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Dr. Jeremy Porter
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Dry Itchy Skin (Overview)

Dry itchy skin is a clinical finding in which skin does not have enough moisture or protective oils and it therefore loses its normal texture and becomes itchy. This can be due to overuse of cleaning products, dry air, hypothyroidism, or malnutrition.


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Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Can Claritin (loratadine) cause dry, itchy skin? What are the side effects?

Dryskin and claritin (loratadine): It is unlikely that Claritin (loratadine) would cause dry itchy skin. Claritin (loratadine) has minimal to no anticholinergic properties and so rarely will cause dryness. ...Read more

Dr. Jeremy Porter
131 doctors shared insights

Dry Itchy Skin (Overview)

Dry itchy skin is a clinical finding in which skin does not have enough moisture or protective oils and it therefore loses its normal texture and becomes itchy. This can be due to overuse of cleaning products, dry air, hypothyroidism, or malnutrition.


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Dry/itchy skin ever since I started showering >1 time a day?

Dry/itchy skin ever since I started showering >1 time a day?

Moisturize: Each time we shower, we remove essential protective oils from our skin, and then it becomes dry and flaky. Replenishing the lost oils by moisturizing immediately after showers will help improve dry skin. There are lotions that mimic contents in the skin such as cetaphil restoraderm. ...Read more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing the skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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How does one treat dry, itchy skin?

Lubrication/see MD: It may be due to dry skin and moisturisation will work.But there are other causes of dry skin and you should see your doctor or dermatologist for the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

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

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What brand lotion should I get for my dry, itchy skin?

What brand lotion should I get for my dry, itchy skin?

Many helpful brands: There are many brands with products that are good for dry skin. Cetaphil, neutrogena, aveeno, (oatmeal) and vaseline are just a few. ...Read more

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How does one treat dry, itchy skin?

Lubrication/see MD: It may be due to dry skin and moisturisation will work.But there are other causes of dry skin and you should see your doctor or dermatologist for the cause and treatment. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more