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A 39-year-old member asked:

are there ways to make my skin not feel so dry and irritable in the morning?

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Dr. Coyle Connolly
Dermatology 29 years experience
Dry skin: Use a gentle fragrance free non soap cleanser to wash face and body . Apply a fragrance free moisturizer daily.

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What can I do if my skin gets so irritated after shaving?

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How can I make my skin not feel so dry and irritable in the morning?

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A 35-year-old female asked:

What are the risks of keeping a lidoderm patch on for more than 12 hours? My skin doesn't seem to be irritated. I don't understand the problem.

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Dr. Edwin Perez
Anesthesiology 19 years experience
Kinda right: The reason for the 12hr comes from manufacturer because they wanted to minimize the risk of toxicity. (hence minimize lawsuits) However, many of us do tell patients that they can keep it on for 24hrs before changing it. As far as I know there have been no cases of toxicity reported.

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