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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. William Singer
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Flaky Skin (Definition)

Flaky skin is a clinical finding in which the sky is dry and cracking. This can occur with sunburn, psoriasis, and ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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I have dry flaky skin inside and around my nose. Vasoline isn't helping it. It seems li likes it is spreading. ?

Dr. Alan Ali
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I have dry flaky skin inside and around my nose. Vasoline isn't  helping it. It seems li likes it is spreading. ?

Nasal lesion: Talk to your doctor for referral to ENT specialist or Dermatologist, depending on finding from exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Rowan Paul
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My 13 month old has very dry red flaky skin around his mouth and nose. I have tried baby oil baby lotion. But nothing helps. What do I do?

Dr. Rowan Paul
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My 13 month old has very dry red flaky skin around his mouth and nose. I have tried baby oil baby lotion. But nothing helps. What do I do?

Lotions and meds: Try aquaphor lotion. There are many other lotions over the counter that can help like johnson's creamy baby oil, cetaphil, arbonne's abc lotion, etc. Your baby may have eczema. See your primary care doc if it doesn't go away. There are some prescriptions as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always.Please help.

Dr. Peterson Pierre
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Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always.Please help.

Scaly skin: You probably have eczema which is a very common condition that comes and goes. It's not dangerous and can be treated with cortisone creams twice a day. Start with an over the counter preparation. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller
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What could cause dry, flaky skin below the corners of the bottom lip and around the sides of the nose?

Dr. Philip Miller
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What could cause dry, flaky skin below the  corners of the bottom lip and around the sides of the nose?

Multiple causes: Skin eruptions, vitamin deficiences, eczema, seborrhea, allergies- get examined- for a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV ?

Dr. Joseph Eastern
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Itching around nose and mouth. Clear/pink hard bumps around nose and under eyes. Itchy eyes and flaky skin. also mild sore throat for 2 months. HSV ?

Exam needed.: HSV is unlikely. The redness/itching/flaking is most consistent with seborrheic dermatitis (especially if scalp is also flaky), but that doesn't explain the chronic sore throat. Let your doctor examine you, and perhaps do a throat culture. ...Read more

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Dr. Moises Perez
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If I have flaky skin on the side of my nose, how can I get the white stuff off?

Dr. Moises Perez
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If I have flaky skin on the side of my nose, how can I get the white stuff off?

See your Dr.: It would be nice to find out the root of the problem. Therefore you need to see a dermatologist. Once you have been properly diagnosed we can attempt proper options on how to better treat this condition. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Fisher
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How can I get rid of flaky skin on my nose?

Dr. Michael Fisher
Board Certified, Dermatology
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Seborrheic Derm: Seborrheic dermatitis is thought to be due to a combination of an over production of skin oil and irritation from a yeast called malassezia. Seborrheic dermatitis appears to run in families. Stress, fatigue, weather extremes, oily skin, infrequent shampoos or skin cleaning, use of lotions that contain alcohol, skin disorders (such as acne), or obesity may increase the risk. Rx with promiseb. ...Read more

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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. Shaad Abdullah
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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I have flaky skin on my legs and nose. I have had skin cancer on my nose. How do I stop flaky skin.

Dr. Shaad Abdullah
Board Certified, Hematology and Oncology
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I have flaky skin on my legs and nose. I have had skin cancer on my nose. How do I stop flaky skin.

Possible dry skin: Proper use of moisturizer should help. Seborrheic dermatitis can also cause flakes, specially on the face. A dermatologist can help. ...Read more

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