Dry Skin Disorder (Xerosis)

Symptoms: 

The symptoms include:

  • Skin that is dry, itchy, and scaly, especially on the arms and legs
  • Skin that feels tight, especially after bathing
  • White, flaky skin
  • Red or pink irritated skin
  • Fine cracks on the skin
Tests to diagnose: 

Dry skin is diagnosed by appearance.

Treatment: 

In most cases, dry skin responds well to lifestyle measures, such as using moisturizers and avoiding long, hot showers and baths. 

For more details visit the following website

http://www.americanskin.org/