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Dry skin Treatments

Dry skin: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Dry skin from various sources may include:

  • Keep baths or showers short
  • Use warm (not hot) water
  • Use as little soap as possible
  • Aveeno
  • Cetaphil
  • Mild soaps like Neutrogena or Dove
  • Dry your skin thoroughly but gently
  • Use bath oils and moisturizers at least daily. Thick, greasy moisturizers work best. Avoid products with alcohol
  • Use a humidifier if the air is dry
  • Drink plenty of water throughout the day
  • Apply cool compresses to itchy areas
  • Over-the-counter cortisone creams or lotions

Treatments for Dry skin

The following treatments are listed for Dry skin in our knowledge base:

  • Vitamin A - possibly used for related vitamin A deficiency

Alternative Treatments for Dry skin

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Dry skin in various sources may include:

  • Moisturize damp, not dry skin
  • Water Mist
  • Aloe juice mist
  • Flower water mist
  • Lavender oil mist
  • Damask rose oil mist
  • Chamomile oil mist
  • Ylang-ylang oil mist
  • Rose geranium oil mist
  • Neroli oil mist
  • Hydration
  • Black currant oil
  • Beta-carotene
  • Zinc
  • Vitamin B complex
  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin E
  • Humidify the living area
  • Mucilaginous herbs
  • Marshmallow root
  • Fennel seed
  • Plantain
  • Violet leaves
  • Milk bath
  • Seaweed bath
  • Moisturizer with alpha-hydroxy acid
  • Avocado facemask
  • Lanolin
  • Petroleum jelly
  • Mineral oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Vegetable shortening
  • Bag balm
  • Avoid deodorant soap
  • Superfatted soap (has extra oil)
  • Gentle body cleanser
  • Bathe less frequently
  • Humidify environment
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Walnuts
  • Fish
  • Avocados
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Vitamin A
  • Selenium
  • Multivitamin supplement
  • Multimineral supplement
  • Avoid sun exposure
  • Shea butter
  • Hemp cream
  • Ayurvedic oil enema
  • Cherry pulp facial mask
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Chinese folk remedies
  • Green tea with Chinese herbs
  • Acupressure
  • Acupuncture
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Apply bath oil (not baby oil) to damp skin
  • Sponge bathe the significant areas (folds of skin, armpits and genital area)
  • Unscented moisturizers
  • Non-soap cleansers
  • Comfortably warm, not hot water for bathing
  • Avoid getting overheated
  • Close-fitting pajamas with flat seams
  • Cotton clothing
  • Green (organic) cotton clothing
  • Maintain a food diary to link diet to skin problems
  • Reduce stress

Drugs and Medications used to treat Dry skin:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Dry skin may include:

  • Boric Acid
  • Borofax
  • Lactic Acid
  • LactiCare
  • Lactinol
  • Lactinol-E
  • Lanolin, Cetyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Petrolatum and Mineral Oil
  • Lubriderm
  • Lubriderm Fragrance Free

Treatments for Causes of Dry skin

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Dry skin:

More causes: not all possible causes for Dry skin are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Dry skin.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dry skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Dry skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Dry skin or choose View All.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Dry skin:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Dry skin' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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