Skin concerns are one of the most common reasons that people seek medical advise. The doctors
who will be well qualified to discuss this issue with you include your primary care doctor
or your dermatologist
. Skin dryness, caused by the breaking down of the skins natural oils and protective barriers, is a very common problem in cold weather months. It is a combination of the cold weather itself damaging the skin and chafing from extra layers of thick clothing. Fortunately, it is not a serious problem. The best treatment is to apply a good skin moisturizer multiple times per day. Furthermore, he should limit bathing some, as bathing strips the skin's protective oils. Sometimes bathing should be done even less often than one a day and never with very hot water. Applying the moisturizer immediately after bathing will limit the drying out of the skin. He should also avoid itching the affected areas, and sometimes an over the counter anti itch cream can help with this. As always the diagnosis and the management of your husbands particular skin concern will require a physical examination by your personal physician. Setting up an office visit with your primary care doctor or your dermatologist may be advised.