Foot Condition

XEROSIS

Xerosis is known as severe dry skin on the feet. There are several factors that can cause xerosis such as bathing or showering more than once a day, using non-moisturizing soaps, not applying lotion to re-moisturize the area and using excessively hot water when showering or bathing. If dryness becomes itchy and scaly, it has progressed to pruritus. If this condition persists for more than two weeks, this could indicate the presence of bacterial infection and can be treated by antibiotics. Xerosis is a fairly common and shouldn't create any unnecessary cause for alarm.

XEROSIS

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