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Does Amlactin Xl Help Reduce Skin Dryness
Maybe: The most expensive medicine is the one that doesn't work; so if amlactin (which is Lactic Acid lotion) works for you, it's worth the price. That said, there are other Lactic Acid lotions on the market which may be cheaper in your area. Also, shop around; prices can vary a lot from pharmacy to pharmacy. ...Read more
Moisturize: Dryness of the skin can be due to a reduced oil production, irritation from the elements, and occasionally, over cleansing which can strip the skin of its natural oils and damage the protective barrier. A gentle cleanser and a moisturizer that is appropriate for your skin type as well as protecting your skin from extreme cold and sun exposure can be helpful in reducing dryness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After my severe skin dryness was treated, the affected area is now darker with bright spots . How can I get this area to be uniform?
Hyperpigmentation: You are having post inflammatory hyperpigmentation from your previous rash. This is from the prior irritation. It may diminish on it's own over several months. After your rash is totally resolved and the skin is really better you can use glycolic lotion to diminish the pigment. ...Read more
Enviroment and More: Although mostly environmental, potential causes include weather (driest in winter), central heating and air conditioning, hot baths/frequent showering, swimming (breaks down the lipid barriers in your skin), harsh soaps/detergents, sun exposure, atopic dermatitis (eczema), psoriasis, thyroid disorders (hypoth). Visit a medical doctor to find out more, consider cosmo grade apple phloretin hydrator. ...Read more
Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more
Try L'Oriel for eyes: L'Oriel has a good product for eyes which is both hydrating and helpful with baggy eyes. For dry hands try Vasoline at night with cotton gloves. During the day Cetaphil lotion seems to work good. ...Read more
Moisturize: Dry skin is best treated with a good moisturizer daily. Especially after a shower when your skin is already moist. Try not to take too hot showers, that can dry skin that is already prone to itching. Newer moisturizers like cerave contains ceramides that help hydrate the skin even more. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Dear abosabry8, severe dryness or rough skin in a specific area of the body can be a sign of rare genetic skin diseases. However, these diseases are rare, and most people simply have dry skin. You should try to moisturize the affected area well, and you can try to apply over-the-counter Lactic Acid to remove scales. You can always seek the advice of your local dermatologists. ...Read more
Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?
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