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Is it normal to have dry skin after pregnancy?

Is it normal to have dry skin after pregnancy?

Yes: Dry skin is normal after pregnancy, often due to the changing hormones in your body. Drink plenty of fluids, and use a skin moisturizer that is hypo-allergenic. ...Read more

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Dr. James Dukelow
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it normal to get a dry skin rash during pregnancy?.

Is it normal to get a dry skin rash during pregnancy?.

Hormones & skin: The multitude of hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy can affect the skin. There are some specific rashes that occur in pregnancy which follow a distinct pattern (PUPPP), while other patients can develop itchy skin. If the skin is simply dry, then a dry skin care program with natural oils can suffice. If there is an underlying rash, it should be evaluated by a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can pregnancy cause dry skin?

Can pregnancy cause dry skin?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy causes many physical and hormonal changes. The thyroid gland is supercharged and may become somewhat depleted causing dry skin ...Read more

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Is dry skin a symptom of pregnancy? I took several pregnancy tests and they were all negative. Its 82 days since intercourse. Had 3 light periods

Is dry skin a symptom of pregnancy? I took several pregnancy tests and they were all negative. Its 82 days since intercourse. Had 3 light periods

Dry skin: Home urine pregnancy tests are very accurate. If you have several negative tests and it's been 82 days since intercourse, you're not pregnant. An under active thyroid can cause both dry skin and skipped periods. There are lots of possible causes of skipped periods. See a provider for thyroid and other testing. If not wanting pregnancy, be sure to discuss an effective contraception too. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy? I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

What causes dry skin on belly, arms, legs during early pregnancy?  I'm 9w2d and skin is flaky. Never had this before. Areolas are a little itchy?

Hormone changes: Hormone changes are most likely but if you are not drinking as much (possibly due to nausea or sickness) and are dehydrated, that would also contribute. Use a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have dry skin after taking acne medication?

Yes: Accutane, the powerful medicine that dermatologists can prescribe, always produces dry skin that may also itch, burn, and/or be sun-sensitive. Even topical retinoic acid compounds can do the same. Your physician may be able to help you manage these. Good luck with your treatment. ...Read more

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Why are my feet seemingly covered in tough, dry skin instead of normal skin?

Calluses, xerosis: You may have calluses or xerosis or both. Calluses cause a thickening of the skin under areas of the feet that take on more pressure than other parts of the foot. Xerosis is just excessively dry skin but can sometimes be related to other medical issues. There are also some callus disorders that are inherited. A podiatrist can help. ...Read more

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My 2yr old has what looks like a bite on her back. There is a scaly, bumpy rash around it such as you would see on dry skin. Is this normal?

Dry patch: This can be a ringworm (tinea corporis) or a patch of eczema. I would use some hydrocortisone 1%. If it doesnt resolve in 5 days, take her to the pediatrician to evaluate it for ringworm. ...Read more

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Was constantly touching and rubbing mole- got dry , used lotion and dry skin came off. Mole looks completely normal again.. been there 8 years.. ok?

Was constantly touching and rubbing mole- got dry , used lotion and dry skin came off. Mole looks completely normal again.. been there 8 years.. ok?

Probably OK...: ...but why were you messing with it? Moles should be left alone. If it is itching, painful, or increasing in size, shape or color, you should be checked for melanoma. If it is in an area that is constantly being irritated, for example bra strap or panty line, ask to have it removed. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have very dry skin, what can I do to make it normal and not dry anymore?

A simple solution: is vegetable shortening. The expensive moisturizers are usually only whipped fat with something to make it smell good. Just tapping solid vegetable shortening and rubbing it into the skin will help dry or wind burned skin. ...Read more

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Is it normal for 10 days old baby to have flaky, scaly and dry skin all over the body?

Is it normal for 10 days old baby to have flaky, scaly and dry skin all over the body?

Yes: Baby skin is drying out after 40 weeks of floating in his amniotic fluid . Use moisturizing lotion. See md for more detail. Congratulations on your baby ...Read more

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Hello I have a dry skin over all penis and seems like fungus, by the normal cream it is controlled but it is not curing, please advice?

See a doctor: Cannot possibly diagnose this or recommend treatment without an examination and perhaps some tests on this rash. Either your pcp or a dermatologist will be helpful. Go soon and hope this clears up uneventfully. Best. ...Read more