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Xerosis

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Overview

Xerosis is a medical term and refers to any dry, rough, cracked or scaly skin occurring almost anywhere on the body such as the arms, face and legs. Signs and Symptoms Dry skin Itching Redness of skin Fine cracks may appear on the skin

Signs and Symptoms

  • Dry skin
  • Itching
  • Redness of skin
  • Fine cracks may appear on the skin

Causes

Its major causes are:

  • Cold weather
  • Old age
  • Diabetes
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Malnutrition
  • Liver or kidney disease

Treatment

Treatments include:

  • Moisturizers, especially those that contain urea and lactic acid
  • Topical steroids -- for areas that get very inflamed and itch