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During the winter i get very dry skin! please help me!?

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Dr. Justin Greiwe
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Helpful Tips

Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers.
Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided. Wintertime wreaks havoc on skin due to dry air. Try humidifier in bedroom.

In brief: Helpful Tips

Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers.
Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream immediately after shower to damp skin. Reduce itch with OTC antihistamines like Zyrtec. For break-through itch, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and/or Sarna lotion can be added. Irritating environmental factors should be avoided. Wintertime wreaks havoc on skin due to dry air. Try humidifier in bedroom.
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