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A 40-year-old member asked:

incredibly dry skin along hairline?

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Dr. William Cappaert
Ophthalmology 59 years experience
Probably seborrhea: Try using an antidandruff shampoo daily. Likely you have seborrhea, commonly called dandruff. Neutrogena original for dandruff is good. Allergy is another possiblility. If the rash does not clear with the shampoo see a dermatologist.

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A 27-year-old member asked:

How can I fix my dry skin?

8 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 28 years experience
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) or glycolic acid or lactic acid, beta-hydroxy acid (bha) or salicylic acid, or urea. Combine humectants with moisturizers such as bees wax, petrolatum, cocoa butter, olive oil, mineral oil.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

What causes dry skin in the winter?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Dry season: Winter is typically dry (and cold in some areas) season.
A 32-year-old member asked:

I don't know what to do about my dry skin while i'm at work. Any advice?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 years experience
Dry skin at work: Solvents like water (especially hot) & soap make dry skin worse. While moisturizers help combat this, minimizing skin exposure to solvents & applying moisturizers immediately after any solvent exposure (e.g. Hand-washing) are key -- particularly after showering (at home). At work, apply cream as needed -- particularly, after hand-washing. Consider a room humidifier if needed & if available.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What to do for dry skin?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
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 , borage, or krill oil can be helpful. If it localized on the hands there may be contact allergy component which patch testing can discover.
A 29-year-old member asked:

Why do people have dry skin?

2 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics 33 years experience
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 washing with harsh soaps, can also cause or worsen dry skin.

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