, spots seem to by "dry" skin. Skin can be scratched off.?

Pityriasis rosea?: This is just a good guess. Could be other things. But if it's pr it will resolve on its own. However it could be other entities I would hate to scare you with here. Suggest a derm eval. ...Read more

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My hand and leg is itching very much from last one week. I don't have dry skin. I m not able to control any more. Plz help me what's going on?

My hand and leg is itching very much from last one week. I don't have dry skin. I m not able to control any more. Plz help me what's going on?

Difficult to dx: Itching without seeing the skin. Is there a rash? Taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth may help with itching if it is due to an allergic reaction, but may not solve the problem. Be careful, benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause drowsiness. Consider an virtual visit or inbox consult with a picture to help with diagnosis and/or recommendations. ...Read more

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I have dry skin on my legs and flakey amlactin body lotion helps. It helps my skin look nice clear and soft. Should I stop exfoliating in the shower?

Expunge: Expunge the word "exfoliate" from your vocabulary. Your skin turns over every 10 days and needs no help. Since you have discovered a cream you like, use it immediately after a long soak in the shower. Why the "vitamin b complex? ...Read more

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I hav acne on my cheeks & chin. I hav normal to dry skin n the pimple is 80% underneath the skin than its above n painful. Also Leaves permanent spots?

I hav acne on my cheeks & chin. I hav normal to dry skin n the pimple is 80% underneath the skin than its above n painful. Also Leaves permanent spots?

Dermatologist: I believe that a dermatologist is best qualified to treat problematic acne cases. Try to get good advice and treatment in order to minimize facial scarring. ...Read more