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Allergic Skin Disorders

Picture of Xerosis

Picture of Xerosis

Xerosis is the official medical term for dryness of the skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. Mild cases of dry skin may be alleviated with moisturizers and emollient lotions and creams. More severe cases of dry skin may be an indication of a more serious condition such as dermatitis, or inflammation of the skin.

Image Source: Color Atlas of Pediatric Dermatology Samuel Weinberg, Neil S. Prose, Leonard Kristal Copyright 2008, 1998, 1990, 1975, by the McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

Text Reference: American Academy of Dermatology: "Dry Skin"