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Dry skin: Introduction

Dry skin: Dryness, cracking or scaling of the skin. See detailed information below for a list of 231 causes of Dry skin, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Dry skin:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Dry skin. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Dry skin:

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Dry skin: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Dry skin, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Dry skin Treatments

Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Dry skin may include:

  • Keep baths or showers short
  • Use warm (not hot) water
  • Use as little soap as possible
  • Aveeno
  • Cetaphil
  • Mild soaps like Neutrogena or Dove
  • Dry your skin thoroughly but gently
  • more treatments...»

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Alternative Treatments for Dry skin

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Dry skin may include:

  • Moisturize damp, not dry skin
  • Water Mist
  • Aloe juice mist
  • Flower water mist
  • more treatments »

Stories from Users for Dry skin

Real-life user stories relating to Dry skin:

Message Boards for Dry skin

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Dry skin or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Dry skin:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Dry skin. Some of these are listed below :

  • Physical examination
    • Note characteristics of dry skin
    • Note presence of other types of skin problems - e.g. cracking, pustules, crusting, vesicles, blisters, plaques - can help determine diagnosis.
    • Note distribution of the areas of skin affected
  • Blood tests
  • more tests...»

Dry skin: Animations

Medications or substances causing Dry skin:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Dry skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Dry skin:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Dry skin as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Dry skin: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry skin may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Dry skin

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Dry skin:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Dry skin. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

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Dry skin: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Dry skin

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Dry skin: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Causes of Dry skin listed in Disease Database:

Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible causes of Dry skin as a symptom include:

Article Excerpts about Dry skin

Many older people suffer from dry skin, particularly on their lower legs, elbows, and forearms. The skin feels rough and scaly and often is accompanied by a distressing, intense itchiness. (Source: excerpt from Skin Care and Aging -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Many older people suffer from dry skin, particularly on their ... (Source: excerpt from Skin Care and Aging -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)

Organs affected by Dry skin:

The list of organs typically affected by Dry skin may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Dry skin

The list below shows some of the causes of Dry skin mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Dry skin?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Dry skin. Of the 231 causes of Dry skin that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 5 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 5 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 221 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Dry skin:

The following list of conditions have 'Dry skin' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Dry skin:

The following list of medical conditions have Dry skin or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Causes of Dry skin Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dry skin based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Dry skin?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Dry skin, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Dry skin:

    Subtypes of Dry skin:

    Cracked skin (44 causes), Cracked mouth corner (10 causes), Fibrosis of skin (20 causes), Skin turgor, decreased (18 causes), Dry scaly skin (65 causes), Flaky skin (21 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Dry skin:

    Skin symptoms (5992 causes), Skin texture changes (497 causes), Skin problems (3422 causes)

    Symptoms related to Dry skin:

    Rough skin (12 causes), Scaly skin (483 causes), Skin rash (461 causes), Skin blisters (426 causes), Low humidity, Certain chemicals and cleaning products e.g. soap, Psoriasis, Eczema (227 causes), Contact dermatitis, Hypothyroidism (106 causes), Ichthyosis (52 causes), Air-conditioning, Windy weather

    Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

    Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

    These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Medical News summaries about Dry skin

    Our news pages contain the following medical news summaries about Dry skin and many other medical conditions:

    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Dry skin

    Medical research papers related to Dry skin include:

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    Related medical articles from our Disease Center for Dry skin:

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