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100 mg of minocycline twice a day and tretinoin cream is helping acne but causing extremely dry skin! Will topical vitamin E oil help?

100 mg of minocycline twice a day and tretinoin cream is helping acne but causing extremely dry skin! Will topical vitamin E oil help?

Yes: Any type of moisturizer will help. You should apply at least twice daily and make sure the one you use during daylight has a sunscreen built in as well. If the oil form is too "oily" for your skin and re-plugs pores, use the ointment or cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Samuel Tisherman
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Minocycline (Definition)

Treats pimples and red bumps in acne patients who are 12 years of age and older. This medicine is a tetracycline antibiotic. Minocycline (minocin) is used to treat infections, such as urinary tract ...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?

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?

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?

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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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 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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Is revlon colorstay good for dry skin?

Is revlon colorstay good for dry skin?

Maybe so: Revlon makes many colorstay products, one of which I know of is for "normal/dry skin". The goal of such a product is to maintain moisture in the skin and reduce dryness. However, like any makeup one could develop a reaction to the product. Perhaps you should give it a try and see if it helps you. ...Read more

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Untreatable dry skin. Nothing helps?

Untreatable dry skin. Nothing helps?

Yes: It is common if you eat or drink very little to have dry skin. Often one of the best things you can do to help yourself is to hydrate with water regularly. This is often overlooked and very important for good skin health as well as your body in general. Make sure to eat a balanced and adequate diet as well. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin on my cheeks in the summer?

What causes dry skin on my cheeks in the summer?

The sun: Is the number one culprit! Use sunblock, hats, and lotions/creams after you get out of the sun to keep moisturized. ...Read more

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Wondering if anyone had any suggestions on helping dry skin?

Wondering if anyone had any suggestions on helping 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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Itchy and dry skin?

Itchy and dry skin?

Try: Try taking lukewarm baths and applying 1% Hydrocortisone ointment within 3 minutes after getting out of bath or shower to your skin. ...Read more

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Dry skin on my vaginal area?

Dry skin on my vaginal area?

See doctor: Dryness in this area can be a sign of eczema or a yeast infection or fungal infection. See a doctor to have the issue evaluated and for treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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Best way to hydrate dry skin?

Many Tricks: Proper bathing routine (short 5 min shower, luke warm), immediately moisturize with a thick cream (no lotions) within 3 min after exiting the shower. Reapply moisturizer at one other time during the day to trouble areas. Also using a oil-based shower wash (like eucerin calming body wash, robathol, or neutrogena rain bath) can give some oil back to your skin in the shower. This should help a lot. ...Read more

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Can anesthesia cause dry skin?

Can anesthesia cause dry skin?

Unknown: In my years of practice I have never come across anesthesia causing dry skin. If dryness is continuing to be a concern I suggest you visit your pvp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What soap is good for dry skin?

What soap is good for dry skin?

Soap: Less drying soaps such as dove unscented or non soap cleansers such as cereve are considered less drying and irritating for sensitive skin. ...Read more

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Is exfoliating good for dry skin?

No: No medication better. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Incredibly dry skin along hairline?

Probably seborrhea: Try using an antidandruff shampoo daily. Likely you have seborrhea, commonly called dandruff. Neutrogena original for dandruff is good. Allergy is another possiblility. If the rash does not clear with the shampoo see a dermatologist. ...Read more