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Flaking Skin (Overview)

Scaly skin.


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What is causing the flaking skin around my eyelids?

What is causing the flaking skin around my eyelids?

Contact dermatitis?: Dry desquamation of the eyelid skin is not an uncommon finding in peri-ocular topical dermatitis. The culprit is often a new detergent or soap product, but can be other toxicants. Seborrheic dermatitis is also possible, and a visit to a qualified dermatologist or ophthalmologist should render a diagnosis, and possibly treatment with an ointment. Untreated, pigment changes can ensue. ...Read more

Flaking Skin (Overview)

Scaly skin.


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Why is my whole body flaking skin off now that I am older?

Why is my whole body flaking skin off now that I am older?

Dry skin: As you get older your skin gets drier. To combat this do the following
take short showers that are not so hot. Only use soap in armpits and groin
use a cream not a lotion moisturizer every night
if you have no plans during a weekend skip taking a shower-your skin will thank you for that. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing your skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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Since overusing pumice, heels are peeling. How should treat flaking skin now?

Since overusing pumice, heels are peeling. How should treat flaking skin now?

Moisturizers: If the skin is too raw, you may need to apply neosporin or a triple antibiotic ointment. Otherwise moisturizers such as vaseline, eucerin, utter cream, shea butter may be helpful. Also, they make socks with silicone liners to help with dry cracked skin. If yours heels crack alot, think fungal infection and try otc vs. Prescription medication. ...Read more

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Hello. I was just wondering if there is a cure for my flaking skin. My forehead skin is always flaking. Used to always use hydrocortisone but no luck?

Hello. I was just wondering if there is a cure for my flaking skin. My forehead skin is always flaking. Used to always use hydrocortisone but no luck?

Many possibilities: Flaking skin can be caused by chronic skin conditions such as eczema/atopic derm, psoriasis, seborrheic dermatitis, or other problems such as contact dermatitis, drug reaction, photodermatitis, irritant dermatitis. If you try moisturizers, hydrocortisone, antifungal creams, dandruff shampoos without improvement then you'll need to see a doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use diphenhydramine topical cream
once
Avoid the offending agent (s)
once
Find out if you are allergic to nickel, as nickel is often the cause of skin allergies
once
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How do you get rid of flaking skin in dry climate?

How do you get rid of flaking skin in dry climate?

Emollients and humid: Using topical moisturizers are very useful as well as humidifiers. Also, shorten shower or bath time, as well as use tepid temps only for bath water. Normally creams are better emollients than lotions. Cereve cream with an ingredient known as ceramides is wonderful. Restaderm by cetaphil is also fantastic. ...Read more

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Flaking skin on my arms and chest?

Flaking skin on my arms and chest?

Dry Skin Possibly: It could be that you are experiencing dry skin. Using a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower (while your skin is still damp) will lock in the moisture and prevent your skin from drying out. Try choosing a moisturizer that does not contain any alcohol as this can be drying as well. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
Once
Avoid picking at them
Once
Have them removed by a doctor if needed
Once
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Why is my whole body flaking skin off now that I am older?

Dry skin: As you get older your skin gets drier. To combat this do the following
take short showers that are not so hot. Only use soap in armpits and groin
use a cream not a lotion moisturizer every night
if you have no plans during a weekend skip taking a shower-your skin will thank you for that. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See a dermatologist for checkups
2x year
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Pieces of flaking skin in ear?

Pieces of flaking skin in ear?

Flaking Skin in Ear: Lots of things can cause the skin to get flaky. Eczema is probably the most common and it can occur anywhere you have skin. Seborrheic dermatitis is another common cause. Both of these conditions are hard to cure but can often be controlled with prescription medicine. Allergic reaction to jewelry, psoriasis or something called chondrodermatitis can also cause flaking in the ear. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why do I have flaking skin on my nipples?

Why do I have flaking skin on my nipples?

Many possibilites: Could just be dry skin, or could be due to friction on clothing. Irritant or allergic contact dermatitis to a soap, detergent, or fabric softener is a possibility. If not getting better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is causing the flaking skin around my eyelids?

Contact dermatitis?: Dry desquamation of the eyelid skin is not an uncommon finding in peri-ocular topical dermatitis. The culprit is often a new detergent or soap product, but can be other toxicants. Seborrheic dermatitis is also possible, and a visit to a qualified dermatologist or ophthalmologist should render a diagnosis, and possibly treatment with an ointment. Untreated, pigment changes can ensue. ...Read more

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What cream is good for red, flaking skin on the face?

What cream is good for red, flaking skin on the face?

Diagnosis impt: If the area is itchy, initial benefit might be obtained with 1% hydrocortisone (HC) twice daily for 10 days. However there are conditions such as rosacea, contact dermatitis, and other lesions such as pre-cancers which will not respond to this effort...so a visit to a specialist is recommended if the HC fails to help. ...Read more

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Treating a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the abscess thoroughly
Once
If the abscess is draining on its own, cover it and regularly change the dressing
Once
See your doctor if the abscess is not draining or has redness around it
Once
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How do I make flaking skin less visible on my clothes?

How do I make flaking skin less visible on my clothes?

Flaking skin: Flaky skin can have environmental causes, such as temperature extremes, as cold weather outside and forced-air heat inside combine to rapidly dry out the skin. However, flaky skin can also be a response to extended exposure to heat, such as in hot baths, heated swimming pools, hot tubs, and saunas. In addition, certain drugs and chemicals can dry out the skin and cause flaking. ...Read more

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What is the best way to remove flaking skin from mild sunburn? Peel it?

What is the best way to remove flaking skin from mild sunburn? Peel it?

Emollients: Add emoliients, especially ointment or cream based moisturizers, and use liberally and frequently. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing a particularly bad case of pityriasis rosea. What can I do about the flaking skin?

I'm experiencing a particularly bad case of pityriasis rosea. What can I do about the flaking skin?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Flaking skin on my arms and chest?

Dry Skin Possibly: It could be that you are experiencing dry skin. Using a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower (while your skin is still damp) will lock in the moisture and prevent your skin from drying out. Try choosing a moisturizer that does not contain any alcohol as this can be drying as well. ...Read more

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Problem with dry flaking skin on my belly and back?

Problem with dry flaking skin on my belly and back?

? Psoriasis: Dry flaking skin on your belly and back may be psoriasis, particularly if the flakes are coming from raised red areas with thick scaliness. If you have nail problems, problems with dandruff, and dry scaly skin on your elbows and knees, this may also point towards psoriasis. ...Read more

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I have flaking skin in a sensitive area that was caused by aldara (imiquimod) cream. What can I do?

I have flaking skin in a sensitive area that was caused by aldara (imiquimod) cream. What can I do?

Stop using it: The cream is causing you allergy. You need to stop using it and you will need to see your doc for treatment. Hypoallergenic lubricant will help to with recovery. Venicream or veseline a&d cream helps with lubrication but steroid cream helps to recover it faster. ...Read more

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I am experiencing flaking skin on scalp. The following also describes me: White specks on scalp or hair. What should I do?

I am experiencing flaking skin on scalp. The following also describes me: White specks on scalp or hair. What should I do?

Flakes: Sounds like dandruff. For starters a dandruff shampoo may help. Other medical cause could be thyroid problem or possible fungal infection. Other skin conditions possible to. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of flaking skin in dry climate?

Emollients and humid: Using topical moisturizers are very useful as well as humidifiers. Also, shorten shower or bath time, as well as use tepid temps only for bath water. Normally creams are better emollients than lotions. Cereve cream with an ingredient known as ceramides is wonderful. Restaderm by cetaphil is also fantastic. ...Read more

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How to relieve red-brown, flaking skin under the mouth?

Yeast rash: One of the conditions that can cause some flaking and scaling on the chin area is "seborrheic dermatitis" this is a common yeast overgrowth problem and is worsened by stress, anxiety and some other triggers. Try some head & shoulders shampoo as a face wash three times a week, leave on 30 seconds. If this doesn't clear is up in a couple weeks, follow up with a dermatologist or your primary. ...Read more

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I have a small oval shaped itchy red rash with flaking skin on my back.?

I have a small oval shaped itchy red rash with flaking skin on my back.?

Could be...: ...Lots of things, including an allergic reaction to something that contacted your skin, a "ringworm" (fungus infection), the first signs of a rash called pityriasis rosea, or multiple other things. To get a precise diagnosis you'll need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more