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dry scaley skin

By Anonymous October 27, 2011 - 3:57pm
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..im 48 and have this year felt my skin feeling gross for the first time in my life..im sure im going through pre- menapause..I have regular periods five days ...but my skin i have found seen in the magnifying glass

that it loooks like tiny tiny white pimples and when i wash my face in the shower it feels so scratchy so i tryed to exfoliate in the shower and put some ponds on to moisturize but by the next day its back ..what the heck is going on with my skin and how can i control this ..i cant believe this is happening ..does anyone have any advice.. thanks

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No i dont but i thank you for gettin back to me ...Annette

November 1, 2011 - 1:57pm

I can understand that seeing a specialist, like a dermatologist, can be very expensive if you are not covered by health insurance.

Basically, the causes of dry skin are either caused by external factors, such as soap, dry air or long, hot showers or baths, or internal factors, such as malnutrition, hypothyroidism, diabetes or skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis.

If you can rule out any external factors that might be causing your dry, scaly skin, then it must be caused by an internal factor. Do you have a primary care physician? That may be the person to consult.


October 31, 2011 - 1:04pm
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No I havent well i use different things on my face and its always the same...a few years ago i also had i think Angular Chelitis...but at first i had no clue why my corners of my mouth were burning and trying to crack ..it went on for a few years and i started useing home remedies and some how i got it well ..havent had a problem in a long while ..knock on wood....i read it was a yeast or something ..im like how in the heck would i get that ..but i was also having acid refux so i was thinking it was some kind of stomach thing ..anyway ..this dry scaley skin is driving me crazy...I can really feel it when i get my face wet ..im thinking about gettin one of those hand things that take off the flaky skin....i have also bought some vitamin E.. but i have been taking vitamins for a while ...cant aford a dermatologist thats why im on this site ...i mean you cant tell it just by looking at me but i know its there ..

October 28, 2011 - 4:08pm

It is very difficult to diagnose a skin condition by description alone. Have you recently use a different body soap or laundry detergent?
Have you thought about making an appointment with a dermatologist?


October 27, 2011 - 5:49pm
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sorry about the typing the mirror part was looking in the mirror...and the magnifying glass i looked in

October 27, 2011 - 4:01pm
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