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Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?

Had sores on scalp from hair dye. Now have dry flaky scalp and small circles of dry peeling skin on arms, legs, neck and feet?

Uncertain.: 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

Red Scaling Rash (Definition)

Red scaling rashes generally fall into the category of "eczematous", meaning "like eczema". Eczema, seborrheic dermatitis, allergic or irritant contact dermatitis, and some bacterial and fungal infections fall into this category. Red scaling rashes are often itchy and can ...Read more


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Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Details are everythi: Who said scabies? Distribution and duration of skin symptoms? When treated? How many times? Others also affected? Others treated even if no itch? EXACT details of treatment? If scabies, how did you get it? No answer without these details. ...Read more

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T-gel side effect? Put on arms during shower. ..Come out of bath, dry, and skin peeling? Have scalp psoriasis - not on arms

T-gel side effect? Put on arms during shower. ..Come out of bath, dry, and skin peeling? Have scalp psoriasis - not on arms

See below: Sounds like the t-gel is not agreeing with you. You may need a different shampoo with you having scalp psoriasis. See a dermatologist if you haven't already to get some topical ointments that may help. ...Read more

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Itching bad throat, chest, arms and legs below the knees and skin peeling on hands and feet. Could this be a nut allergy?

Itching bad throat, chest, arms and legs below the knees and skin peeling on hands and feet. Could this be a nut allergy?

Maybe: Your description could be eczema or it could be the result of a streptococcal throat infection. If eczema and if caused by nuts (a lot of ifs) it would be the result of eating nuts nearly everyday. Do yourself a favor and see an allergist or a dermatologist for assistance. ...Read more

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Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

Should I moisturize my baby’s peeling skin?

Yes: If you are talking about the normal peeling of new infant skin in the first month, sure it is fine to do a moisturizer, as long as it is unscented, and preferably a creme rather than a lotion. I recommend eucerin, or even an olive oil based unscented moisturizing creme when baby gets out of the bath, if you are interested to avoid petroleum based products on baby's skin. ...Read more

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Can I pick off my baby’s peeling skin?

No: Just leave it alone. It will simply fall off on it's own. If you are worried that the skin is so dry that it may be getting cracked in certain locations (wrists or ankles in particular right after birth), try applying some vasoline or aquaphor ointment. In due time, the old (dead skin) will simply fall off as you bathe your baby and the new skin underneath will be nice and soft. ...Read more

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I have bad peeling skin on fingertips, any suggestions?

I have bad peeling skin on fingertips, any suggestions?

Avoidance: Avoid trauma look to see if you do repeated traumatic things to the fingers like picking at things, playing guitar etc
Avoid hot hand washes
Wash hands as necessary not excessively without hard scrubbing
emollients to keep them moist ...Read more

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My nipples is peeling skin can I be pregnant?

Peeling nipples: Peeling of this area is usually due to irritation from clothing or friction from activity. There is a possibility of allergy to detergent or fabric softener. If you think, you're pregnant, buy a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Will vaseline help prevent scars from peeling skin?

Will vaseline help prevent scars from peeling skin?

Vaseline is good: Vaseline is a good dressing for scars. When compared in controlled trials head-to-head with mederma, vaseline was significantly better. ...Read more

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How do you fix peeling skin caused by acne products?

How do you fix peeling skin caused by acne products?

Moisturizer: Find a good moisturizer one that says oil free and non- comdeogenic on the label. Some of the products are designed to slowly peel the layers off your face to get rid of whiteheads and blackheads. Be sure you are not scrubbing or washing too aggressively with the products or leaving them on too long. Some dryness is expected. ...Read more

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Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Dry peeling skin on differin (adapalene) is this a good sign?

Yes: This is exactly what one should expect from a topical retinoid (differin (adapalene) is a retinoid). In the early studies on this class of medicine the researchers felt that if a patient is not getting red and peeling then the strength of the retinoid is not high enough. This side effect can often resolve or can be alleviated with a simple noncomedogenic moisturizer. Good question. ...Read more

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Hi, both my feet are dry, itchy and peeling skin what can it be?

Hi, both my feet are dry, itchy and peeling skin what can it be?

Itchy feet: Dry and itchy scaly feet is usually caused by a fungus and is most likely athletes foot. You need to purchase an over-the-counter antifungal medication and apply to your feet on a daily basis for proximally 3 to 4 weeks. If your symptoms do not resolve you may need a prescription antifungal cream. See a podiatrist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

What does dry flaking/peeling skin in between eyebrows and on the sides of the mouth mean?

Skin changes...: Even though without taking a look at you is difficult to determine exactly what this is, but by the way you are describing your skin changes, it seems to be a dermatitis (skin inflammation), could be seborrhea or eczema. For now try moisturizing cream or petroleum jelly and make an appointment with your doctor in order to get a final diagnosis. ...Read more

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My toe itches constantly. I can also see a little peeling skin. What is this? How do I treat it?

Fungus: Until proven otherwise (as this is most common though there are other possibilities) try over the counter antifungal cream like clotrimazole. ...Read more

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Recently had skin peel off scrotom and penile shaft. Almost like sunburn peeling skin. What causes this?

uncomfortable probl: At the risk of oversimplifying a potentially complicated problem, this sounds like an inflammation or irritation of the skin in that area causing the peeling. Did you use a new lotion or other product in that area? Something came in contact with that particular area to cause the inflammation and irritation and so the key is to try to identify it and then, avoid it. ...Read more

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What could cause raw, peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva? It doesn't hurt unless I poke or scratch it-it doesn't itch either.

What could cause raw, peeling skin between my butt cheeks and near my vulva? It doesn't hurt unless I poke or scratch it-it doesn't itch either.

Irritation: There are a number of things that can irritate this sensitive area. Sensitivity to laundry detergents, toilet paper, or feminine products can cause this as well as yeast infection. Avoid products that have fragrance or color. ...Read more

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This morning my bottom lip began peeling skin. The peeling is white but this is the first time to happen. Just want to check if it's serious or not.

This morning my bottom lip began peeling skin. The peeling is white but this is the first time to happen. Just want to check if it's serious or not.

Probably fine: That doesn't sound serious. Have you been licking your lip? Are you using any new beauty or skin care products that you might be having a reaction to? ...Read more

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I have TINY puss filled bumps on my face. I apply lotion, but when I don't it's instant dry/peeling skin. Been on my face for a month. Please help!

Dermatology referral: The most common cause of pustules is acne. Other possible causes are an allergic reaction to food, allergens in the environment, or poisonous insect bites. This condition should be evaluated by a Dermatologist who is a doctor who specializes in treating the skin. Please make an appointment with a Dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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3yo has yellowish peeling skin in the creases between his 3rd & 4th & 4 &5 toes it doesn't seem to bother him at all. What could this be other than af?

3yo has yellowish peeling skin in the creases between his 3rd & 4th & 4 &5 toes it doesn't seem to bother him at all. What could this be other than af?

Usually Dry Skin: Actually fungal infections at this age are very rare.Dry skin made worse by constantly sweaty feet is the most common cause. Frequent sock changes for dryness, moisturize 3-4 times per day and cortisone cream almost always clear this up. ...Read more

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Hi am 27 years old and I just realised that am peeling dry skin on my left butt chick. And I have also been peeling skin on the sides of my feet below?

Hi am 27 years old and I just realised that am peeling dry skin on my left butt chick. And I have also been peeling skin on the sides of my feet below?

Peeling skin: A dermatologist is the type of doc you need to see. Please do so. In the meanwhile, do you have enough oil in your diet? Also, consider using shea butter on your skin. Avoid skin products that contain alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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For 4 weeks: Hives that come and go, lasting a couple hours; 1-3 times a day. Intense itching on palms and soles, peeling skin, wakes me up at night?

For 4 weeks: Hives that come and go, lasting a couple hours; 1-3 times a day. Intense itching on palms and soles, peeling skin, wakes me up at night?

Need to be seen: Kindly see yor doctor/dermatologist, can't be helped online, more history and physical examination are needed. In the interim you can try OTC cetirizine, loratadine or fexofenadine, regularly though, just to control the itching, hope it works, till you see your doctor first who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: peeling skin?

Skin cells peel: A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is seen in sun burn. ...Read more

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How to treat peeling skin on my face?

How to treat peeling skin on my face?

Peeling skin: Unless very superficial would allow it to exfoliate on it's own. Sometimes when pulling skin off of face - thick layers of tissue may be pulled off - such as when you have sunburn. ...Read more

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How to treat the peeling skin on my big toes?

How to treat the peeling skin on my big toes?

Peeling skin: Skin peels so that dead cells can be eliminated and new cells can emerge. Several different conditions can cause the skin on the area of the toes to peel. They include athlete's foot and dry skin. Skin on the toes that continues to peel may require a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy peeling skin from tanning bed possible?

Itchy peeling skin from tanning bed possible?

Sunburn: If you are using a tanning bed and are getting the symptoms you describe then this is probably a sunburn, plain and simple. Of course, as a dermatologist, I would recommend against tanning beds. If you are getting these symptoms then you are basically burning your skin just as if you were being exposed to sunlight. ...Read more

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Peeling Skin (Definition)

A peeling skin is the result of separation of the outer layer of cells which separates. A typical common skin lesion of this nature is ...Read more