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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nadu Tuakli
40 years experience Family Medicine
Amlactin: Shea butter can be helpful too. If its not too bad i recommend lubriderm as a regular lotion.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brock Andersen
16 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin: Cheapest, easiest answer is plain white petroleum jelly. Apply this or something similar (thick emollient/ointment) after every shower.
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Many possibilities..: Itchy rashes can be from many causes, such as: hives, viral infections, fungal infections, medication causes, hot-tub rashes, heat rashes, reactions t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mamina Turegano
Specializes in Dermatology
Other creams help: For rough bumps (or "chicken skin" or keratosis pilaris), it's helpful to use a moisturizer with a "keratolytic" ingredient -- this breaks down the mo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Calcineurin Agents: Calcineurin inhibitors are often prescribed as an alternative to topical corticosteroids or when other treatments have failed or lead to unwanted side ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Winter Itch: Cerave cream 2-4 times a day which is otc and Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or cortisone 10 twice a day. If those products are not effective then see your ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Moisturize: There are lots of moisturizers available otc. Some people like them thicker, others prefer thinner like a lotion. Whatever you use should have minimal ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Drink water: Stay hydrated and apply hydrating moisturizers multiple times a day. Avoid more than one shower a day and do not use extremely hot water.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
46 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin: The very best remedy for dry skin is as follows. Sit in the bathtub for 30 - 60 minutes (no soap) then get out, dry off, wait 15 minutes and apply aq ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayman Omar
Specializes in Neurology
Acne: Hi, There are several commercially available products but generally, good skin hygiene includes washing frequently with a mild soap and drying. Ointme ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerry Tolbert
12 years experience Family Medicine
Hydrocortisone: Most eczema responds to steroid creams, and the strongest over the counter steroid is 2.5% hydrocortisone, in most places. It's safe in areas that are ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Udder: Cream.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Friedman
40 years experience Dermatology
Moisturizer: Apply an inexpensive fragrance free moisturizer. It will hydrate the damaged epidermis, increasing its barrier function.
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Sorry: Sorry there's not one.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends for different pts-amlactin, eucerin, cetaphil -one may work better for one pt and not other-these are for the body. For the face it is diff ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Konold
32 years experience Family Medicine
Cortisone: Otc 1% cortisone cream is perfectly safe to use on the face. I've also seen my eczema clients skin improve with increased vitamin d intake. In ohio ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Do more than creams: Try to minmize activities that cause your dry skin--avoid long hot shower/bath, minimize use of body washes/scrubbing, use of humidifer in winter/cold ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Prescription: The topical medications that we prescribe for rosacea most commonly are of the Metronidazole type -- either gel , cream or lotion with strengths varyi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Srdjan Prodanovich
18 years experience Dermatology
Recommendations: Functional lotions, such as those that replace sphingolipid ceramide (e.g., cerave) work very well as moisturizers, either as a cream or a lotion, in ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
BEST BODY LOTION+++: THE BEST BODY LOTION/MOISTURIZER FOR YOU IS WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU! YOU ARE UNIQUE! TRY THEM ALL! SEE IF YOU CAN GET SAMPLES FROM THE COSMETIC COMPAN ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jennifer Schneider
9 years experience General Practice
Dermisa: Dermisa skin care cream or Meladerm but it can be difficult to find.
A female asked:
Dr. Andrew Doe
19 years experience Interventional Radiology
Butenafine: I do a lot of grappling and i always have someone with ringworm. I prefer Butenafine (mentax) because it is once a day. It is now available over-the ... Read More
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