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What is the best way to prevent dry skin

A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jean Calhoun
Specializes in Dermatology
Creams, ointments: Broken or fissured skin on the hands are best treated with creams not lotions. Eucerin cream is good. Aquaphor is another good one. Best to apply a... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dry skin: To prevent or treat dry skin: 1. Hydrate orally with water. 2. Use sun screen liberally. 3. Take warm baths or showers instead of hot ones. 4. Avoid ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
Dermatology 20 years experience
Hydration with cream: Use moisturizing creams rather than lotions. Lotions are too light for patients with excessively dry skin. There are newer moisturizers on the market ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
Plastic Surgery 58 years experience
Information: Moisturizing creams and lotions usually help.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Emollient: Stretch marks are caused by stretch. Not by dry skin. If you have dry skin there are many creams for dry skin. Various things are promoted for stretch... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Johnson
Integrative Medicine 36 years experience
A and Omega 3: Vitamin A and fish oils containing omega 3 fatty acids help the skin. Also vitamin E.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 57 years experience
Genetics + age: Sometimes due to medical condition such as low thyroid. There are MANY creams for dry skin. Best are those with ceramides such as Eucerin Eczema Care ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
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.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 41 years experience
aquaphor: Aquaphpr, vaseline, cerave sa lotion or u-lactin creme, for the feet are good. For the lips only use vaseline or aquaphor. Also limit the use of soap... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ananda DeSilva
Internal Medicine 53 years experience
Meds and Moisturizer: Try an Antibiotic with anti itch medication. Then use Moisturizing lotion

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