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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
60 doctors shared insights

Skin Irritation (Overview)

Irritated skin is inflamed. It can be swollen, red, peeling, hurting, burning, injured, scratched, cut, bitten, a rash, or anything that causes irritation or inflammation. Skin allergies can also cause skin irritations.


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What could cause skin irritation under a ring that I am wearing?

What could cause skin irritation under a ring that I am wearing?

A contact dermatitis: You may have an allergy to the metal in your ring, like nickel, gold, etc. Or, there is a possibility that you have a contact dermatitis to a soap or other substance that gets trapped under your ring that is causing irritation to your skin. You may benefit from patch testing which is performed by dermatologists to help determine the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
60 doctors shared insights

Skin Irritation (Overview)

Irritated skin is inflamed. It can be swollen, red, peeling, hurting, burning, injured, scratched, cut, bitten, a rash, or anything that causes irritation or inflammation. Skin allergies can also cause skin irritations.


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Tea tree oil caused skin irritation. Does this mean I am allergic?

Tea tree oil caused skin irritation. Does this mean I am allergic?

Doesn't matteer: Tea tree oil can be very irritating. It may be allergy or irritation . Either way you should avoid it. There is no good use for it anyway. ...Read more

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Skin irritation on the head of my penis. How can I treat this?

Skin irritation on the head of my penis. How can I treat this?

R U circumcised?: Most common cause is pain from a tight foreskin, this might respond to prescription strength steroid cream applications or require circumcision. Could be due to candida or hpv if circumcised. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing the skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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I've noticed skin irritation on my baby's back, should I have him lie on his side?

No: You want your baby always sleeping on his back. It's okay to do some more tummy time during the awake times, but make sure he goes to sleep on his back. Usually a little over the counter moisturizer on the irritated area twice a day is enough to take care of the problem, but if it persists, it may be worth having your physician examine him. ...Read more

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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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Hi sir I am suffering with a skin irritation especially hands since a week. Could you please help me to cure it ?

Hi sir I am suffering with a skin irritation especially hands since a week. Could you please help me to cure it ?

Irritation: First you have find out what causing it, most of the an allergy may be the culprit, a topical steroid such as Hydrocortisone may help, see your doctor if it persist. ...Read more