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With cooler temperatures and drier air coming with the changing of seasons, many people find that they dread this time of the year for one reason only – dry skin. There is typically an increase in illnesses such as colds and the flu during the colder months and frequent hand washing to prevent germs from spreading can actually cause severe dry skin. At Medical Dermatology Specialists, we understand the importance of hand washing, and we also understand the severe impact that it can have on the skin. With softening nourishment from the right skin care routine and correct products, we can help our patients overcome chronic dry hands to help them enjoy the upcoming cold weather season.

Protecting the hands when cleaning or using any type of irritant is one easy way to prevent dry skin. By protecting the hands with latex or rubber gloves it eliminates the need to wash the hands with drying soap.

Of course, no one can forgo washing hands completely. However, when washing is necessary it should be done with warm water – not hot – and using a gentle cleanser. Many antibacterial, foaming, and heavily scented soaps contain additives that strip fats from the skin. Fats help the skin hold in the water that it needs to stay hydrated. Moisturizing soaps are typically recommended.

Moisturizing the hands often is a vital part of relieving chronic dry skin. It is encouraged for everyone to use a moisturizer after each hand washing or any time the hands feel dry. Oil based moisturizers are the best for locking in moisture. Ingredients such as petroleum jelly, lanolin, mineral oil, lactic acid and urea, glycerin, dimethicone, and hyaluronic acid all benefit the skin in soothing ways.

If you are suffering from chronic dry hands despite following the recommendations above, contact Medical Dermatology Specialists. Dr. Jamie Weisman offers treatments customized to each patient to help treat dry, irritated skin. We understand that chronic dry hands can negatively affect your day to day life, and we want to help you find relief.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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Dr. Weisman was very professional, friendly, and engaged in conversation with terminology I would understand. Her beside manner was, quite frankly, surprising! It was one of the most comfortable visits I've ever experienced with a doctor.
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Dr. Weisman is a great doctor! She was very informative and personally! Her staff were very welcoming as well I'm glad I found her because she is the only doctor who truly explained what was going with me.
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I truly cannot express how thankful I am for this practice. I have been treated with kindness and immense care by every staff member I have encountered here. The nurses and assistants are beyond attentive and genuinely care for the patient. I have just received a treatment plan from Dr. Laura Biehl, and even if this particular treatment plan doesn't provide me relief, I am confident that Dr. Biehl will work to figure out a solution. She is extremely knowledgeable, listens to patient concerns, and takes time to answer patient questions. Dr. Biehl, and this practice are true gems. If you have any dermatological issues this practice is absolutely the best of the best.
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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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