How To Get Rid Of Dry, Flaky, Itchy Skin

Dry, flaky, itchy skin can be bothersome to the person having to deal with it on a daily basis, so knowing how to get rid of dry, itchy skin is of the utmost importance. There are many home treatments you can try to treat the symptoms together or one at a time. If your symptoms do not improve over time it is best to make an appointment with a dermatologist to see if there is an underlying medical condition to your dry, flaky, itchy skin.

To get rid of dry, flaky, itchy skin, you will need:

  • Gentle Soap
  • Towel
  • Shower
  • Lubricating cream
  • Oral antihistamine
  • Anti-Itch Creams
  1. Taking daily brief showers or baths will help alleviate dry skin. Make sure you use only gently soaps. Once you are finished in the shower never rub your skin dry this can lead to irritation and making your itching worse. Only pat the skin dry with the towel.  
  2. Applying lubricating creams. If your skin is not cracked or open in anyway applying lubricating creams can help moisturize your dry skin and help the appearance of the flaky skin symptoms.
  3. Oral antihistamines may be useful to stop the itching. It is always best you check with your doctor before taking any medications even over the counter medications such as oral antihistamines.
  4. AntiItch creams can be effective in ending endless itching torture.  If your condition is not bad enough to seek medical attention over the counter anti-itch creams may be the help your situation needs. Apply to the infected areas as the directions call for.

Avoid using products that are perfumed or have dye in them, this includes your laundry soap. Make sure the products you use on your body are mild products.  If you are unsure what products are mild you can use products that are targeted for babies or small children.

References:

Eczema and Dry Skin

Help for Dry, Irritated Winter Skin

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