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Dr. Jeremy Porter
152 doctors shared insights

Dry Itchy Skin (Definition)

Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to ...Read more


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Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Can a moisturizing cream for very dry skin help in allergic skin rash??

Won't help, and: won't harm, treating an allergic reaction depends on the severity and symptoms, ranging from applying topical steroid /antihistaminic creams, to giving antihistamines orally or by injection, up to hospitalization if need be. Dry skin needs skin care and seeing a dermatologist for better management, best wishes ...Read more

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Dry, itchy, skin with some red spots, any suggestions?

Dry, itchy, skin with some red spots, any suggestions?

See a doctor: Consider using moisturizers for your skin and applying after a shower. Use witch hazel for the itching and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil while in the shower on your wash cloth. A doctor can properly diagnose the problem and start treatment. Avoid scratching as it can cause discoloration to your skin. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter to use for dry itchy skin?

What over-the-counter to use for dry itchy skin?

Cortisone cream: Topical cortisone cream (ie: cortaid, hydrocortisone), moisturizers containing anti-itch ingredients such as camphor, menthol, Lidocaine (ie: sarna, eucerin anti-itch spray, neutrogena anti-itch lotion). Also helpful to use aveeno oatmeal bath. And take antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, allegra. If combining all these does not help, see a doctor for prescription meds. ...Read more

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Home remedies for raw dry fragile skin?

Home remedies for raw dry fragile skin?

Moisturizers: Hydrate the skin as often as possible, and avoid water as much as possible...Cereve cream and restaderm are wonderful1. ...Read more

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What best cure for dry scaly skin?

What best cure for dry scaly skin?

Moisturizer: Frequent application of moisturizing cream, avoid excessive washing or showering, area humidifier if you live in a dry area. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC product for dry skin "winter itch?

What is the best OTC product for dry skin "winter itch?

Winter Itch: Cerave cream 2-4 times a day which is otc and Cortaid (hydrocortisone) or cortisone 10 twice a day. If those products are not effective then see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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What are some good remedies for dry and itchy skin?

What are some good remedies for dry and itchy skin?

Moisturizer: When showering, use luke warm water and keep the contact time less than five minutes. Use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, dove sensitive skin, olay). Afterwards, use an oil-free, fragrance-free moisturizer. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for creams to treat flakey, dry skin on eyelids and face?

Any recommendations for creams to treat flakey, dry skin on eyelids and face?

Dry skin: Regular facial cleansing with gentle exfolitation followed by eucerin sensitive location. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Home remedies for really dry fragile skin?

Home remedies for really dry fragile skin?

Yes: Eat a diet that is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, vit c, beta-carotene and magnesium to nourish your skin from the inside out. (fatty fish like salmon, halibut and sardines, walnuts, flax seeds, yellow and orange fruits and veges, and chocolate!) long showers and baths can dehydrate skin! use moisturizers (and or olive oil) and gentle cleansers. Exfoliate with yogurt, and drink plenty of water! ...Read more

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Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Suggest some effective dandruff shampoo for reddish and itchy scalp?

Seb Derm : dandruff is caused by overgrowth a fungal organism. Try using an antidandruff shampoo such as ketoconazole and leave on for 5 min in shower. Also you may need a topical steroid for itching or redness. You can also try coconut oil to the scalp ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more

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What can I use for a dry, flakey, itchy scalp?

What can I use for a dry, flakey, itchy scalp?

Try dandruff shampoo: In fact, a dry itchy scalp may not be dry, but a sign of an oily inflammation like seborrheic dermatits or even psoriasis. Check to see if you have flaking on your face or your elbows or heels. Try a dandruff shampoo, like t gel or selsun. If you are not better, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Stinging skin sensation around eyes Flaky facial skin & dandruff Sore, dry and tight facial skin Hot skin and feaver. No allergies. For 4 weeks. ?

See dermatologist: Flaky skin lesions on the areas described may be from seborrhea which can be treated with several topical agent s including antifungal products. However the hot skin and fever are not expected with this condition. Thus it is best for you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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The skin around my eyes keep getting dry skin. What's a good OTC cream for it?

Lacrilube (artificial tears): Lacrilube, (artificial tears) or a petrolaum based ointment will retain moisture for the delicate skin around the eyelids. ...Read more

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Is sulfur soap good for dry and itchy skin?

Is sulfur soap good for dry and itchy skin?

No: Avoid ingredients you may be allergic to. Consider moisturizers, aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil and witch hazel to manage the itch until you see a doctor. ...Read more

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Home remedy for sore, itchy dry throat sinus area?

Home remedy for sore, itchy dry throat sinus area?

Easy Remedy: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestionsaline nose drops or a neti pot. ...Read more

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What can I use for dry, itchy, scaling, red lips?

What can I use for dry, itchy, scaling, red lips?

VITAMIN AQ &D OINT.: Try vitamin a & d ointment. That should help. If it is no better in 10 days, see your gyn. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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