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Signs Of Dry Skin
I have this insane itchy/tingly sensation on my face, jawline/ under chin area. No obvious signs of rash, dry skin are present. What could it be?
Paresthesia: You have a paresthesia. An abnormal cutaneous sensations of tingling, numbness, pressure, cold, and warmth that an individual experiences without the presence of a stimulus. It results from functional disturbances of sensory neurons. Causes include peripheral vascular disease, peripheral neuropathy, and nerve damage. ...Read more
Is a deficiency in vitamin d, hight cortisol and prolactin, too much LDL cholesterol a sign of hypothyroid ? Symptoms dry skin, astheny and low libido
Forgive my frankness: Your lack of vitamin d is probably the result of your getting too little in your diet and not getting enough sunlight. A spot cortisol is of little value except as a screen for addison's which i will assume is ruled out. Your high prolactin and low libido in a man with some serious acne like you're being treated for makes me suspect strongly that you have a prolactinoma. ...Read more
Is it possible that sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue be signs of diabetes?
Sudden and increasing itching all over body since a few days. Start w/ feet. No visible signs. Skin not dry. No new cosmetics. Bloodwork seems normal.
No rash?: Isolated itching is due to irritated nerve fibers in the skin. Normal labs (liver, kidney, blood count) essentially rules out underlying diseases. Irritation can be from contact (irritating soaps, detergents, other occupational or home exposures), sunlight, hot water, fung etc. Even if not visibly dry, daily washing removes protective lipids. Address these & use Aquaphor/CeraVe/Cetaphil liberally. ...Read more
The skin around my perineum area is itchy. I thought it was genital warts but no signs/no warts. Applied a&d for dry skin. No help, any suggestion?
Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin.
What could it be? No other signs.
Allergic reaction or more?
Probably: an irritative folliculitis...inflammation of the tiny pouches i which your hairs are growing ..this is often caused BY SHAVING TOO CLOSE or TOO OFTEN! An antibacterial moisturizing soap may help! Ask your PCP (Primary Care Provider) for a suggestion! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My breast nipple has been crusty since about last Thursday and burns. Could it be dry skin.Should I see a doctor immediately? Is that a cancer sign
DRY SKIN: Dry skin is often a result of excessive dryness in the house. Get a humidifier & make sure the relative humidity is at least 40%. Soaps & laundry detergents can aggravate dry skin. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil & all-free & clear for your laundry. And no fabric softeners! an underactive thyroid and certain oral medications can also trigger dry skin. If no better, see your general doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Emollients, Bathing: The key is to retain moisture, best done by applying emollients after baths/showers. Use warm water and mild soaps to clean, then apply THINLY Vaseline or Aquaphor. If you prefer, Cetaphil, Aveeno, or Cerave lotions are also helpful and a bit less "greasy". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hydration #1: Staying well hydrated can make an immediate difference in the dryness of your skin. Beyond that - try a deep night-time treatment for a few days with a petroleum gel like aquaphor. Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers. When possible humidify the air. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
Moisture!: Any otc moisturizer is a good place to start. They can range from thick (like an ointment) to thin (like a lotion). Soaking in water before applying any moisturizer helps with the overall result. And if you are applying it once a day and it is wearing off then you need to do it more frequently. If your problem doesn't respond then you should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meds: I completely agree with dr. Vuguin and please note that cholesterol lowering medications may also dry out skin. Simple at home steps include avoiding harsh soaps. I recommend cerave or cetaphil cleanser to growing, axilla and feet. Only water elsewhere. Use cream moisturizer (not lotion) immediately after showering to seal in moisture. Take fish oil supplement. If that fails, see a dermatolo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer