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Why would 61 yr old woman be getting dry skin over body all of the sudden?

Why would 61 yr old woman be getting dry skin over body all of the sudden?

Low thyroid: Hypothyroidism or reaction to certain medications are possibilities. Check medications and possible side effect profile. Also get blood test for thyroid disease as well as comprehensive panel. Cerave amd or aquaphor can offer symptomatic relief. ...Read more

Dry Skin (Definition)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately ...Read more


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My TSH is 0.99 but the Dr said that I have a goiter. I have cold feet. Unexpected weight gain. Dry skin. Palpitations. Carpal tunnel. 29 yr old female?

My TSH is 0.99 but the Dr said that I have a goiter. I have cold feet. Unexpected weight gain. Dry skin. Palpitations. Carpal tunnel. 29 yr old female?

Non-specific: Tsh of 0.99 suggests normal thyroid function. I dont have your free thyroxine level to confirm this. Your symptoms are non-specific. Unfortunately, when patients have the classic symptoms of hypothyroidism they only actually have it 30% of the time. That speaks to the lack of specificity of the symptoms you are having. Again though a t4 level would be needed to rule out central hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of really bad dry skin on my vaggina on my side where hair is that isr white flaky and smelly I'm a women 25 year old ?

How do  you  get rid of really bad dry skin on my vaggina on my side where hair is  that isr white flaky and smelly I'm a women 25 year old ?

Dry skin: If it's simple dryness, try applying a moisturizing agent like alphakeri lotion after bathing but apply it while your skin is still wet. This will restore moisture which is removed by soaps. If skin abnormality persists, consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I'm a 42 yr woman. I'm having lots of things i've nvr had b4. Dry skin, gassy, mood swings, pimples, hair on legs not growing bk, hot flashes. Help?

I'm a 42 yr woman. I'm  having lots of things i've  nvr had b4. Dry skin, gassy, mood swings, pimples, hair on legs not growing bk, hot flashes. Help?

Acne: Don't wash your face with body soap. Also don't use alcohol or comedogenic products on your face. Try to find an acne wash system like neutrogena or something with benzoyl peroxide. Following low sodium diet might help too, since acne-causing bacteria like salt. You can try to prevent spreading bacteria onto your face by not touching your face, washing your phone, etc. ...Read more

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44 yr old male, skin on face is dry and constantly peeling. Dry skin or some type of skin condition?

44 yr old male,  skin on face is dry and constantly peeling.  Dry skin or some type of skin condition?

See derm: If the skin is peeling and waxy (greasy) near the nose and eyebrows, it may be seborrheic dermatitis, which is basically facial dandruff, If this is the case, you may have dandruff in the scalp too, but not necessarily. The treatment is prescription creams (antifungals/antiinflammatories) and also treat the scalp if affected. Over the counters are usually not effective. ...Read more

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37 yr 6 ft w-83kg. dry skin problem in my both hands which is started from my elbow to down wards. the skin looks line old man skin even in summer.

Moisturizer: Try applying a moisturizer like alphakeri lotion while your skin is still wet after bathing or showering. Wear sleeves to protect your skin from the sun. ...Read more

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83 yr female. No new meds or detergents. Itching on outside hip area, both sides. No rash or visable dry skin. Duration 2 months.

83 yr female. No new meds or detergents. Itching on outside hip area, both sides. No rash or visable dry skin. Duration 2 months.

Itching: This is a complicated issue that cannot be dealt with online without a detailed history of the patient's previous conditions and medications, you should speak to her doctor about the symptoms, they know her best and can refer her accordingly. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.

My 10 yr old daughter has a rash that looks like dry skin with blisters or flea bites. She says it has been there for months back right knee/calf.

Could Be, but..: To help you i would need a few more clues. Right now i would say it could be a lot of things. As a general rule if its dry its okay to put hydrocortisone, but if it looks damp lotrimin (clotrimazole) to start. Could be eczema, could be tinea and the treatments for either could make the other worse. I would suggest a visit to your pcp, or a dermatologist. ...Read more