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Cold weather brings itchy, irritated, dry and scaly skin – here's how to treat eczema and other skin conditions and when to see a doctor

By Sonal Choudhary, Assistant Professor of Dermatology and Dermatopathology, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences
Jeffrey Chen, Medical Student, University of Pittsburgh Health Sciences
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In many parts of the U.S., the winter months bring frigid temperatures and drier conditions that can wreak havoc on the skin.

The primary role of the skin, as the largest organ in the body, is to act as a physical barrier to the external environment. When your skin is healthy, it helps protect you from allergens and infections. But in winter, when the outside temperature and humidity drop, skin can become especially irritated.

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