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Dr. Jerome Litt
71 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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Dr. Moises Perez
18 years experience Pharmacology
Dry skin care: Treatment is important to avoid cracks, fissures, and dermatitis on the long term which can lead to accelerated wrinkle formation. Lifestyle changes s ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 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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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
43 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin: Avoid deodorant soap. Reduce duration of shower. Use less hot water. Put a lotion such as cerave or eucerin on skin daily especially after bathing.
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Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Protect: Avoid things that dry you out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Connerly
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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
Dr. Edward Keuer
Specializes in Dermatology
Emollients, Bathing: The key is to retain moisture, best done by applying emollients after baths/showers. Use warm water and mild soaps to clean, then apply THINLY Vaselin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 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 3-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Avoid over-washing: A daily moisturizing cream used 2-4 times a day helps to heal dry skin and to prevent return of the dry rash. Examples: Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin. Som ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
41 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Dry skin means that the epidermal surface is compromised and is losing water. Pronged dry skin will enhance the risk of a skin infection.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
33 years experience Pediatrics
Multiple reasons: Could be hereditary, aging, as natural skin oils diminish, medical conditions such as asthma or thyroid disease. Daily skin care habits such as washin ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
36 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
29 years experience Dermatology
Butter: While butter has some moisturizing properties there are less sticky, inexpensive fragrance free moisturizers that are far better for dry skin.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Abel
26 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Non scented soaps followed by generous application of moisturizing creams/lotions.

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