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Doctor insights on: What Makes Skin Soft Without Causing It To Be Greasy

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What makes skin soft without causing it to be greasy ?

What makes skin soft without causing it to be greasy ?

Milk?: I have read that milk baths soften skin, though i don't know of any scientific evidence that it's true. A good emollient lotion (aveeno, eucerin, neutrogena, many others), applied regularly, will help. No matter what you've heard or read, drinking gallons of water will not soften your skin or prevent dryness or wrinkles. ...Read more

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Hi doctor ! what is the reason my skin is so sensitive to any kind of scratch or anything which is related to nails?

Hi doctor ! what is the reason my skin is so sensitive to any kind of scratch or anything which is related to nails?

Not sure of question: You may have a condition know as dermatographism or "skin writing". This is a skin disorder seen most commonly in young adults (20-30) & it is the most common types of urticaria, in which the skin becomes raised and inflamed when stroked, scratched, rubbed, and sometimes even slapped. I recommend a proper evaluation & treatment (if needed) by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Inability to sweat. Skin is shiny and extremely dry. What is the problem?

Inability to sweat. Skin is shiny and extremely dry. What is the problem?

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

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Should i be worried if it dosent make sense to me that something natural like the sun could cause skin cancer?

Should i be worried if it dosent make sense to me that something natural like the sun could cause skin cancer?

Please rethink: I'm glad whenever someone gives up the idea that "natural" is good and "artificial" is bad. Most of the carcinogens we meet in daily life are "natural." strychnine, botulism, ebola, poisonous mushroom, and poisonous snakes are all "natural". An old graveyard attests to the effectiveness of "all-natural healing". Savvy folks take advantage of both nature & technology for the best lives. ...Read more

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Help please. what would cause a person tummy to blow up and be hard? so hard that it is sore

Help please. what would cause a person tummy to blow up and be hard? so hard that it is sore

Gas entrapment: Either forming excess intestinal gas and/or not being able to pass the gas causes abdominal distension. Drinking hot water and applying a hot water bottle to the abdomen promotes breaking down and passage of the gas. Taking simethicone after meals prevents the build-up of the gas. ...Read more

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What causes penis intertrigo and does it make the skin raw with years that won't seem to heal and paler looking painfully sensitive glans etc.

Strep or staph : These are the two main types of bacteria that can cause the symptoms apart from fungal infections. Some people try triple antibiotic ointment to begin with. If that does not help an oral antibiotics may be required. Some companies also make compounds antibiotic creams by adding in penicillins or similar type medications in a cream form. ...Read more

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Can carbuncles cause bruising? Is it possible for a carbuncle to develop and be so hard that it bruises the skin around it? .

Can carbuncles cause bruising? Is it possible for a carbuncle to develop and be so hard that it bruises the skin around it?

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Yes: A carbuncle is a "boil" with multiple heads and it is a serious infection of the skin. Bruising is a form of hemorrhage into the skin and is entirely possible with a carbuncle. Your immunity is in question. Look to the nature of your diet. ...Read more

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What treatment can be done for oily skin so that it becomes brighter and to remove patches, etc.?

What treatment can be done for oily skin so that it becomes brighter and to remove patches, etc.?

Chemical Peel: Chemical peel is a quick and relatively inexpensive way to brighten your skin. It can improve hyperpigmentation, fine lines and even out tone. If you are acne prone, salicylic acid peel can help with that as well. Regular exfoliation can help to maintain the peel results and you may want to repeat every 3-6 months. ...Read more

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Could me not drinking milk be causing skin to break out?

No: Probably no, if you eat other sources of protein that gives the same nutrient found in milk ...Read more

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Is there anything that can cause your skin to itch without a rash?

Is there anything that can cause your skin to itch without a rash?

Multiple: Dry skin, sub-clinical allergic dermatitis, yeast infections, and internal organ disease (esp. Kidney disease) can all make the skin itch without a rash. An evaluation of your skin would be helpful and sometimes a blood test to rule out organ damage. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get chapped anus from loose stools and diarrhea. What can you do about it?

Is it possible to get chapped anus from loose stools and diarrhea. What can you do about it?

Yes: It is usually the wiping. Diarrhea can cause you to get hemorrhoids which are even more sensitive to wiping. First, fix the diarrhea. Second, use premoistened wipes, not dry toilet paper. If you can use a bidet, even better. If your symptoms persist, its time to go see your doctor and get some help! ...Read more

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Can any doctor remove what appears to be a skin tag from the end of my eyelid? It is starting to really bother me.

Easy: These are quick and easy to remove. It is a routine procedure. Done by dermatologist, cosmetic surgeon, eye surgeon. No sutures or dressings. Nearly painless. Heal in 5 days. ...Read more

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How bad is it to overuse body washes and shave vaginal region? Is it enough to cause redness, irritation and bumps lining the labia? Concerned!

How bad is it to overuse body washes and shave vaginal region? Is it enough to cause redness, irritation and bumps lining the labia? Concerned!

Ease up on cleansers: The vaginal mucosa produces natural proteins that protect and maintain the moisture of the vaginal lining and walls. Soaps and cleansers will eliminate this protection, alter the bacterial flora, and may cause the lining to undergone change with subsequent irritation and redness. You may want to consider a course of estrogen cream after ceasing washes and discussing with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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If your soft palate is very thick, say about 2 inches from top to bottom, can that cause breathing and gagging issues? How to fix it?

If your soft palate is very thick, say about 2 inches from top to bottom, can that cause breathing and gagging issues?  How to fix it?

Possibly: If the back of your throat is crowded from a thick soft palate, large tongue, large tonsils or excessive neck fat you can have sleep apnea or other breathing problems. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more