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what to do for dry skin?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
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
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Dr. Robert Peppercorn
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
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Dr. Maritza Baez
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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