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What is the best home treatment for extremely dry skin?

What is the best home treatment for extremely dry skin?

Urea.lactic acid: Urea based lotion or ammonium lactate are both useful for dry skin. A barrier repair cream called cerave is also useful. The very dry skin may be a condition called icthyosis which may be better treated with prescription strength creams. ...Read more

Dry Skin (Definition)

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


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What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter lotion?

What is the best treatment for severely dry skin over-the-counter  lotion?

Amlactin: Shea butter can be helpful too. If its not too bad i recommend lubriderm as a regular lotion. ...Read more

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I have a skin disorder called itchyosis, what are the best treatments for severe dry skin like this. Any prescription stuff available?

I have a skin disorder called itchyosis, what are the best treatments for severe dry skin like this. Any prescription stuff available?

Many Options: Ichthyosis ranges from mild to severe, and there are treatments available for whatever type that you have. Two main approaches to treatment are 1. To keep the skin moisturized 2. To remove the scales. Common prescriptions which accomplish one or both approaches include retinoids, urea, alpha/beta hydroxy acids and others. Recommend to see dermatologist to determine best treatment strategy for you. ...Read more

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Hi sir can u tell me,I have too much dry skin all over the body.whats treatment for it ??

Hi sir can u tell me,I have too much dry skin all over the body.whats treatment for it ??

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

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Incredibly dry skin, treatment?

Incredibly dry skin, treatment?

Vasoline and gloves: Try lubricating the hands with Vasoline at night and wear cotton or poly gloves overnight. Cetaphil lotion is good during the day. Suave lotion is also good and non greasy. ...Read more

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What causes dry skin? What is the natural treatment for it?

What causes dry skin? What is the natural treatment for it?

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

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What is the most recommended over-the-counter treatment for dry skin?

What is the most recommended over-the-counter treatment for dry skin?

Dry skin: Cheapest, easiest answer is plain white petroleum jelly. Apply this or something similar (thick emollient/ointment) after every shower. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for scaly dry skin on the face?

Is there a treatment for scaly dry skin on the face?

Moisturizer: The most effective treatment for scaly dry skin of the face is routine application of a fragrance free moisturizer. It will hydrate the epidermis and promote normal exfoliation. With time the barrier function will be optimized. ...Read more

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What can I use for dry skin after scabies treatment?

Any moisturizer.: Any moisturizer will do. Use your favorite. ...Read more

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I have red flaky, dry skin around my mouth, what is this and treatment?

I have red flaky, dry skin around my mouth, what is this and treatment?

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