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I have been noticing dry flaky skin on my legs and i want to know what I should do go tothe doctor or try a home remedy?

I have been noticing dry flaky skin on my legs and  i want to know what I should do go tothe doctor or try a home remedy?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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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


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My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

My skin is thick and dark near lateral mallecous..any home remedies for treatment? If not other way?

Hmm: Is it a callus or a mole? I'd get checked to confirm what is is as dark spots can be suspicious for skin cancer and other things. Please see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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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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Can I still put make up even if I have dry and flaky skin on face?

If you put makeup: on dry flaky skin it can appear more dry. i would first use moisturizing sunscreen, then if less flaky could use mineral makeup. but if dryness persists, see dermatologist for prescription treatment ...Read more

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I have dry white flaky skin in my brow?

FLAKY SKIN OF BROW: If this problem has been there for a long time, it may be a condition called psoriasis. Please see your dermatologist who will prescribe appropriate medications. Meanwhile try using a tar shampoo: t-gel, tarsum, dhs-tar or other shampoos with tar. And shampoo often, daily if possible. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry and flaky skin ?

How to get rid of dry and flaky skin
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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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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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How do I get rid of discolored and flaky skin?

How do I get rid of discolored and flaky skin?

Find the cause: Discolored skin is damaged skin. Localized flakiness is also damaged. You need to see a dermatologist to see why this area is damaged. Could be sun, autoimmune or cancer. ...Read more

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