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Self-care options include applying thick moisturizers immediately after bathing and avoiding harsh, drying soaps. Using a humidifier may help relieve dryness and itching.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Skin doesn't improve in spite of best efforts
  • Redness
  • Dryness and itching interfere with sleeping
  • Open sores from scratching
  • Large areas of scaling or peeling skin

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