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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Dry Skin Common in Winter Months | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Dry Skin Common in Winter Months
 

 

Dry Skin Common in Winter Months

Xerosis is the medical term for extremely dry skin. This condition is more prevalent during the winter months when the air is dry, and the heat is on in our homes, cars and offices. At Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists, we want to offer patients some tips on how to treat and prevent this condition.

Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize

Choose an extra-rich emollient moisturizer and use it several times a day. Be sure to re-apply after bathing. You may find it beneficial to apply a thick cream or lotion to your feet at bedtime and then put on a pair of soft, cotton socks to help the moisturizer absorb into your feet overnight.

Habits to Prevent Dry Skin

There are a few ways you can help prevent dry skin and lessen the aggravation to skin that is already dry. These include:

·        Avoid showering or bathing more than once a day.

·        Use soaps that are moisturizing and contain extra-emollient ingredients.

·        Don’t use very hot water for your bath or shower.

·        Dry feet completely after bathing and then apply moisturizer immediately. Avoid putting moisturizer in the area between your toes, however, as this is the spot where athlete’s foot is most likely to develop if conditions are too moist.

When to Contact the Podiatrist

Usually, dry skin does not require any medical treatment. If your skin remains extremely dry even after extra moisturizing and observing the above suggestions, however, or if it is very itchy, scaly, red or oozing, it’s time to contact our Aberdeen office (732-566-2841) for an appointment so that our podiatrists, Dr. Christopher J. Mullin and Dr. Jessica A. Addeo, can examine your feet. A viral or bacterial infection may be at the root of your skin problem and may require an antibiotic or other treatment.

 
 
 
Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Dry Skin Common in Winter Months, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen