Skin CareBy Onlymyhealth editorial teamFeb 03, 2021

Winter season comes with many skin problems. There are several environmental causes that are behind these conditions like cold winds, heat, low humidity and the chilly winter days. These can have an adverse effect on your skin, especially dryness. There are many skin conditions which can get aggravated in winters. Moisturizing plays a vital role in treating such skin problems. Skin care is a priority for many people in all the seasons and it is a habit maintain a skin care routine. Your diet and physical workout also contributes towards the condition on your skin. Sometimes, your skin can be very itchy and can bleed due to excess dryness. This condition is technically called senile xerosis. Onlymyhealth editorial team spoke to Dr. I.K Ramchandani, Director - Dermatology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Center about the solutions for severe itching and bleeding from winter rash on the skin. 

Moisturizers that contain shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter are very beneficial. All these substances in the moisturizer help in reducing the itching quite drastically. Someone who is suffering from this condition should atleast wait for a week for improvement. Most importantly, the patient has to use it after taking a bath. And, remember to just dab it on your skin instead of wiping. If the condition does not get controlled, then you might have to take some antiallergic tablets, but only after talking to a dermatologist. You can also apply a lotion which contains pramoxine as it can also help in providing relief from itching. You should try and avoid scratching the skin. This problem is mostly seen in elderly people who are more than 60-65 years of age. If you experience any symptoms of this skin condition, it is required to talk to a dermatologist and try moisturizing as much as possible. 

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