Incredibly dry skin on face and body?

Dry skin. To prevent or treat dry skin: 1. Hydrate orally with water. 2. Use sun screen liberally. 3. Take warm baths or showers instead of hot ones. 4. Avoid “deodorant” or abrasive soaps – opt for mild cleansers/soaps/shower gels. 5. Apply moisturizing lotion before the skin is fully dry.

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How do you prevent and cure continuously dry skin on your body and face?

Hydration with cream. Use moisturizing creams rather than lotions. Lotions are too light for patients with excessively dry skin. There are newer moisturizers on the market which contain ceramide replacements which are very similar to what is normally within the skin. Try cerave products or cetaphil restoraderm line. Read more...

Does washing your face/body with water 5 times/more a day cause dry skin?

Dry Skin & Washing. Washing the skin more than twice daily with water can lead to skin dryness. Extra washing strips the skin of natural moisture, making dry skin worse, according to the american academy of dermatology. Skin dryness is further aggravated by using harsh soaps. Antibacterial soaps are the harshest on skin. Read more...
Depends. If your cleanser is caustic it will make you worse. Ivory soap is ph 10....Too caustic. Dove, eucerin, and others are ph 6-7. Use something to lubricate your skin after each wash and you will be ok. Why do you wash so often? Is it necessary or compulsive? Read more...

What to do if I have real dry skin on my whole body including my face and scalp, could what to do if I have a disease?

Dry skin. Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body. Read more...

Baby has dry skin and patchy spots of dryness in places on his head and body. Is this eczema? How should I treat?

Dry skin. How old is your baby? You can always put a mild dressing on it - Aquaphor or Eucerin if you want to be fancy, a bit of petroleum jelly/Vaseline or A&D ointment otherwise. It is likely to subside in a few days. Read more...
Ask DR. See pediatrician or dermatologist. How old is the baby? Is the baby on these meds????? ITCH? SCRATCH??? For dry skin, soak in bath for a long time. Within a few minutes after the bath, rub in a CERAMIDE cream. Eucerin, Aveeno, (oatmeal) CeraVe, others, generics. Read more...
Mgt. Your baby may have eczema. This can usually be managed by using Eucerin cream a few times a day to the affected areas. I would suggest avoiding long baths and a moisturizer prior to bedtime. Watch for any signs of foods as a possible trigger. Read more...

Eczema runs in family & I have problems with dry skin on whole body. The skin on my face peels easy but Not itchy at all. Can it be eczema still?

Not yet,however, ypu should get in the habit of moisturizing day and night.Avoid using hot water whatsoever,as this is very drying.Eczema and allergy is related,so reduce your allergy exposure,if known. Read more...

My 3 year old daughter has red dry skin on the inside corner of both eyes. She had a rash on her face and body a few days ago but that has since gone?

SKIN RASH. Hard to say without looking at. Looks like the rash is of recent onset. Keep the skin moisturized, wait for few more days. If worsens or bothers you, check with her pediatrician or a pediatric dermatologist. Read more...

Scalp very dry and always scaling. Face very oily and acne prone and frequent breakouts. Rest of body has extremely dry skin. How can I manage my skin?

Skin issues. Oily and scaling skin on the face may be seborrheic dermatitis. Acne is another problem. I would suggest referral to dermatologist for a full exam. Acne may respond to benzoyl peroxide and topical or oral antibiotics or vitamin a derivatives. Seborrheic dermatitis, if that's what it is, usually responds to topical steroids or anti-fungal preparation, ketoconazole, selenium preparations, etc. Read more...

I suffer from dry eyes MGD, dry skin dermatitis on my face from dehydration due to low body fluid. How can I rehydrate my body back to normal?

Up Fluid Intake. Start drinking about 10 glasses of liquid with some salt a day..Here is a recipe for such a drink, https://tinyurl.com/y76ssp2v. You can also use a commercially available drink. You should be feeling better within days. You will gain weight from doing this and also start urinating a lot. If you gain weight, but don't increase your urination or get out of breath, see your doctor ASAP. Read more...