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Remedy for dry skin over the genitals - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   Dr. XXXXXXXX here.
Doctor :   please proceed with your health query
User :   Hello, on the private region of my body, I see skin sheading, below my penis.
Doctor :   please describe your symptom in detail
User :   its small shunks of dried skin sheading
User :   its not painful or irritating
User :   I have a record of dry skin
Doctor :   do you mean to say that you are having excessive dry skin problem in your private part area?
User :   everywhere.
User :   of my body
Doctor :   ok. is it only dry and flaky with the dry skin coming off
User :   but its under control, as I use elovera body lotion
Doctor :   or is it with redness and inflammation below?
User :   its was not red, but when i tried to scratch and take out the skin chiunks, it became slightly red
User :   No inflammation
Doctor :   ok. is there itching associated?
User :   no
Doctor :   ok. then most probably it is only dry skin that is affected there also
Doctor :   do you sweat excessively ?
User :   very very much
User :   on the face
Doctor :   how much water do you drink per day?
User :   its is more when I apply suns cream
Doctor :   is the sweating very much in the presently affected area?
User :   I drink three glasses of water
User :   not now, but it does sweat
Doctor :   you can choose to apply 'non-greasy' sun block formulas, they usually do not make you sweat
User :   I apply face powder to keep it clean
Doctor :   drinking less water while you sweat excessively is one of the cause for your dry skin
User :   I have changed my sun screen lotion now, its light and better
Doctor :   you should drink atleast 10-12 glasses per day
User :   ok
Doctor :   it will keep your skin hydrated
Doctor :   also, apply a thin layer of coconut oil or liquid paraffin, after you take a bath.
Doctor :   it will avoid further water loss
Doctor :   and help to keep it hydrated for a longer time
Doctor :   apply the Elovera lotion atleast 3-4 times a day in severely affected areas
Doctor :   in conditions and situations where to sweat exxcessively, have a shower as soon as possible especialy after workouts and after coming back from sun
Doctor :   it wil help you to wash out the sweat, and not let it cause skin to dry and flake off
Doctor :   have you followed what I have said uptil now?
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User :   hello doc
User :   sorry I was not able to type
User :   it was not letting me type
Doctor :   ok
User :   i followed what ever u said
Doctor :   if you are facing problems with chatting, you can log out and log in again using a different browser
User :   ok
User :   i did that
Doctor :   it seems you are able to type now. so shall we continue with the discussion?
User :   sure
Doctor :   please get back to me with any doubts if you have with what I suggested for your dry skin problem.
User :   ok
User :   is this skin sheading cause because of dry skin?
Doctor :   it could be. especially if there is excessive sweating in the same region
User :   or because of facepowder?
Doctor :   are you using face powder in your private part area?
User :   yes
User :   to avoid sweating and to keep it clean
Doctor :   ok. instead of that I would recommend you to use an antifungal powder
Doctor :   as the moisture in these places leads to
Doctor :   yeast infection which can
Doctor :   also cause similar problems
User :   ok
Doctor :   and follow the above mentioned suggestions
User :   ok.
Doctor :   if the problem does b=not resolve or become less in next 3 days
Doctor :   *not
Doctor :   then I recommend you to get the affected areas examined by your doctor or a dermatologist
Doctor :   to see what exactly the problem could be
User :   sure
Doctor :   since I am not examining you personally
User :   thanks a lot
Doctor :   I would not be able to tell you the exact diagnosis
Doctor :   once the exact cause is made out, the treatment can be started appropriately
Doctor :   taking into consideration whether it is any specific infection
User :   ok
Doctor :   or just dry skin
Doctor :   is there anything else that you would like to ask me?
User :   that's it. thank you
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