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Is It Better To Shower Or Take A Bath If Dry Skin
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 ...Read more
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
Small red bumps on forearms that don't itch mainly come out after shower/bath then 20 min later are gone? I've had them for 2 months. Very dry skin to
Not Sure: When you have bumps that come and go quickly, it is unlikely that it is a harmful condition. Some possibilities include a contact or irritant dermatitis, and hives. There are rare instances where people are allergic or get rashes to water. As for the dry skin, i like for my patients to apply creams or moisturizers within 5 minutes of bath or shower- cerave & cetaphil are good starting points. ...Read more
My husband jokes I take my baths too hot . Its just hot enough to turn my legs a little pink. Medical risk from hot baths other than dry skin?
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
My 3 month baby dry irritated scalp and dry skin on her body. I used diprobase, aqueous cream, cetraben and dermol 500 mositiser and bath. No result?
Sure: Sure as long as her skin is not made worse. ...Read more
I moisturise twice a day, each time after I wash hands n bathe with bath oil but my static is still bad. Is it onli due to my dry skin?
Static electricity: If your skin is very dry - try an anti-static hand lotion (also available for the electronics industry.). ...Read more
My baby has a red raised rash and dry skin on his back but no where else. We haven't changed detergents or bath wash. What could it be?
What did he lay on ?: If this is localized to an area so well defined, you would want to look into what surfaces he laid on within the preceding 12-18 hrs before the rash.A baby will sweat some & may dissolve fabric softener, cleaning products or other agents were left in any concentration on a surface.Some babies will react to a wool blanket that way, etc.I can think of no illness or food item that would produce this. ...Read more
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