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Doctor insights on: Dry Skin

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What causes dry skin? Does aging contribute to dry skin?

What causes dry skin? Does aging contribute to dry skin?

Let me explain: The most cases of dry skin are caused by environmental exposures, certain diseases also can significantly alter the function and appearance of your skin.
1-weather.
2-central heating and air conditioning.
3-hot baths and showers.
4-harsh soaps and detergents.
5-sun exposure.
6-atopic dermatitis.
7-psoriasis.
8-thyroid disorders.
9- aging. ...Read more

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What to do to cure dry skin?

What to do to cure dry skin?

Dry skin: 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 more

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Top solution for irritated dry skin?

Top solution for irritated dry skin?

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 more

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What is the best way to treat dry skin?

What is the best way to treat dry skin?

Moisturizer: Daily use of a fragrance free, oil free moisturizer will hydrate the epidermis and reduce dry skin. Also, avoid prolonged hot showers and detergent based soaps. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin in the winter?

What causes dry skin in the winter?

Low humidity: In northern areas the air is outside is low in humidity and indoors heated homes the air is low in humidity which drys out your skin amd aggravates eczema. Use moisturizers and a humfidier to improve indoor air quality. ...Read more

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What do you that mean dry skin around your breast?

What do you that mean dry skin around your breast?

Fungal?: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) cream for 4 weeks every day, the bra and heat can cause itchy areas of skin that can be a fungal infection. Not cancer at ur age. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat dry skin?

Moisturizer: Daily use of a fragrance free, oil free moisturizer will hydrate the epidermis and reduce dry skin. Also, avoid prolonged hot showers and detergent based soaps. ...Read more

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I have dry skin flaker over a groin and scrotum area over a months got treated wid many doc now how cn u help?

Not likely: That we can help you here, if your doctors cannot help you. Get another dermatology opinion if you are not getting any better. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure brought about by dry skin/eczema condition. Currently treating with rectogesic and sudocrem. Anything else I can do specifically for the dry skin condition to avoid recurrence?

Zinc Oxide: Zinc oxide ointments are very good for restoring the natural milieu of the anorectal region. Usually you want a solution with about 20% of zinc oxide in it. ...Read more

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What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

What is a good skin treatment for dry skin & acne for sensitive skin?

Avene products: For sensitive dry skin and acne, try to use the avene line which is made for dry and sensitive skin. Over the counter cetaphil is fine but benzoyl peroxide should be used sparining. Also using omega 3 fish oil, vitamin b and d can help with skin healing. ...Read more

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I have a skin disorder called itchyosis, what are the best treatments for severe dry skin like this. Any prescription stuff available?

Many Options: Ichthyosis ranges from mild to severe, and there are treatments available for whatever type that you have. Two main approaches to treatment are 1. To keep the skin moisturized 2. To remove the scales. Common prescriptions which accomplish one or both approaches include retinoids, urea, alpha/beta hydroxy acids and others. Recommend to see dermatologist to determine best treatment strategy for you. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of dry skin on face after going on beach holiday?

How do I get rid of dry skin on face after going on beach holiday?

Moisturize: Skin is dried out. Avoid sun for now and use moisturizer with SPF such as neutrogena. If itchy you can add Hydrocortisone for a few days. ...Read more

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How can I fix my dry skin?

Hydration #1: Staying well hydrated can make an immediate difference in the dryness of your skin. Beyond that - try a deep night-time treatment for a few days with a petroleum gel like aquaphor. Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers. When possible humidify the air. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is this rosacea? Irritated skin from reaction to a product. Didn't settle. Burning, warmth, redness. Dry skin. Now tingling and face is mildy red with some flushing in eves. Triggers:heat&emotion

Is this rosacea? Irritated skin from reaction to a product. Didn't settle. Burning, warmth, redness. Dry skin. Now tingling and face is mildy red with some flushing in eves. Triggers:heat&emotion

Could be or allergy: If you have those symptoms as a reaction to a product it sounds more like allergy or allergic dermatitis. You may also have rosacea, which can result in flushing and facial redness especially with heat, stress or alcohol triggers. Either way you should see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What else can I do to avoid dry skin? Bath oil?

Hydrate!: Try to find out what causes your dry skin. Is it something you use on your skin? Some food you ingested?
How much fluids do you take and what kind? Drink adequate amounts of water!
avoid scented soaps and creams, try using creams with few ingredients and apply frequently. Avoid very hot baths and very long ones as they may strip your skin from natural oils. You may try olive oil in your bath. ...Read more

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My skin gets itchy wen the temperature rises even little bit. Its uncontrollable. And I usually have very dry skin?

Sounds like eczema.: Eczema is in the same family of conditions as allergies and asthma. It can't be cured but usually can be controlled. It is best managed by using a sensitive skin cleanser, avoiding bathing in very hot water, and using a sensitive skin lotion at least 3 times daily, even when the rash isn't there. If doing this doesn't help enough, please see the doctor. ...Read more

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Do I have dry skin or eczema? My body tends to get dry easily. Why is that? And how can I make it better?

Doc needs to examine: Many skin conditions are difficult to diagnose without being seen. Some preventive measures: take warm showers (hot ones strip natural oils; baths do likewise); moisturize immediately after shower; if in sun or wind, moisturize & use sunblock; avoid strong soaps/body washes. ...Read more

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How to heal dry skin?

How to heal dry skin?

DRY SKIN: Dry skin is often a result of excessive dryness in the house. Get a humidifier & make sure the relative humidity is at least 40%. Soaps & laundry detergents can aggravate dry skin. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil & all-free & clear for your laundry. And no fabric softeners! An underactive thyroid and certain oral medications can also trigger dry skin. If no better, see your general doctor. ...Read more

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What to do for dry skin?

Dry skin: Avoid deodorant soap. Reduce duration of shower. Use less hot water. Put a lotion such as cerave or eucerin on skin daily especially after bathing. ...Read more

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What's good for dry skin?

Emollients, Bathing: The key is to retain moisture, best done by applying emollients after baths/showers. Use warm water and mild soaps to clean, then apply THINLY Vaseline or Aquaphor. If you prefer, Cetaphil, Aveeno, or Cerave lotions are also helpful and a bit less "greasy". ...Read more

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How can I fix my dry skin?

Hydration #1: Staying well hydrated can make an immediate difference in the dryness of your skin. Beyond that - try a deep night-time treatment for a few days with a petroleum gel like aquaphor. Avoid harsh soaps and cleansers. When possible humidify the air. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is good for dry skin?

Moisture!: Any otc moisturizer is a good place to start. They can range from thick (like an ointment) to thin (like a lotion). Soaking in water before applying any moisturizer helps with the overall result. And if you are applying it once a day and it is wearing off then you need to do it more frequently. If your problem doesn't respond then you should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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Why do people have dry skin?

Meds: I completely agree with dr. Vuguin and please note that cholesterol lowering medications may also dry out skin. Simple at home steps include avoiding harsh soaps. I recommend cerave or cetaphil cleanser to growing, axilla and feet. Only water elsewhere. Use cream moisturizer (not lotion) immediately after showering to seal in moisture. Take fish oil supplement. If that fails, see a dermatolo. ...Read more

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Is having dry skin abnormal?

Is having dry skin abnormal?

Yes: Dry skin means that the epidermal surface is compromised and is losing water. Pronged dry skin will enhance the risk of a skin infection. ...Read more

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What to do to cure dry skin?

Dry skin: 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 more

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Is butter good for dry skin?

Is butter good for dry skin?

Butter: While butter has some moisturizing properties there are less sticky, inexpensive fragrance free moisturizers that are far better for dry skin. ...Read more