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What causes flaky skin on arms/legs hours after showering?

What causes flaky skin on arms/legs hours after showering?

Dry skin: Sometimes the skin get get dry after a hot bath/shower and cause flaky skin. Use a good moisturizing soap and even if needed a post shower moisturizing cream. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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How come my skin itch after a shower?

How come my skin itch after a shower?

Drying: Using soap and hot water can actually dry out the skin, causing it to itch. ...Read more

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Why does the skin itch before and after shower?

Why does the skin itch before and after shower?

Dryness: What kind of water using if well water make sure there is water softener system .Use skin lubricant specially cetaphil. ...Read more

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Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Why does my skin flake after having a shower in dry weather?

Normal: The skin is constantly being replaced from below. Flakes represent shedding of the layer which is being replace, probably loosened by the water and rubbing. Dandruff flakes are slightly different, being related to normal replacement complicated by a fungus. See this article in wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dandruff. ...Read more

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Rash after bikini wax and scabs?

Rash after bikini wax and scabs?

Rash: If its red and scaly ( irritant dermatitis ) usually a dermatologist would prescribe a Hydrocortisone cream for several days . If there are pimples ( folliculitis ) an antibacterial ointment may help . See a dermatologist for treatment and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why skin at vulva goosebumps after waxing?

Why skin at vulva goosebumps after waxing?

It got "goosed".: When the hot wax is applied and removed ("ripped off"), the muscles under the skin called Erector pili elevate the skin in the form of "goosebumps" which also occurs when your body is frightened or cold as a reaction. Hot waxing is definitely a "female" endeavor as it a harsh "medieval" way to do the jab that a electric shaver or razor does just as well. Women are tougher then men in that regard. ...Read more

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Why does my skin get red and itchy after shower?

Why does my skin get red and itchy after shower?

Eczema: Long hot showers with deodrant/antibacterial soaps(or by themselves) will dry the skin, causing an increase in red/itching/ if appears as hives, then is the heat/pressure of water, not dry skin-should see a dermatologist to evaluate if hives. ...Read more

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I have itchy dry flaky skin where i shave around vaginal area and upper inner thighs. Itching goes away after shower and tried lotion but doesnt help.

Grooming: Grooming the pubic hair is a popular trend but is not medically necessary. If it is causing you problems then consider not shaving. Some benefit from using shaving cream to calm the skin. Others user clippers. Others just let pubic hair grow naturally. ...Read more

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Why is my skin discolored after showering?

Why is my skin discolored after showering?

We need more info.: Cold, tepid or hot water? What color is your skin changing to? What parts of the body are effected? ...Read more

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Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?

Itchy arm skin that turned into a rash after intense scratching. Stopped scratching but rash is now dry, hardened, peeling and spreading over 2 months?

See a doctor: Many different causes of itching rash including eczema, allergic reaction, contact dermatitis, psoriasis. Best to see your doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. Temporary relief from oral antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra and topical cortisone creams. ...Read more

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Itchy tingly skin all over after contact with water - after showers/baths skin becomes itchy and tingly but there is no visible marks or rashes.

Itchy tingly skin all over after contact with water - after showers/baths skin becomes itchy and tingly but there is no visible marks or rashes.

Aquagenic Pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus is a skin disease characterized by the development of severe, intense, prickling-like epidermal itching that is without observable skin lesions and that is evoked by contact with water. ...Read more

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Sometimes my hands will suddenly get extremely itchy and swell. Skin reddens from scratching. My skin isn't dry?

Sometimes my hands will suddenly get extremely itchy and swell. Skin reddens from scratching. My skin isn't dry?

Hands: Hand dermatitis consists of itchy , red hands made worse by frequent hands washing and detergents. Moisturizers and cortisone creams are often prescribed. See a dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red rash under eyes and around face after activity mostly..Really dry peeling?

Red rash under eyes and around face after activity mostly..Really dry peeling?

Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis is a common ailment resulting from an allergic reaction to certain irritants touching your skin, according to the eye care source website. This can occur from eye make-up or skin foundation. Your eyeliner, mascara, eye shadow or the tools used for applying them may have accumulated bacteria over time. This will irritate your skin, dry it out and perhaps cause it to flake. ...Read more

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Stinging skin sensation around eyes Flaky facial skin & dandruff Sore, dry and tight facial skin Hot skin and feaver. No allergies. For 4 weeks. ?

See dermatologist: Flaky skin lesions on the areas described may be from seborrhea which can be treated with several topical agent s including antifungal products. However the hot skin and fever are not expected with this condition. Thus it is best for you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Milky white discharge red dry irritated skin on inner labias dry peeling skin on clitoris musky and metallic smell after sex with a condom?

Milky white discharge red dry irritated skin on inner labias dry peeling skin on clitoris musky and metallic smell after sex with a condom?

Poss yeast vaginitis: Discharge and redness are very consistent with a yeast vaginitis, but findings could potentially be related to allergy or sensitivity to the material in condoms or lubricant. I suggest starting with an exam from your doctor or gynecologist. Yeast infection is very treatable with both vaginal inserts and oral medication and is not considered STD. ...Read more

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My groin is whitish and itchy after shower and peeing itching increased?

My groin is whitish and itchy after shower and peeing itching increased?

You may have a: fungal skin infection( Jock Itch). Responds to anti-fungal medication that's over the counter. Ask your pharmacist for help in choosing. Most common mistake people make is they stop treatment too soon. Treat for an additional week after skin has returned to normal. Otherwise,it comes back. ...Read more

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My palms are dry and peeling after I shower. Why?

My palms are dry and peeling after I shower.  Why?

Dyshidrosis: You may be describing a condition of the eccrine sweat glands or possibly contact dermatitis. If this continues, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more