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DaveN

Dry Skin

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I've first read about PD causing dry skin a couple of months ago while researching PD. Does anyone else have this problem and what do you do to combat it?

Dave

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To expand from my initial comment, I've developed terrible dandruff over the last 6 months. I also have very bad eczema on my feet and ankles that started back in December. It has been a particularly dry winter here in VA.

 

I've read on multiple sites that PD can cause dry or oily skin. Which is it? Or is it like reporting a side effect for a prescription drug, if one person reports it, it becomes a symptom?

 

See this link http://www.pdf.org/en/skin_changes_parkinson for what I'm talking about.

 

Dave

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Dave - I've not experienced either difficulty yet, knock on wood. I hope that yours can be improved and that when a treatment that works is identified you'll post it. best regards from Roger

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Interesting topic...I have tremor in left arm and also have dry skin on left side of face and neck only...use extra moisturizer for those areas.

 

Patricia

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Interesting. I've had dandruff since I was 15 so I can't really say that's pd related. Since I live in Hawaii, my skin doesn't dry out much because of the tropical weather. I can say when I go back to VA in the winter I do dry out pretty quick but I just attributed that to the environmental change.

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I take fish oil regularly and it seems to help. I know it improves my dogs' hair and skin. Also use lotion on my hands in fall and winter.

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I have both oily skin and dry patches. It makes no sense. My ears, eyebrows and mustache area's are the worst for flaky skin. I have tried lotions and oils, special soaps yada yada..... It seems to be worst in the winter months.

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I have used honeyglycerine soap(for flakey skin) you can find it more in the health and beauty section at drug stores or Wal-Mart. I also use caress (pink one) then add Aveeno lotion, it seems to help,(for now!!)(they also have different types, exp. I get the purple bottle it is to help relax the skin, and this really helps with some of the muscle aches I go through.) hope this will help you. As for shampoo's Aveeno seems to be good also, (its pricey, but worth it) I recently tried another brand of shampoo and conditioner because of the cost, and it's not worth it) so goin back to Aveeno. Bless you

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also have you tried baby shampoo, I just remembered my good friend has dandruff in her eye brows and hair etc. and she was told by a dr. to use baby shampoo, any kind will work.

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