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It’s been almost 10 months since my gastric sleeve surgery. I’m really excited that I’ve lost almost 90 pounds! Oddly enough my skin seems drier and Even more sensitive than before the surgery. Before the surgery I used to get rashes and yeast infections under my breasts and behind my knees. Now behind my knees are so itchy and dry. I will admit that I need to drink more Water and this probably why my skin is so dry. Has anyone else experienced this? Even the skin on my belly is itchy.

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Yeaaa, itchy skin is a pain. I use the gold bond eczema cream to help with it, but I also take fish oil. It's really helped my skin a lot.

Plus, drinking at least 72oz of Water a day. Gotta stay hydrated, and your skin will love you for it.

Congrats on the weight loss! That's fantastic!

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Part of it could be fat malabsorption, and the fact that you are eating a lot less fat now than before surgery. My skin and hair are very dry every since surgery, but I also have fat malabsortion. I never used Shampoo for dry hair before, but I do now. Lots of moisturizer, and of course, you just have to drink the Water.

The good side is that there are no more fungal infections from hot, moist skin. :)

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Billions of Gallons of Lotion! Same problem here but i suck at getting the Water in.

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Yes, I started noticing this about 3 months ago. I read about women nagging over the dry scale skin, and couldn't understand it since I didn't have it.

The first sign was at a massage when the therapist said that my back just swoooshed up all the oil in a second. My feet are like sanding paper atm 😙 My hair is also very dry, frizzy and due to the Hair loss and all the regrowth it goes all ways. For now I have accepted that the hair is what it is.

I have faith in coconut oil for everything. Haven't tried it for dry skin, but I'll get on that.

Plus side: I will take the scale skin over the yeast infections I used to have under my hanging stomach and the sides of my fluffy va-jayjay. It used to be wet, burn and smell grose.

I also read up on this: Dry skin, brittle hair, etc can be this

  1. Vitamin A/retinol defict. Vitamin A intake may be inadequate in patients with restrictive diets and eating disorders as can be seen after bariatric surgery.Vitamin A deficiencies can also be associated with fat malabsorption (necessary for this vitamin assimilation) as occurs after intestinal bypass surgery. Another factor commonly seen after BS, which may be involved in this hypovitaminosis, is the diminished absorption of Protein, necessary for Vitamin A assimilation. This might explain why my hands and my face isn't dry, because I use high potent retinol and A-acid skin care products on my face and hands.
  2. Vitamin E-deficit
  3. Copper deficit
  4. Dehydration, which can occur if you drink to little, drink alcohol or caffein

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That’s really interesting. I realized that my skin was so much dryer lately. I didn’t realize it could be because of surgery. Just another thing to add to the list of ‘weird things that have been happening to me because of surgery’ 😂

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