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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After I stopped Methotrexate and Exemptia, I develop dryness, skin rashes and joint pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old male, an old case of ankylosing spondylitis and was on Methotrexate for 10 years, then switched over to injection Exemptia and after six month of injections, I started developing skin rashes and dryness and lost hairs on my both the legs only on the outer side. I ha...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I went through your case which is indeed a chronic one and has a lot of other manifestations in skin too. Ankylosing spondylitis is commonly associated with psoriasis and so other vasculitis which ...  Read Full »

How long does a Tretinoin purge last?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Tretinoin for the past five months and for about 2.5 months in I began to experience purging. However, at the time I did not know that it was purging, I just assumed that my skin was breaking out again because of the Tretinoin. So I decided to stop using it. I have been off of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you mentioned in the history also, yes, Tretinoin users experience skin purging. But it occurs for the initial few weeks only and it improves on its own with treatment continuation. Flare of acne, dryness, and irritation occurs for a few weeks. It should have su...  Read Full »

Why did my skin in the chin peel and is sore?

Query: Hi I have recently tanned the skin on my chin became dry and now has peeled the patch is now whiter the my other skin. Just peeled and became sore. Attaching a photo.  Read Full »

Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Venereologist, Dermatologist

Answer: Hello Welcome to icliniq.com Hope you are keeping safe 1) I have seen the attached photo and read your brief history, it looks like you are having Photodermatitis/ hyper sensitivity to sunlight . Other conditions to be ruled out are - Atopic dermatitis ( skin allergy caused due to genetically lin...  Read Full »

How to get glowing and healthy skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My weight is 48 kg and height is 5'2". I have a fair skin. I had nodular acne on face, back and shoulder. I was on Isotretinoin for 5 months and I have got over my acne. But, my skin looks lifeless, unmoisturized and dull in the face, hands and shoulder, even ...  Read Full »

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Dermatologist, Venereologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Cosmetologist, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The dull skin is due to Isotretinoin. It takes away the moisturizing sebum and oil from the skin, by which it acts in acne. The same action causes the side effect of dry and itchy skin. First, you should understand that this effect is temporary and will improve with time...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to improve serum iron levels.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35 year old female. I have been experiencing a rigorous hair fall. I am also feeling tired and dizzy. My skin and hair has become very rough and dry. Also the blood loss during periods is excessive. I got my blood tests done six months back and my serum iron was 36. My doctor had ...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Serum iron has improved and is almost near normal. The body is using up iron to prepare RBC (red blood cell) and in other activities. Hence, improvement of serum i...  Read Full »

Are Ayurveda beauty products useful for tanned skin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dry skin. I do not have any health problems, but my skin got tanned and black as I spent most of my time in the sun. My appearance looks more than my age. I want to make my skin fair and glow with the ayurveda products. I have read a lot of natural beauty products on the inte...  Read Full »

Dr. Swati Totla

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, what you have heard about ayurveda skin products are very good, but the product will not be suitable for everyone. I suggest you to follow a few things. Massage your face twice weekly with Kumkumadi tailam. I suggest you to make a paste of cuddapah almond, add a p...  Read Full »

My kid is facing skin dryness, itching and bleeding. Is it due to thyroid problem?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has skin irritation near hands in the joining area. After itching, she gets blood in that area. And at night time she is having itching on her whole body and she has dry skin. My daughter is 6 years old and she is a thyroid patient. Please suggest solution. Currently, she is...  Read Full »

Dr. B. T. Priya


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Kindly attach the pictures of the skin problem and old prescription. The picture you sent is that of blood soaked cloth (attachment removed to protect patient identity). How much is her thyroid level? Is she taking Eltroxin? Is she having wheezing or dust allergy? Sen...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for increasing purple rashes in forearm?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my forearms. About 4 or 5 days ago, I noticed two dark reddish almost purple spots on my right forearm when I woke up. I think they are under the skin, not raised, non-itchy. My skin is extremely dry and I neglect that so I started putting Jergen's ultra healing lo...  Read Full »

Dr. Subhash Kashyap


Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about the problem you are having. As you have cirrhosis and iron infusion I suspect there is some blood clotting defect which is very common in this condition. These lesions are actually small hemorrhages or bleedings into the skin. They do heal with time...  Read Full »

How to fix the dry and flaky skin around my mouth?

Query: Hello doctor, I skin is too oily on my face, but skin around my mouth and nostrils is very dry and flaky. It has also been making a ring form around my mouth. It is of different color from the rest of my skin tone. How can I fix this? Please guide this.  Read Full »

Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Avoid excessive cleansing of your skin. Use soap or face wash not more than two to three times a day. Plain water can be used to cleanse whenever required. Pat dry your skin after washing it. Keeping your skin moisturized is the key to healthy looking ski...  Read Full »

Skin in my hand become dry with bleeding cracks and aggravates on smoking. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, For about two years, I have constant problems with my hand skin. There are spots on my hand, where my skin gets extremely dry to the point where it peels, sometimes even cracks and bleeds. It regenerates quite quickly, even deeper wounds heal in three to five days. I consulted sever...  Read Full »

Dr. V Srikanth Reddy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) it is looking like hyperkeratotic eczema over palms. It is a kind of dermatitis and not related with any blood vessels. It can aggravate during winter seasons. Treatment includes judicious use of moistu...  Read Full »

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