Although summer has set in, if you find your skin dry and itchy, your arms and legs especially have whitish powdery flakes even after moisturizing, the itching is intolerable and if you have to use pens, pencils, scales and even combs to scratch yourself then you are suffering from allergic dermatitis. The dryness and itching caused due to allergic dermatitis worsens with extremes of temperature whether it is hot or cold. For example the phase wherein the weather is changing from winter to summer is not a very comfortable time and your symptoms may worsen during this phase. However scratching your skin with sharp objects will only add fuel to fire. It is important to anticipate these weather changes and be proactive about your skin care. You may use some home remedies to minimize your itching, like using cool, wet compresses. Wash the affected areas with a moisturizing soap twice in a day. Use moisturizers immediately after bathing and apply them liberally. With a doctors advice keep some anti-allergy tablets handy so that you can take them when the itching really gets uncontrollable. It is better than scratching and injuring your skin.
Dr. Pranjal Shamsher is the first Skin Doctor in Bangalore to offer natural, non-surgical and non-invasive treatments for skin disorders. With over 25 years of experience in the field Dermatology, she has devised a unique Multi-Therapy approach to treat the most stubborn, obstinate and long-standing skin disorders with a skin-friendly and 100% side-effect free results. Her integrated and Multi-Therapy approach has helped many chronic disease sufferers to recover safely without any side-effects.