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Why does my skin get extremely dry with cuts in winter ?

Dear Sir, I am facing skin problem from my childhood days but still i am waiting for any solution to resolve my skin problem, In winter my skin goes very dry and made some cuts in skin after some time cuts goes black and it s just looking as snake skin.but in summer it s looked like a normal skin.Please provide me solution to get well from this problem. Please contact me on YYYY@YYYY
Asked On : Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Your might be suffering from atopic diathesis or a simple dry skin. This gets aggravated by environment you work in. It might be the air conditioned rooms or also cities where climates are very cold and dry in winter. Use emollients liberally twice daily. once in the morning immediately after bath and once at night before going to bed. Avoid hot water baths , use lukewarm water. Take plenty of water for hydration. while going out use full sleeved clothes.
Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Abeed Basheer's  Response
From your description you have Xeroderma or dry skin.Usually symptoms worsen in winter.It can be very easily by applying Vaselin over your skin as the vaseline acts as a barrier which prevents your skin from becoming dry.If the condition is severe you can try taking one part of whitfield ointment(you can get it in a medical store) and mixing it with 5 parts of vaseline and then applying it on the affected area for a week in the evening(it stings a bit).after a week when your skin looks normal apply vaseline to the skin to protect it from drying
Answered: Sat, 14 Apr 2012
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