Diagnostic Tests for Dry skin
Diagnostic Test list for Dry skin:
The list of diagnostic tests
mentioned in various sources as
used in the diagnosis of Dry skin
- 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
- Full blood count
- Blood sugar
- Renal function
- Thyroid function test
- Raised Immunoglobulin levels and presence of certain autoantibodies may suggest diagnosis of Sjogren's syndrome e.g. Rheumatoid factor, antinuclear antibodies, antimitochondrial antibodies, Anti-Ro (SSA) antibodies
- Erythrocyte glutathione reductase activity ( Vitamin B2 status) - not widely available.
- HIV serology if appropriate
- If suspect acromegaly, test growth hormone levels, growth hormone suppression tests after glucose load, IGF-1 (insulin growth factor) levels, pituitary function and prolactin levels
- Skin scraping and microscopic examination - if suspect fungal or scabies infection.
- Skin patch testing - used to determine allergens in allergic contact dermatitis.
- Radioallergosorbent testing (RAST) - may help in determining exacerbating allergens in atopic dermatitis (eczema).
- Punch or shave skin biopsy - can help diagnose cause of dry skin.
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.
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