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Dry skin is common. It can occur at any age and for many reasons. Using a moisturizer often helps repair dry skin.
Sometimes people need a dermatologist's help to get relief from dry skin. Extremely dry skin can be a warning sign of a skin problem called dermatitis (derm-muh-TIE-tis). Dermatitis means inflammation of the skin. It can cause an itchy rash or patches of dry irritated skin. The earlier dermatitis is diagnosed and treated the better. Without treatment, dermatitis often gets worse.
Your doctor may call dry skin xerosis (ze-ROW-sis).
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OTC Treatment options for dry skin and eczema:
Oral supplementation with flaxseed oil may improve skin hydration and reduce sensitivity: 1g by mouth once daily
OTC Treatment options for skin inflammation due to Eczema:
(1% cream; apply small amount to eczema patches two to four times daily) then apply moisturizer
Face Moisturizers/Anti-Aging Creams