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A 53-year-old female asked:

What can i use for dry itchy skin? i have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, i'm ashy again. used goldbond lotion, didn't work

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Dry skin: The best treatment for dry skin, assuming no other pathology like hypothyroidism, dehydration, diabetes isn't the cause, is applying a moisturizer like keri lotion after a shower or bath while your skin is still wet. This serves to restore oils and normal moisture to the skin. Avoid very dry environment(too much dry heat, Sun or excess air conditioning.
Dr. John Scuba
Dr. John Scuba commented
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
try Vanicir cream, a prescription preparation that works very well
Dec 21, 2016
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
Dermatology 58 years experience
Ceramide: SOAK in a bath or shower for a long time. Hot is OK. Fingers should be wrinkled. Any cleanser must be pH 6 or 7 such as Aveeno, Eucerin, Dove, Neutrogena. Within 3 minutes after soak, rub in a ceramide cream. Check labels. Eucerin, Aveeno, CeraVe, generics. Get a big jar. Be sure it contains ceramides.

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