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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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