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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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 »

How to treat Schamberg's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Schamberg's disease, dry skin on face, ears, scalp, and mustache, redness on face, steroid induced erythema, geographic tongue, and fissured tongue. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sampada Avinash Thakare

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Schamberg's disease is a progressive pigmentary dermatosis which basically involves lower legs. Have you consulted a dermatologist earlier? Please send images of body parts involved and revert back. Also, are there any associated symptoms?  Read Full »

How to overcome oily face?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old male. I am facing a few issues for which I seek your help. I have oily face, but a very dry body skin. Please advise what I can do to overcome this. I stay in a joint family and as a result have to masturbate very privately most of the times. Also, most of the times I...  Read Full »

Dr. Gaurang Gupta

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Hair Transplant Surgeon, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to reply it in pointwise: Oily face is the nature of the skin. It is very difficult to cure it permanently. But, you can try the following tips. Do not use hair oil or any sticky cream on face. Avoid oily food, chocolate, milk products, dust and use sunscree...  Read Full »

What causes cyclic itching of the skin in arms and back?

Query: Hi doctor, My grandfather aged 85 years is having a lot of itching on his body. The main areas are his arms and back. There is a lot of inflammation at times and all of a sudden the inflammation increases and then goes down. It appears in cycle. He has been prescribed with the following medicines na...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have examined the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) as well as carefully noted the details provided. I understand your concerns and will do my best. From the pictures and details, it seems closest to the situation caused by a parasite tha...  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 in 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


Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ...  Read Full »

Why are there brownish patches with dry skin after quitting swimming?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother was a varsity swimmer at his high school four years ago, but had to quit when it appeared that the chlorine was causing skin irritation. Ever since, his skin condition has persisted, which involves dry, brownish patches under his armpits (he has white skin), a cracked, scal...  Read Full »

Dr. Vinay Kumar

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Microbiologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the details and the attachment sent by you (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have had the opportunity to examine and treat at least a hundred patients of similar description in the last five years related to allergy to swimming pool...  Read Full »

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


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 »

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