Flaky Skin

The skin can become flaky and dry when the outer layer of the skin is lost in large scales. Some conditions that can cause flaky skin are actinic keratosis, allergic skin rash, ringworm, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and ichthyosis vulgaris.

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Why is Itch Guard not helping the dry, itchy, and flaky patches in the groin?

Query: Hi doctor, I have itching in my groin for the past three weeks. I have tried using a Itch guard. But there is no relief and the affected areas are becoming black. Please help.   Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you are doing excess scratching and rubbing of the lesion. Please mention whether you have intense itching. Please mention whether you have excessive sweating and whether you use tight inners. Please mention whether you are using razors on it....  Read Full »

The head of my penis is red. Is this an STD?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male. The head of my penis is red and I have been using Hydrocortisone cream 2.5 % to treat the redness. It seems to make it go away temporarily but it keeps coming back. I do have psoriasis on my elbows and the butterfly on my nose and under my eyes. I also have ro...  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through the clinical images you uploaded (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Please describe the symptoms in detail. Is there a burning sensation, pain, or itching? Is it increasing in size? Is any other family member affected? Looking forward to y...  Read Full »

Is a mole that is elevated and flaky be a concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 52-year-old male 6.1 feet tall and weighs about 76 kg. I am in very good health. Since my childhood, I have always had moles on my body. My body color is normal, and my eyes and hair are brown. I have this mole on the top of my back that has been there for years, but I now noti...  Read Full »


Dr. Deepti Shukla

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. Do not worry; I will help you with your concern. I went through your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity); yes, this mole does look irritated. See moles become a matter of concern when They suddenly start to increase in size. It starts ...  Read Full »

How to treat psoriasis?

Query: Hello doctor, I might be suffering from psoriasis. I have a flaky, reddish, itchy hairline, back of my ears, and almost on my temples. How can I treat that? At first, I thought it was dandruff but as I started to see the flaky skin emerging towards the hairline and gradually towards the back of t...  Read Full »


Dr. Hari Pathave

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for providing information. Kindly hold on a minute, I am typing detail answer and explanation of your query.  Read Full »

The skin next to both sides of my nose gets red and flaky with dry skin. Kindly give your opinion.

Query: Hello doctor, I have questions concerning about the skin on my face. The skin next to both sides of my nose gets red and flaky with dry skin. It is itchy and appears often. I do not scratch it, and I have used shea butter and aloe vera. It helps a little bit, but so far still the same condition exi...  Read Full »


Dr. Dilip Meena

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It can be seborrheic dermatitis, an inflammatory response because of seborrhea, caused by a superficial fungal infection. Do you have dandruff?Seborrheic dermatitis is usually associated with dandruff. Kindly send me the picture of your face from a distance (not in a...  Read Full »

What are the causes of flaky white patches on a baby's forehead?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is four months old. He has white patches on his forehead and around his eyes. They are flaky and little skin peels off. I am much worried. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Bharatesh Devendra Basti

Community Medicine Physician, Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Preventive Medicine Physician, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be due to seborrheic dermatitis (itchy red rash with flaky scales) or atopic dermatitis or simple dryness. Please consult a dermatologist for examination and management. Use mild soap or cleanser for face wash. You can also use a moisturizer.  Read Full »

How to cure dry and flaky skin?

Query: Hi doctor, My hands are dry and flaky. How to cure it?  Read Full »


Dr. Suvash Sahu

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your concern and examined your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity).Though your given picture is not that much clear, I can make out ichthyosis in your forearm (genetic skin disorder - dry and scaly skin).I suggest you use Moisturex soft loti...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for pus filled acne?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having acne on my cheeks for the past one month. I have red and pus filled acne. Redness is more in the cheeks area. I used Clindamycin gel and the pimple size reduced. But, pimples did not go away and also spreading nearby. I have used Benzoyl peroxide too, but no improvement. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.  Read Full »

My face has broken out worse than before. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18 year old female. My face is heavily broken out worse than ever before with patches of flaking and peeling of skin over the oily areas. I have had acne since the age of 9, and have had psoriasis since I was 7 which tends to appear on my face during winter and on the rest of ...  Read Full »


Dr. Kakkar

Dermatologist, HIV AIDS Specialist, Venereologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and I have viewed the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have inflammatory acne (moderate to severe grade). The flakiness over the oily skin zone is perhaps due to associated seborrheic dermatitis or sebopsoria...  Read Full »

My left elbow had a few changes in skin color. Does it indicate a skin disease?

Query: Hi doctor, Before 20 days ago, I noticed an appearance of white skin on my left elbow. I thought it was due to change of weather. My left elbow had few changes in skin color when compared to the right elbow. My body is weak and lean. I have attached the picture to you. Is this a skin disease or not...  Read Full »


Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetologist, Family Physician, Microbiologist, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It does not look like a severe problem. So there is no need to worry. There are drying and flaky scaling of the skin in the elbow area. It is a simple pro...  Read Full »

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