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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Please suggest a solution for dry, scaly skin with white and black scars.

Query: Hello doctor, I have very dry skin. My skin is like fish skin since I was in my grade school until today. I have white and black scars also. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Gauri Kshirsagar

Dermatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, the following is my diagnosis and treatment.  Read Full »

Are dry skin, brittle nails, hair fall and brain fog symptoms of thyroid problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 36-year-old female. I am inquiring about thyroid issues. I am constantly exhausted (even when I do actually sleep). I cannot seem to lose weight even though I am more active and eat better than ever. I have dry skin, nails are brittle and some ridges, my hair is coming out by t...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms very well fit into thyroid problems but if the thyroid reports are normal (even if it is in the low normal range) it excludes thyroid diseases. One thing that you can do is to repeat TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) test after two months. But also get tes...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a cream for dry and rough skin with pimples.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old female. My skin is dry, rough, and having pimples. I want to know the right cream for my skin. Currently, I am using Palmolive shower cream and all clear fade milk lotion for my skin.  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dry skin conditions are mainly encountered in those who are atopic. The skin has reduced water retention capacity, and thus, there is increased transepidermal water loss. Moreover, the skin of the outer thighs, buttocks, upper outer arms may also have keratosis pila...  Read Full »

Why am I always hungry and thirsty?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and my weight is 160. For the past month, I have been experiencing weight loss, increased hunger, increased thirst, and frequently need to go to the bathroom to pee out large amounts. My skin has become dry. I have also lost...  Read Full »


Dr. Pratik Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello doctor, Welcome to icliniq.com. All of these symptoms, along with weight loss and dry skin point to diabetes. Polyphagia refers to excessive hunger or increased appetite. Polydipsia refers to increased thirst. Polyuria refers to increased urination. .I suggest you screen yourself for blood sug...  Read Full »

Can I use Cotaryl cream for dry and flaky skin?

Query: Hi Doctor, I am suffering a disease called Ichthyosis. It is genetically causing dry skin problem and fish like scales. Kindly help me with a solution for this.  Read Full »


Dr. Kalpana Pathak

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Thanks for writing to us.Ichthyosis as you rightly mentioned is a genetic condition leading to excessively dry and flaky skin. There is no cure for this condition, but it can be controlled by using right medications and thus bringing the normal texture back. For the same, follow these suggesti...  Read Full »

Why is my T-zone very dry?

Query: Hello doctor, The skin on my face is extremely dry. It becomes dry in patches, and I have to moisturize it 3 to 4 times to stop it from itching and hurting. It has always been a problem, but it has worsened over the last few months. The skin on my cheeks is quite red, and my T-zone is very dry. Any...  Read Full »


Dr. Rashmi Singh

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have very dry patches elsewhere too? Do you have dandruff? What products do you use on your face? Are the patches always there or appear in episodes? Are there any fixed sites on the face where you get these? Please answer these questions so we can get a better...  Read Full »

Kindly give me suggestions to manage dry skin.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a very dry skin to the point that it is stinging and very uncomfortable. Kindly give me recommendations for managing very dry skin. I am taking Iron supplements now. Previously, used to take Hydrocortisone.  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Extreme dry skin can be because of cold weather or part of eczema or low thyroid hormones or ichthyosis (fish like scales). Do you have a history of eczema? Let me give you a few skin care tips for dry skin in general. Avoid a hot shower, use warm water instead. Use mil...  Read Full »

What is Daktacort cream used for?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had a fungal infection on my penis for a month or so now. I saw my GP and was prescribed Daktarin cream, and the symptoms decreased significantly. However, I recently run out, and I experienced dry skin again. I was prescribed Daktacort cream this time, however, it says not to be...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashwini V Swamy

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Daktacort is a combination cream. It has Hydrocortisone along with anti-fungal. It can be used safely for up to two weeks, not beyond that. Hydrocortisone is low potent topical corticosteroids, it can be used on the face as well as genitalia under the supervision of a d...  Read Full »

Which lotion can be applied to get a fairer skin?

Query: Hello doctor, Please I need advice on which body lotion to apply on my skin. I have a little fair complexion with dry skin. But I love to lightning up more and also have soft, smooth, and silky skin.  Read Full »


Dr. Parth R Goswami

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. For the dry skin, first of all, I suggest you rule out hypothyroidism by serum TSH estimation and free T4 estimation. If no specific cause like thyroid is present, then you can use lotion over your dry skin. You can use Nivea or Cetaphil like moisturizing lotion ove...  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

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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