A 30-year-old member asked:
what to do for dry skin?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Morris Westfried answered
45 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Robert Peppercorn answered
42 years experience Dermatology
Dry skin: Avoid deodorant soap. Reduce duration of shower. Use less hot water. Put a lotion such as cerave or eucerin on skin daily especially after bathing.
Answered on Nov 22, 2013
Dr. Maritza Baez answered
16 years experience Family Medicine
Protect: Avoid things that dry you out, soaps & wetness. 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.
Answered on Apr 27, 2015
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