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what is the best way to prevent dry skin

A 35-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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Turner
19 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Denis Winder
57 years experience Plastic Surgery
Information: Moisturizing creams and lotions usually help.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mitzi Johnson
35 years experience Integrative Medicine
A and Omega 3: Vitamin A and fish oils containing omega 3 fatty acids help the skin. Also vitamin E.
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 24-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 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ananda DeSilva
52 years experience Internal Medicine
Meds and Moisturizer: Try an Antibiotic with anti itch medication. Then use Moisturizing lotion
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