A&D Ointment for Dry Peeling Skin?

My skin is really bad. It's red and burns here and there. A section on my cheek peeled and it left that part pink and it's just making me feel so insecure. I've never had my skin this bad. I also tried aloe vera gel and it stained some parts of my dry skin green and the doctor recommend this A&D ointment and I'm just hoping it works well and heals my skin.


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August 5, 20190 found this helpful

A&D ointment is used for dry skin as a moisturizer. Since your doctor recommended it, you can use it with confidence.

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August 5, 20190 found this helpful

I am so sad to hear you are having skin issues and that they are making you insecure.

That is good that your doctor is starting you off with a classic like A&D. It has been around for a long time and many people find it works. Mom's have been using it for diaper rash for years so if it is gentle on a baby's bottom it will be gentle on your face.

Please keep up with the doctor and let him/her know how you are healing. If it gets worse or you feel you are having a reaction, call you doctor ASAP.


To help you with the insecurity, get out in front of the issue if you feel (RUDE) people staring and you like comic relief, you can say something like "don't you love my new look" or "Yep, big ouchies going on here". This works two fold in that you have called the person out for being rude (in a nice way) AND shown them that it doesn't bother you.

Or for your family and friends you can just be right up front and say something like, "yep, the doctor is working on it" and leave it at that.

I find it best to just get awkward things out in the open and own them--gives the people you love the info they want to know you are OK and gives rude people a little reminder not to stare.

Prayers for your healing!! Post back with an update.

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September 4, 20190 found this helpful

Hi, br3ndaa!

First of all, I'm so sorry you feel so bad.
Second, I'm in the same boat with you.


I have a big bad eczema on my scalp. Without moisturizing, it easily gets super itchy, dry, and flaky.

For maintenance/daily prevention I am having good luck with coconut oil (the kind that is solid at room temperature). It seems to leave a nice barrier in place that keeps the skin from drying out, without feeling greasy/oily.

When things are already super-dry and cracked, though, you need more moisture immediately. I _never_ had any luck with lotions, but pure aloe seems to just suck right in. Mary Kay also has an after-sun gel that my body just sucks up and that doesnt seem to leave any annoying coating. I would apply one of those immediately after a shower, and then once it is absorbed cover it with the coconut oil or with an udder-balm-type thing.

Here are some general causes and irritants I try to avoid at all cost: www.healthline.com/.../winter-eczema-treatment#avoid-irritants
Also, if the air at your home is dry, try to moisturize it as well, especially since winter is coming. As it is mentioned in the article above, humidifier might ease your condition: houseweather.org/.../


As it was said, if your doctor prescribed you A&D, then you probably should try it. Personally, I have success with A&D ointment. A tube of A&D ointment is what I keep constant in my toolbox.

Hope this helps!

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