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What Should I Look For In A Lotion For Severely Dry And Cracked Skin
Dry skin: Solvents like water & soap make dry skin worse. While moisturizers help combat this, minimizing skin exposure to solvents & applying moisturizers immediately after any solvent exposure are key. A general rule of thumb is that thicker greasy products are more effective for dry skin... Ointments are better than creams are better than lotions. Fragrance-free products are best for limiting irritation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I get very dry, itchy skin in the winter. What are some good ways to alleviate it and what should I look for in a lotion or moisturizer?
Dry skin: if symptoms are really bothersome you may want to see a dermatologist, meanwhile, try some skin care techniques: as bathing with cream soap, moisturize your skin right after, no special moisturizer, any good one can do, the idea is to trap the moisture right after hydrating your skin, hydrate you body well, and avoid prolonged sun exposure, occasional antihistamine might help too, good luck ...Read more
Please look at the: ingredients on the label of any skin cream you are thinking of using. If it has alcohol in it do not buy it. Alcohol dries the skin. Vitamin E capsules can help the skin. Peace and good health. Also, add good fat to your diet, i.e., coconut oil, fish oil, olive oil. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What would you recommend for extremely dry, cracked lips with a red ring around the mouth. Been this way for 6 months and used doxycycline and elidel (pimecrolimus).
Lip dryness: First you need to stop using all topical stuff on your lips, such as lip balm, lipstick, etc. It can be a contact dermatitis. I would only use vaseline and Elidel (pimecrolimus) twice a day. Do you have skin rashes anywhere else? If so, seek the opinion of an allergist to find out the cause of your problem. ...Read more
How can I get rid of darker upper lip and also have eczema which make it look darker. I had it for many year. My skin is very sensitive to many lotion?
See derm: See dermatologist to discuss treatment options. Usually a steroid would make this go away. ...Read more
How often should I use an exfoliant on my face if I have very dry skin? What is the best one for dry, acne prone skin?
Dry facial skin: Skin becomes dry when there is an impaired skin barrier that lets moisture escape. When the skin is exfoliated, more of that barrier is removed, so the skin actually becomes drier. Gentle cleansers that do not scrub are best for dry skin, even skin that is acne-prone. There are also acne products that don't dry the skin as well. ...Read more
I have a very sensitive dry skin. Do I need to put a lot of moisturizer? How much moisturizer is good for me and how to apply correctly?
Moisturization: If the skin barrier is compromised, e.g. from dry skin, bacteria can colonize the skin, irritate it & make it itchy, leading to scratching, more skin breakdown & more scratching. Depending on the dry skin severity, can guide which moisturizer to use. For mild dry skin, lotion can be good, for moderate, a cream can be good, for very dry, lotion + vaseline (all work best w/in 5 minutes of bathing) ...Read more
Hi I used benzoyl peroxide for about 3 months off and on. I see a change in my skin texture it looks very raw and damaged. Will this heal or or stay?
What should I use for a possible yeast infection on my foreskin?
Symptoms: itching, dry and cracked skin, development of a white substance under skin.
Antifungal: Try some antifungal ointment if not improved need evalaution. ...Read more
What ingredients should I look for in an exfoliate for my face and how many time should I exfoliate?
AHAs: Alpha hydroxy acids are good options found in many products. Also a clarisonic mia is an option. Do it twice a week to begin. ...Read more
Dandruff and dry skin I have patches of dry itchy skin on my scalp and hair-line. I also have a few patches of red itchy skin near my eyes and eyebrows. Any idea what would be the cause of this and any solutions would be great too.
My skin on the face became very dry especially around the nose and mouth. It burns wen I apply any cream. Why s this and which specialist should I visit?
Perioral Dermatitis: Certain medical conditions, such as perioral dermatitis and contact dermatitis, can affect the skin around your nose, mouth and eyes. This type of dermatitis primarily affects adult women as men rarely develop this condition. The exact cause is not quite understood but is believed to be related to poor hygiene, certain facial creams and topical creams and ointments. You may need oral antibiotics. ...Read more
My feet are always dry and have a dark hard gray spots! I have to go to spa to clean and smooth! is there another solution?
Keratoses: Keratotic (so-called "stucco") lesions are common on the feet and elsewhere on the body. They are not dangerous but certainly are annoying. Try an otc lotion, such as lac hydrin or amlactin, with Lactic Acid or salicylic acid in it, to soften the top layer of skin. If those lotions aren't strong enough a dermatologist can prescribe one of a number of stronger preparations. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have some red raw skin around anus, it is itchy at times and comes and goes, have photos, what cream can I used and what type doc to ask?
I have very itchy dry skin. What is the best soap or lotion to help moisturize? I tend to have sensitive skin.
Hypoallergenic : Cleansers or lotions that are formulated for dry sensitive skin and dermatology tested such as aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil, cerave, nutraderm, eucerin, lubriderm, vanicream, burt's bees, neutrogena are all good. Be sure to avoid lotions and cleansers that contain fragrance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have to shave when consulting a doctor for vaginal itching? The area is very dry due to scratching. The itch is on and off for a long time now.
No: Your doctor can evaluate you just fine without shaving. Hope this helps. ...Read more
My face is sunburned. It is really dry and I can see the dry skin. It is also really tight, itchy and burning. What should I do? Can I apply aloe?
Sunburn: Yes. https://www.aad.org/public/kids/skin/skin-cancer/treating-sunburnGet a more detailed answer ›
I have a burning and itchy scalp. My hair are healthy and clean. However my skin itch in specific areas for a few days and it's a bit painful. Help!
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