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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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 »

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

Query: Hi doctor i have itching problem in groin for past 3 weeks i applied itch guard but it doesn't work and areas were became black please help me  Read Full »


Dr. Snehal Laul

Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Excess Scratching and rubbing of lesion ? Intense itching ? Dry flaky areas? Excess sweating? Tight inners? Razor use? Moist/wet body areas? Extent of involvement? widespread? Since when it appeared? previous treatment details? Stop itch guard,it worsens lesions. Answer the questions for det...  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 »

My skin gets peeled daily. Can this happen due to vitamin deficiency?

Query: Hello doctor, My foot and hand skin layers are removing day by day. But, new layer is coming after that. I am having this problem for the past three weeks since the starting of winter. Does this happen due to vitamin deficiency? Should I take any medicine?  Read Full »


Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney

Cosmetologist, Dermatologist, Venereologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed the attached photographs (attachment removed to protect patient identity). This condition is not due to any vitamin deficiency or any other deficiency. This is keratolysis exfoliativa which is a form of eczema. It does not cause any irritation or itchin...  Read Full »

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