Any MYO remedies for dry, itchy skin?- Health & Home Remedies

I get extremely dry skin on my hands every winter, usually to the point where it cracks and bleeds in some places. It always gets really rough and even red in some areas. This year is much colder and drier than it has been in recent years, and so I'm even getting areas of red, itchy bumps on my

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    I get extremely dry skin on my hands every winter, usually to the point where it cracks and bleeds in some places. It always gets really rough and even red in some areas. This year is much colder and drier than it has been in recent years, and so I'm even getting areas of red, itchy bumps on my legs.

    I've tried using various lotions multiple times a day, even that Vaseline Intensive Care stuff, which my wife thinks is the best. Nothing really seems to be making a difference, and the itching can get almost unbearable at times.

    I'm not sure if it's eczema or psoriasis or what, but I never have any problems during warmer months. Only in winter. We now have a Nest thermostat in our home, which also reports humidity, and for example right now it's only 21% inside the house. I'm sure that's part of the problem.


    Anyone know of a good home remedy, or some kind of natural remedy that won't break the bank? That Vaseline IC stuff is pretty expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    I'm not sure if it's eczema or psoriasis or what, but I never have any problems during warmer months. Only in winter. We now have a Nest thermostat in our home, which also reports humidity, and for example right now it's only 21% inside the house. I'm sure that's part of the problem.
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    Yes, this is Precisely the main problem. Get a humidifier and increase the humidity to abut 50-55% in the house. My husband also gets dry patches when the humidity drops and I give him 2 vitamin E capsules per day during the winter months. It makes a huge difference in his skin and "itchiness" level. It also wouldn't hurt to consume a tsp or 2 of organic coconut oil per day.

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    Not only is the VIC lotion expensive, it's loaded with nasty chemicals including methyparaben, aluminum and dimethicone (which incidentally is an ingredient in Caulking and floor finishes, tile sealant, etc. Combine 1 cup of coconut oil with 10 drops of Lavender essential oil and apply a small amount to the affected areas nightly.

    Sorry to hear that winter is taking it's toll on you! Spring is on it's way

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    Anyone know of a good home remedy, or some kind of natural remedy that won't break the bank? That Vaseline IC stuff is pretty expensive!
    That lotion does work good but I always worry about all the chemicals in it. I'm currently eating 2 tsps of coconut oil daily to treat my eczema and it seems to be working really well for me. It's actually pretty tasty. I think I saw a recipe on here for whipped lotion/butter too but I don't remember where exactly. Maybe someone else knows the one I mean?

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    The main thing I'm worried about increasing the humidity in the house is condensation or even frost on the INSIDE of our windows. Our windows are pretty cheap, crappy units, which means the inside surface of the glass is only marginally warmer than the outside. That means the dewpoint is almost certainly going to be on the interior side of the glass, which will put liquid water inside our house. Not a good thing.

    So some coconut oil AND vitamin E supplements might be good? I already take a vitamin D supplement daily.

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    That looks awesome. However I wonder about the statement that olive oil is not healthy. Besides the fact that it would likely ruin the taste of the recipe, I always thought olive oil was extremely healthy, or is that only EVOO?

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    My skin also gets very dry and itchy in the winter-time..especially my legs! I'm going to try some of these and hope it works!

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    I know that itchy skin really sucks especially when every thing fails, so when my patients come in and complain about dry itchy flaking skin I tell them to go to Wal-Mart to the cooking oil isle and by the Wal-Mart brand Extra Virgin Olive Oil its very cheap and works wonders. You can apply it as often as you like, I usually tell them after the shower and to put extra on knee, elbows, and feet (not between toes if you are a diabetic). The oil doesn't have a smell and if you would like can add essential oils of your choice but I personally just rub it on. This is also good if you have dry itchy scalp, I use it as a hot "oil treatment" for my very kinky curly dry hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liss View Post
    Yes, this is Precisely the main problem. Get a humidifier and increase the humidity to abut 50-55% in the house. My husband also gets dry patches when the humidity drops and I give him 2 vitamin E capsules per day during the winter months. It makes a huge difference in his skin and "itchiness" level. It also wouldn't hurt to consume a tsp or 2 of organic coconut oil per day.
    So I just got a 28 oz jar of organic coconut oil, $14 at Kroger. But since it's below 76 degrees it's solid. How does your husband take it? Cooked into something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    However I wonder about the statement that olive oil is not healthy. Besides the fact that it would likely ruin the taste of the recipe, I always thought olive oil was extremely healthy, or is that only EVOO?
    I think the recipe means as far as eating it raw like you can with coconut oil. Canola or Olive oil should be in in moderation & sparsely.

    1. In a study in which women were fed diets with lots of coconut oil or olive oil, the coconut oil group experienced lower postprandial levels of lipoprotein A and tissue plasminogen activator antigen (1). Although postprandial effects are not always reliably extrapolated to the long term, these effects are supportive of ways coconut oil may be beneficial to risk factors of cardiovascular disease over olive oil.
    2. In a recent meta analysis of 60 trials measuring the effect of fatty acids on cholesterol, the authors reported “Lauric acid has a more favorable effect on total:HDL cholesterol than any other fatty acid” (2). The ratio of total:HDL cholesterol is one of the strongest predictors of heart disease that I’m aware of (3). The main fatty acid in coconut oil is lauric acid. Oleic acid, the main fatty acid in olive oil, is thus not as beneficial to total:HDL ratio.
    3. In one study (4), men were fed either lauric acid (the main fatty acid in coconut oil) or oleic acid (the main fatty acid in olive oil) via a catheter until the participants were no longer hungry. At the end of the three day trial, the men being fed lauric acid reduced their calories more than the oleic acid group. This suggests coconut oil may influence greater weight loss than olive oil.
    4. In an old study from 1948, rats fed coconut oil were largely protected from tuberculosis compared to rats fed olive oil and flaxseed oil (5).
    5. In one study, mice with gene knockouts that increase susceptibility to cardiovascular disease were used to compare coconut oil and olive oil (6). In the LDL receptor knockout group coconut oil produced less atherosclerosis.


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    1. A diet rich in coconut oil reduces diurnal postprandi... [J Nutr. 2003] - PubMed - NCBI
    2. Effects of dietary fatty acids and carbohydra... [Am J Clin Nutr. 2003] - PubMed - NCBI?
    3. Blood cholesterol and vascular mortality by age, sex,... [Lancet. 2007] - PubMed - NCBI?
    4. http://www.ajcn.org/content/87/5/1181.full.pdf
    5. Influence of Dietary Lipids on Experimental Tuberculosis.
    6. Compared with saturated fatty acids... [Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2001] - PubMed - NCBI
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    Yea, I have to co-sign the coconut oil. I use it and I love it. Works great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PatrickGSR94 View Post
    So I just got a 28 oz jar of organic coconut oil, $14 at Kroger. But since it's below 76 degrees it's solid. How does your husband take it? Cooked into something else?
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    I use this recipe it helps me alot, I get dry skin not just because of the winter but also because of my diabetes...sounds yummy lol
    What you'll need: A half cup of pumpkin purée, 1 banana, one quarter cup of yogurt and 2 tablespoons of pumpkin seed butter.
    Recipe: Blend all ingredients well and gently rub on area that is dry in a circular motion. Let sit for 20 minutes, then wash off. The pumpkin purée contains vitamin A, which protects against UV damage; vitamin C, which increases collagen production, preventing and reducing the appearance of wrinkles; and zinc, which adds brightness to skin, soothes, and moisturizes. And the pumpkin seed butter is high in fats for moisture and in zinc to combat acne and to pump up the glow factor.


 

 

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