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Is it better to shower or take a bath if dry skin?

Is it better to shower or take a bath if dry skin?

Eczema: With eczema, you are better to take a shower than a bath. A bath will make the eczema worse. When you get out of the shower dry off your skin and add a moisturizer like otc cerave cream or cutemol. ...Read more

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Bathing (Definition)

Anything dropped in a fluid filled compartment is said to be bathing. The most common is the human body in a tub, but you can bathe your arm or leg at certain times (and your pets). Food soaked in savory fluid is also said to be bathing (such as bathing rama ...Read more


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Is it better to take showers or baths?

Is it better to take showers or baths?

Bathing: Showers are cleaner and healthier for the skin. Less dryness and water is cleaner. Long bathes tend to dry out the skin and can cause itching. ...Read more

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Is it best to apply bathoil before or after shower if flakey skin?

Is it best to apply bathoil before or after shower if flakey skin?

After: It will keep water in amd you decrease chances of accident of slipping on oil. ...Read more

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Is it better to keep a rash dry or should I moisturize?

Is it better to keep a rash dry or should I moisturize?

See Your Doctor: "Rash" is a general term & there are many causes: dry skin, allergies, infection, & more. Treatment is guided by the cause. Diagnosis is difficult without visual inspection. Using topical antibiotics without confirmation of infection can promote drug resistance, super-infection, & more. Moistuzring may benefit some rashes while harmful to others. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Is it good to let the skin air dry after a shower?

Is it good to let the skin air dry after a shower?

No science: There is no recommendation from medicine on how you dry yourself after bathing. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a shower with contacts, and if water gets in, clean it with solution?

Is it okay to take a shower with contacts, and if water gets in, clean it with solution?

Acanthomeba: Many physicians worry when patients use tap water to store or clean their contacts due to a parasite called acanthomeba. Getting a little tap water in there shouldn't hurt but using it for anything else is a bad eye idea. ...Read more

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How often do you have a bath vs shower if dry skin and elderly?

How often do you have a bath vs shower if dry skin and elderly?

Every other day: There is no standard in grooming with patients who have dry skin. We used to say that eczema patients should not bathe daily, but we know this is not true any longer if they are moisturizing immediately after the shower or the bath. For an elderly person who does not perform a lot of physical activity, every other day or every 3rd day bathing should be adequate. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a shower when you have urticaria?

Is it okay to take a shower when you have urticaria?

No hot showers: Urticartia, in most cases is the result of oozing fluid from blood vessels. If you take a hot shower, you dilate the blood vessels and you will make the welts worse. A cold shower may temporarily reduce the size or resolve the urticaria temporarily. If not tolerated, use lukewarm water. Along with the showers, take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine. ...Read more

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After washing a baby's hair, is it better to blow dry it or let it air dry?

After washing a baby's hair, is it better to blow dry it or let it air dry?

Air dry: Blow dryers can be too hot for babies. If it has a cool setting that is fine but usually it is not necessary. ...Read more

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Can you take a hot bath with a skin rash?

Can you take a hot bath with a skin rash?

Skin Rash: Dry skin can make itching caused by a rash worse. Avoid taking hot showers or baths. Keep the water as cool as you can tolerate. Try an oatmeal bath, such as Aveeno Colloidal Oatmeal bath, to help relieve itching. ...Read more

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If you take a hot bath and your skin starts to get red blotches all over is that bad? Or is it normal?

If you take a hot bath and your skin starts to get red blotches all over is that bad? Or is it normal?

Not bad: Red blotches are normal skin's reaction to warm water (should disappear within minutes to hours ) but if pus starts to appear you need to see your dr for antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use a medicated shampoo like a regular shampoo even when you fix your scalp problem?

Is it okay to use a medicated shampoo like a regular shampoo even when you fix your scalp problem?

No, : Ask your doctor if a maintenance application would benefit but there are many different medicated shampoos some more toxic than others ...Read more

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If you have a very high fever, is it good to have a cold water bath or shower?

If you have a very high fever, is it good to have a cold water bath or shower?

Yes: It is one of the ways to stop the body from overheating but if fever stays high, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use cortizone around or on the testicles? I get a rash/stubs after shaving in that area. I'm looking to try it and see if it helps

Is it safe to use cortizone around or on the testicles?  I get a rash/stubs after shaving in that area.  I'm looking to try it and see if it helps

Only short time: OTC hydrocortisone for a few days is OK. Learn your lesson and STOP SHAVING THERE! Prolonged use, especially with potent steroids, will cause severe thinning of skin with purple stripes. ...Read more

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Is a warm shower bad for severly dry flakey skin? Is a cooler shower better? How often should one clense when dry skin is extream?

Cool, shorter shower: Short , cooler shower, less abrasive soap and scrubbing. Use moisturizer right after showering etc... If these fail, consult your doc... Good luck. ...Read more

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How to cure a sort of red rash on my skin when I have a hot bath or swim but they do go after some minutes? Is it sensitive skin as well? Thanks

How to cure a sort of red rash on my skin when I have a hot bath or swim but they do go after some minutes? Is it sensitive skin as well? Thanks

Aquagenic Urticaria: Aquagenic urticaria is an unusual dermatological condition that is characterized by the appearance of a rash after exposure to water. The rash can break out within minutes of water exposure, and may last for up to two hours. It is common for the rash to be itchy, which can cause extreme discomfort for the patient. There is no cure for aquagenic urticaria, although sometimes medications help. ...Read more