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

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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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 to have dry skin after pregnancy?

Is it normal to have dry skin after pregnancy?

If prone to dry skin: The big change in hormones after a woman delivers may have some effect on the types and amounts of moisture and oils in the skin. Other than that, the reasons for dry skin after pregnancy are the same as the reasons for dry skin before pregnancy, such as: low humidity, frequent washing, soaps, past history of eczema, etc... One can avoid long, hot showers, use a humidifier, and use lots of cream. ...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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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