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Dry, Itchy Skin

Dry skin affects many individuals at one time or another and can range in severity from mild to severe, or even disfiguring. Ordinarily dry skin is not serious, but it can cause some discomfort in the form of itching and irritation.

Causes:

Most dry skin is a result of environmental factors such as:

  • Low humidity levels
  • Exposure to hot or cold weather
  • Excess bathing
  • Exposure to drying chemicals or substances

In most cases dry, itchy skin can be controlled by taking measures to stay hydrated and moisturize the skin, and using a topical anti-itch product if necessary.

In some cases dry, itchy skin can be a symptom of another skin condition. There are a number of skin conditions whose symptoms may include dry, itchy skin. Here are a few:

  • winter skin
  • eczema (atopic dermatitis)
  • psoriasis
  • shingles

If you are experiencing chronic or severe dry skin, you may need treatment from a dermatologist.

Treatment

Proper skin care maintenance is key to preventing and controlling dry, itchy skin. Many doctors recommend starting with a good moisturizing cream and an anti-itch ointment.

If your skin is itchy and irritated, apply TriCalm to help stop the itch, and then apply moisturizing cream. Avoid taking hot showers; instead take warm or lukewarm showers. Over-exposure to hot water can dry out the skin. After your shower, blot skin with a towel rather than rubbing it. Then apply moisturizing cream to damp skin to help lock in moisture (avoid creams with lanolin—an ingredient that can cause allergic reaction or irritation). Adding a humidifier in your home can also help your skin retain water even when you have the heat on. Drink plenty of water to help moisturize your skin from the inside.

We Recommend Using TriCalm Clinical Repair Cream


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