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Dry Skin (Overview)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately after bathing can help.


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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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Dry Skin (Overview)

Skin lacking adequate moisture feels tight and uncomfortable. This can result from impaired lipid production within the skin leading to water loss. Patients with eczema are prone to dry skin. Other possible causes include low environmental humidity, excessive use of soap, or internal causes such as hypothyroidism. Application of moisturizing cream or ointment immediately after bathing can help.


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What to do to cure dry skin?

What to do to cure dry skin?

Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrences or colorings that could cause skin irritations. http://www.personandcovey.com/productdetail.asp?productid=19. ...Read more

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Psoriasis & Eczema (Tip)

Psoriasis & Eczema

Vegetable shortening is a very good moisturizer for dry skin. ...See more

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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
Once
Use mild soap when washing the skin
Once
Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
Once
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Top solution for irritated dry skin?

Top solution for irritated dry skin?

Dry Skin Care: 1. Use a mild soap--dove 2. Shower or bathe no more than once daily 3. Do not rub the skin with a towel--dab. 4. Apply moisturizer while your skin is still a little moist. Oils and ointments are much better than creams. Creams are much better than lotions. Lotions are better than nothing. 4. Avoid clothing that irritates the skin--i.e. Wool 5. Use a mild detergent like ivory snow or all free. ...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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Psoriasis & Eczema (Tip)

Psoriasis & Eczema

Keep your dry skin moisturized to prevent your rash from getting worse. ...See 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