Cold, heath and dry skin

Cold, heath and dry skin

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Dry skin is a very uncomfortable condition characterized by cracking, itching, and scaling. It can happen for various reasons. You may have naturally dry skin at all times. However, even if your skin has natural oiliness, sometimes, dry skin may also develop due to factors in your environment.


Extreme heat can cause dry skin to become cracked and flaky. People with a genetic predisposition for dry skin may also have the condition. This condition is also seen in women after giving birth as well as those taking antibiotics. Dry skin may also occur because of skin that is lacking moisture. If the body isn’t able to obtain adequate moisture from the environment or from the body itself, then it may dry up.

Symptoms and Remedies

The usual symptoms of dry skin include tight and itchy skin. Other symptoms of dry skin include redness, cracking, and itching. The symptoms worsen when you are exposed to the sun. Itching and burning may also occur, depending on the severity of the condition.

Most people use home remedies for dry skin during the winter. There are many home remedies that can help you relieve the symptoms during the cold months. Some common home remedies include using cornstarch to massage the affected area, using cold compresses to treat the inflammation, wearing cotton clothing instead of synthetic, and drinking lots of water to hydrate yourself. However, if the symptoms do not improve with these home remedies after a week, it is best to consult your dermatologist who may be able to prescribe a stronger medication.


One condition that can lead to developing dry skin is psoriasis. People with this condition usually have dry skin on their hands, arms and legs and therefore they are prone to itching, which can aggravate the symptoms.

Cold weather can aggravate symptoms of dry skin patches. It is important to keep your hands moisturized and hydrated to prevent the appearance of dry skin patches. During the winter months, especially when it is cold outside and humid indoors, it is important to increase the humidity level inside the house to prevent the development of dermatitis. Using humidifiers to speed up evaporation of water from the air can also help alleviate the symptoms of psoriasis.

Other skin conditions such as eczema and atopic dermatitis both exhibit common characteristics. However, dermatitis can often be treated successfully. Treatment is generally centered around relieving itchiness. The goal with treating atopic dermatitis is to decrease the redness and itching associated with the condition while moisturizing the affected areas. While eczema is commonly characterized by thick, dry, patches of skin, it can also result in the development of blisters which can be treated using medicinal scrubs, creams, or ointments.

In conclusion

Most cases of dermatitis will clear up with regular application of topical lotion. In most cases, topical lotions are less effective than creams and ointments used orally. However, if the dry skin becomes extremely itchy, a visit to the doctor may be necessary. If it is found that your dermatitis is caused by an underlying health condition, you may need to see a dermatologist to get the proper treatment. Fortunately, most cases of dry skin becomes less irritating with time.


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18 Responses

  1. What are the causes of dry and chapped hands? I noticed that not everyone in my family has dry hands in the winter, so is there a genetic cause?

  2. Hands are the part of our body most exposed to the outside world and physical contact with objects, people and animals. In fact, every day we use our hands to touch, caress, grasp and perform many other actions, without forgetting that we subject them to frequent washing with hot and cold water.

  3. Having very dry hands can negatively affect not only all those daily gestures listed above, but also the way we relate to other people.

  4. I have my hands like this almost all year round because I’m allergic to the products we use in the hairdressing salon where I work. I have tried them all but have not solved yet. Can anyone give me some advice?

  5. @Patrik Santiago Yes, I tried but they make my hands sweat and the dermatitis becomes even more pronounced.

  6. Wind and cold temperatures (for this reason in winter it is more common to have dry and chapped hands)

  7. @Michael Estes I did that too and I got better for a while … then all over again. I also did acupuncture so I was so desperate.

  8. @Kenya Li Surely many are due to the use of detergents and cleaning products without the protection of gloves

  9. For those who already have skin problems, in winter it is better if they use gloves (I don’t know if wool is good because not everyone can bear it)

  10. One thing is dermatitis and another is cold-dry hands. You cannot make a single solution because those who have hand dermatitis certainly need special creams while those who have dry hands, I think, can simply use Vaseline.

  11. Agreed as reported above. I don’t think the treatments (if they can be called as such) are the same. For example, I don’t have the problem, or at least not always and when my hands are a bit dry, I also use Vaseline which is very effective. But, note that I do not suffer from dermatitis.

  12. How strange, the only dermatitis I’ve had in my life was as a kid when it came to my feet in the summer. I treated it with creams and using different sandals, it was summer and I didn’t use socks. In short, it was a different summer because it hurt me a bit to walk but already towards the end of the summer it was better and almost completely gone. Then I never got it back.

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