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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can I make my skin softer all day every day? It seems like my skin is so dry the more I put lotion on the dryer my skin gets.?

Try the following cr: Egyptian magic available at costo

over the counter skin cream apply twice a day to one a day. ...Read more

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A tip here was don't put anything on your skin you wouldn't eat. So that means only organic pure face lotions, body wash, etc? I want to get into it

A tip here was don't put anything on your skin you wouldn't eat. So that means only organic pure face lotions, body wash, etc? I want to get into it

Yes: That's correct. A great source of information on the safety of cosmetics and body products is EWG. Org. See the skin deep section. ...Read more

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How often can I use almactin body lotion? It helps keep my skin clear and not dry. I just don't want to wear spf during the summer. Similar lotions?

How often can I use almactin body lotion? It helps keep my skin clear and not dry. I just don't want to wear spf during the summer. Similar lotions?

As often as you wish: No limit. Whatever feels best. SPF is not something you wear!!! Sun Protective Factor is a number which indicates sun protection. SPF 30, or at least 15, is as effective as any higher #. Sunscreens are added to many moisturizers that you are sure to like. Try some. You will like them. ...Read more

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Can there be any creams/lotions that numb skin?

Can there be any creams/lotions that numb skin?

Yes: A doctor can prescribe or compound creams that have Lidocaine and other ingredients that cause numbing. Your doctor will help you prior to your procedure if that is necessary. ...Read more

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Is semen good for the skin as lotion?

Is semen good for the skin as lotion?

Odd question: Odd question. But I would propose its neither good or bad for the skin. ...Read more

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The best facial lotions for dry skin?

Facial Lotions: Two good facial lotions are cerave and restoraderm both of which are over the counter. They both have ceramides which are important in treating dry skin. ...Read more

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Can you apply skin lotion to a sunburn?

Yes: Yes. Sunburned skin should be hydrated, and lotion is a good way to to keep the skin moisturized. You can also use aloe gel to cool the skin. ...Read more

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Does skin lotion get into the bloodstream?

No: Skin lotions are topical. They do not penetrate the blood system. ...Read more

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The best milk lotion for body skin please?

Dry skin?: If you are asking for a treatment for dry skin, then I prefer a good moisturizer. May exist, but vaseline mixed with water and coconut oil can help with severe dryness. Burt's bees is a pretty good brand if you specifically want a milk lotion, which they offer. ...Read more

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Why types of lotions are the best on dry skin?

Ceramide Lotions: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more

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What's the best lotion to use for healthy skin?

Best lotion: Healthtap Doctors are asked not to endorse specific brands or product lines. ...Read more

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What lotion can help with my extremely dry skin?

CeraVe Lotion: Especially if you have sensitive, dry skin, daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more

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Help please? What is a good lotion to get soft skin?

Help please? What is a good lotion to get soft skin?

Soft skin: It is important to use a moisturizer immediately after you shower/bathe. Depending on how dry your skin is, once or twice a day application should work. Use a lotion/cream that does not contain alcohol, which can actually dry the skin. Smelling good doesn't mean it is good for the skin. Use of cetaphil, eucerin cream, or aquaphor tend to be good choices. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective lotion for dry skin?

What would be a highly effective lotion for dry skin?

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 ...Read more

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Is it true that dry skin lotions are gender specific?

Not necessarily: You really need to look for ingredients suitable for you. In other words avoid products that you may be allergic to and capitalize on those your body likes. Avoid the harsh chemicals (phthalates, mineral oil, petrolatum, parabens, synthetic dyes and parfume). As a compounding pharmacist, we could make gender specific lotion formulations with the consent of your doctor; employing female hormones. ...Read more

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Do babies need lotion? Do they have drier skin then us?

Do babies need lotion? Do they have drier skin then us?

Yes, moisturize: Babies do need more moisturizing. Their skin does not produce as much natural oil as adults and it is more sensitive. Extra moisturizing is needed because we use all sorts of soaps and cleansers on our babies to keep them clean. All soaps, even gentle baby soaps will remove natural oils and dry out the skin. This is why you should add moisture back to your baby's skin after bathing. ...Read more

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Please recommend the best lotion for extremely dry skin?

Reduce use of soap: Limit soap to the critical areas (hands, face, axillae, and groin) and use no washcloth or loufa. I bet the dry skin will disappear in days. ...Read more

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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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Please help! What is the best lotion to use for dry skin?

Alvin'sBestSnakeOil: Of course I'm being facetious b/c there really isn't one best lotion for everyone. So before looking for solutions, focus on causes of dry skin eg http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/causes/con-20030009. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/beauty/dry-skin-13/cosmetic-procedures-skin-care-dry-skin for helpful ingredients in dry skin lotions. Failing that, go c ur Dermatologist. ...Read more