Home Care in Riverside CT: Is Your Elderly Loved One Battling Dry Skin?

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Is Your Elderly Loved One Battling Dry Skin?



Home Care in Riverside, CT

Home Care in Riverside CTDry skin gets flaky and irritated, which can mainly be an inconvenience. It can get much worse, though, so getting a handle on dry skin when it's still in the beginning stages is a good idea. Here is some information that can help.

Why Dry Skin Is a Problem

Most often dry skin in simply irritating. In extreme cases, though, the skin can become so dry that it cracks and can even start bleeding. Dry skin is also itchy, and if your loved one has thin skin, then scratching is not a good idea. Dry skin is also less flexible and less able to tolerate irritants.

Causes of Dry Skin

Dry skin can be more common in winter months since the air is cold and often very low in humidity. We're also more likely to have the heat on all day and all night, which can draw even more humidity out of the air inside. Using water that is too hot can cause dry skin, so it's a good idea to check the temperature of your loved one's water heater. If your loved one is dehydrated, this can also cause dry skin, so it's a good idea to help her drink more water when she's having a bout of dry skin.

Treating Dry Skin at Home

In many cases, using moisturizer regularly is enough to clear up problems with dry skin. Look also for soaps that are made to use on dry skin. Many of these list on the label that a moisturizer is one of the ingredients. Ask your loved one's home care providers for recommendations on products to use for your loved one's dry skin. They have likely helped elderly loved ones deal with precisely this situation and have a lot of experience with solutions that work. If the air in your loved one's home is extremely dry, try using a humidifier to get a little more moisture into the air.

Talk to Your Loved One's Doctor

If you're not having any luck getting your loved one's dry skin under control, then it's time to talk to her doctor. It could be that some of her medications could be causing a side effect or there may be another health issue at work. Her doctor can sort through the potential causes and help you find a solution.

Dry skin doesn't have to be painful or irritating for your loved one if you can figure out what's causing it.

Source
http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/502433
http://www.webmd.com/beauty/dry-skin-13/dry-skin-causes
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dry-skin/basics/definition/con-20030009

If you or an aging loved one are considering home care in Riverside, CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAMâ„¢.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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