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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Flaky Skin (Overview)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, small pieces of tissue.


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What causes flaky skin on arms/legs hours after showering?

What causes flaky skin on arms/legs hours after showering?

Dry skin: Sometimes the skin get get dry after a hot bath/shower and cause flaky skin. Use a good moisturizing soap and even if needed a post shower moisturizing cream. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Krishna Kumar
318 Doctors shared insights

Flaky Skin (Overview)

Skin is the outermost tissue covering the body. Flaky skin can break off in thin, small pieces of tissue.


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What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

What are the best drugstore products for dry flaky skin?

Cerave, amlactin: Cerave and amacton are two approaches which can even be combined to improve dry flaky skin. ...Read more

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Flaky skin (Tip)

Dry skin is often related to skin Ph, which requires skin products that address this issue. ...See more

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Flaky skin on areola, both sides, being treated for yeast and staph. Yeast infection downstairs. Not improving much anywhere. Could it be Paget's?

Flaky skin on areola, both sides, being treated for yeast and staph. Yeast infection downstairs. Not improving much anywhere. Could it be Paget's?

Possible: Most malignancies developing in the breast begin within the lining cells of the milk ducts and invade as infiltrating duct cancer. The breast ducts form a confluence meeting in the center of the breast at the skin level as the nipple. Those malignancies arising in the terminal milk ducts spill onto the areola as Pagets disease which is is a rare form of breast cancer in which cancer cells collect in or around the nipple. The nipple and areola often become scaly, red, itchy, and irritated. When this area doesn't heal, biopsy is indicated. ...Read more

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Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?

Dry & flaky skin on penis head and shaft after unprotected vaginal sex. Irritation or maybe STI or fungal infection? Suggested treatment if fungal?

Yes: It could be any number of things, but yes, those three diagnoses are included. Fungal infection can be treated with the same topical creams used in vaginal yeast infections. See your doctor to get evaluated for the others. ...Read more

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The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

The skin around my mouth & chin & slightly jaw is peeling & it feels a bit numb. Never happened. How to cure peeling/flaky skin? No allergic reaction

Might Be Allergy: Flaking and peeling can sometimes be signs of contact allergic dermatitis. Have you begun using any new soaps, detergents, or make-up products? If so you might want to stop it and see if rash improves. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of flaky skin on my lids?

How can I get rid of flaky skin on my lids?

Seborrhea: Seborrhea (seb-uh-ree-uh) is a common skin condition (red, itchy rash & white scales). It is called dandruff when is affects the scalp, but it can also be on other parts of the face & body (folds around nose, behind the ears, the forehead, eyebrows, eyelids, chest, around (the navel). Medicated shampoos used 2-3x/wk on these area as directed can help reduce the scaling. See your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.

What are some common allergens that trigger contact dermatitis around the mouth and lips? Goes away with baking soda. It appears like flaky skin.

Perioral flaking: Not all skin flaking is due to contact dermatitis. Conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis & "ringworm" have flaky skin. A dermatologist can better determine a cause by examining the area as well as the flakes to r/o fungus, etc. & provide treatment. ...Read more

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When put on foundation, I can see that there are some flaky skin peel on my face. Is it dry? How do I prevent it? Is it because the moisturizer used?

When put on foundation, I can see that there are some flaky skin peel on my face. Is it dry? How do I prevent it? Is it because the moisturizer used?

Dryness likely: Dry flaking skin often becomes more noticeable when make up is applied over it. Using a gentle exfoliant type facial wash followed by a non-comedogenic moisturizer should help you get a smoother complexion. ...Read more

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The tip of my penis is red and sometimes it gets flaky skin around the lips and my lymph gland on the right in my thigh are swollen what could this be?

The tip of my penis is red and sometimes it gets flaky skin around the lips and my lymph gland on the right in my thigh are swollen what could this be?

Go to your doctor: Go see your doctor for an appropriate physical exam and history. He may run some tests as well. That is the only way to know for sure. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

How to get rid of dry and flaky skin?

1st determine cause: First determine what is the cause of the flaky skin. Simple evaporative losses may best be managed with hygiene, exfoliation and moisturizers. Addition of retinoids may be indicated, either otc or prescription. However other disease conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may be the cause and require medical treatment. ...Read more

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