Dry Skin


#1
My skin is awful dry especially my face,arms and legs and has been for months.
I am using E45 lotion several times daily. My legs look like they have dandruff!
Is this just a personal problem or are there more sufferers out there?

#2
Hi,
my dad did have that but it did come and go but means your using the e45 cream quite a bit even though you can use it as many times as you like why dont you see a doctor to see what he could recommend?

#3
SincePD dx & starting ropinerole I have developed an intermittent rash on my face - red patches which shed white flakes. I was given E45 during a stay in hospital but later told by a nurse not to use it. She recommended Aqueous Cream BP. A GP prescribed a hydrocortisone cream, but the information leaflet clearly states that it is not to be used on the face.
Sorry, I am not being very helpful. I have noticed that the rash seems to coincide with illness eg an infection, or particularly stressful times. I now use Aqueous cream BP several times a day. The rash gets worse before it gets better but it does eventually clear

#4
Thanks to both of you for replying,I was on Requip when the rash started along with palpatations so I was put on Mirapexin, the palpatations stopped but I still have the red dry skin. My gp gave me the e45 lotion plus later e45 anti itch cream and Fucidin cream. they all work to a certain extent then it appears again.
i will try the Aqueous cream - see if it cures the dandruff on my legs. lol

#5
I am a carer for my wife who has parkinson's. I get the same. I have put it down to the heating system in the car. When I can I keep the AC turned off and not having the heating blowing too hot.

#6
Forgot to add a few months ago they found that Aqueous cream BP makes the skin thiner so making rashes worse.

#7
My husband has the skin problem all over including face and hair eyebrows and lids ./. DRY/greasy .. We have everything tried .

Our GP suggested we use Head and Shoulders shampoo . Try it for a week , and then as needed . I dont see any reason why it cant be used occassionally all over the body . It is helping my husband

#8
I have a variety of dry skin creams and lotions which all promised to do wonders for my skin and they have all failed miserably. However the past two weeks i`ve been using Aveeno bath and shower oil,and Aveeno daily moisturising lotion and I can honestly say there`s an improvement - no `dandruff` on my legs now.
My daughter has started using it after seeing the difference in my skin.
I bought mine from Boots chemists, maybe the oil based products would help some of you too.

#9
I have a similar rash on occasion. GP thought it might be mild rosacea.I was given a liquid called clindamycin trade name DalacinT. i only use it occasionally but it works a treat. Lots about rosacea on the internet. Medicine is on prescription so need to see doc.

#10
Hi
I too suffer from dry skin (especially around my nose)it is so bad that it peels off in big flakes. This only started when I was diagnosed with PD and started on Requip XL. I have to have regular facials (once a month) which does help and I use E45 lotion, I do still get some flakey skin but its not so bad now as to what it was.
Jan xxx

#11
I find E45 lotion excellent, couldn't exist without it!

#12
It seems rashes and dry skin is a parkie thing or is it the meds that cause it?
before using the cream I have now, I had visions of the wee trail of skin following me and my o/h with a brush and shovel.

Val :laughing::laughing:

#13
I wholeheartedly agree abouit the E 45 cream ,

Something else to try .. Our GP told us to use head and shoulders . I also use this once a week and pay attentions to my husbands eyebrows which I trim to keep short they also become crusted and inside the ears .

I was nervous about using it thinking it might be too strong but it has no adverse effects so far