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Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
DRY SKIN: Dry skin is often a result of excessive dryness in the house. Get a humidifier & make sure the relative humidity is at least 40%. Soaps & laundry dete ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Cerave: From the outside cerave, neutrogena norwegian formula, lac 5 are all good for dry skin. In addition internally essential fatty acids such as flax , bo ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Many options: Dry skin has many causes. As we age, skinwill be drier. Diet with appropriate fatty and essential oils, as well as adequate Vitamin A and zinc are v ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Moisture!: Any otc moisturizer is a good place to start. They can range from thick (like an ointment) to thin (like a lotion). Soaking in water before applying a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tom Harrington
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry skin: Definately--the aging process is not good on the skin. It will always be worse in the winter as well. Apply moisturizers as much as you can esp afte ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or col ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
Dry Skin Care: 1. Use a mild soap--dove 2. Shower or bathe no more than once daily 3. Do not rub the skin with a towel--dab. 4. Apply moisturizer while your skin ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Moisturizer: Daily use of a fragrance free, oil free moisturizer will hydrate the epidermis and reduce dry skin. Also, avoid prolonged hot showers and detergent b ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
?Eczema: This could be eczema or just plain dry skin (xerosis). See a dermatologist to help you figure this out and recommend a good treatment.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
49 years experience Dermatology
Dry season: Winter is typically dry (and cold in some areas) season.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tommy Chen
46 years experience Dermatology
Contact derm: Toothpaste, flavored chewing gum, lip balm with sunscreen, lip-licking.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Add moisturizer: oral vitamin E, and see dermatologist if not improving
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Strumeyer
32 years experience Urology
?fungal: More than likely this is a fungal rash (jock itch) but should be looked at by md if no improvement after treatment.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Fungal?: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for 4 weeks every day, the bra and heat can cause itchy areas of skin that can be a fungal infection. Not cancer at ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fung ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Rollofson
44 years experience Dentistry
Ask your physician: The mouth is a very good judge of your overall health. Changes in salivary flow can be local or systemic but are always worth a thorough evaluation ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: That we can help you here, if your doctors cannot help you. Get another dermatology opinion if you are not getting any better.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry skin: It does not cause rashes but scales. if you scratch then it will develop some time. Moisturizing cream or lotions will be helpful.
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Balneol...: Balneol (otc) is a hygenic cleansing lotion that helps sooth dry irritated perianal skin. Apply it several times per day.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Cappaert
58 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably seborrhea: Try using an antidandruff shampoo daily. Likely you have seborrhea, commonly called dandruff. Neutrogena original for dandruff is good. Allergy is ano ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
16 years experience Dermatology
dry hands: It could be if you have a fungal infection, which sometimes looks like dry skin; otherwise plain dry skin is not contagious. Have your dermatologist p ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Seema Patel
26 years experience Holistic Medicine
Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl per ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Many Options: Ichthyosis ranges from mild to severe, and there are treatments available for whatever type that you have. Two main approaches to treatment are 1. To ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Seborrheic: Dermatitis. Try Hydrocortisone cream otc.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Vicious cycle: This is fairly common. Something (could be anything) triggered itching, so you scratched it, which made it itch more, which makes you scratch more, an ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Moisturize: Your skin daily.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Monique Ruberu
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Dry: It may be exzcema vs an inflammatory process... Try some vaseline or aquaphor.. If no improvement go and see your doc for an exam and possible biopsy.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Moisturize: Skin is dried out. Avoid sun for now and use moisturizer with SPF such as neutrogena. If itchy you can add Hydrocortisone for a few days.
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Atopic dermatitis : This could be atopic dermatitis. Over the counter lowest strength Hydrocortisone cream for a week might help , not longer than that. Can cause skin th ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Dry cheeks are not unusual and it can be associated with seborrheic dermatitis or dry skin in the same individual.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
Humectants: A humectant is a substance which helps promote retention of moisture. Some examples of humectants found in otc products are alpha-hydroxy acid (aha) ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
If you want to: But it won't help or hurt you. Avoid soaps and detergents and things should return to normal by themselves.
A female asked:
Dr. TED FEDER
Dr. TED FEDER answered
39 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Eczema: Could be eczema or psoriasis that can be helped with medicated creams.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alex Shvartsman
24 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Geographic tongue: It may be a harmless condition called geographic tongue.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
TO BE SEEN: It is important for a doctor to see and examine a patient to get the whole picture. I would see a physician. Even if it is you would need an rx for tr ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berger
40 years experience Dermatology
Not really: Flaking/dandruff can be the result of oily skin, which irritates the skin and causes flaking. Common mistake to think flaking is from dry skin, but if ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
See Dermatologist: Skin disease is easier to treat when actually seen.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
28 years experience Dermatology
Dry: A fragrance free cream such as cereve or cetaphil may be tried a couple times a day. If condition does not improve see a dermatologist.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
38 years experience Pediatrics
Hydrate!: Try to find out what causes your dry skin. Is it something you use on your skin? Some food you ingested? How much fluids do you take and what kind? ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Sounds like eczema.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sen ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience Family Medicine
Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sjogreans disease: Sjogrens syndrome can be inherited and it sounds like you have the disease as well.
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