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Hydrate Skin (Overview)

Dry skin is central to the problem in eczema. Ongoing moisturization of the skin is central to the solution.


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What is the best way to hydrate skin?

What is the best way to hydrate skin?

Nourishing creams: First, try not to dehydrate the skin by excessive washing with soaps, or by prolonged exposure to wind. Avoid irritating soaps with perfumes or deodarants.Second, select skin moisturizers without perfumes. Simple sunstances that work often have vitamin E oil, aloe vera gel, or other gentle oils. Aquaphor and vaseline can decrease skin breakdown from dehydration as well. ...Read more

Hydrate Skin (Overview)

Dry skin is central to the problem in eczema. Ongoing moisturization of the skin is central to the solution.


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What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

What are good skin care products to hydrate skin?

Aloe vera, oils: Skin is a barriers that breaks down when it is dry. Application of aquaphor or vaseline, as light layers, minimize drying from too much water or wind. There are many effective creams, but the best have oils such as vitamin e, camomille, sesame oil, or gels such as aloe vera. Avoid perfumes in products which alter the pH and decrease efficacy of ingredients.Io. ...Read more

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Treating the Stomach Flu (Tip)

Treating the Stomach Flu

Ensure adequate hydration. If you can't drink water, try ice chips. ...See more

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How does lotion or creme hydrate skin? Which works better?

How does lotion or creme hydrate skin?  Which works better?

Cream is better: The purpose of emollients (creams and lotions) is to help maintain the hydration of the skin. Both lotions and creams contain water and oils (lipids), but they differ on the amounts. Lotions have more water, less oil, but creams have the opposite composition. The water hydrates, but the oil keeps the water in the skin. Without oil, the water would just evaporate off. Use creams. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to moisturize/hydrate skin on elbows?

Elbow dryness: I prefer high concentration glycolic acid products for moisturizing thick dry skin such as on elbows and feet. My fav is neostrata lotion. ...Read more

Dr. Don Millner Dr. Millner
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Treating Heat Stroke (Tip)

Treating Heat Stroke

Ask about hydration for your activities. Discuss electrolyte balance. Learn + +fluids can kill you. ...See more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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Would applying vaseline cream every night for a weak hydrate skin permanently. If not, how many times would it have to be applied to hydrate skin?

Dry Skin: Applying vaseline is only a temporary fix because when you stop the applying the skin will become dry again. You need to find why the skin is dry: medications, infections, eczema, allergic reaction, or other. ...Read more

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Does 100% aloe vera gel hydrate skin or dry it out?

Does 100% aloe vera gel hydrate skin or dry it out?

Hydrate: Aloe vera is very soothing to skin. It offers some hydration, but it not typically used for its emollient / humectant abilities. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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Hydration (Definition)

Hydration simply means increasing fluid intake whether its by you drinking more fluid ...Read more