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Dermatology Basics

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Non-dermatology doctors joke that there’s nothing new in dermatology, or that you still treat everything by, “Make it dry if it’s wet. Make it wet if it’s dry. If you’re unsure, use a corticosteroid cream.” Patients could do a lot worse than to adhere to those fundamental principles. The question is how to put those general therapies into practise. Do you want to learn more? Visit English Dermatology Gilbert

You should use “wet-to-dry” compresses to make something that is wet become dry. To do so, first apply a saline-soaked gauze or clean washcloth to the weeping area, then remove it and let it dry naturally.

The most common issue is getting a dry area wet. Dry skin is a problem that affects a lot of people. Eczema, or atopic dermatitis, is one of the most common skin conditions. If you have dry skin, the first thing you should do is avoid anything that strips your skin of its natural oils. Soaps, especially deodorant soaps, should be avoided as much as possible. Detergents and solvents that dissolve and remove normal skin oils should also be avoided. After that, apply emollient lotions and creams to help retain and add moisture to the skin. For people with dry skin all over, a trick that can help is to bathe in a cool shower without soap, then apply mineral oil or baby oil to the wet skin before drying off. Then gently towel dry. This will leave a thin, non-greasy film on the skin and help to retain the moisture from the shower throughout the day.

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