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Dr. Jeremy Porter
147 doctors shared insights

Dry Itchy Skin (Overview)

Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch.


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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
147 doctors shared insights

Dry Itchy Skin (Overview)

Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch.


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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
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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?

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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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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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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Dr. Andrea Brand Dr. Brand
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Living with Skin Cancer (Checklist)

Avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 2 pm
daily
Apply sunscreen
2x day
Wear a hat outdoors on sunny days
daily
See dermatologist for check ups
2x year
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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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I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

Sarna lotion: Buy the sarna lotion for sensitive skin and it will start to give you relief, use aveno bath oil in the shower on your washcloth and use witch hazel to stop the itch. ...Read more

Dr. Jan Lei Iwata Dr. Iwata
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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Get tested for food allergies
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What is the definition or description of: Dry itchy skin?

What is the definition or description of: Dry itchy skin?

Dry itchy skin: Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch. ...Read more

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What is the most effective thing to do for dry, itchy skin?

What is the most effective thing to do for dry, itchy skin?

Eucerin cream: Eucerin cream before you towel dry after a shower. It is absorbed better on the moist skin, then gently pat the skin dry. ...Read more

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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 a Skin Abscess (Checklist)

Clean the wound thoroughly
Once
If the wound is draining on its own, regularly change a dressing
Once
If it is not draining, or there is redness around it, see your doctor
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Dry & itchy skin for 2-3 weeks. When I scratch it leaves reddish bumpy lines. That usually take 12 hrs to disappear. What could it be?

Dry & itchy skin for 2-3 weeks. When I scratch it leaves reddish bumpy lines. That usually take 12 hrs to disappear. What could it be?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, the response to scratching is normal. Try using an emollient, like Vaseline on the dry skin. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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