What to Avoid With Sensitive Skin


Eric S. Schweiger, MD

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Sensitive skin can take many forms. Sometimes, it will be a simple case of irritation; other times, it could be a serious outbreak of eczema with severe itching, redness, and even bleeding. Even more, it’s difficult to identify the triggers that might bring about flare-ups.

But there are things you can avoid to minimize irritating sensitive skin. The first thing you should do is visit your dermatologist to see if there is any underlying medical cause for your skin issue. In the meantime, stay away from the following.

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Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Jun 1, 2016

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