Care recipient (cr) has dry easily scratched skin

Try: #soak in a bathtub every other day bathing every day may encourage dryness #use a moisturizing soap #after baths put lotion on while skin is still damp #put lotion on the cr’s skin every day #drink plenty of fluids unless restricted by a medical condition #use a humidifier in the home or put a pot of water on a heat source for fifteen minutes at a time every few hours to increase moisture in the environment #use a mild unscented laundry soap that doesn’t contain bleach #help the cr keep fingernails short and buffed so any itching and scratching won’t tear skin

Materials: Moisturizing soaps lotion without alcohol as an ingredient humidifier non-scented laundry detergent

Categories: Medical Physical, Mobility, Needs Some Assistance

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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