Decreased moisture in the body.


Self-care for dry skin includes thick over-the-counter moisturizers and humidified air. Avoiding alcohol, caffeine, and tobacco may relieve dry mouth and dry skin.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Red, irritated, tired, or painful eyes
  • Dry mouth or thick saliva
  • Dry skin doesn't improve with self-care
  • Vaginal dryness affects activities

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