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Why Do I Keep Breaking Out In Dry Patches During The Winter Months
Cold air=dryness : You didn't say what part of your body is involved .But many of us (any age) are affected by dryness in the winter. The skin loses some of its protective barrier. Use mild soaps or cleansers..Frequent creams or ointments (preferably with no fragrance ) & after bathing. You should be successful controlling this problem. More severe dryness can be ezcema. For other tips see www.Nationalezcema.Org. ...Read more
I have been breaking out all over face neck arms and stomach. I also have a patch of itchy dry skin on my back shoulder and another small patch on arm?
Ever since I started living in air conditioning, my skin has become dry and now it's getting oily and my face is breaking out. Help?
Moisturizer: The way AC works is to remove humidity from the air. Naturally, this leads to dry skin and increased oil production. Apply a moisturizer to your face twice a day to help reduce these symptoms. If they don't improve, see your doctor, as a prescription may be required. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Happy Skin: Skin is the major protection of our delicate internal tissues from a harsh environment, it is susceptible to injury itself. Sun, shaving and chemicals are very irritating as well as constant exposure to moisture reduces protective skin oils and sets the skin up for injury. The trick is to apply good protective skin cream frequently and minimize ongoing damage. Clean it often using gentle means. ...Read more
I have begun breaking out where i get bug bites. The bites go away and then i break out. What could this be?
Insect bite reaction: Insect bites, like those from mosquitos, can cause a delayed reaction taking hours to days to develop. This has to do with the time that it takes inflammatory cells to migrate into the area in response to insect derived chemicals. Sometimes redness and swelling may occur a day or more after. It is also possible that a secondary eczema may develop due to damage to the skin from scratching. ...Read more
I keep breaking out in hives on my face and chest but only during a certain time of day then they dissapear.This has occurred for the past 3 days. ?
Usually not serious: Hives come from an over-reaction of immune system . Most of the time, they are mild, but cause isn't found ..It just runs it's course. Hives typically come &go. Keep taking an over the counter antihistamine(allegra, claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec) during the day &benadryl @ night if needed.Calamine can be soothing . If you have other symptoms(swelling of face, tongue; trouble breathing) see an allergist asap. ...Read more
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