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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

Dr. Jeremy Porter
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Dry Itchy Skin (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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Dry, itchy, skin with some red spots, any suggestions?

Dry, itchy, skin with some red spots, any suggestions?

See a doctor: Consider using moisturizers for your skin and applying after a shower. Use witch hazel for the itching and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil while in the shower on your wash cloth. A doctor can properly diagnose the problem and start treatment. Avoid scratching as it can cause discoloration to your skin. ...Read more

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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

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What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.

Have thyroid checked: Have you had your thyroid function checked? You should talk to your doctor and rule out any medical conditions that could be making your dry skin worse. ...Read more

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Our 2 year old grandson has dry, itchy skin. We apply aquaphor and alclometasone dipropionatas as advised, but it's not helping?

Our 2 year old grandson has dry, itchy skin. We apply aquaphor and alclometasone dipropionatas as advised, but it's not helping?

Few ideas: Depending on the reason why the medications were prescribed there could be various reasons why they are not working. (Ex: applying the medications correctly and as directed? May need stronger treatments, different combinations, etc). Have follow up appt with pediatrician and possibly referral to pediatric dermatologist if warranted. ...Read more

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HIV NEGATIVE result at 3 then again at 7months, but Dry itchy skin flare ups, and insomnia. What could be causing this? Is insomnia a symptom of HIV ?

Lots of other: Lots of other causes of insomnia including depression. The dry skin may be a separate issue, but again unlikely HIV related. There are other skin issues that occur with HIV, but not usually dry skin ...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

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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

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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