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When should I see a doctor for itchy and dry skin?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

In most cases, dry skin and itching can be taken care of with simple home remedies. However, if the dryness and itching get worse, you should consult your doctor. Skin rashes, increased irritation, cuts or sores might be signs of a more serious condition.

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