Cold weather and itchy skin
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.
by Janet G. Derge, M.D.
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