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Popsugar Fitness Asks Dr. Green about Shower Rashes

Dr. Green was interviewed in PopSugar today where they talk about “Do You Get a Rash After Showering? Here’s Why, and How to Make It Stop.”

One common culprit is dry skin, “Xerosis cutis, which is dry skin, is one of the most prominent causes for development of a rash after taking a shower,” board-certified dermatologist Michele Green, MD, told POPSUGAR. “This is because a high water temperature can strip the skin of the natural oils that keep it healthy and moisturized, causing it to become itchy.” Water that gets too hot can also cause a rash, as well as redness, swelling, itching, flaking, or even peeling,” Dr. Green explained.

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For people with eczema, “someone who struggles with eczema may experience a flare after taking a hot shower” – and this can be based on soaps and other ingredients too.  The first thing to do is lower the temperature a bit and potentially consulting with your dermatologist about a more personalized treatment plan to moisturize inflammed skin.  Dr. Green notes that  “Oral antihistamines like Benadryl, Zyrtec, or Claritin may also be needed to help alleviate any pruritic symptoms associated with your dry skin.”

Find out this and other ways to keep your skin free from rashes post shower at – Why Do I Get a Rash After I Shower? | POPSUGAR Fitness

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