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i suffer from winter dry skin! please help me!?

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Dr. Maritza Baez
17 years experience Family Medicine
Protect: Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. Drink lots of water.
Answered on May 25, 2017
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Dr. Susan Rhoads
38 years experience Family Medicine
Dr. Baez is perfectly correct! Also avoid scented detergents and all fabric softeners. Even fragrances from candles and room deodorizers can irritate skin.
May 25, 2017
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body
Answered on Jun 18, 2017
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Provided original answer
odor is created. Consider moisturizing masks.
Jun 18, 2017

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