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Suffering from severely dry skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Dry Skin
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   How can i help you
User :   hi
Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   Please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, marital status,
User :   i have this dry skin problem
User :   how could you help me
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since when you have this problem
User :   past 5 years
Doctor :   are you using any creams
User :   i have shown to many people skin specialists
User :   no one cud fine a cure
Doctor :   ok
User :   no i just use body lotion to cover it
Doctor :  
what soap are you using
User :   any beuty soap
Doctor :   Name of soap
User :   i keep changing it nothing fixed
Doctor :   the main cause of dry skin is loss of moisture
Doctor :   ok use soaps rich in moisturizer glyceb
Doctor :   After bath use moisturizers 2-3 times a day
User :   moisturisers like
Doctor :   Int he night you can apply oil like olive oil, almond oil
Doctor :   # Keep baths or showers short.
# Use warm (not hot) water.
# Use as little soap as possible. Limit its use to face, armpits, and genitals if you can. Try mild cleansers like Cetaphil or mild soaps.
Doctor :   # Dry your skin thoroughly but gently -- pat, DON'T rub.
# Take baths or showers less often.
Doctor :   * Use bath oils and moisturizers at least daily. Thick, greasy moisturizers work best. Avoid products with alcohol. Apply just after a bath or shower, when your skin is still damp.
* Use a humidifier if the air is dry.
* Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Doctor :   any other query
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