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Need medication for dry skin & white patches

Hi doctor, i am a 23 years old boy, i felt extreme dry skin problems in winters on all body specially face, legs & arms , but now in the summer also I can see some white patches are on my face after bathing, could you pl tell me the cure, i have stopped to use soap also (using rarely ) and also let me which are the moisturizers good for my skin, Thank You!
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
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Hi,

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have the symptoms of dry skin and white patches pointing towards a condition known as sunburn or photo-allergic dermatitis. In this condition the symptoms like peeling of skin and dry patches become prominent. I would suggest you to:

Wash your face with cold water. Apply cold compresses to your face 2-3 times a day. Take antihisamine drug like Benadryl. Apply broad spectrum sunscreen to face all the times. Apply vitamin C serum at night.

If condition doesn't improve in a week then consult dermatologist for proper examination. Doctor may prescribe steroid ointment and retinoids.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
     
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Dr. Harry Maheshwari,
Dentist
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