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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.
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.
Review the causes of these more specific types of Dry skin:
Review causes of types of Dry skin in more specific categories:
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.
Some of the possible treatments listed in sources for treatment of Dry skin may include:
Review further information on Dry skin Treatments.
Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Dry skin may include:
Real-life user stories relating to Dry skin:
Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Dry skin or relevant symptoms:
Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Dry skin. Some of these are listed below :
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.
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.
Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Dry skin may include these symptoms:
Research the causes of these more general types of symptom:
Research the causes of related medical symptoms such as:
Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Dry skin:
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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Other medical conditions listed in the Disease Database as possible
causes of Dry skin as a symptom include:
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 lower legs, elbows, and... (Source: excerpt from Skin Care and Aging -- Age Page -- Health Information: NIA)
The list of organs typically affected by Dry skin may include, but is not limited to:
The list below shows some of the causes of Dry skin mentioned in various sources:
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:
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.
Select from the following alphabetical view of conditions which include a symptom of Dry skin or choose View All.
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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This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Dry skin based
on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:
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 :
Subtypes of Dry skin:
Medical Conditions associated with Dry skin:
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
Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:
These general medical articles may be of interest:
Our news pages contain the following medical news summaries about Dry skin and many other medical conditions:
Medical research papers related to Dry skin include:
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