Tips For Itchy Skin

To help prevent itching, dermatologists recommend the following tips: · Bathe with lukewarm – not hot – water. Try to limit your bath or shower to just 10 minutes. · Always use “fragrance-free” lotions, soaps and detergents to minimize irritation. Be wary of products labelled “unscented,” as they might still have chemicals that can irritate your skin. · As directed by your dermatologist, apply medications before moisturizing. Then, apply your moisturizer to all areas of your skin, including areas treated with medication. · Wear loose-fitting, cotton clothes. Wool and other rough-feeling fabrics can irritate your skin, causing intense itching. · Avoid extreme temperature changes. Maintain a relatively cool, neutral humidity environment in your house. Use a humidifier during winter if you are prone to dry skin and eczema. · Reduce stress, as stress can make your itch worse.

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