sweating and very dry skin

Answered on August 12, 2013
Created March 30, 2013 at 3:58 PM

I hardly ever sweat and my skin is so dry when they say shoe leather well that is me and I am a woman about 60. I have had this most of my life my father was just like this and my 3 brothers. I have a thyroid disease I take Levothyroxin and have for many years. I eat a lot of snow cone type ice the cup I use is 64 oz and I eat this at least 7 to 10 times daily it is a craving for me. I use non perfumed and sometimes patrolium Jelly which is so greasy and does not work well anyway it seems nothing does. I have diabetes, Celiacs disease, diverticulitis, varicose veins in my throat, high blood pressure among a few others. I need to find something that will work.



on March 30, 2013
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on August 12, 2013
at 04:47 PM

Consider seeing your doctor for these issues, and antiperspirant deodorant.


on April 22, 2013
at 03:09 PM

Coconut oil is a wonder solution for dry skin. Rub it in your skin before sleeping for a few nights and see the change. You can even try any parachute product as they all contain coconut oil/milk extracts. As it is summer, I would say go for their parachute summer fresh body lotion. It works well for dry skin without causing any irritation.


on March 30, 2013
at 07:18 PM

You have x linked Ictheosis. Cholesterol applied topically will help per one study. Any body know a cheap source of cholesterol?



on March 30, 2013
at 05:07 PM

In my experience, petroleum jelly is pretty much useless for the purposes of alleviating dry skin. I'm lucky to not have dry skin but people I know who do, suggest coconut oil.

As NGE suggests... anti-inflammatory / autoimmune. I would suggest to start: no sugar (even hidden sugar), no bread, no pasta, no wheat, no grains, no dairy, no eggs, no legumes, limited fruit, no fruit juice.

I've kinda muddled Paleo & some other concepts but I have my reasons. My wife has had problem with improperly diagnosed autoimmune issues for a LONG time culminating in a diagnosis of sarcoidosis. She went the traditional RA / steroid approach for a while....no real improvement.

She switched to a non-traditional MD who recommended the above, WAY before I stumbled onto the slow carb / no refined carbs concepts to address incipient blood sugar issues, which eventually lead me to Paleo.

Anyway.... this VERY restrictive diet calmed her autoimmune issues & allowed her to function again. She's has reintroduced eggs, very limited dairy & limited fruit. Otherwise she is pretty much Paleo overall. It keeps her "flares" at bay and we figure "if it's working & easily doable...don't mess with it". It might not be "Paleo pure" but it works.

She ate a LOT of wild salmon & green leafy veggies, broc, sweet potato & cauliflower but not much else. A lot of dinner for breakfast. Yoga has helped as well. She lost ~30lbs of fat.

I think you find Paleo quite doable & enjoyable.

Good Luck!


on March 30, 2013
at 04:53 PM

Rub coconut oil on your skin! THIS WORKS WONDERS! Good luck Ellen!



on March 30, 2013
at 04:08 PM

If you decide to give Paleo a try, the autoimmune protocol is most likely to help because of your autoimmune conditions.

Have you had your iron levels checked? (the ice craving) and how are you eating now?

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