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Suffering from extremely dry skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have a extreme dry scaly skin during only winter season...pls give me the permanent solution to this..
User :   hi sir
Doctor :   is the dry skin present all over the body? or is only in the exposed parts of the body?
User :   is there a permanent solution to this problem what i hv sir
User :   its on legs, abdomen and hands..
Doctor :   the case of this has to be made out, then we can decide whether permanent cure is there or not
Doctor :   can you describe to me how they look like?
Doctor :   are they raised from the surrounding normal skin?
Doctor :   is there redness around them?
Doctor :   are the scales dry and flaky, and come out easily?
User :   black color scale formation on skin...
User :   no redness around them
Doctor :   is there itching / burning associated when you go out in sun?
User :   no burning sensation
Doctor :   have you got it examined by your doctor?
User :   not yet sir
Doctor :   since when are you facing these problems?
User :   since last 8 yrs
Doctor :   I would recommend an examination by a dermatologist, and get a skin patch test done from where the skin is affected
User :   its become worse when i go to northern india during winter....but very less if i'm in southern part of india
Doctor :   and follow these tips
Doctor :   1) avoid taking bath with excessive hot water, let it be lukewarm, such that the natural oils in skin do not get washed out
Doctor :   2) take a lot of vegetable and fruit salads with a tossing of olive oil in them
Doctor :   3) apply parrafin lotion or moisturizer with aloe vera immediately after you pat yourself dry.
Doctor :   3) Drink plenty of water about 10-12 glasses per day
Doctor :   5) avoid direct exposure of the skin to sun when you go out, or use a suncreen
Doctor :   to know more about dry skin, visit this link
Doctor :   but first get it examined, as early as possible, to know the exact cause of the problem
Doctor :   and get appropriate treatment for it
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said?
User :   sorry for the intrruption sir,,,in case of already scale formation, how to remove those
Doctor :   the scales are nothing but dead skin, they will go away with bath and gentle scrubbing, and with adequate moisturization.
Doctor :   if it is only dry skin problem it can be treated with the above measures that I have given
User :   but its very difficult remove...after that feeling buring if tried
Doctor :   but if after the skin test it turns out to be some infection or skin problem like Psoriasis, then the treatment will involve oral medications and light therapy sessions
Doctor :   do not try to remove them when not moist
Doctor :   it is better that you get them examined first
User :   ok sir
Doctor :   to know what exactly is happening with you
Doctor :   and start treatment early
User :   fine sir
Doctor :   is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   no..thank u so much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Please fill the feedback form say done when done. Bye for now.
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