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Excess Dead Skin On Feet
Topical keratolytics: Several moisturizers over the counter have ingredients that over time will help minimize thicker skin: look for products that have one of the following ingredients: lactic acid, urea, salicyclic acid, alpha-hydroxy acid. The caveat is that you have to continue using ingredient to maintain benefit. ...Read more
Tinea pedis: Tinea pedis is a fungal infection of the feet, common in people who wear closed shoes that trap moisture. It is characterized by flaking, cracking and peeling of the skin. This condition is treated with over the counter medications specifically for this purpose, and is prevented by keeping the feet dry and avoiding exposure from public showers, etc. ...Read more
How to get rid of stubborn dirty black velvety dead skin buildup on feet due to lack of proper hygene which doesn't responds to soap/loofah?
Please let: Please let a dermatologist examine the area. It may be from area being rubbed on too much. ...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
Theoretically it may: Any repeated trauma can be associated with cancer. Any time the body has to make new cells, there is the chance that it will make a mistake in copying the dna, which in turn could lead to cancer. Lip cancer is much more commonly associated with repeated sunburns, though. So if you are worried about cancer, use a sunscreen chapstick. ...Read more
Dead skin from huge blisters on my feet! been cutting the dead skin away help! when i get out of the shower the skin back there is white and so ugly?
What would make your skin and ears turn black, the dead skin eventually coming off, leaving parts of the ears missing, and raw skin on my arms & leg?
You need urgent help: It's never normal for skin and soft tissue to "break" free/auto-amputate from your ears or to spontaneously develop "raw" areas of skin in the extremities. You need very urgent evaluation and care as you could possibly be developing a life threatening condition! Please seek help now! ...Read more
The skin in-between my toes itches. The skin grows dies and can be peeled off. Underneath the dead skin is new skin that is very white and itches.?
This can be : Due to either a fungus or a bacteria. The key is do not pull at any of the peeling skin as this could cauase a bad infection. You can try a topical antifungal agent. If using creams better to use them at night so as when you walk it does not cause skin chafing. Betadine solution painted with a q tip is another option. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Avoid more sun: The use if topical retinoids may help to reverse some of the damage at your age. Use sunblock to prevent future exposure. Gentle exfoliation may also provide some benefits. Fractionated laser therapy may help with discoloration but is not usually performed in a young person. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See dermatologist: Can be many things. See a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
Moisturizer: Try using a good moisturizer after using the exfoliating agent. ...Read more
Peeling off dead : Skin might accidentally lead to pulling off deeper layers of skin. If dead skin is peeling it can be lightly trimmed. ...Read more
Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?
Uncertain.: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Information: The skin relaces the surface cells almost every day wthout us knowing about it. Simpley showering or bathing usually works the best. ...Read more
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