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Why is my skin flaky?

Why is my skin flaky?

Flaky skin: Many possibilities. I would discuss with your Dr. who knows you best. ...Read more

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Why is my skin so crusty?

Why is my skin so crusty?

?dry skin: Excessively dry skin may be due to exposure to excessive dry heat at home or work, excessive exposure to Sun and wind, overexposure to frequent bathing and harsh soaps, dehydration from certain diseases like diabetes or underactive thyroid. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. ...Read more

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Why is my skin discolored after showering?

Why is my skin discolored after showering?

We need more info.: Cold, tepid or hot water? What color is your skin changing to? What parts of the body are effected? ...Read more

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My skin marks/scratches really easily. Why is this?

My skin marks/scratches really easily. Why is this?

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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My skin color under my finger nails are darker. Why is it so??

My skin color under my finger nails are darker. Why is it so??

Finger signs: Dark color under fingernails may be acrocyanosis due to either peripheral constriction of blood vessels or lack of normal oxygenation due to cardiac or pulmonary problems(central cyanosis). If you don't have associated symptoms of shortness of breath or feeling of coldness in your fingers,you may not have a serious problem. Consult your physician if you still have concerns about your finger tips. ...Read more

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Why is my skin extremely dry and darkening?

Why is my skin extremely dry and darkening?

Eczema: Dryness can be a sign of eczema or atopic dermatitis. The subtle inflammation that is associated with dryness can cause the skin to darken in color. One natural way to lighten dark skin is a product called intilight. ...Read more

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What happens if my my skin is peeling and the peeled skin is white?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why is my facial skin so red and blotchy?

This would require: examination of your skin & a history to try to answer that question. Take care. ...Read more

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My skin colour is normal white but why my penis skin and scrotum skin colour is dark brown? How to make it white as like my skin colour?

My skin colour is normal white but why my penis skin and scrotum skin colour is dark brown? How to make it white as like my skin colour?

Answered, ...: Your Q was answered hours ago. Apparently, it was not what you like to hear, but I'm sure it's what you need to hear. Online trolling for magic solution will be in vain. Your most reasonable next step is to seek pro-evaluation & counseling so to define and balance between medical necessity and professional possibilities for your best interest in the future. Best wishes ... ...Read more

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Why is my skin color becoming reddish when I get colds?

Why is my skin color becoming reddish when I get colds?

Could be...: ...Because you are running a fever. Or it could be something more complex than a cold. Next time it happens, see a doctor and get evaluated. ...Read more

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My hair is extremely brittle and thin and I have terrible, dark circles under my eyes. Why is this happening?

My hair is extremely brittle and thin and I have terrible, dark circles under my eyes. Why is this happening?

Hair changes: I would recommend eating a balanced diet, starting an oral multivitamin, and having a doctor check your thyroid levels. Improve hydration may help as well. ...Read more

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Why is my skin looking pale?

Potentially many: Anemia, lack of sun exposure, skin pigment disorders. Of most concern would be acute blood loss. Please see a physician. ...Read more

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Hi my nail is dry and pale also my skin is pale is this normal ? Thanx

Hi my nail is dry and pale also my skin is pale is this normal ?   Thanx

Anemia: Pale skin & nails may be due to anemia if this is new for you. Best to go see your doctor for evaluation & diagnosis plus treatment if necessary. ...Read more

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Why is my areola scaly and itchy?

Why is my areola scaly and itchy?

I do not know: Could be a skin infection or a dermatitis of the area, best to get it looked at by a dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why is my skin peeling all over?

Sun burn: Many causes of skin peeling have to do with the condition prior to it peeling. Did you have a sun burn, infection, allergic reaction, dehydration, or some other event occur? See your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more

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Why is my skin always itchy and sometimes red?

Why is my skin always itchy and sometimes red?

Dry skin: The most common reason for itchy skin is dry skin or xerosis. When the skin becomes dry, it itches and with scratching, it becomes red. Beyond dry skin, there are a number of skin conditions such as eczema (allergic, irritant, contact) that need to be considered. An allergist or dermatologist can help find the cause of the itching, so an effective treatment can be found. ...Read more

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Why is my newborn’s skin peeling?

Why is my newborn’s skin peeling?

In water for 9 mos: A baby will commonly peel the outer layer of loose skin after floating in the bag of waters for 9 months, which sucks all the natural skin oils out of their pores. It's temporary. If you don't wash baby too often, their natural skin oils will give them soft skin within weeks. ...Read more

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Why is the flaky skin on my face thick and yellow?

Exfoliation: Or better, you are not exfoliating. When our skin is healthy we shed it every 4 weeks. When our skin is damaged we don't shed the outer layer as ofter as it needs. So, it get dry, waxing and old. Find out why your skin is damaged. Use an exfoliate, and look into photo rejuvenation (robertkellermd.Com) will explain how it works. ...Read more

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Why is my penis skin colour darker then my body?

Why is my penis skin colour darker then my body?

Hyperpigmentation: Some areas of the skin respond to circulating hormones with darkening of the skin. Genital skin is one of those. It is normal. ...Read more

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My skin is really transparent and I can see veins. Why is one tender behind my knee?

My skin is really transparent and I can see veins. Why is one tender behind my knee?

Varicose vein: If your veins are distended or tender you may have varicose veins. If so, they may be associated with some tenderness. If there is pain in the lower extremities, you should check with your physician to ensure you do not have any deep vein thromboses (clots in the legs). ...Read more