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When to Worry About Dry Penis Skin?

Dr. Vinod Raina 90% (4551 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
When to Worry About Dry Penis Skin?

When to Worry About Dry Penis Skin?

Every man is familiar with dry penis skin(DPS); sometimes, no matter how good the penis care a man practices, dry skin will happen. However, that proper penis care means that DPS should be quite rare indeed. But what does a man do when DPS becomes more than a fleeting problem? What happens when that dryness continues and becomes a discomfort?

Sometimes DPS means something more. Here's how to deal with DPS and the related penis problems that might occur.

What causes dry penis skin(DPS)?

The reasons for DPS are wide and varied, but they usually have the common factor of being easily treated. Some common causes include overuse, especially when masturbating without enough lubrication to make the going easy. On the other hand, using the wrong type of lube for the action can lead to problems with dryness as well, so it's best if a man takes his time to find the lube that works for him, and then applies it often during sexual activity.

Other causes include using a soap-based cleanser, which dries out the skin, as well as reaching for new products that might lead to an allergic reaction. Laundry detergents, spray deodorants, and even treatments for jock itch can eventually lead to very dry skin, thanks to these reactions. The use of condoms can lead to DPS as well, especially if a man's body doesn't agree with the spermicide inside most condoms.

When dry skin becomes a penis problem

But most of those cases can be solved by paying attention to moisturizing every day, including the use of a high-quality penis health crème. But what about situations that don't seem to respond to moisturizers, no matter how much a man uses?

Some dry skin issues require medical attention. This is especially true in the case of eczema or psoriasis; both skin conditions can cause terribly dry skin that is accompanied by pain, inflammation, itching and other penis problems. In addition, some sexually transmitted infections also produce very dry skin, and treatments for those must be obtained through a visit to the physician.

When a man is unsure of what is causing his excessively DPS, he should plan to go to the doctor if his moisturizing efforts don't result in smooth, supple skin.

How to treat dry penis skin?

After a doctor has cleared a man from any underlying medical conditions that could cause DPS, he must then figure out how to eradicate the problem. This means a great deal of moisturizing is in his future! A man should take care to use a cleanser that is specially formulated for penis skin, as well as examine his other household items, such as detergents for laundry. It might take some time to figure out what is causing the DPS.

He should make a point of using a good moisturizing crème after every shower. Those showers should be warm, but not hot - hot water leaches moisture from the skin. He should pat dry when he comes out of the shower and then apply the cream so as to "lock in" the moisture.

In addition, he should not be shy about using a great penis health crème (health professionals recommend Man 1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). Two vital ingredients in the best crèmes are Shea butter, a high-end emollient, and vitamin E, a natural hydrator. When these are combined they can create a moisture lock of their own, holding in the skin's natural oils and helping combat excessive dryness. They also have the added bonus of healing the itch that often results from the worst of DPS episodes.

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Skin Health

Dr. Amitoj Garg 92% (395 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Mohali
Skin Health

Normal skin: wash your face with cleansers that are designed for your normal/normal-to skin type. Wipe an alcohol free, hydrating toner all over the face. Apply moisturizer more frequently to dry skin.

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Garlic Tea - Health Benefits Of Consuming It Every Morning!

Dr. Jiva Ayurveda 91% (80 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
Garlic Tea - Health Benefits Of Consuming It Every Morning!

"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food." - famous quote by the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates, often known as 'the father of medicine'. He used to prescribe garlic to treat a variety of medical conditions.

Garlic is low in calories and high in nutrients, containing vitamin C, vitamin B6, fiber, manganese and selenium. It contains a compound known as allicin, which has been proved to prevent blood clotting, lower cholesterol levels, and found to have antibacterial properties. This very spice is a natural immunity booster that helps the body fight infections. 

From consuming raw garlic cloves to adding them for flavors, every application of this spice comes with a host of health benefits. And, sipping a cup of garlic tea every morning is known to work wonders on your body. 

Benefits of Garlic Tea

  1. Keeps Heart Healthy: LDL (Low-Density Lipoprotein) is a bad cholesterol and is known to spell doom for the heart as it triggers Arteriosclerosis. Daily consumption of garlic tea can help lower down the LDL levels significantly, keeping the heart healthy and disease-free.
  2. Boosts Immunity: Garlic, scientific name Allium sativum, contains the active compound Allicin. Allicin comes packed with antibacterial and antifungal properties and is known to strengthen the immune system significantly. Thus, a cup of garlic tea can help shield the body from various harmful infections and pathogens.
  3. Aids Weight Loss: Garlic tea stimulates the metabolism, which can increase passive fat burning and aid weight loss efforts, while also partially suppressing the appetite.
  4. Improves Respiratory System: If cold, cough, chest or sinus congestion and related complications are giving you sleepless night, a cup of garlic tea is all that you need to keep all these problems at bay.
  5. Slows Down The Skin-aging Process: Skin aging can be quite frustrating. But not anymore. Laden with antioxidants, vitamin A, C, B1, and B2, garlic tea protects the skin from the oxidative damage triggered by the free radicals, thereby slowing down the skin-aging process considerably.
  6. Anti-Cancer Properties: Research suggests that garlic has anti-carcinogenic properties. Thus, drinking a cup of garlic tea early in the morning (on empty stomach) can work wonders to prevent different types of cancer.
  7. Keeps Your Liver Healthy: Drink a cup of garlic tea daily and your liver will thank you for long. Garlic contains Allicin and Selenium, both of which play a pivotal role in keeping the liver healthy. 
  8. Regulates Blood Pressure: Many people with a high blood pressure have benefited immensely from drinking garlic tea.

Things To Be Taken Care Of:

  1. For maximum benefits and to ensure that the activity of Allicin remains intact, always chop the garlic cloves and wait for at least 10 minutes before heating it.
  2. Though it is extremely beneficial, an excess of garlic consumption may give rise to complications such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heartburn, dizziness, to name a few. So, make sure to consume it in moderate amount.

Preparing Your Cup Of Health:

The preparation of garlic tea is no herculean task. In fact, it is much easier than finding a coffee shop that offers it on the menu.

Ingredients

  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 3 cups of water
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1/2 cup of lemon juice

Method of preparation

Step 1 – Put the finely chopped cloves into the water and bring it to boil.

Step 2 – Turn off the heat and add honey & lemon to the tea, stir it well.

Your garlic tea is ready to be served. If you are taking any medications, talk to our experts & get a consultation before increasing your garlic consumption. 

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Dry Skin - How To Deal With It?

Dr. Vimala Manne 90% (20 ratings)
MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Hyderabad
Dry Skin - How To Deal With It?

As winter approaches, most people notice their skin turning dry and scaly. This can make fine lines and wrinkles more noticeable and can cause itchiness that may even be accompanied by bleeding. Dry skin is caused by a loss of moisture. Here are a few tips to help deal with dry skin.

  1. Moisturize- To make up for the lack of moisture in the air, religiously apply moisturiser over your skin after having a shower. This helps hydrate the skin and keeps the moisture in your skin from escaping.

  2. Right Moisturiser- In most cases, creams work better than lotions when dealing with dry skin. Creams that contain natural oils such as olive oil or jojoba oil work well to deep moisturise dry skin. Other ingredients your skin cream should contain are lactic acid, urea, lanolin, petrolatum, hyaluronic acid etc.

  3. Shower Wisely- Limit your showers to a maximum of 10 minutes and try to use warm water instead of hot water. Though standing under a hot shower may feel good at the moment, it rids the skin of its natural oils and hence dries the skin.

  4. Use Gentle Soaps- A cream-based soap that is fragrance-free is great for dry skin. This soothes the skin and moisturises as it cleanses.

  5. Protect Your Skin- Limit your skin’s exposure to natural elements in the winter. If you must step out, clad yourself well and be sure to put on a pair of gloves and socks. Limit tasks that need you to wet your hands.

  6. Shave Smartly- Shaving not only removes unwanted hair but can also irritate the skin. The ideal time to shave is after a shower as this is when your hair is most pliable. Also, always use a sharp, clean blade and shaving cream or gel to protect your skin.

  7. Get a Humidifier- A humidifier can help regulate humidity levels within your house. However, excessive humidity is not good either as it can also adversely affect your skin.

  8. Apply Coconut Oil- Coconut oil is rich in fatty acids that make up for the loss of moisture in the skin. The ideal time to apply coconut oil on the dry skin is before going to bed or after having a bath.

  9. Be careful about laundry detergents- The soap being used to wash your clothes may not always be completely washed off. This can irritate sensitive skin and cause itchiness and flaking. When choosing laundry detergents pick one that is hypoallergenic.

  10. Wear fabrics that love your skin- Avoid synthetic fabrics that stick to the skin and instead, pick gentle fabrics like cotton or silk that allow the skin to breathe.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dry Skin

Dr. Vani Yepuri 91% (48 ratings)
Advanced Aesthetics, Diploma In Dermatology And Venerology And Leprosy (DDVL)
Dermatologist, Bangalore
Dry Skin

Winter is back. And the major troubleshooter is dry skin. Many people will have to face this problem.

Here are few tips for healthy skin in winter. 
1. Good moisturizers. Use them regularly according to your skin type. Consult your dermatologist for prescribe a good moisturiser. 
2. Because it's winter, very hot water is good for healthy skin. This is a myth. The fact is excess hot water will dry the skin more. Use lukewarm water fir bath always.
3. Winter is no excuse to avoid sunscreen. Always apply sunscreen before going out.
 

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Homeopathic Remedies for Dry Skin

Dr. Rushali Angchekar 95% (53965 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
Homeopathic Remedies for Dry Skin

Dry skin can lead to itching, scratching, bleeding, parched lips, cracked skin and even wrinkles, but worse than all these symptoms, it can really affect the psyche of a person, making him or her very self-conscious about the physical appearance and lowering the confidence levels as a result. The intensity of skin dryness can vary from mild dryness to severe dryness with cracks. Bleeding may also occur from cracks and in a few persons, dry skin can be accompanied by wrinkling of skin. Winter season mainly marks the onset of dry skin. There is no shortage of advertisements regarding creams and lotions which claim to be ‘cures’ of dry skin, but all these are only very temporary solutions which fail to strike at the root of the problem. Homeopathy offers a very effective mode of treatment of dry skin. The dry skin is treated with natural medicines in homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies for dry skin are totally free from any side effect and act as a natural source to nourish the skin, remove the dryness and replenish the skin’s normal texture.

Top natural homeopathic remedies for dry skin:

1. Petroleum: 
The top homeopathic medicine to deal with dry skin occurring in winters is petroleum. The main symptoms for the use of this natural homeopathic remedy are dry, rough and cracked skin. The skin feels harsh to touch. Petroleum, thus, is the ideal homeopathic remedy for dry skin in winter season and is of great help in restoring the normal texture of skin. Petroleum also gives excellent results in persons who have cracks on hands due to extremely dry skin. The skin is sensitive and rough to touch. The cracks can be deep enough to cause even bleeding.

2. Sulphur: top homeopathic medicine for dry, itchy skin 
Sulphur is the best natural homeopathic remedy for dry, itchy skin. Sulphur is very beneficial in all those cases where the skin is excessively dry and itchy. Itching leads to scratching and itching usually worsens at night. Another feature for using homeopathic medicine sulphur for treatment of dry skin is a burning sensation in skin. The skin also looks very dirty and is very unhealthy. An aversion to bathing may be noticed in people needing sulphur. This homeopathic medicine will help to get rid of itching as well as dryness of skin.

3. Bryonia: homeopathic remedy for dry, chapped lips
Dry and chapped lips can be best treated with natural homeopathic medicine bryonia. This homeopathic remedy is very beneficial for treatment of dry and parched lips. Cracks appear on lips and homeopathic medicine bryonia heals the chapped lips and restores them to their normal state. Excessive thirst may be felt by patients needing bryonia for treatment of dry lips.

4. Sarsaparilla: homeopathic treatment for dry skin with wrinkles
The best natural homeopathic treatment for dry skin with wrinkles is sarsaparilla. It is a very beneficial homeopathic treatment when the skin is dry to a great extent with a shrunken and shrivelled appearance. The skin is hard and rough to touch. The skin also seems to be present in folds with wrinkles. Homeopathic remedy sarsaparilla nourishes the skin to bring back its original smoothness.

5. Malandrium: homeopathic medicine for cracks on hands and feet
Malandrium is the ideal natural homeopathic medicine for treatment of skin with cracks on hands and feet. The cracks appearing in winter season respond very well to this medicine. Malandrium, thus, is the best homeopathic remedy for all the patients who have dry, cracked skin on feet and hands. Itching may also be an accompanying feature. Malandrium very efficiently helps in filling up these cracks.

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Skin Problems That You Encounter Post Menopause!

Dr. Jyoti 94% (145 ratings)
MBBS,, PG Diploma In Clinical Cosmetology (PGDCC), Diploma in Trichology - Cosmetology
Dermatologist, Patna
Skin Problems That You Encounter Post Menopause!

Every woman endure menopause, by the time she reaches middle age. It comes with a lot of complications, and skin changes are also not spared. It is vital to know how to fight the skin changes of menopause to take right actions at the right time.

Changes Experienced

Major problems faced are hormonal changes and their declines. Ultimately, ovarian activity slows down decreasing in B-Estradiol levels. This leads to hot flashes or warmth feel under the skin, especially on face and profuse sweating. The overall experience leads to decrease in the production of estrogen and progesterone, leading to skin changes.

  1. Oily Skin: Testosterone production is prominent that stimulates sebaceous glands to secrete thicker sebum making skin appear oily.
  2. Facial Hair: Some women show development of facial hair, especially on chin.
  3. Sagging Skin and Wrinkles: Decrease in estrogen leads to fat redistribution. This results in skin sagging on face, neck, hands and arms.
  4. Elastosis: Lower estrogen levels lead to decrease in collagen and elastin in the skin dermis. UV rays destroy collagen resulting in elastosis.
  5. Thinning Epidermis: This leads to trans-epidermal water loss and dry skin.
  6. Hyperpigmentation / Age Spots: Melanin production is tampered.

How to Fight Against It

Here are some tips on how to fight the skin changes of menopause.

  1. With age, skin becomes dry. Right cleanser with a creamy formula is a solution for dry skin. Use heavier cream to moisten your skin. Avoid hot, long showers.
  2. Skin protection from sunlight is a must. Choose a sunscreen that is from a broad-spectrum SPF30 or higher and use it regularly.
  3. Due to hormonal changes, wrinkles appear, and hence you need to apply moisturizer on face, jawline and neck regularly. Use skin-care products meant to act against fine lines and sagging.
  4. Face, hands and chest usually get affected with age spots. Use sunscreen every day. Those who are already affected with spots, use exfoliating products. These products help to shed dead skin cells. Toners may also help.
  5. Apply moisturiser on hands too and wear gloves while doing household or yard work.
  6. Eat foods with antioxidants such as brightly-coloured fruits and vegetables.
  7. Soy, which is rich in isoflavones, acts like estrogen in the body.
  8. Stress tends to make skin drier. Yoga, meditation, etc. helps to relax.
  9. Do exercise regularly to tone your muscles.
  10. Sleep well: Beauty sleep is most essential to regenerate your cells. Sleep prevents dark circles under eyes. Around 8 to 9 hours of sleep is recommended.

Now you know how to fight the skin changes of menopause. Follow the tips and then age will be just a number.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Dry & Itchy Skin - 9 Most Important Tips You Must Follow!

Dr. Aanchal Sehrawat 86% (59 ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Dermatology & Venerology & Leprosy (DDVL), DNB Dermatology
Dermatologist, Gurgaon
Dry & Itchy Skin - 9 Most Important Tips You Must Follow!

Are you suffering from dry, stretched, itchy or flaky skin? Remember dry skin look older than oily skin, as they show fine lines and wrinkles faster. They also flake, crack and bleed easily. Read on for 10 super easy steps recommended by dermatologists to soothe dry skin

Prevent hot baths and showers which dehydrate skin further. Do these instead for dry skin

  1. Use warm water
  2. Don’t shower for more than 5 minutes
  3. Wash with a gentle and fragrance-free soap
  4. Don’t apply too much soap so that it whips up a thick lather
  5. Don’t rub your skin dry with a towel

Post bath routine

  1. Slather on a rich moisturiser after drying your skin: Moisturisers trap extra moisture in your skin so the right time to use them is immediately after drying yourself with a towel. It’s better to use ointments and creams as these are more effective than lotions. Creams with olive and jojoba oil, Shea butter, lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum jelly all are good. If the skin on your hand is extra dry and feels stretched then it’s a good idea to carry a non-greasy hand cream with you. Apply it to each washing hands immediately to relieve dry skin.
  2. Use only unscented skin care products: Shun harsh skin products which strip natural oils from skin like-
    • Deodorant soaps
    • Skin care products that contain fragrances, alcohol, retinoids, or alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA)
  3. Wear gloves when washing utensils: This will prevent dry skin on hands. All you have to do is wear latex gloves before you start washing clothes and utensils.
  4. Choose laundry detergent with care: Laundry detergents should be chosen with care as they can irritate skin. Go for detergents labelled “hypoallergenic”.
  5. Avoid toasting yourself by the fireplace or other heat sources in winters: Remember heat is drying. So limit your time in front of a hot stove or fireplace.
  6. Use humidifiers to add moisture to indoor air: Use of humidifier will help prevent excessive drying of skin.
  7. Use milk on skin: Milk is packed with anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that can fight dry and itchy skin. The lactic acid in milk also exfoliates dead skin cells and increases the capacity of your skin to retain moisture.
  8. Honey: Honey is one of the best natural moisturisers. It comes loaded with antioxidants and antimicrobials.
  9. Yogurt: Yogurt is a skin-hydrating agent par excellence. Its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties also help soothe dry and itchy skin.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Acne: Common Skin Disorder

Dr. Sandeep Gupta 93% (1323 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology
Dermatologist, Delhi
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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Acne

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Is Dry Member Skin Normal? How to Tell If It's an Easy Fix

Dr. Vinod Raina 90% (4551 ratings)
MD - General Medicine
Sexologist, Delhi
Is Dry Member Skin Normal? How to Tell If It's an Easy Fix

In most cases, occasional dry penis skin is a fact of life. That's because almost anything can lead to dry penis skin, including something as innocuous as changing the detergent a guy uses for his sheets or even changing his workout routine to something that makes him sweat a bit more. To help ease the dryness of such delicate skin, good penis care is necessary. And for most guys, within a couple of days of proper attention, that dry penis skin is just like new.

But what happens when a man does everything he can think to do and it doesn't seem to make a difference? And what does it mean if the dry skin issue actually gets worse instead of better? It's important for a man to know when dry penis skin is a run-of-the-mill issue that will resolve in a few days, versus a problem that might require a doctor to evaluate it and provide treatment. To that end, here's a short primer on what's serious - and what's not.

Dry penis skin causes

Understanding the causes of dry penis skin can help a guy determine just how serious the situation might be. Here are the most common reasons for dry, itchy penis skin:

1. Too much masturbation. A guy who likes to handle the throttle a little too often is bound to wind up with some dryness, even if he uses plenty of lube. That's simply because over time, the rigorous stroking pulls natural oils from the skin, and when the lube is washed away, so is all that precious oil. But those who enjoy masturbation without lube are in for even worse dryness, as there is nothing to protect the penis from aggressive over-handling. The easiest way to cure the problem? Let the penis rest and apply plenty of moisturizing penis health crème in the meantime.

2. Dry sex. Whether a guy is getting it on without lube during intercourse or he's enjoying other activities, such as 'outercourse' or extended foreplay, his penis might rub up against various surfaces - such as the sheets, pillows, and yes, even his partner's body - and eventually, dry skin can be the result. The only cure for this is to keep the penis in good shape to begin with; again, this requires an excellent penis health crème.

3. Skin allergies and irritations. Sometimes a guy's penis is just fine, but then within hours, it's not. This sudden dryness is often related to something in the environment, such as a mild allergic reaction to new detergents, fragrances, cleansers, and anything else that might come into contact with the delicate penis skin. In this case, some detective work is in order. A guy should eliminate the variety of issues that might be causing the problem, then see if there is any improvement.

4. Skin conditions. For some men, things get a bit more serious. Dryness that doesn't respond to the use of a penis health crème or other moisturizing efforts might be a problem that requires a doctor's attention. Some skin conditions, such as eczema or psoriasis, can occur on the penis just as easily as they might appear on other parts of the body. If a man has dry, itchy penis skin that doesn't respond to his home treatments should visit the doctor to find out what the problem might be.

5. The weather. Surprisingly, the weather plays a serious role in dry skin. Many men are familiar with dry hands and a dry face or lips during the worst of the colder seasons. The same thing can happen to the penis. Again, use of a great crème, plenty of hydration, and running a humidifier during the winter can all help.

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