Terry is happy to provide his opinion on diet and nutrition, supplements and lifestyle choices. This information is for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the advice of your physician and is not to be considered medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Should you have any concerns please contact your physician directly.
Q. Dear Terry, “My two granddaughters, ages 6 and 8, both have patches of dry skin. Do you have any suggestions for treating these patches? Thank You.” — Deborah D., Luxemburg, WI
A. Dear Deborah, I think the best way to treat dry skin is through an internal process. Therefore, I would suggest giving them a teaspoon of sesame seed oil or flax seed oil daily. Feel free to add the oil to any food that makes it convenient to mix and feed them. Try this for a couple of months to see if it resolves the issue. If not, I would suggest consulting with the girls’ doctor to determine the cause of the dry skin.
Terry . . . Naturally