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George Practice

3 Trefoil Square, Gloucester Ln, George Central, 6529

Opening Hours

Mon - Thu: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
Sat - Sun: CLOSED
24 Dec - 2 Jan: CLOSED

044-874-2741

George
Fax : 044 874 6299

admin@drsvanderspuy.co.za

George
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Dry Skin

Dry skin? Here are the top tips

Your skin is your largest organ!  We are sharing some tips to relieve and prevent dry skin.

  1. Keep showers cool and short. Avoid bathing.
  2. Wash with a synthetic cleanser (for ex Dove, Cetaphil) and try and avoid tradition soaps and this changes the PH of the skin and increases dryness
  3. Avoid scrubbing skin, wash gently and rinse
  4. Gently dab skin dry in stead of rubbing
  5. Apply a good moisturizer. Creams or ointments instead of lotions work best. Ingredients that help to soothe dry skin include lactic acid, urea, hyaluronic acid, dimethicone, glycerin, lanolin, mineral oil, and petrolatum.
  6. Humidifiers can be used during the dry months
  7. Choose non-irritating clothes and laundry detergent. When our skin is dry and raw even clothes and laundry detergent can be irritating.
  8. Stay warm without cozying up to a fireplace or other heat source.Sitting in front of an open flame or other heat source can dry your skin.

Sometimes people with dry skin can develop eczema.  A topical corticosteroid can then be added to the moisturizing regime.

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Hours

  • Mon - Thu8:00 - 17:00
  • Fri8:00 - 15:00
  • Sat - SunClosed
  • HolidaysClosed
  • 24 Dec - 2 JanClosed
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Welcome! We are two dedicated doctors offering a full-service family practice situated in the centre of George on the beautiful Garden Route. We are eager to optimize the health of patients in and around George, as well as the surrounding area. Our doctors collaborate in order to meet the health needs of the whole family, from baby-care to care of the elderly, in a friendly relaxed atmosphere. We regard our role as being family doctors, concerned with care and support to each member of the family. Being familiar with the personal and family history of each patient, ensures that we will be able to give high quality care and service.

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