xerotic


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xe·rot·ic

(zē-rot'ik),
Dry; affected with xerosis.

xe·rot·ic

(zēr-ot'ik)
Dry; affected with xerosis.
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CONJUNCTIVAL XEROSIS: SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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XEROSIS

xerosis

(zĕ-rō′sĭs) [ xero- + -sis]
Abnormal dryness of the skin, mucous membranes, or conjunctiva.
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As mostly it presents as a single hypopigmented or xerotic patch, it poses a diagnostic difficulty.
Oatmeal has been used for centuries as a soothing agent to relieve itch and irritation associated with various xerotic dermatoses; however few studies have sought to identify the active phytochemical(s) in oat that mediate this anti-inflammatory activity.
It is commonly paired with a background of erythema and skin than tends to be more xerotic.
The xerotic skin of elderly individuals facilitates the development of cracking and fissuring of the skin surface in dry and cold winter.
It is the accumulation of these changes that lead to dull, xerotic, toughened skin with an increased propensity for pruritis.
In the subsequent subacute stage, a rash showing mild xerotic erythematous to brownish lesions is seen.
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Also, nummular eczema typically occurs on xerotic skin, more often on the extremities than the trunk.
The dry and hot climate can be another exacerbating factor as evidenced by the high rates of xerotic and dyshidrotic eczema in the Gulf War.7-10 Soldiers are exposed to a wide variety of irritants and allergens that can cause allergic or irritant contact dermatoses.
She had a xerotic skin since always and gave positive history of atopy.