View Full Version : Dry skin

09-22-2002, 08:33 PM
Any way to combat dry skin? Its happening if a very odd place, never happened before actually. The skin at the base of my penis is drying up and flaking off. Its itchy as hell, wondering how to combat it I do get dry skin once the winter comes, but only on my face, first time its happened down there. Should I use moisturizer.. use a less harsh soap.. any kind of vit I could take?:confused:

09-23-2002, 04:08 AM
Try 10-15 fish oil caps a day. That's the only thing that helps my dry skin.

09-23-2002, 10:11 AM
Do you drink enough water?

09-23-2002, 11:38 AM
I'm drinking liquid (ice t, the tap water is horrid tasting) when ever I'm home. Which isnt much. From 9-4 I'm at university, drink about 1L, then all night I drink perhaps another 2-3L. I dont think thats enough.

09-23-2002, 03:00 PM
Drinking fluids isn't going to do anything for dry skin. In general, skin is dry when there's not enough oil on the surface.

BTW, you must pee like a race horse if you drink 3-4 liters of iced tea a day. That's a pretty good volume of liquid to begin with (considering how much water you ingest with the food you eat), plus think of how much caffeine you're taking in.

09-24-2002, 02:27 PM
Have you asked a doctor?
I use udo's choice.2tbls a day.no probs with dry skin.
could it be eczma?

09-24-2002, 03:08 PM
I've noticed that when I take in caffiene from coffee or an ECA stack that my skin dries out more. Maybe all that ice tea you drink is the problem.