Dry skin is a condition that can be a result of many different outside factors. If you suffer from severely dry skin, there are treatments that can help relieve the symptoms and side effects that accompany this condition. Often, many people mistake lotions and moisturizing bath soaps as the best treatments for this condition. However, there are other treatments that often work better, even though they may be slightly pricier.
Cost and Financing of Dry Skin Treatments
The average cost of over-the-counter treatments are much cheaper than those of medical treatments, however, it is important to note that over-the-counter medications may not be able to treat the more severe cases of dry skin, and that is why the medical prescriptions are available.
Two of the most common severe dry skin conditions are ichthyosis and psoriasis. These cases often require a more expensive treatment prescribed by doctors and usually come in the form of creams or gels. The prescription medications usually work better simply because they are higher concentrations of the same ingredients found in over-the-counter treatments. Costs usually average between $50 to $100, but can run well over $100 each time you purchase the prescription medication or ointment.
Your individual dermatologist or medical financing company may offer special financing plans, but the medications and treatments usually are not considered expensive enough to receiving special financing offers.
Insurance covers most of the prescription treatments you doctor will suggest or prescribe to you. However, it very rarely covers over-the-counter or self prescribed treatments or remedies.