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What Causes Dry Skin In The Winter
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
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
You may: You may have a photodermatitis. Please see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Usually: Restrictive clothing, friction, are the usual causes. ...Read more
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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