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What Is A Good Remedy For Baby Having Dry Skin
Moisturizer: To help with dry skin, bathe your baby with a mild soap, then apply a fragrance-free moisturizer while they are still damp. This helps to trap the moisture in the skin. You can apply the moisturizer several times a day as needed. Increasing the relative humidity in your home can also help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry skin: The very best remedy for dry skin is as follows. Sit in the bathtub for 30 - 60 minutes (no soap) then get out, dry off, wait 15 minutes and apply aquaphor ointment (or vaseline) all over body. This works because the water soaks into the skin and when the skin surface is dry the ointment will seal the moisture in. Do this daily. ...Read more
Dry skin is usually: related to lack of a protein in the surface of your skin. Natural treatments are simple like using gentle skin cleansers, body oils and lubricants to seal in moisture, taking supplements like Vitamin B and E. I like adding petrolatem to my bathtub or when the skin is still wet. I also find urea or lactic acid based products work well ...Read more
Itchy & burning skin: Your doc or a dermatologist will determine if your skin need medical treatment. Beyond that, low vitamin B 12 can produce itching as can dry winter heat in homes. Sesame oil directly on the skin can help. Avoid skin lotions containing alcohol. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dry skin: Dry skin, especially in the winter, is difficult to get rid of, but the best treatment is moisturizer 3 times a day. My favorite moisturizers are Lubriderm for mild dry skin, or Aquaphor for severe dry skin. Sometimes mixing the Lubriderm and aquaphor works well to help spread it over your skin. ...Read more
Any moisturizer.: Any moisturizer will do. Use your favorite. ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
7 week infant has baby acne and dry skin on face. What can I do to help? How long does thr acnd usually last?
Patience: Baby acne is a common and temporary problem.It usually appears by age 2 weeks and disappears by 3 months. Keeping the skin clean is the major plan. If it persists after 3 months and or intensifies, some normal ace treatments can be beneficial, but the doc should look into unusual hormonal issues as a cause at that point. ...Read more
Is it normal to experience dry skin on the glans of the penis either from friction or use of soaps? What are some suggestions to remedy the problem?
Hello Doc ! my daughter she is 20 months old she has very dry skin the dermatologist diagnose as ichthyosis. i need proper treatment. Is it possible ?
No known cure: for ichthyosis, so the goal of treatment is to manage the condition & includes prescription creams and ointments that contain acids that help control scaling and increase skin moisture.The following skin care tips may help: Apply lotions and creams to wet skin to trap in the moisture (within 3 minutes of showering/bathing) Rub gently a pumice stone on wet skin to help remove thickened crusty skin. Brush washed hair to remove scales from scalp. ...Read more
Boil like pimples on legs that are filled with pus and occur randomly. Leave scars and dry skin layer after they burst. What could it be n treatment?
?folliculitis: These may be pustules caused by staphylloccus bacteria which colonize on your skin. If this is the problem, a course of potent antistaphylloccal antibiotic like dicloxacillin(if you're not allergic to penicillins) is required to clear this condition. For single pustules, use warm compresses and sterilize the surrounding skin(but not on the pustule) with rubbing alcohol. Use Bacitracin on boil. ...Read more
Lots of choices.: Your local drugstore will have a shelves full of dry skin lotions. My favorites are eucerin, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, keri, lubriderm, and cerave, but there are lots of others. Whatever you choose, apply it right after bathing, while the baby's skin is still moist, to "lock in" the moisture - because the real cure for dry skin is water, not lotion. ...Read more