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Peeling Skin On Arms
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 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
Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.
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
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
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
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
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
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
None that I know of.: But I recommend you see a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
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
See derm: See dermatologist to get the right treatment. ...Read more
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
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
What to do if only itch occasionally and my toe itches constantly. I can also see a little peeling skin. What is this and how can I fix it?
My 7mo son has had peeling skin on his toes for about 2 months now. Not red or bothering him, just peeling on all toes. What could cause this?
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.
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
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
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?
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?
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
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