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What types of moisturizers help dermatitis?
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Dr. Maritza Baez
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Protect
Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness.
Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.

In brief: Protect
Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness.
Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot. Use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.
Dr. Maritza Baez
Dr. Maritza Baez
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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: They don't.
"dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin".
In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Moisturizers decrease skin dryness (sometimes), but they have no anti-inflammatory ingredients, and thus are not useful for treating most kinds of dermatitis.

In brief: They don't.
"dermatitis" just means "inflammation of the skin".
In other words, pretty much every rash is a "dermatitis". Without a more specific idea of what is going on, it is impossible to recommend treatment. Moisturizers decrease skin dryness (sometimes), but they have no anti-inflammatory ingredients, and thus are not useful for treating most kinds of dermatitis.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dr. Joseph Eastern
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