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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
Loss of Structure: Collagen and elastin give our skin it's robust character in youth. Age, sun, smoking, illness, diet, genetics contribute to the loss of these support structures over time. Our skin gets weak & folds/pleats in places where muscles force it. Lines on the face also develop from external forces like pressure from sleeping on your side. There are some effective ways of preventing wrinkles... ...Read moreSee 7 more doctor answers
What causes rough, dry, thick, peeling skin on the heels? Best ways to treat/prevent and make the skin soft again?
See below: You may apply an emollient like Vaseline at night to soften the thick skin. Scrape of the layers with a heel scrapper/scrubber available at drug stores, in the morning. You will need to do this on an ongoing basis. For additional treatment you may consult this site: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/495745 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Shampoo less: Most dry hair is caused by over-shampooing and over-blow drying, no matter what you've read. Shampoo less frequently, perhaps only once or twice a week; add a conditioner; avoid blow drying and harsh styling products. That will work 99% of the time. If it doesn't, see your doctor to rule out an underlying cause. ...Read more
Dermatology.: I don't know your diagnosis. I encourage you to see your dermatologist who can evaluate for conditions such as anhidrosis (hypohidrosis). ...Read more
Eczema or allergy: Dry skin could be a sign of atopic dermatitis or eczema which is a dry skin hypersensitivity reaction. This can happen with irritation or contact with a cosmetic ingredient causing an allergic reaction. Using topical cortisone creams and moisturizers can help. Also need to evaluate your makeup to see if you're allergic to one of the ingredients. ...Read more
Dyshydrosis ?: I'd see a dermatologist.There are treatments but this is often hard to manage. ...Read more
Skin care: Use lukewarm, never hot water for bathing use dove white bar unscented soap apply a liberal amount of moisturizer after bathing, one of my favorites is cerave cream. ...Read more
Inflammation!: It could be infectious, or chemical irritation. Since you did not specify whether you were circumsided, no specific answer can be made. See your pcp or go to a urologist! ...Read more
Dermatologist: There are many different reasons for hairloss & different types of hairloss. You need to be evaluated and worked up by your dermatologist who can provide treatment options once the causes are known. ...Read more
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