Treatment Cure Products for Dry Skin Problems

By: james sameul

Good skin care practices can help to maintain firm, smooth, and healthy skin. Eventually, though, time and sun exposure take a toll on the skin's appearance. Facial skin problems and skin problems on other areas of the body can occur because of age, exposure to environmental elements, and a host of other factors. Some common skin flaws are the result of genetics, viruses, and other causes. A cosmetic dermatologist has the advanced training and expertise necessary to effectively treat skin problems.

Our faces aren't the only parts of our body that succumb to lifelong sun exposure and collagen breakdown. The good news is that just as there are treatments to rejuvenate aging skin on the face, there are treatments that can make the neck, decollete, hands and legs more youthful.

When we look for the reasons for our aging skin, we need to look no further than the sun. The sun causes 90 percent to 95 percent of the wrinkles; lines; brown, red and white discolorations; and more on our bodies. That's why the sun-exposed areas, including the backs of the hands, are most prone to the imperfections.

Following contributors to the problem

Hydrocortisone Creams. These over-the-counter creams (name brands include Cortaid, Dermolate, Lanacort, and CaldeCORT) are about as strong as anything your doctor could prescribe. Hydrocortisone creams are relatively safe. They will clear up nearly any minor rash, but they suppress a condition rather than cure it. To use, rub a very small amount into the rash. You have used too much if you can see any remaining cream on your skin. You may repeat the application as necessary, which is usually every two to four hours. If problems persist, consult a doctor.

Sometimes a skin rash can be caused by laundry detergent. If the rash appears only where your clothes touch your skin, try switching laundry detergents to something milder. Arm & Hammer produces a very mild laundry detergent. Dreft is another mild detergent, formulated specifically for babies, but it is much more expensive the Arm & Hammer.

More Skin Problems Discussed

In order to tackle a healthy skin problem and to help you or your doctor with treatment, it is essential that you have knowledge about skin and the many skin problems that can occur. This site discusses many problems that people have with their skin and various remedies or treatments that can be used to restore your healthy skin.

How do treat dry skin?

To prevent or treat dry skin, avoid long, hot showers or baths as they can dry the skin even more. Choose your soaps carefully. Look for soaps that have natural, pure ingredients without harsh perfumes and chemicals. A moisturizing soap for sensitive skin can be a good choice. There are also bath products made with oatmeal created for dry, itchy skin that can be found at drug stores.

Open wounds that do not show signs of infection (purulent drainage, odor, darkened areas) can be cleaned with a sterile normal saline solution. The area around the wound should also be cleaned with mild soap. When infection is present, the wound can be cleaned with hydrogen peroxide or an enzymatic agent - though ongoing use of hydrogen peroxide retards healing and should be avoided. In some cases, infected tissue is removed surgically in a hospital.

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