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How is dry skin treated?

About

It is an uncomfortable condition marked by scaling, itching, and cracking.

As many as 75% of people over 64 have dry skin.[1]

- Is usually self-diagnosable
- Rarely requires lab tests and image testing
- Can happen to both men and women
- Is more common in winters and drier climates

Dry skin can affect any part of your body. It commonly affects hands, arms, and legs. Dermatitis is the medical term for extremely dry skin. Types of dermatitis include contact, seborrheic, and atopic dermatitis. Old age people or people with dry skin medical history are more likely to have this. Complications include rashes, eczema, and bacterial infections.

Age affected: Can affect any age group but most often affects old age people

Symptoms

- Dry, rough, and red patches on the skin
- Itching and red plaques of eczematous skin
- Indicates small, red, and raised bumps on the skin
- Affects arms, hands, lower legs, abdomen, and areas of friction like ankles and soles
- Has evolvement of cracks and fissures

Treatment

Self-Care: You can treat it at home by moisturizing it at home, avoiding harsh soaps, limiting bath time, and using a humidifier.

Medicines: Your doctor may prescribe you with antibiotics, creams, and lotions so that your skin be hydrated and doesn’t peel off.

Specialists: You can have a talk with a specialist at mfine for better understanding of dry skin and getting cured by the treatment program.

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Dr. Girish Panth

Dr. Girish Panth

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Dr. D. Indira

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Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

MD - Dermatology

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North Bangalore Hospital

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Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

MRCGP (UK), M.B.B.S, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine

24+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

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Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

MS Gen.Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP, DFFP, MCh Plastic Surge...

21+ years exp

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KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

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Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

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