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What causes dry skin in the winter?

What causes dry skin in the winter?

Low humidity: In northern areas the air is outside is low in humidity and indoors heated homes the air is low in humidity which drys out your skin amd aggravates eczema. Use moisturizers and a humfidier to improve indoor air quality. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin on my cheeks in the summer?

What causes dry skin on my cheeks in the summer?

The sun: is the number one culprit! use sunblock, hats, and lotions/creams after you get out of the sun to keep moisturized. ...Read more

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Can being in cold and dry air cause lots of skin itch?

Can being in cold and dry air cause lots of skin itch?

Yes, especially if : You breath it through your mouth. The nares usually warms air before it makes it's way down toward the lungs, but sometimes the temperature is not adequately equilibrated. Cold air passes through the mouth without being warmed. ...Read more

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What causes the skin to dry fast?

Fast Dry Skin: Lowered relative humidity at home or in the workplace can cause dryness of the skin, especially in the winter time. There are also some medications that can be responsible for excessive skin dryness. ...Read more

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Dry skin and severe hair loss. What causes it even in spring?

Dry skin and severe hair loss. What causes it even in spring?

Seborrhea: If this is your scalp we are talking about, you have two separate problems. Dryness of the scalp is called seborrheic dermatitis, which is controllable with medicated shampoos & lotions. Seborrhea does not cause hair loss, but lots of other things do. You will need to see a dermatologist and get a good exam & workup to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the dry skin on my face?

What are the causes of the dry skin on my face?

Mild soap: Try dove soap and apply a moisturizer on the face immediately after washing. No anti-bacterial or scented soap. ...Read more

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Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry, flaky skin on the outer skin of lips all the time. Why does this happen?

Dry flaky lips: See an allergist or dermatologist to see if it is related to something you contact. Many cases we don't know. Burt's beewax lip balm contains over 95% natural organic materials, which is extremely important for lips with our conditions. Read more: skin forum - what can cause dry flaky lips that peel - ? http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic110235.html#ixzz2jxo3nuim. ...Read more

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What causes stinging in the scalp or in the skin.

What causes stinging in the scalp or in the skin.

Actually: This is actually caused by chemicals released by immune and nervous system from external stimulus. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dry skin on heels?

What is the cause of dry skin on heels?

Lack of moisture : Hydration and lack of moisture mostly causes dryness of your skin on your heels. If there peeling as well you may have a fungal infection. If you do not have the latter, usually moisturizing your skin works. I recommend you see a podiatrist. There is many ways to reduce dryness on heels. ...Read more

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What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

What causes swollen and itchy fingers only in the winter?

Xerosis or Reynaud's: The cold weather and low humidity removes the moisture barrier from the skin, causing substances to penetrate and cause irritation. Cold weather also may cause vasospsm in the fingers, reducing blood flow, which may result in the same dysfunction. Use moisturizers and gloves, and see your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes swollen hands and feet in the winter?

What causes swollen hands and feet in the winter?

Circulation: During the cold weather, the body will try to reroute the circulation from the extremities (arms and legs) to the central chest cavity (heart, lungs, etc...) therefore the blood flow will be somewhat compromised to the hands and feet and thats why you will have swelling in your hands and feet. ...Read more

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What causes skin to tan in the sun?

What causes skin to tan in the sun?

Tanning: The UV light from the sun's rays causes cells called melanocytes to produce a pigment named melanin. ...Read more

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Whats the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

Whats the cause of dry flaky skin behind ear?

Seborrhea: Sounds like seborrheic dermatitis an inflammatory skin condition...You can try otc hydrocortisone. See your dermatologist for stronger medications as well as a complete examination. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dry scaly moles?

What is the cause of dry scaly moles?

Sunlight: Exposure can effect the upper layers of the skin (epidermis) andcause changes resulting in a process called "actinic keratosis" which can appear as a dry scaly "mole". ...Read more

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What causes my skin to change colour in the shower?

What causes my skin to change colour in the shower?

Heat reaction: Oten time a hot shower can set off a red flush response of the skin. A streak of red from scratching or pressing the skin or any reacion to hot water can be quite benign unless you actually burn the skin and then the burn does need to be treated. ...Read more

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Skin itches and rashes form in some locations. Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year. Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.

Skin itches and rashes form in some locations.  Only happens in the summer, this is the 2nd year.  Rash occurs on exposed and non-exposed skin.

Fungal likely: Usually occur in groin, armpits, under breasts, but occur anywhere where u sweat more. Fungus are notorious for reappearing during summer time as they like moist conditions. Key is to keep the areas as dry as possible. Antifungal and steroid creams are the usual treatment. A dermatologist can help ...Read more

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What causes dry skin in the winter?

Low humidity: In northern areas the air is outside is low in humidity and indoors heated homes the air is low in humidity which drys out your skin amd aggravates eczema. Use moisturizers and a humfidier to improve indoor air quality. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad dry skin in the winter and i can't usethe best lotion i can use that will keep my skin clear but isn't scented?

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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Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?

Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?

Winter skin problems: are one of Winter's worst "gifts" and they increase as your age increases! I suggest running a humidifier in your bedroom at night. and use CUREL intensive lotion liberally!!! Hope this helps! DrZ ...Read more

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Wat causes dry skin on the testicels?

Wat causes dry skin on the testicels?

Testicular dry skin: There are many possibilities . You need to see your doctor to diagnose the cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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What causes extra dry skin all over the body?

Many possibilities: Too many possibilities, but you might start w/ simple ones. Winter can do it. Low humidity, indoor heating, lots of clothing, lack of sun and fresh air. Eating habits are different for some. Try a good quality body lotion (as natural as possible). Eat healthy oils - avocado, nuts, etc. If still dry, see a doctor (pcp or dermatologist). Good luck. Springs coming! ...Read more

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What can cause older men to develop dry skin?

OLD MEN DRY SKIN: 1. Age. 2. Exposure to the sun. 3. Various medications. 4.Irritating soaps and degtergents. 5. Hormone changes 6. Cold weather. ...Read more

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I suffer from winter dry skin! please help me!?

I suffer from winter dry skin! please help me!?

Protect: Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. Drink lots of water. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin on my cheeks in the summer?

The sun: is the number one culprit! use sunblock, hats, and lotions/creams after you get out of the sun to keep moisturized. ...Read more

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I have dry skin but in winter it become more dried?

I have dry skin but in winter it become more dried?

True for almost all: In the winter you need to limit the number of showers you take, limit the time in the shower and try not to use such hot water. You should only use soap in your private parts. Before you go to bed apply a moisturizer that is a cream not a lotion. A lotion can be used in the morning. If you are not going anywhere over a weekend the best thing you can do for your skin is to take a shower vacation. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin? Does aging contribute to dry skin?

What causes dry skin? Does aging contribute to dry skin?

Let me explain: The most cases of dry skin are caused by environmental exposures, certain diseases also can significantly alter the function and appearance of your skin. 1-weather. 2-central heating and air conditioning. 3-hot baths and showers. 4-harsh soaps and detergents. 5-sun exposure. 6-atopic dermatitis. 7-psoriasis. 8-thyroid disorders. 9- aging. ...Read more

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How can I cope with my dry skin coz my injuries hurt bad in winters.?

Dry skin: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergenic & unscented. 5. Only need frequent soap/cleanser on areas that are dirty, oily or create body odor. 6. Use moisturizer as needed. 7. Aim for 8 hours of sleep per night. 8. Maintain a healthy diet. ...Read more

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Would dry skin cause sores to disappear and then re-appear on your head?

Seborrhoic dematitis: Patches o seborrhoa can heal and then break down. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more

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I have dry skin, it get worst in winter, in summer, it becomes oily. Would this put me at risk of anything?

I have dry skin, it get worst in winter, in summer, it becomes oily. Would this put me at risk of anything?

NO: It is normal for the change in the winter. Just apply heavy moisturizing lotion daily in winter time. ...Read more

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What is the cause of dry skin on heels?

Lack of moisture : Hydration and lack of moisture mostly causes dryness of your skin on your heels. If there peeling as well you may have a fungal infection. If you do not have the latter, usually moisturizing your skin works. I recommend you see a podiatrist. There is many ways to reduce dryness on heels. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the dry skin on my face?

Mild soap: Try dove soap and apply a moisturizer on the face immediately after washing. No anti-bacterial or scented soap. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin on forehead ?

Seborrhea: There are many causes, but the most common is seborrhea (or seborrheic dermatitis), especially if your scalp is also dry and/or itchy. A good anti-seborrheic shampoo like selsun blue, plus otc Hydrocortisone cream, should control it. If not, something else is going on and you should see a dermatologist for an in-person exam. ...Read more

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Can anesthesia cause dry skin?

Unknown: In my years of practice I have never come across anesthesia causing dry skin. If dryness is continuing to be a concern i suggest you visit your pvp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does hemochromatosia cause dry skin?

Hemochromatosis: Ichthyosiform alterations, skin atrophy, koilonychia, and hair loss may also be evident. In the series of 100 patients, ichthyosis-like changes were evident in 46% of patients. Ichthyosiform changes may be mild or marked. Skin affected with ichthyosiform changes is very dry.Cutaneous atrophy was observed in 42% of 100 patients, usually on the anterior surface of the leg. ...Read more