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What to do if your skin is dry and scaly?

What to do if your skin is dry and scaly?

If you have dry, scaly skin that doesn’t go away, jot down any other symptoms you have and when they happen. Make an appointment to see a dermatologist. Moisturizers can help soothe some types of scaly skin, but not all. Ask your doctor about treatments for your specific condition.

What’s the best way to treat scaling skin?

People can treat mild forms of scaling skin with ointments or creams that contain urea, petrolatum, or lactic acid. If using creams and ointment regularly does not reduce the scaling, people can talk to their doctor about the best treatment options.

What does it mean when your skin is scaly?

It can flake off, and your skin may feel normal again. However, the problem spot typically comes back when you’re exposed to sunlight. This common condition begins as shiny, reddish-purple bumps. As more grow, they create thick clumps of rough, scaly skin, usually on your ankles and shins.

What are the signs and symptoms of scaling skin?

Hypoparathyroidism. Symptoms include muscle aches or cramps, tingling, burning, or numbness in the fingertips, toes, and lips, and muscle spasms, especially around the mouth. Other symptoms include patchy hair loss, dry skin, brittle nails, fatigue, anxiety or depression, and seizures.

If you have dry, scaly skin that doesn’t go away, jot down any other symptoms you have and when they happen. Make an appointment to see a dermatologist. Moisturizers can help soothe some types of scaly skin, but not all. Ask your doctor about treatments for your specific condition.

People can treat mild forms of scaling skin with ointments or creams that contain urea, petrolatum, or lactic acid. If using creams and ointment regularly does not reduce the scaling, people can talk to their doctor about the best treatment options.

What does it feel like when your skin is scaly?

Sometimes the area feels rough or like sandpaper but looks normal. It may be painful to touch. It can flake off, and your skin may feel normal again. However, the problem spot typically comes back when you’re exposed to sunlight. This common condition begins as shiny, reddish-purple bumps.

What are the scaly patches on the top of the skin?

Actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis Actinic keratoses are scaly spots or patches on the top layer of skin. With time the spots or patches may become hard with a wartlike surface.