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Xerotic eczema

Xerotic eczema: Introduction

Xerotic eczema: Xerotic eczema is a chronic skin condition characterized by very dry patches of skin. The condition is usually triggered by environments which have low humidity such as during winter - this causes the skin to become excessively dry. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Xerotic eczema is available below.

Symptoms of Xerotic eczema

Treatments for Xerotic eczema

  • Symptoms can be alleviated by moisturizing and steroid creams. Antibiotics may be needed if secondary infection develops
  • Steps for Managing Eczema:
  • Make lifestyle changes to avoid temperature, humidity extremes and other exacerbating factors
  • Bathe only once every 1-2 days - over-bathing can dry the skin.
  • Use bath oil to help moisturise skin e.g. Dermaveen, Hamilton's Alpha Ker or QV
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Xerotic eczema: Complications

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Causes of Xerotic eczema

  • Factors which may increase the risk of developing asteatotic eczema:
  • Excessive washing of skin
  • Hot baths
  • Excessive scrubbing of skin
  • Excessively rough drying of skin
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Xerotic eczema: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Xerotic eczema: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Xerotic eczema

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Prognosis for Xerotic eczema

Prognosis for Xerotic eczema: The condition usually responds well to treatment.

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