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Lately my vagina has being dry and itchy. Somewhat peeling i've recently try to apply lotion for dry skin & baby oil. Haven't change routine.

Lately my vagina has being dry and itchy. Somewhat peeling  i've recently try to apply lotion for dry skin & baby oil.  Haven't change routine.

U may try OTC KY: Jelly for lubrication but consider seeing a gyn to find out the cause - it could be meds side effect (decongestants from cough/ cold meds), frequent douching, smoking, lack of estrogen (uncommon with your young age), sjogren's etc. Best wishes! ://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/vaginal-dryness/ds00550/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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I have really dry skin, so I use baby oil, but I heard that it is not good to do. What is the true fact?

I have really dry skin, so I use baby oil, but I heard that it is not good to do.  What is the true fact?

Disagree: With all respect, i know of no credible evidence that mineral oil does any of the horrible things claimed in the previous answer. I know you'll find similar stuff all over the internet, none by physicians, with no evidence to support it. The fda classifies it as "generally safe for human contact and consumption". Whatever you use for dry skin, apply it after bathing while skin is still moist. ...Read more

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Dry skin on penis use baby oil?

Dry skin on penis use baby oil?

If you want to: But it won't help or hurt you. Avoid soaps and detergents and things should return to normal by themselves. ...Read more

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Does baby oil reverse dry skin on my penis?

Does baby oil reverse dry skin on my penis?

Might do, but: Body lotion is probably better. However, no harm in trying. ...Read more

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Dry skin + cracking on foreskin. Occured after soap change. Have switched back but to no avail. Have also tried baby oil.. Advise?

Dry skin + cracking on foreskin. Occured after soap change. Have switched back but to no avail. Have also tried baby oil.. Advise?

Dry skin: You may have had a reaction/dermatitis to the previous soap, and a low dose hydro-cortisone cream may be of benefit, or just to make less dry, an over the counter moisturizer with aloe may help. If persists, then see a dermatologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My 13 month old has very dry red flaky skin around his mouth and nose. I have tried baby oil baby lotion. But nothing helps. What do I do?

My 13 month old has very dry red flaky skin around his mouth and nose. I have tried baby oil baby lotion. But nothing helps. What do I do?

Lotions and meds: Try aquaphor lotion. There are many other lotions over the counter that can help like johnson's creamy baby oil, cetaphil, arbonne's abc lotion, etc. Your baby may have eczema. See your primary care doc if it doesn't go away. There are some prescriptions as well. Good luck. ...Read more

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How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....

How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....

Get checked....: ...By your doctor for illness that can cause dry skin--mainly hypothyroidism--rule that out as a cause. Try using a vaporizer where you sleep. Shower in warm, not hot water. What are you taking 2 anti fungal drugs for? Could they be having some effect on your skin? See a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read more

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severe itching x3wks. No rash, bites and previous dry skin now is very moisturized. No meds, started fish oil and lotion for exzema, not helping?

 severe itching x3wks.  No rash, bites and previous dry skin now is very moisturized.  No meds, started fish oil and lotion for exzema, not helping?

Generalized itch: Generalized itching without primary skin rash most commonly caused by dry skin. Most severe during the winter months and in older people, characterized by itching in areas of dry, scaly skin. Lab work should be checked to see if there is an underlying cause: CBC/diff, liver/renal function tests, and thyroid workup since you seem to be well moisturized. ...Read more

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What should I try to help my extra dry skin? But lotion only makes it oily. My skins terribly dry. Its so dry it makes even more oils. Lotion does help for a bit, but then it just gets even more oily.

What should I try to help my extra dry skin? But lotion only makes it oily. My skins terribly dry. Its so dry it makes even more oils. Lotion does help for a bit, but then it just gets even more oily.

I : I would consider using a hydrating cleanser such as cerave hydrating cleanser. Then, apply cerave cream to the skin. It helps replenish moisture into the skin and replace some of the components of the skin layer that are lost each day. It doesn't tend to be as oily as some other products. Unfortunately, this time of year is very drying to the skin due to low humidity. A good humidifier can also help a little. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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I have very dry skin on my face only. Have tried oils, creams, lotions - some prescription. Nothing works. Should i try ammonium lactate skin cream?

I have very dry skin on my face only. Have tried oils, creams, lotions - some prescription. Nothing works. Should i try ammonium lactate skin cream?

Dry facial skin: 2 questions 1. Is it dryness? Conditions that can have flaking and scaling on the face include seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema and others. 2. If it is dryness, it's important to eliminate things that would contribute to it, such as harsh soaps, washcloths, extensive exfoliation, fragrances/dyes, etc. Most ammonium lactate lotions are too irritating to the face. Please see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What to do to make my child apply lotion on his dry skin?

What to do to make my child apply lotion on his dry skin?

Be understanding: Give the child (depending on age and maturity) the information he or she needs to understand why the lotion is important, what may happen if it is not applied and ask questions. Let the child know that he/she may be very uncomfortable and give them ownership of the problem. Should this progress to a situation of significant risk, you will have to step up, bea parent and do the necessary thing. ...Read more

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How do I make my 12 year old child apply lotion on his dry skin?

How do I make my 12 year old child apply lotion on his dry skin?

Rewards work: The preteen/teen years are the two's recycled. If you want to avoid win/lose confrontations don't set yourself up for them. Make allowance contingent on you seeing him/her apply the lotion, or figure out another reward. If you want the behavior you must understand the kid's developmental stage and work around it. ...Read more

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What is a good lotion for a baby with really dry skin, but not oozing nor broken?

What is a good lotion for a baby with really dry skin, but not oozing nor broken?

Lots of choices.: Your local drugstore will have a shelves full of dry skin lotions. My favorites are eucerin, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, keri, lubriderm, and cerave, but there are lots of others. Whatever you choose, apply it right after bathing, while the baby's skin is still moist, to "lock in" the moisture - because the real cure for dry skin is water, not lotion. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if I could put on johnson's baby lotion before going to bed to moisturise my face?

What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if I could put on johnson's baby lotion before going to bed to moisturise my face?

Not the best choice: Moisturizing is a great idea, but adult acne prone skin takes special care. Opt for a fragrance free pH balanced non-comedogenic moisturizer from the sensitive skin care section of your local drug store instead. ...Read more

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Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

See a dermatologist: No antihistamine will help you unless you want sedation. Do you have swelling of your legs? Swollen veins? You will probably find relief with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream before sleep. ...Read more

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A baby has blotches of dry skin that is raised and does not get better with lotion kind like little bumps and slightly red..No fever and no itching?

A baby has blotches of dry skin that is raised and does not get better with lotion kind like little bumps and slightly red..No fever and no itching?

Might be eczema: The baby's doctor can check to see if the rash is the common eczema. Eczema can be treated by increasing the moisture in the skin by using creams such as cerave or cetaphil. Hydrocortisone 1% cream is over-the-counter and can be used twice a day for 4-5 days. If the rash is better, the Hydrocortisone can then be used once a day for 2-4 days, and then stopped. Avoid soaps or over-washing the skin. ...Read more

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