DRY SKIN - Watsons Health

DRY SKIN

Dry skin is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking. It can occur for a variety of reasons and can occur on any part of the body, but it is most common on the legs, arms, and abdominal area. If lifestyle changes fail to improve your symptoms, a medical evaluation may be required.

Symptoms:

  • Scaling
  • Itching
  • Cracking
  • Dryness

DIAGNOSIS

Certain simple lifestyle changes can help prevent you from developing dry skin. Try the following:

  • Shower every other day.
  • Keep your bathing time to between five and 10 minutes.
  • Avoid hot showers.
  • Use a moisturizing soap.
  • Avoid scrubbing dry skin patches.
  • Pat your skin dry with a soft towel.
  • Use a moisturizer immediately after showering.
  • Use a humidifier in the home.
  • Drink plenty of water.

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