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Suggest medication for xerosis like skin issues

goodafter noon sir, i having the problem of skin such as xerosis ,hyperlinear palms,keratosis pilaris.....so docter suggested me to take...tablet lcz,tablet adovit,capsule primosa,6 % salicure ointment,venusia max soap..Is it proper medicine for such a problem? pls reply.....
Mon, 3 Nov 2014
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Hello. Thanks for writing to us at healthcaremagic

The features that you mention (xerosis, hyperlinear palms and keratosis pilaris) are commonly those of atopic individuals.
Atopic skin has a reduced water retentive capacity and is therefore dry and itchy, specially in dry and cold weather conditions in winters.
In addition to that you have been asked to use, If I was the treating doctor I would have also added an intensive moisturizer cream/lotion, to be used twice daily, because the underlying issue is basically severe dryness of the skin in atopics.
Your treatment comprises an oral antihistamine for itch control and primrose oil capsules; evening primrose oil is supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties supposed to benefit in atopic eczema.
Salicylic acid ointment is for keratosis pilaris which are horny plugs of keratin around the hair follicles; most commonly seen on the outer arms, thighs, elbows and knee joints. Salicylic acid being a keratolytic would dissolve the horny keratin plugs

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Suggest medication for xerosis like skin issues

Hello. Thanks for writing to us at healthcaremagic The features that you mention (xerosis, hyperlinear palms and keratosis pilaris) are commonly those of atopic individuals. Atopic skin has a reduced water retentive capacity and is therefore dry and itchy, specially in dry and cold weather conditions in winters. In addition to that you have been asked to use, If I was the treating doctor I would have also added an intensive moisturizer cream/lotion, to be used twice daily, because the underlying issue is basically severe dryness of the skin in atopics. Your treatment comprises an oral antihistamine for itch control and primrose oil capsules; evening primrose oil is supposed to have anti-inflammatory properties supposed to benefit in atopic eczema. Salicylic acid ointment is for keratosis pilaris which are horny plugs of keratin around the hair follicles; most commonly seen on the outer arms, thighs, elbows and knee joints. Salicylic acid being a keratolytic would dissolve the horny keratin plugs Regards