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Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy.. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Really Dry rash on buttocks with some red/purple bumps under skin. Dry and itchiness extends from groin region. What is this?

Really Dry rash on buttocks with some red/purple bumps under skin. Dry and itchiness extends from groin region. What is this?

See a dermatologist: Could be a dermatophyte. Do you have scaling of your feet and between your small toe/ ring toe? ...Read more

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My skin has dry itchy spots what can I do?

My skin has dry itchy spots what can I do?

Eczema or psoriasis?: how it to your doc or check on the 'net. These are different and are treated differently! They can both be treated with topical medicines. See your doc and a good dermatologist if he/she is not sure! They are both treatable. ...Read more

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What is wrong with my skin? Red, dry, itchy spots on my chest that seem to be spreading. Help!

What is wrong with my skin? Red, dry, itchy spots on my chest that seem to be spreading. Help!

No way to know?: Rashes are difficult at best when seen by the doctor. One would need more information and a look to know how to give you a diagnosis. Contagious? Infection? Fungal? Parasitic (scabies and such)? Contact dermatitis (poison ivy/oak)? Systemic disease with rash (lupus and other)? Syphilis? Eczema? Allergic reaction? The story goes on and on. I am so sorry i cannot help you! get seen. ...Read more

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I take levoxyl (thyroxine) and it makes my skin so dry and itchy. Lotion doesn't work. What do I do?

I take levoxyl (thyroxine) and it makes my skin so dry and itchy. Lotion doesn't work. What do I do?

Try different CREAM: I am assuming you have hypothyroidism that can also make your skin dry and itchy. You may want to try cerave cream which replaces the lipids missing in dry skin. Creams are more moisturizing than lotions. You can also try over the counter Hydrocortisone ointment. If these suggestions don't work, visit your dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Why is my skin reacting (dry patches, itchy rash) to my insulin pump sites?

Adhesive reaction?: I would wonder if you are becoming sensitive to the adhesive used at the site. It is unlikely to be a reaction to the insulin. Also, make sure there is no latex in your supplies. You might try putting some Hydrocortisone cream on your skin in the area before attaching the insertion needle. ...Read more

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I have been getting dry spots on arms&legs. Skin peels & dry sometimes itchy. What is this?

I have been getting dry spots on arms&legs. Skin peels & dry sometimes itchy. What is this?

Eczema: Sounds like you may have eczema. It is a chronic condition in which the skin loses its ability to maintain moisture. Moisturizing your skin frequently with a nice unscented moisturizer like cetaphil or cerave, especially after bathing/showering, will help. If it is still bothersome i recommend seeing a good dermatologist. ...Read more

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My face skin is dry and itchy sometimes,can i use hydrocortisone cream into my face? Thanks

My face skin is dry and itchy sometimes,can i use hydrocortisone cream into my face? Thanks

Skin Itch on Face: I do not recommend using a steroid cream on your face. Consider instead applying your favorite moisturizer directly after washing your face to seal in the moisture. ...Read more

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My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.

Need to know more: Although the description is compatible with atopic eczema( since you probably have allergic rhinitis as well as evidenced by the sneezing), it is not possible to tell without a direct examination. Consult an allergist or dermatologist. In meanwhile be sure to bathe daily and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after having sponge dried your skin . ...Read more

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My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

Dry skin/eczema: It's recommended to use plain white moisturizers two times a day, use less warm wate for bath or showers, use soaps or bath gel for sensitive skin ( better to go with in colored and non fragrant or non scented, also gently tapping skin to dry than rubbing with towel is also recommended. See your doctor or skin specialist if not improving, sooner if worse. ...Read more

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What could be making my baby's skin so dry and so itchy?

What could be making my baby's skin so dry and so itchy?

Atopic dermatitis: Atopic eczema usually occurs in people who have an 'atopic tendency'. This means they may develop any or all of three closely linked conditions; atopic eczema, asthma and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). Often these conditions run within families with a parent, child or sibling also affected. A family history of asthma, eczema or hay fever is particularly useful in diagnosing atopic eczema in infant. ...Read more

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Scratching! can't stop. Dry skin. Too itchy?

Vicious cycle: This is fairly common. Something (could be anything) triggered itching, so you scratched it, which made it itch more, which makes you scratch more, and on and on. The solution is to stop scratching, which breaks the cycle. I realize that is hard. A dermatologist can give you creams and anti-itch medications to help you. Aveeno oatmeal baths will help as well. ...Read more

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What cause dry skin itchy on lower part of face?

What cause dry skin itchy on lower part of face?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of an itchy skin rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if my 30 month grandson has dry skin and get itchy. we apply aquaphor and alclometasone dipropionatas as advised?

What to do if my 30 month grandson has dry skin and get itchy. we apply aquaphor and alclometasone dipropionatas as advised?

Minimize bathing: One important thing to try is minimizing his bathing to every three days or so. Be careful about using the stronger steroid on thinner skin. The groin and face you should use a weaker cortisone 1% otc. Also use a scent free soap like dove scent free. Good luck! ...Read more

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My skin is very dry and itchy under scrotum sack.

My skin is very dry and itchy under scrotum sack.

Itchy scrotal skin: Itchy scrotal skin can have a number of causes, such as eczema, contact dermatitis, candida infections. Even some benign growths on scrotal skin like angiokeratomas, tiny little purple papules, can cause itching. One must be careful with using cortisone cream in this area as the skin is thin and delicate, and cortisone can cause thinning in a short period of time. ...Read more

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In my pubic hair area my skin is really dry and itchy and I do clean shave it and the skin is always dry and even when my hair grows back?

In my pubic hair area my skin is really dry and itchy and I do clean shave it and the skin is always dry and even when my hair grows back?

Skin irritation: Your skin is definitely irritated. That could be from shaving (an otc cortisone cream twice a day should do the trick), some eczema that you have developed in the area (again try the cortisone cream) or it could be a fungus (for that, try Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day for a week or two). If that doesn't work, you should see your dermatologist. ...Read more