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Doctor insights on: Signs Of Dry Skin

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Dr. Michael Fisher Dr. Fisher
Dermatology
28 years in practice
Morehouse School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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

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

Dr. Harry Greenberg Dr. Greenberg
Dermatology
23 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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Can chronically dry skin be a sign of a more serious problem?

Can chronically dry skin be a sign of a more serious problem?

Yes, it's possible: You could have ichthyosis, this is not a harmful condition. Additionally a condition like mycosis fungoides- cutaneous lymphoma is possible. I would start with a good moisturizer like cetaphil or cerave and see if that works. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Can dry skin patches be a sign of an std?

Can dry skin patches be a sign of an std?

STDs: There are skin eruptions associated with several stds and would need far more info to try and answer your question in further detail. My suggestion is that if you feel you were exposed to an std go and see a doctor, be examined and tested thoroughly. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
Surgery - Plastics
30 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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I have a dark spot on my lip. Its not dry skin. What could this be a sign of?

I have a dark spot on my lip. Its not dry skin. What could this be a sign of?

Get evaluation: It may be a vascular malformation such as a venous lake but it could also be something more concerning such as a melanoma. See a dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Are sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue signs of diabetes?

Are sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue signs of diabetes?

Possible signs: Have yourself evaluated by you doctor. A few simple test could determine your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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Is it possible that sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue be signs of diabetes?

Is it possible that sweet smelling urine, dry skin and mild thirst and fatigue be signs of diabetes?

Possible signs: Have yourself evaluated by you doctor. A few simple test could determine your diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower Dr. Munshower
Family Medicine
26 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine - Georgia Campus
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Dr. Corey Clay Dr. Clay
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

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

Dr. Michael Sparacino Dr. Sparacino
Family Medicine
33 years in practice
A. T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Richard Zimon Dr. Zimon
Internal Medicine
55 years in practice
Harvard Medical School
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Small bumps on arms and legs. Very itchy. No puss. Dry skin. What could it be? No other signs. Allergic reaction or more?

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 more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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

 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

I would recommend: medical assessment. It could just be inflammation but you need to rule out more serious causes. I would not jump to conclusions but here is a good article about Paget Disease. See: https://www.cancer.gov/types/breast/paget-breast-fact-sheet ...Read more

Dr. Jerome Litt Dr. Litt
Dermatology
67 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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How to heal dry skin?

How to heal dry skin?

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 more

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Dr. Robert Peppercorn Dr. Peppercorn
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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What to do for dry skin?

What to do for dry skin?

Dry skin: Avoid deodorant soap. Reduce duration of shower. Use less hot water. Put a lotion such as cerave or eucerin on skin daily especially after bathing. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Keuer Dr. Keuer
Dermatology
years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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What's good for dry skin?

What's good for dry skin?

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 more

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard Dr. Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
17 years in practice
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
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How can I fix my dry skin?

How can I fix my dry skin?

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 more

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Dr. Donald Shenenberger Dr. Shenenberger
Dermatology
21 years in practice
University of South Carolina School of Medicine
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What is good for dry skin?

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 more

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Dr. Jennifer Haley Dr. Haley
Dermatology
19 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Why do people have dry skin?

Why do people have dry skin?

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 more

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Dr. Stephen Friedman Dr. Friedman
Dermatology
37 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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Is having dry skin abnormal?

Is having dry skin abnormal?

Yes: Dry skin means that the epidermal surface is compromised and is losing water. Pronged dry skin will enhance the risk of a skin infection. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What to do to cure dry skin?

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 more

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