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Dry Oil Spray
Dry scalp: If your scalp is dry and itchy it is always possible that your shampoo is the cause. Some of the components in all shampoos can cause an allergic or irritant contact dermatitis. Topical steroids can help with the itch and any inflammation but treating the cause is the critical thing to do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i spray distilled water on my face before applying oil free moisturizer just like evian water spray ?
Sure: But why in the world would you? ...Read more
Can I use a olive oil moisturizing hair spray daily with a flaky itchy scalp condition? (also using medicated shampoo twice per week)
Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) baby moisture cream on my dry, itchy scalp? My scalp is dry from using dr.Bronners soap.
Dry Scalp: You can use aveno cream on your scalp. A good conditioner would also be helpful such as avlon keracare dry ; itchy scalp conditioner. ...Read more
Can I use TheraTears (sodium carboxymethylcellulose) and Systane eye ointment (mineral oil & white petrolatum) together?
Vaseline petroleum jelly or else vaseline cream (lotion/moisturizer), which one is better for dry scaly palm?
You can but...: In soaps, olive oil is used for it's moisturizing capabilities, and coconut oil for its lather and cleansing properties. However, these oils have reacted and transformed during processing with lye to maximize these characteristics. Unprocessed oils may not be harmful to your skin (unless you are acne prone), but may not provide the desired results in unprocessed form. ...Read more
Sinus probs recur on steroid spray. Using olbas oil, plenty fluids, saline spray 4 days. Mucus white or opaque. Thick. Sinus head pains.
Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?
Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more
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How to treat dry skin....Ive tried cocoa butter lotion, hair grease, hair oil, drink plenty of water but my skin still looks dry....
Get checked....: ...By your doctor for illness that can cause dry skin--mainly hypothyroidism--rule that out as a cause. Try using a vaporizer where you sleep. Shower in warm, not hot water. What are you taking 2 anti fungal drugs for? Could they be having some effect on your skin? See a dermatologist if necessary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: It is my understanding that humidifiers add litle to the humidity of a house (most moisture goes into ceiling and rafters) so these are of little to no benefit for dry skin. What works best is "soaking and trapping". That is soak skin and then trap the moisture within 2 minures with moisturizers. ..And creams are better than lotions and ointments and oils are better than creams.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer