Skin - dry; Winter itch
It may help to change your bathing habits:
Also, increase skin and body moisture:
Apply cool compresses to itchy areas, and try over-the-counter cortisone creams or lotions if your skin is inflamed. If this is not enough, talk to your doctor about possible prescription lotions.
Call your doctor if:
Your doctor will perform a physical examination with careful attention to all parts of your skin.
To better understand the cause of the dry skin, your doctor may ask:
TP Habif. Atopic dermatitis. In: Habif TP, ed. Clinical Dermatology. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2004:chap 5.
Chamlin SL. Atopic dermatitis. In: Rakel P, Bope ET, eds. Conn’s Current Therapy 2008. 60th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2008:chap 215.
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