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very dry, thinning skin

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  • Posted By: kristinesakely
  • April 4, 2007
  • 02:57 PM

I am 37 years old and have always had beautiful, soft, hydrated skin. Over the past 2-3 years my skin has become extremely itchy, dry, flaky, and recently seems to be thinning like on elderly patients. I have had numerous types of bloodwork done: thyroid, glucose,. Dermatologist says ezcema, internal medicine thought thyroid, but thyroid ok. I have to "drown" my skin in pure baby oil every night before bed to prevent itching to death and lots of times have to take Benedryl to relieve the itching. It is not allergic, I have tried EVERY lotion, dry skin remedy over the counter. I drink PLENTY of water, so I know itis not dehydration. The skin on my neck looks like that of a 60 year old! very thin, dry. Can someone please help me? I am ready to rip all my skin off!!

Any help greatly appreciated:(

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