Dry Skin Disorder (Xerosis)


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.


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

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