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Can too much lotion be bad for you skin?

Can too much lotion be bad for you skin?

Yes: You can have too much lotion and the skin can become macerated (it can break down) from too much moisture. This often happens between the toes and should be guarded against.

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What to do if I have really bad dry skin in the winter and I can't usethe best lotion I can use that will keep my skin clear but isn't scented?

What to do if I have really bad dry skin in the winter and I can't usethe best lotion I can use that will keep my skin clear but isn't scented?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body

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My 3 year old grandson has eczema really bad and has had it since birth. He scratches so much his skin bleeds. Can I use this lotion on him and will i?

My 3 year old grandson has eczema really bad and has had it since birth. He scratches so much his skin bleeds. Can I use this lotion on him and will i?

Mgt: I would suggest a review of her skin care regimen with your PCP. Discuss possible allergic triggers, the use of Hydrocortisone lotion and an eczema cream for young children (available over the counter). Avoid immersion in water for more than 10 minutes at bath time and apply the moisturizer after the bath. If itching persists, additional medication may be indicated.

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I have really bad dry skin how do I help my dry skin? I have tryed everything from drinking a lot of water to putting lotion on my face.

I have really bad dry skin how do I help my dry skin? I have tryed everything from drinking a lot of water to putting lotion on my face.

Dry skin: Dry skin occurs not from too little water intake but rather from loss of water through the skin. The best way to minimize this is to apply moisturizing creams or lotions twice daily. Other things you can do include limiting your bathing to as infrequent as possible. Not all scaliness is from dry skin. Consult with your doctor if moisturizing does not work.

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I got a bad burn nearly every day this past week. Even with wearing sun lotion. I'm very fair skin. Have a very small brown bump. Should I see doc?

I got a bad burn nearly every day this past week. Even with wearing sun lotion. I'm very fair skin. Have a very small brown bump. Should I see doc?

Depends. . .: 1st avoid any more sun exposure! Hate to ruin ur vacation but sun burns increase risk for skin cancer later on and definitely for wrinkly skin, too. Check out http://www. Skincancer. Org/prevention/sunburn/five-ways-to-treat-a-sunburn, https://www. Aad. Org/dermatology-a-to-z/for-kids/about-skin/skin-cancer/treating-sunburn & http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/tc/sunburn-home-treatment

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Bad eczema and really bad dry skin, what do you recommend for lotions? That won't sting when I use it?

Bad eczema and really bad dry skin, what do you recommend for lotions? That won't sting when I use it?

Eczema: Use eucerin, cerave, vanicream, or plain vaseline, the greasier the better. You need to do it regularly and it will stop stinging in a few days once your skin is hydrated. Wrap the affected skin over night with gauze to keep the moisturizer in direct contact with the skin for better effects.

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My boyfriend has really sensitive skin and breaks out really bad with acne all over his body, what soap, lotion can help and clear it up?

My boyfriend has really sensitive skin and breaks out really bad with acne all over his body, what soap, lotion can help and clear it up?

Depends: You should try to eliminate what he is "sensitive" to in his environment first. He may be sensitive to laundry detergents, colognes, animal dander, pollens, mold, or even foods. Try changing all soap products to hypoallergenic like neutrogena products for example or ivory snow / dreft laundry detergent and see if this helps. Try acne products, Cortaid (hydrocortisone) and have your boyfriend keep skin clean also.

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Big toe is peeling badly. The middle of toe is pink and towards the edges there is more skin than in the middle. I put on lotion but its not fixing it?

More than dry skin: Such accumulation of dry skin may be an eczematous process. We must consider that the skin in this area is inflamed and turning over at a rapid rate. Things that can cause this include psoriasis, irritation, athlete's foot etc. If the peeling skin is near the nail, than it is related to an infection of this area.

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How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream.

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How much zinc is absorbed from camomile lotion when applied to the skin?

How much zinc is absorbed from camomile lotion when applied to the skin?

None.: The main ingredient in camomile lotion is the extract of chamomile flowers. Some commercial preparations do have a combination of mineral oxides, such as zinc and iron, which help the lotion to nullify irritants; but I know of no credible evidence that any measurable zinc absorption occurs after using any type of chamomile lotion.

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Is it good to use skin lotion everyday?

Yes: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and water content of the epidermis and dermis.

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Need to know the lotion that makes skin soft?

Need to know the lotion that makes skin soft?

Many brands: There are many aloe based lotions that are excellent for skin care. Some examples are Jergins, or Vaseline Intensive Care. The cosmetician in department stores can advise you on skin care also, as there are more expensive creams especially for facial use.

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My skin is so dry even if I use lotions. What should I do?

My skin is so dry even if I use lotions. What should I do?

Dry Skin: You should see your primary care physician for further evaluation and treatment options.

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Any suggestions on which lotion gives you the softest skin?

Skin lotion: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines.

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What does it mean if you put lotion on the skin and it burned?

Sensitive skin: You may be sensitive to one of the ingredients in the lotion. Try using a cream (in a tube or jar) that is fragrance-free instead. Lotions by definition have more water and alcohol and can be more irritating for the skin. Also, be careful to avoid fragrance, as it can irritate already delicate skin.

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I got allergic with my skin. What should I do? I use wrong lotion.

I got allergic with my skin. What should I do? I use wrong lotion.

Skin rashes: Based on what usually presents when patients ask such question, I believe your question is that you have skin rashes and you thought it might be due to allergy to the lotion. Several things can cause skin rashes and not always due to allergy. If you think that the lotion causes rashes, you should stop it right away and come see either an allergist or dermatologist to be evaluated and treated.

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Will my skin white by using body lotion?? And what can make my skin white???

Will my skin white by using body lotion?? And what can make my skin white???

No: There are some bleaching creams, ask your local pharmacist for generic preparation OTC, but you cannot use this indefinitely.