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What Helps Extremely Dry Skin in the Elderly?

Monday, 30 Sep 2013 09:20 AM

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Question: What helps extremely dry skin in the elderly?
 
Dr. Blaylock's Answer:
 
In many cases, especially among the elderly, dry skin is secondary to deficiency in particular types of oils in the diet. CLA in a dose of 1,000 mg a day has helped many people, and GLA is also reported to help in a dose of 500 mg twice a day.
 
The main therapy is fish oils. I prefer the Carlson brand of liquid fish oil, which has a lemon taste. Two tablespoons a day usually improves the condition.
 
It is also important to take a balanced multivitamin/mineral, natural vitamin E, and vitamin D3 in a dose of 5,000 IU a day.

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