Increases in dry skin and eczema

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The dry weather is leading many people in Richmond to Paul Strehler's office to have dry skin and eczema treated.

The symptoms include dry itchy skin, often with red patches and flaky areas.

Treat the problem with a warm bath using mild cleansers or soaps. Bathe in warm (not hot) water and wear cotton clothing.

Antihistamines such as benadryl or zyrtec help with the itchiness. Topical steroids, prescription and over the counter medicines, help a lot to relieve the symptoms.

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