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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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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 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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Lubriderm advanced therapy lotion good for dry skin?? Been using Aveeno (oatmeal) right after the shower still dry... How can I prevent chicken skin spots??

Lubriderm advanced therapy lotion good for dry skin?? Been using Aveeno (oatmeal) right after the shower still dry... How can I prevent chicken skin spots??

Other creams help: For rough bumps (or "chicken skin" or keratosis pilaris), it's helpful to use a moisturizer with a "keratolytic" ingredient -- this breaks down the more thick rough skin that sometimes builds up in pores and leads to rough bumps. Keratolytics include salicylic acid, ammonium lactate, and urea. Cerave SA cream and Amlactin are two over the counter examples that have one of those ingredients. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best lotion for extremely dry skin?

Can you tell me what is the best lotion for extremely dry skin?

Many different kinds: Dry skin reflects weather conditions and dehydration, drink more water and less cafeine, 30% humidity with dry heat helps any formula you use. Depending on the condition of your skin some people respond better to the thinner lotions becaise they get better absorbed and others do better with the thicker preparations because they coat and protect. ...Read more

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What is the best body lotion for someone with extremely dry skin?

What is the best body lotion for someone with extremely dry skin?

Depends: You can try amlactin, cetaphil, or eucerin lotion-remember everyone respond differently-one may works well for you, but not necessary for others or vice versa.If not work, you can see dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is the best body lotion/moisturizer that is the healthiest for mild dry skin?

What is the best body lotion/moisturizer that is the healthiest for mild dry skin?

BEST BODY LOTION+++: THE BEST BODY LOTION/MOISTURIZER FOR YOU IS WHAT WORKS BEST FOR YOU! YOU ARE UNIQUE! TRY THEM ALL! SEE IF YOU CAN GET SAMPLES FROM THE COSMETIC COMPANIES OR MANUFACTURERS. BEST LUCK . . . ...Read more

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What o t c lotion is the best for psoriasis dry skin? Hello, i, ve had psoriasis for a number of years and the dry itchy skin is miserable, thanks, judy

What o t c lotion is the best for psoriasis dry skin? Hello, i, ve had psoriasis for a number of years and the dry itchy skin is miserable, thanks, judy

Psoriasis : Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition, so otc moisturizer creams/lotions only help to a small extent. Read more about treatment options for the various types of psoriasis at the link below. Also, take a quick peek at the eczema page to make sure this isn't what you might be suffering from. I hope that helps a little! ...Read more

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Please recommend the best lotion for extremely dry skin?

Reduce use of soap: Limit soap to the critical areas (hands, face, axillae, and groin) and use no washcloth or loufa. I bet the dry skin will disappear in days. ...Read more