Scaly Skin

When the skin loses the outer layer of the epidermis in large flakes, the skin appears scaly. There are some conditions that make the skin flaky like actinic keratosis, allergic reaction, athlete's foot, ringworm infection, contact dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, and ichthyosis vulgaris.

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I have extremely dry skin on my eyes and eyelids. How to treat it?

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...  Read Full »


Dr. Chaitra. P

Answer: 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 trea...  Read Full »

Why do I have a weird rash on my foot for a year?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a weird rash on my foot. That has been persistently itchy, peeling and building. It does not burn, but it is unappetizing to look at. I do take Lyderm for it. It seems to stop the itching, but not the spreading of the rash. It has been on my leg for a year now. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is most probably stasis dermatitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity), which occurs in people with poor circulation and in serious cases may develop into ulcers. Stasis dermatitis is common in people above 50, especially if have heart diseases or o...  Read Full »

What should I do to help itchy skin in my 1-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 1 year old. She is suffering from itchy skin from time to time. Rashes look like red patches and scales. It is very itchy when it is too dry. We went to the doctor last week, and they gave her Quadrotopic cream and oral anti-histamine. It went fine, but after seven days...  Read Full »


Dr. Shama Naaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First of all, please do not use Quadrotopic cream for a one-year-old child, as it contains a strong steroid and is not meant for babies. If you have applied it for a long time, it will cause skin thinning, redness, and sun sensitivity, along with other side effects of ...  Read Full »

What could be the possible diagnosis of scaly rashes on the cheeks?

Query: Hello doctor, I got some skin rashes on my cheeks and tried Metronidazole gel for one week, but no improvement is happening. As well the skin is dry and skin particles are falling off. No itchiness. See the attached picture.  Read Full »


Dr. Charu Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can very well appreciate the redness over your both cheeks, around lips, and some redness on my ears also along with a raised lesion on the left cheek. My best possible diagnosis is rosacea....  Read Full »

Please suggest medication for jock itch in the groin region.

Query: Hello doctor, I have jock itch for the past one week. It is continuously burning and itching near the groin area. The scrotum is scaly, and I have constant burning in the buttock region. I am using Clotrimazole for the past two days. Can you prescribe some medication?  Read Full »


Dr. Dhepe Snehal Laul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It could be pediculosis pubis. Are there inflammatory annular or round lesions with elevated margins? Any oozing from the margins? Any swelling or inflammation, itchy papules, or nodules present? Do you have intense itching? Excess scratching and rubbing of lesion? ...  Read Full »

What could be a dry, scaly, and itchy black spot on abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a black spot on my abdomen since many years which has made that part of the skin dry, scaly, and itchy.   Read Full »


Dr. Sneha Mariam Varghese

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and have seen the attached photo (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Since it present for many years, the possible diagnosis is morphea, which an increased deposition of collagen skin protein in that localized area. Although ...  Read Full »

Scaly and itchy rashes on my ankle does not subside with Penicillin. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a skin rash on my ankle. It has been there for six months now. I have tried Penicillin, steroid antifungal cream, and cider vinegar as well but it is slowly getting bigger. It is itchy with scaly flaky skin. I feel some fluid inside the red raised dots when I scratch it. It star...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Indeed the clinical image (attachment removed to protect patient identity) is more in favor of tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the body. It also has the potential to spread and using steroid-based creams will add to the resistance of the problem. Kindly me...  Read Full »

Suggest medications for genital skin rash.

Query: Hi doctor, I have an itchy skin rash, and I have flaking of skin in the genital area. I have this problem for many years. Now, it got severe. How to treat them?  Read Full »


Dr. Atishay Bukharia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please send some photographs taken in natural light and taken from different distances. Please mention about the affected areas.  Read Full »

Please suggest the best cure for xerosis.

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering with xerosis. I had consulted many doctors and wasted so much money without any use. I am really fed up with this. Please suggest the best way to cure this.  Read Full »


Dr. Shaunak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Limit your use of soap. Do not excessively wash yourself. Have minimum 3 to 4 liters of water a day. Use a normal Vaseline lotion twice daily or more if required. For further information consult a dermatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/de...  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

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 »

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