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How to cure dry,flaky skin of the body ?

skin around my breasts, back of arms and side of stomach to hip is dry,flaky and dark. the skin is flaky but it cannot be scrubbed off like usual dry skin . it begun in small sections around my breasts, but i thought it was flaking off due to mild sun burn as i had been at the coast. it then spread down to my sides (obliques area) and is VERY dry.It is not itchy or painful. I have tried switching soaps and body oils but nothing helped. I was worried i might have gotten an infection from wearing the same bra repeatedly.
Asked On : Sun, 2 Jan 2011
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,
You just seems to have a mild sunburn reaction if you are doing sun bathing.Use a sunblocking agent when you are sun bathing and use a good moisturizer daily at home.For faster relief you can use a mild topical steroid cream(flutivate) for couple of days & you would be fine.
take care,
Answered: Tue, 4 Jan 2011
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Ayurveda Specialist Dr. Rupali Panse's  Response
form your description i don't think it would be a infection.
for dryness apply seasame oil .
triphala powder + manjishtha powder for external application before bath
feel free to sak or mail
Answered: Sun, 2 Jan 2011
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