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My Skin Is Very Dry And I Get Lot Of Itching And Scratching

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Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2024
Question: My skin is very dry and I get lot of itching and scratching. The result is lot of marks, scars and tears on skin. I have this all over the body. The skin becomes while and lot of itching. I am having DM
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in assessing your condition and give you the best possible solution.

Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (6 days later)
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 days later)
Brief Answer:
Nothing to worry

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up and photographs.
It is just dryness.
Apply a good moisturizer.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (1 hour later)
Thanks Doctor,

I use Venusia XXXXXXX on a daily basis but see no improvement. More and more skin tears are happening as visible in the pictures, and skin becomes white due to dryness.
I tried Tennovate GN ointment, which gives relief, but for how long. Please provide some good soothing cream to keep the skin wet or prevent dryness from occurring.
Regards,
Paresh XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (38 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Zyndet and Cetaphil Dam moisturizer

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the follow up.
Don't use tenovate.
It is a steroid and can harm you.
Use desonide 0.05 % lotion once a week and on remaining days use Cetaphil Dam moisturizer.
Use Zyndet soap for taking bath.
This should be helpful.
Let me know if it doesn't work.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (3 hours later)
My face is oily and I hv to wash every 2 hours. Rest of the skin is too dry including skull, mouth and throat.
Will your medicines solve my problems?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Rahul Kumar (25 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Medicines should work

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Yes the medicines should help.
Face has lot of oil producing glands hence it is generally oily.
Your body skin looses water hence a layer of long acting moisturizer is required to prevent the loss.
Drink plenty of water.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. LAKSHMI
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My Skin Is Very Dry And I Get Lot Of Itching And Scratching

Brief Answer: Photograph required Detailed Answer: Hello, Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area. This will help me in assessing your condition and give you the best possible solution. Waiting for your response. Thank you.