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Can Makeup Cause Dry Skin To Break Out
Acne & makeup: Yes. Clogged pores contribute to acne. Certain makeups can clog pores. "non-comedogenic" makeups are those lacking ingredients known to clog pores in most people. The key word being "most" people... Since some people can still experience acne even when using "non-comedogenic" products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Skin breakage: Yes, excessive moisture can lead to skin peeling, cracking and becoming irritated. It often occurs in body fold areas--armpits, groin, under breasts in women. Areas can be dried using blow dryer and apply light topical medicine. See your doctor for more definitive answer. ...Read more
Xerosis: Dry skin is usually diagnosed in older adults with itching in the absence of a skin eruption or rash. It is more common in the winter time, especially if the home is heated, resulting in low indoor relative humidity. Therapy usually involves use of skin moisturizers that maintain hydration of the skin. Use mild soaps. Avoid long, hot showers and aggressive scrubbing/drying. A humidifier may help. ...Read more
Dry skin: Dryness is usually caused by excessive water exposure or harsh soaps. Best treatment is decreased water exposure, use alot of moisturizers such as cetaphil and use a milder soap. If these don't help, see a derm for prescription creams. ...Read more
See doctor: A doctor needs to take your history and examine your skin to see what is going on. I'm so sorry you are suffering. You should contact your primary care doctor and you may be referred to a dermatologist. Just to be thorough, make sure you check your bedding for bed bugs and your home for fleas if you have pets. ...Read more
Creams, ointments: Broken or fissured skin on the hands are best treated with creams not lotions. Eucerin cream is good. Aquaphor is another good one. Best to apply at night and the cover with gloves til morning. When hands are in water or chemicals, wear gloves. Topical steroids by prescription also very helpful. There is no cure. Avoid things that make it worse. Above topicals are good to use during day. ...Read more
Topical Ointments: For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Daily moisturization is important as well. Other tips: Take quick shower (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. ...Read more
Starts with blisters: It can cause some redness but typically starts out as very tender and burning, tiny little water bubbles/blisters or technically vesicles. They get tender and then can take 7-14 days to heal if left untreated. ...Read more
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