Cold weather and itchy skin

Alternative names 
Dry skin and cold weather itch

Information
Here are some recommendations for dealing with dry skin:

     
  • Take fewer baths (and when you bathe, avoid hot water).  
  • Moisturize your skin after bathing in order to prevent the skin from drying.  
  • Avoid overdrying wet skin. Try patting your skin dry.  
  • Avoid excessive use of soap.  
  • Don’t overheat your house, and use a humidifier if you live in a dry climate.

 

Johns Hopkins patient information

Last revised: December 8, 2012
by Armen E. Martirosyan, M.D.

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