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Dry and scaly skin. Using atogla cream. Use liquid paraffin skin? Other remedy?

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My one year old son XXXXXXX has very dry and scaly skin. Could you please recommend a remedy for this. We are using atogla cream for him now but that gives only short term result. Just after 1 hour of applying the cream, his skin will be dry again. Can I use liquid paraffin on his skin?

Posted Sun, 22 Apr 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Gaurang Krishna 39 minutes later

Thanks for your query.

Dry skin is a tendency rather than a disease and tends to persist.
Liquid Paraffin or glycerine mixed with water (1:1) is the best as they act both as an emollient and humectants. They are best applied on a semi-wet skin. 2-3 applications every day may be needed.

Atogla lotion is more suited for summers.

I hope I have answered your query. Please feel free to ask any further questions.

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