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How Can I Tell The Difference Between Dry Skin And Scabies
Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more
Any moisturizer.: Any moisturizer will do. Use your favorite. ...Read more
Can dry skin mimic scabies & cause occasional vesicles? I don't drink much water and take daily hot showers. Using lotions or aloe daily helps a bit?
Tiny, itchy bumps all over body. Do not look like a rash & are not in the usual places for scabies, but could it be? Maybe from tanning or dry skin?
Allergy?: Good morning, tant itchy rash with red bumps suggests that your immune system is trying to reject something such as an allergen or a virus. The itching is a signal that something is not right. Dry skin often causes itching, but rarely a rash. Tanning could trigger some rash. Finding the cause is the first order of business, please see your doctor. Moisturizing creams such as cerave may be of hel. ...Read more
What's the symptomatic difference between dry skin and hot flashes? My skin feels really hot on and off like sunburn for a few min
Hot flashes need : are treated with hormones A sudden feeling of warmth spreading through your upper body and face A flushed appearance with red, blotchy skin Rapid heartbeat Perspiration, mostly on your upper body Feeling chilled as the hot flash subsides Hot flashes vary in frequency — you may have few or many in a day — and each hot flash usually subsides in a few minutes. Dry skin is constantly irritated ...Read more
Rosacea & eczema: There are several excellent answers on the differences between rosacea and eczema. I would like to add one condition that is rosacea but can look like eczema. That is perioral dermatitis. Perioral dermatitis can be red, itchy, scaly and can definitely be mistaken for eczema. However, treating it like eczema with moisturizers and steroid creams can actually make it significantly worse. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
They can look alike: They can look the same on the scalp, however there can be subtle differences. Dry skin would tend to be over the entire scalp and can worsen with use of a medicated shampoo. Gentle shampoos and less frequent washing are better for dry scalp. Dandruff is usually from psoriasis or seborrheic dermatitis on the scalp, often with thicker, larger scales, redness, itching. Medicated shampoos often help. ...Read more
Atopic dermatitis: Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/eczema/basics/definition/con-20032073 for info on eczema aka atopic dermatitis which is a condition leading to red itchy skin which may or may not be dry. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009 for info on (not so) common causes of dry skin like hot water, harsh soaps, sun exposure, etc. ...Read more
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