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Skin is peeling badly, leg, stomach, taking Ibuprofen - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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Doctor :   Hi,
User :   My skin is peeling badly. Very very badly and I need this looked at. Not only are my legs flacking but also my stomache and my feet. My back, although I suspect is also flacking is also very very itchy and painful at times and I have a 24/7 itch comming from various ares and even with a scrath it does not help much. If anything it helps only briefly and causes more itching and some discomfort. Last item is a combo of two things. First is a major case of jock itch and I suspect that has something to do with my growths on my groin area that I have addressed in the past, but that is of course the doctors diadnosis. And if it helps I have been taking Ibuprofen for the pain in my mouth. 800mg 3 times a day.
Doctor :  
User :   Doctor I need some relief..... HELP
Doctor :   sure,
Doctor :   may i know for what reason you are taking IBUPROFEN ?
Doctor :   Apply mixture of lime juice and coconut oil /almond oil over the affected areas it will give you a better relief
Doctor :   but not long term
Doctor :   the cold climate is also a very strong trigger for itching
User :   Because I have a issue with my teeth, gums
Doctor :   and i consider hyperkeratosis could be a diagnosis
Doctor :   yes, it affects the whole body
User :   I'm in florida. Cold is not an issue.
Doctor :   ok, temperature less than 20 can trigger
User :   So the drug may be an issue?
User :   Its normaly around 65-75 here.
Doctor :   and stop Ibuprofen if you can as it aggrevates
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