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Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Dry, flaky skin on penis, appears in small round patches around the head & excess flaky skin below head. Not itchy/burning or red. What could this be?

Penile dermatitis: There are too many possibilities to make an educated guess. Most genital rashes are not STDs, and this doesn't sound like one. Best to see a doctor sooner rather than later. Start with your personal physician, or perhaps a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear its been there for years what do you think it is?

I have red itchy and flaky skin on th back of my left ear its been there for years what do you think it is?

Eczema: Often when people complain if flakey, itchy reddish skin, eczema comes to mind. The first step is for people to try a steroid cream (otc Hydrocortisone cream) if that doesnt help, your primary md, derm or ENT can point you to the right direction. ...Read more

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Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy . Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye . It's itchy . Kindly help. ?

Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy . Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye . It's itchy . Kindly help. ?

Eczema : It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like behind your ears, elbows, behind your knees, etc. avoid your eyelids, but you may trial hydrocortisone 2.5% cream to the brows 2-3 times per day to see if you respond well enough. The eyelids require prescription grade ophthalmic ointment. ...Read more

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Odd rash on lower abdomen red and itchy flaky hafd for two years?

Odd rash on lower abdomen red and itchy flaky hafd for two years?

? Nickel dermatitis: Many possibilities but common is a nickel dermatitis from the button on your jeans. I would apply otc Hydrocortisone 3x daily (rx works better if you go to a dermatologist) and avoid wearing any pants with buttons. If it goes away and you want to wear jeans again, you will need to apply 3 coats of clear nail polish before you wear them every time. Please get checked if not resolved. ...Read more

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Red blotchy skin. Not itchy. Lower abdomen. Under the "happy trail" yet above pubic area. What might it be?

Red blotchy skin. Not itchy. Lower abdomen. Under the "happy trail" yet above pubic area. What might it be?

See a dermatologist: Cannot possibly diagnose this without seeing it. Get it looked at by an expert. Good luck. ...Read more

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L am diabetic and have had a really bothersome red itchy cracked skin with some occasional blistering patches in the fold beneath my abdomen/ upper th?

L am diabetic and have had a really bothersome red itchy cracked skin with some occasional blistering patches in the fold beneath my abdomen/ upper th?

Be seen: Diabetics are at risk for infection and you may be dealing with strep/staph or a yeast infection. Be checked and treated. Check your blood sugars. Poor control can trigger infections. All the best. ...Read more

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My brother has developed red oval flaky -itchy patches on his arm, leg, back, abdomen, scalp, ear and eye lash, genitals .. can this be psoriasis?

My brother has developed red oval flaky -itchy patches on his arm, leg, back, abdomen, scalp, ear and eye lash, genitals .. can this be psoriasis?

Yes: By your description it does sound like Guttate Psoriasis. The flakes tend to be more greasy rather than dry. Itching however is not a prominent feature. Another possibility is Seborrheic Dermatitis He should see his doctor for a more definitive diagnosis ...Read more