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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

Dry Skin (Definition)

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


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How to get rid of itchy dry skin?

How to get rid of itchy dry skin?

Dry skin: To prevent or treat dry skin: 1. Hydrate orally with water. 2. Use sun screen liberally. 3. Take warm baths or showers instead of hot ones. 4. Avoid “deodorant” or abrasive soaps – opt for mild cleansers/soaps/shower gels. 5. Apply moisturizing lotion before the skin is fully dry. ...Read more

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I have a dry skin on my balls and very itchy. What is the cure?

I have a dry skin on my balls and very itchy. What is the cure?

Yeast Infection?: Although it may be unrelated to an infection you should be checked out. ...Read more

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Itchy thighs, i think I have really dry skin so i itch instantly after i take my clothes off?

Itchy thighs, i think I have really dry skin so i itch instantly after i take my clothes off?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Dear doctor, I have dry skin. At some places there is dry skin with skin flakes in round shape and it gets itchy only at night.

Dear doctor, I have dry skin.  At some places there is dry skin with skin flakes in round shape and it gets itchy only at night.

Many possibilities: This can be due to eczema or atopic dermatitis, or pityriasis rosea, psoriasis, tinea versicolor, or other skin conditions. You can try otc topical steroids (cortisone cream) or antihistamines to see if they help. Then see your doctor or dermatologist for diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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I found this patch of dry skin on my stomach. It was much smaller but i scratched it, its been two months now. It isnt itchy. What is it?

Hard to say: This could be something very simple like xerosis (dry skin) that is getting larger because of scratching. This could also be something fungal or eczema. Given this forum i cannot say for sure. However, seeing your doctor would help you figure this out. A dermatologist may be needed. ...Read more

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My toe is red and extremily itchy it's flaking off dry skin n hurts so bad been this way for about a month what should I do ? I have soaked it

My toe is red and extremily itchy it's flaking off dry skin n hurts so bad been this way for about a month what should I do ? I have soaked it

Athlete's foot: Itching and skin flaking on the foot is characteristic of athlete's foot which is caused by fungus. There are various over the counter remedies for the fungus at the pharmacy but often you need prescription medication to get rid of it. The fungus lives in your shoes so you need to treat them as well. See a podiatrist if it doesn't get better with over the counter medication. ...Read more

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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