Dry skin

 

Symptoms/clinical features of dry  skin include-

  • small flakes and dry patches
  • Scratching is very difficult to resist in dry skin
  • dry skin is commoner in colder and drier environments.

  • it is commoner in older than younger people.
  • it is common in persons with eczema
  • it is common in hypothyroidism
  • it may be common in certain medications
  • it may cause cracking and breaks in the skin
  • it  is also called xerosis

 


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