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Dry Skin

Dry skin can result from using harsh chemicals and soap on the skin, or it can be a symptom of some skin disorder. The symptoms of dry skin are skin tightness, itching, rough skin, redness, and fine lines on the skin. To prevent your skin from getting dry, moisturize it, and use mild soaps.

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I have been experiencing inflammation in my genital area, and dry skin after masturbation. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have noticed inflammation in my genital area, which I just noticed today. I masturbated the day before and have been experiencing dry skin in that area recently. I am concerned that this might be herpes. I will attach a picture for your reference; one of the pictures was taken at hom...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query and understand your concern. I have reviewed the pictures you attached (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity), it appears to be genital wart (verrucae) with penile melanosis. I suggest you follow the below mentioned instruction...  Read Full »

I am suffering from sensitive skin and acne with dryness. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, My skin is really sensitive and has patchy dryness. For the past year, I have started getting closed comedones on my jawline and cheeks. I have always used plant products, mainly from my childhood. But as acids do work on acne, I thought of trying once. I have used some products which ...  Read Full »

Dr. Barve Vaibhav Saidas

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you consult a specialist and use the mentioned medications with their consent. Clindamycin gel to be applied at night on pimples. Dermadew aloe lotion (Aloe Vera Gel, Liquid Paraffin, Lanolin Alcohol, Stearic Acid, Propyl Paraben, Disodium EDTA) apply on th...  Read Full »

I have strange redness and red spots on my face and is becoming worse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I have strange redness and red spots on my face. I have photos to attach. It came up one day six months ago for no particular reason. Since then, it has been on and off in terms of severity but never completely disappeared. At first, I thought it was dry skin and tried some moisturizer ...  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It looks like an eczematous rash only (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It could be due to dryness, or excess seborrhoea which is getting exacerbated by sunlight exposure. Use the following medicines they should help, 1. Fluticasone propionate 0.05%...  Read Full »

Why do I have dry, itchy, and sensitive skin below my eyes and cheek area?

Query: Hello doctor, I have skin sensitivity below my eyes and cheek areas. It started four weeks back. I usually have oily and sensitive skin. But now I experience dry and itchy skin on my cheeks with bumps and rashes. I have used Retin-A micro topical cream, holistic skincare complexion correction dark s...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Do not apply a lot of things to your face. Tretinoin causes dryness and tightening of the skin. Pimples occur due to hormonal issues and oily skin. As you have a lot of acne on your face, I suggest you follow a few inst...  Read Full »

Can Alitretinoin help cure my chronic hand eczema permanently?

Query: Hello doctor,Over a year ago, I started noticing the darkening of my skin and eventually developed dry skin on my hands which got progressively worse that persisted to the point of scaling. Although I could not identify the source, I quickly stopped and changed all of my skincare items to hypogenic...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Alitretinoin capsules are used to treat severe chronic hand dermatitis and eczema that do not respond to topical corticosteroid therapy. I suggest you to clean the affected skin thoroughly with mild soap or cleanser and water. Avoid medicated...  Read Full »

I have severe skin problems with pain and itchiness. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have eczema and it is present all over my body. It is present mainly on my neck and bends of my joints. When I was in my childhood, it got calmed down. Now, I experience severe skin problems. I know that I have eczema. But I believe that something wrong is happening to me. I experience ...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have urticaria right now. It is a chronic problem but there is a treatment. If it is not completely cured, we can try to subside it. As you have done an allergy test several times, it shows that you are allergic to many things. Avoid using chemicals, cosmetics, dete...  Read Full »

Will steroids present in whitening cream cause dryness and itch after withdrawal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using Amira magic cream for about four years and I just totally stopped this year. I got itchy, very dry, red, and flare up skin on my face, neck, and underarms. I noticed that every time I stopped using it my skin became dry and itchy but when I started to apply the cream...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should not use it further as it is clearly causing damage and problem to your skin. The manufacturer does not write steroids in its composition but the whitening creams available in the market do contain harmful ingredients. Always use the product prescribed by t...  Read Full »

Why do I have a piece of dry skin on the center of the nipple?

Query: Hi doctor, Is it normal to have a piece of dry skin in the center of the nipple? I was just able to pick it out. My last mammogram was normal, which was taken six months before.  Read Full »

Dr. Richa Agarwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for trusting us about your health care. I have gone through your history and understand your concerns. Your symptoms are suggestive of eczematous dermatitis. You can keep the area dry and clean, apply steroid ointment over it and use vitamin E capsules. Are yo...  Read Full »

I have dry skin, hair loss, and dandruff. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about scalp issues and hair loss. I am 17 years old, pretty thin, and have celiac. I had dry skin on my face for a while but about nine months ago I immediately started to lose hair, experience uncontrollable dandruff, and my skin became dryer than ever. My individua...  Read Full »

Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Diet has nothing to do with acne so keep taking fruits and other stuff. Thyroidal abnormalities are among the most common causes of alopecia so do not underestimate it even when it looks very small. Genetics do play a role in cases of androgenic alopecia but are not solel...  Read Full »

My 1-year-old kid has itchy red skin with scaly patches. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 year old. She is suffering from itchy skin from time to time. Rashes look like red patches and scales. It is very itchy when it is too dry. We went to the doctor last week, and they gave her Quadrotopic cream and oral anti-histamine. It went fine, but after seven days...  Read Full »

Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, please do not use Quadrotopic cream for a one-year-old child, as it contains a strong steroid and is not meant for babies. If you have applied it for a long time, it will cause skin thinning, redness, and sun sensitivity, along with other side effects of s...  Read Full »

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