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Dry eye: Your description sounds like dry eye. Initial treatment is frequent artificial tears during the day, ointment at night, warm compresses a few times a day, and omega-3 fatty acid supplements. If persistent contact lens intolerance persists, i will typically place bilateral lower lid plus and/or start restasis. If no improvement, you should see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Chemical peels use mild acids on the skin to loosen and remove the layer of skin called the stratum corneum which contains dead, damaged skin cells. Dry skin is usually related to lack of proper hydration of the skin (drink plenty of water, use moisturizers with neutral pH). Chemical peel will likely worsen the dryness of the skin due to increased evaporative losses from the skin. ...Read more
Controlling dandruff: Dandruff (seborrhea) is common. Shampoos with zinc, salicylic acid, selenium, or coal tar are sold in many stores. Nizoral shampoo (contains anti-fungal) is also available. Doctors may also recommend cortisone or kenalog (triamcinolone) sprays. Prevent dryness (don't wash hair too often). A primary doctor or dermatologist can look for psoriasis, eczema, or fungal infections if unusual or worrisome scalp symptoms. ...Read more
Yes!: Wintertime wreaks havoc on skin due to dry air. Try humidifier in bedroom. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers like Ivory, Irish Spring, or Lever 2000. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry scalp? Shampoos and conditioners don't help, even dry after salon visit? Possible cause: dehydration?
Doubt it!: I'm assuming your dry scalp is manifesting as dandruff. This is usually not due to any dehydration but is due to excess oil (sebum) production. You will need to use special medicated shampoo to control and avoid saturated or trans fats which can worsen things. Some people use tea tree oil which can help. It doesn't hurt to stay hydrated but that alone is unlikely to fix everything. ...Read more
Good for dry skin: Aquaphor is a good product for dry skin. It not only moisturizes the skin but provides a skin barrier to help with healing. Try the product sparingly on your dry eyelids if you find no relief in 2-3 weeks or skin worsens then have your primary care provider evaluate the skin for further treament. ...Read more
very dry scalp..oil caused dandruff.tried ANT-DD shampoo but dry scalp Will steam treatment help to control dry scalp? any home remedies?
No steam: Use natural oil massaged at night , sampo 2-3 times a wk. ...Read more
Emolient, dermanial: Dermanail or genedur can help brittle nails. Supplements with essential fatty acids and b vitamins can help skin and strengthen nails.Oral digestive enzymes are helpful for brittle nails especially in postmenopausal women.Topical for hands include cerave, hylatopic, eletone, and epiceram. ...Read more
Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Dry itchy skin. Rashes all over. Dry cough. Dry chapped lips/mouth. Cuts and scratches won't heal. Nail changes?
MGT: An appointment is suggested and may be booked online. You may have allergies and an allergy plan may be outlined. ...Read more
Plural - not 1 thing: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer