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Skin cancer

My skin is very dry. Can anyone suggest me some useful tips.
I am worried is it due to skin cancer or not ?
And what are the symptoms of skin cancer.
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Hello,
Dry skin is a symptom of thyroid disease like hypothyroidism. So get your thyroid hormone levels checked. The mainstay of management is liberal use of moisturizers after washing with luke warm water. Soap should be used minimally. Moisturizers should be reapplied liberally during the day.You can also use a topical cortisone (steroid) cream or ointment like dermacort(hydrocortisone). Adding a humidifier to the central heating system of your home or using a humidifier also helps.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




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Thanks for your kind advice which will be very helpful for me.
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