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I am 71 yrs old and have been in menopause since my late 30's. Dryness suddenly elevated and got what I treated as jock itch. What's up?
DRYNESS OF SKIN: Dryness of the skin is diagnosed by just looking at it! flakiness is also noticeable. Dry is dry! the skin has no "life." wrinkles appear. Use a good moisgturing cream or lotion. Increase the humidity in the house. Dryness means lack of water; therefore hydrate it. And don't bathe or shower in water that is too hot. ...Read more
Peeling, dry palms: are often caused by contact dermatitis--contact with harsh detergents, soaps and lotions that contain perfume; cold, dry air; eczema or fungal infections.Use fresh water instead of soap; apply calamine lotion. A low dose OTC steroid cream can be applied.Symptoms worsened by dry skin: use good quality moisturizer during daytime.Consider repair glycolic acid creams at night, maybe with cotton gloves ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of options: For immediate relief of dryness, try astroglide or pjur, both are available without a prescription. Then find the cause. Could be low hormones, infection, too rough. Too long, vagina too small, penis too big, bad technique, not enough foreplay, and many other things. There is no need to suffer, ask your doctor for help, this kind of problem should be evaluated. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Make sure you apply a moisturizer with sunscreen every day. Apply after bathing or washing your face. You can reapply the moisturizer again later in the day. Sometimes conditions exist where the skin is dry because the barrier function of the skin is altered so see your physician if you have excessive dryness or ichthyosis. Good luck. ...Read more
Depends on what the: Bumps are. There are a # of possible causes. The best way to get an accurate diagnosis would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more
DryWinter 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
I never had a problem with vahinal dryness until amonth ago when i started the nuvaring now im all sorts od dry. I sit bc of my nuvaring?
Hard to say: Theoretically no and having an allergy is low probability ( to the device). On the other hand they are closely related in time. Use an oil based lube and remove the ring dutring intercourse only, see if that helps. ...Read more
Explain question: I am not sure I understand what dryness in the lungs is- please resubmit your question. ...Read more
Dryness: Dryness makes contact lenses uncomfortable. One can try wetting drops made to be used with contact lenses. If any discomfort persists, it is important to return to the eye MD who prescribed the contact lenses. There can be sensitivities to the lens material, allergies, poor fit, overwear problems, and other issues. ...Read more
Vaginal estrogen: Or lubricants or if you are younger and your estrogen level is low, you may want some systemic estrogen, like birth control pills or other types of estrogen and progesterone, if you are not worried about getting pregnant. Your obgyn can get you on the proper treatment. ...Read more
Dry mouth?: You don't say whether you're taking medications, but medication side effects would be a very common cause of dry mouth. Dehydration would rate highly also. There are other possible causes that your doctor can consider and help you with, if you visit him or her. In the meantime, make sure you drink at least 8, 8oz glasses of fresh water every day. Hoping that will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer