When Your Loved One Has Sensitive Skin

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Jennifer Larson

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Perhaps you don’t have sensitive skin. But your spouse does. Or another relative, maybe an elderly parent, who lives with you, has sensitive skin. Babies and children can and often do have sensitive skin, too. It can be tricky to care for, but it’s worth making the effort.

Sensitive skin can be easily irritated, which can cause discomfort or pain. And in elderly people, sensitive skin may be more likely to break down and cause sores or wounds that can get easily infected.

When your child has sensitive skin, it can be hard to protect him or her from rashes and discomfort—but with the right tools, you can help find relief.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: Apr 28, 2017

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