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Dry Itchy Skin Treatment
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
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
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
What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.
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
What can I use for dry itchy skin? I have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, I'm ashy again. Used Goldbond lotion, didn't work
Dry skin: The best treatment for dry skin, assuming no other pathology like hypothyroidism, dehydration, diabetes isn't the cause, is applying a moisturizer like keri lotion after a shower or bath while your skin is still wet. This serves to restore oils and normal moisture to the skin. Avoid very dry environment(too much dry heat, Sun or excess air conditioning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer