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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

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food allergies
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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 Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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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
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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