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A 32-year-old member asked:

Is sulfur soap good for dry and itchy skin?

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Dr. Sheila Calderon
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
No: Avoid ingredients you may be allergic to. Consider moisturizers, aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil and witch hazel to manage the itch until you see a doctor.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

What to use for dry itchy skin, that's good and is over the counter?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 26 years experience
Moisturize: There are lots of moisturizers available otc. Some people like them thicker, others prefer thinner like a lotion. Whatever you use should have minimal fragrance or coloring. It's a good idea to moisten the skin before you apply to help lock in moisture. Topical Hydrocortisone can help with some itching but if this is a big problem you should have a dermatologist take a look.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What's a good lotion to use for dry itchy skin?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Berger
Dermatology 42 years experience
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream . There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive
A 31-year-old member asked:

What over-the-counter to use for dry itchy skin?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. M. Christine Lee
Dermatology 29 years experience
Cortisone cream: Topical cortisone cream (ie: cortaid, hydrocortisone), moisturizers containing anti-itch ingredients such as camphor, menthol, Lidocaine (ie: sarna, eucerin anti-itch spray, neutrogena anti-itch lotion). Also helpful to use aveeno oatmeal bath. And take antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, allegra. If combining all these does not help, see a doctor for prescription meds.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What can I do to help dry and itchy skin?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dermatology 10 years experience
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch.
A 57-year-old female asked:

In am experiencing dry itchy skin?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Harry Greenberg
Dermatology 28 years experience
Dry Skin Tips: Find a good moisturizer, use it a couple times a day. Consider using creams over lotions since they are more moisturizing. Humidifiers may be appropriate if you live in a dry area. See a dermatologist you may have a genetic condition, which is causing your dry skin.
Dr. Richard Mallia
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Kerasal is very good and so is Aquaphor.
Dec 17, 2018
Last updated Aug 7, 2018


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