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Xerosis cutis

What is Xerosis cutis?

its the dryness of the skin ocuuring because of the number of the reasons. one of the frequently encounterd type of it senle xerosis the cause being the ageing. the symptomes are itching , pruritus. siplest treatment is the moisturising your skin.

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hi i am a 21 year old girl. i have have been having skin irritation on legs from knee and below from the past 5 years. i have consulted many doctors and tried their medication but nothing has helped. my skin is extremely dry. i use johnson & johnson baby soap and i regularly moisturize. my skin there is extremely itchy and not there are dark patches on my skin which looks very ugly. please help
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There is very less amount of fat below knee, in the shin area. Due to which dehydration occurs very quickly in those areas compared to the rest of the body, causing xerosis (dry skin).
Dry skin causes irritation and pigmentation occurs when we scratch...
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I have long red itchy streaks on the back of my right leg and arm...I thought it might be a detergent reaction but it doesn't make sense it's only the right side... any advice?
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
I have seen the picture attached.
The likely causes in my opinion are-
1. Dermatitis- due to skin infection, allergy,etc.
2. Dry skin- Xerosis.
Most of the times such rashes improve on their own without any treatment.
Emollients or moisturizers help keep...
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What would be possible causes of itchy forearms? What could be done to prevent /treat ?
Brief Answer:
Low dose steroids, hydrating lotions.

Detailed Answer:
Dear patient,

Thanks for your concerns. Without a question the most common cause of itchy forearms is xerosis cutis, or dry skin, but other causes are also prevalent such as eczema, contact dermatitis, and atopic dermatitis....
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I have ashy shiny spots that appeared on my shaft. flat. a bit sensitive. 1 week
Brief Answer:
Can be due to dermatitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
From your description the most possible causes in my opinion are-
1. Dermatitis- due to skin infection, allergy,etc.
2. Dry skin- Xerosis.
3. Heat rash.
A direct examination by a dermatologist is...
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my itchy skin is in upperback and neck line debilitating and almost constant relieved a bit by lotion im almost 80 in age it has now bothered me for 3 yrs have learned not to scratch . couple yrs earlier my dr removed a type of cyst which was likely caused by scratching don't have swelliny now but severe itch back feels like it is always irritated ans sensitive to cold etc would appreciate any suggestion you can make went to dermatologist a few yrs back and got no help said only I hope you got lots of lotion forget what is diagnosis was but he was second derm I went to do lost faith in them.admit that I indulge in alcohol to settle nerves mostly beer and some vodka
Brief Answer:
Xerosis

Detailed Answer:
Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at XXXXXXX

I would like to keep a possibility of Xerosis(dry skin) with pruritus.

I usually ask my patients of Xerosis to use a good moisturizer (specially Urea based, 10% or 20 % cream/lotion OR Ammonium lactate...
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hi I got skin infection on my feet fingers since long time. any medicine?
Brief Answer:
Eczematous dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to healthcaremagic

I am Dr. Kakkar. I have gone through your concern and I have understood it.

Thanks for the picture. I could see dry, scaly/crusted plaques on the dorsal aspect of you toes. I guess they must be itchy too!!

I...
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Hi...my skin of leg our very dry and are loose
Brief Answer:
Xerosis, Use a good moisturizer frequently

Detailed Answer:
Hi. Thanks for posting your concern at XXXXXXX

I would keep a possibility of Xerosis of Skin.

This happens due to reduced water retentive capacity of the skin, therefore as a result the skin hydration is depleted and it...
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I am a diabetic patient and taking insulin (morning 10u and night 8 u) along with Janumet and Glucophage.
I have got skin problems which started one month agso. Itching and then eruption and becoming big patches all over the body,

My sugar is under control. What is the treatment to get rid of this itching and patches.
Hello XXXXXX
Welcome to healthcare magic.

I need more details about the rash. You have an option of uploading photographs of the rash. The feature is available on the right side of this query page. Please do that.

Where did the eruption start? Please describe how it looks and the sites involved....
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I have a rash on my face that is spreading. it started as a tiny red spot, then a few more appeared. it looks like eczma but it doesnt itch. sometime it starts to dry up and become flaky and then the next day
it can go back to a group of tiny red spots again. its not sore and it doesnt weep, but i have had it now for 3 months and like is say the affected area is gradually getting bigger. ive tried moisturising and ive tried very mild eczma creams but they have made no difference. i dont suffer from any kind of acne or similar conditions.
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
From your description the most possible causes in my opinion are-
1. Erythema multiforme.
2. Dermatitis- due to skin infection, allergy,etc.
3. Dry skin- Xerosis.
4. Eczema.
A direct examination by a dermatologist is the best way to get it diagnosed.
Most...
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I have had a rash on my chin since I fell pregnant 3 years ago. im not sure if it has anything to do with the pregnancy. its most of the time very scabby and red and bumpy. its not perioral dermatitis as ive been on anibiotics for a long time and crams for it and it didnt dissappear. could it be a ring worm or some kind of fungus? and im pregnant with my second so what cream can I use for it? many thanks
Brief Answer:
Can be allergic dermatitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
From your description the most possible causes in my opinion are-
1. Dermatitis- due to skin infection, allergy,etc.
2. Dry skin- Xerosis.
A direct examination by a dermatologist...
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