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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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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Despite a healthy diet and exercise, I gained 15 kg in three months. What could be the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a breastfeeding mother of two children. Despite a healthy diet and exercise, I gained 15 kg weight in three months. I have also had a persistent low-grade fever for about a year now. As a result, I do not have the energy and am always tired no matter how much sleep I get. My main conc...  Read Full »


Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw the reports attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Low energy could be due to anemia, thyroid malfunction, rheumatoid arthritis, or gout-like rheumatic diseases. Ultrasound might be requested for liver disorders, which can cause such ...  Read Full »

I have been facing dry and flaky patches of skin on my face for years now. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing dry and flaky patches of skin on my face for years now. Even after using steroids, the dryness returns. I had stopped using steroid cream (the condition improved but subsequently came back) for quite a while that my previous dermatologist had prescribed me along wit...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry, and I will help you with your concern. It is not a fungal infection. A malar rash could be due to SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus), seborrheic dermatitis, photodermatitis, etc. I need to ask a few questions before providing you with a definitive diag...  Read Full »

I have an extremely dry and hard skin in the ankle area. Please help me.

Query: Hi doctor, I have got extremely dry skin in the inner ankle, which has become hard. I am using vaseline daily to keep it soft, and it does not scratch regularly.  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It looks like you have eczema. Most of the cases do not have any external cause, but few people tend to develop dry skin and eczema. However, leaving it dry can worsen the condition. I suggest you use the following medications for two weeks,...  Read Full »

I have an old rash that itches. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a rash on my hand that I have since twenty years; it started on the day when my gloves broke, and I touched a dead mouse. The rash comes and goes for months. Then, it becomes itchy and looks like patches of dry skin. Eating cheese and gluten makes it worse. I also noticed that i...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com.Based on the information you provided, it is suggestive of hand dermatitis. It can be due to two factors one is dryness, and the second is contact with an allergen. At present, I would suggest you to use Clobetasol ointment twice daily till its remission, followed by da...  Read Full »

I have a 3-month-old baby with very dry skin. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 3-month-old boy baby, and I need your help because my baby cannot sleep well as his face is very itchy, dry, and reddish. I do not know if it is eczema. I have tried applying a few creams, but there have been no results. Can you please help?  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. The skin of the child is very dry. I would suggest the following: 1. Mustela baby emollient cream for application to the face. 2. Avoid bathing the baby with soap, not more than once a week. I advise daily sponging to maintain cleanline...  Read Full »

Why is the skin in my private part and inner thighs getting dry and peeling off?

Query: Hello doctor, I have skin problems in my private part and the inner part of my thigh. My inner thigh has dry skin that gets peeled and becomes dark. The skin on my penis is white, which is also dry and getting peeled. I need a solution for this. I can attach the image if required. Kindly help.   Read Full »


Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a fungal infection for which I would like to advise, (1) Capsule Itraconazole 100 mg, one in the morning and one at night after food, for 20 days. (2) Ketoconazole 2% cream or lotion to be applied twice a day on the affected area. (3)Tablet Bilastine 20 m...  Read Full »

My skin is dry with many wounds. Will i get herpes if i touch anything?

Query: Hello doctor, Because of my work, I have to use a lot of disinfection gel. Due to that, my skin is dry, and there are also some tiny wounds on it. However, the injuries are not bleeding, but the skin appears damaged. Is it possible to get herpes through this damaged skin through sexual activities a...  Read Full »


Dr. Nidhin Varghese

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes. If your skin is eczematous (inflammed,reddish skin with blisters) and damaged, acquiring infection is higher. What I would suggest you do for hand care are - 1) Avoid direct contact with detergents - cloth washing and dishwashing (use dishwashing gloves if you ha...  Read Full »

Is dryness in the face a symptom of HIV?

Query: Hello doctor,I had protected sex with a commercial sex worker two years back; that was my first and last time having sex. The intercourse lasted for around half an hour with a protected oral blow job and vaginal sex. After sex, I tied the condom to confirm if it had tears and it was intact. I consul...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, you can stay assured that the dryness in your cheeks is not related to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). I suggest you use the following products to help with the dryness; 1) Wash your face using a mild cleanser twice a day for 20 days. 2) Apply photost...  Read Full »

How to treat the chronic skin condition right above my left ankle?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32 year old male. I have this skin condition right above my left ankle and its been there for almost 15 years. I have tried to get it treated a few times but, it just did not go away. Sometimes, it is itchy but at others it is fine. The last time I saw a dermatologist, she p...  Read Full »


Dr. Sushil Kakkar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can see dry, raised, hyperpigmented, scaly lesions. This is lichen simplex chronicus (LSC) and is usually itchy. The ointment with Betamethasone and Salicylic acid ...  Read Full »

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