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Why Is My Skin Extremely Dry And Darkening
What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?
Darkening of skin: Yes virginia sun exposure in southery climes can darken and dry out skin. A major endocrine problem affecting the skin and hair is adrenal insufficiency. The best established change in skin color with hypothyroidism is a yellowing of the skin from a build up of carotene. Hyperthyroidism does not change skin coloration. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy rash just between thigh and my genital area. Now it's dry and skin are peeling off. The area with rash has widen and darken. Very itchy. Fungus?
Probably: This is most likely a dermatomycosis (superficial skin fungal infection), but without seeing it cannot diagnose. Most family doctors will recognize this immediately if it is what i think, and treatment can begin right away. Go and see your family doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Reaction : The sun reacts with the melanin already in your skin. Depending on your genetic makeup and race will determine how dark you will get. You have to have enough of the melanin in you skin for it to react to the sun and to get tan or darker skin tone. Some people only blister and peel but do not have enough melanin to actually tan. ...Read more
Sunlight causes tan: There is a multibillion dollar industry built around this concept. Uv light increases the activity of your pigment producing cells called melanocytes. This is done to protect your skin cells and the rest of your body from uv radiation which can cause cancer. Always use sun block and do not do fake tanning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry Skin: Moisturizers provide a seal over your skin to keep water from escaping. Thicker moisturizers work best, such as over-the-counter brands eucerin and cetaphil. You may also want to use cosmetics that contain moisturizers. Use warm water and limit bath time. Avoid harsh, drying soaps (use dove liquid soap). Apply moisturizers immediately after bathing. Try to use detergent without dyes or perfumes. ...Read more
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