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Which cream should I try for dry and peeling skin?

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Which cream should I try for dry and peeling skin?

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Answered by

Dr. Chaitra. P

Medically reviewed by

iCliniq medical review team

Published At January 26, 2017
Reviewed AtJuly 7, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 52 year old male with type II diabetes. For the past few weeks, I have had extremely dry skin around my eyes, particularly on the corners and on my eyelids. Lotions tend to make my skin red rather than resolve my issue. When the lotion dries, it cracks and peels again. The problem started about the same time as my cat scratched my shoulder (picture attached). The scratch turned into a patch of red skin that has slowly spread despite the use of Hydrocortisone USP 2.5% cream.

Answered by Dr. Chaitra. P

Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

There appears to be a little inflammation and scaling of skin (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I suggest you apply Desonide lotion and Mupirocin cream twice a day to the affected area. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent. Also, keep the skin moisturized. I also suggest tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg once at night if itching is bad.

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

Thank you for your reply. Which moisturizer do you recommend?

Answered by Dr. Chaitra. P

Hi,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Cetaphil moisturising lotion should be fine.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Chaitra. P
Dr. Chaitra. P

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