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Avenel Podiatrist | Avenel Xerosis/Dry Skin | | Family Podiatry Center |


FAMILY PODIATRY CENTER

 Dr. Stanley J. Klein, DPM

Dr. Warren E. Kaplan, DPM

Xerosis/Dry Skin

 

If you’ve typically had normal skin on your feet and have been noticing them becoming increasingly dry. You’re likely dealing with a case of xerosis. The condition medically known as xerosis is also better known as severe dry skin on the feet.

There are several factors that can cause xerosis such as:

  • Bathing or showering habitually more than once a day
  • Using non-moisturizing soaps
  • Not applying lotion to re-moisturize the area
  • Using excessively hot water when showering or bathing


By applying a moisture-rich lotion to the area, you should be able to see results fairly quickly.

If you notice the dryness escalating and the skin becomes itchy and scaly, it has progressed to prurtius. Again, this condition is easily treated by re-moisturizing the area with lotion. However, if the condition persists for more than two weeks, this could indicate the presence or a viral or bacterial infection. In this case, you would want to visit your podiatrist to obtain antibiotics to treat the infected area.

Xerosis is a fairly common ailment and shouldn’t create any unnecessary cause for alarm.

Avenel Podiatrist | Avenel Xerosis/Dry Skin |  | Family Podiatry Center |
 
 
Avenel Podiatrist Family Podiatry Center is a poidiatry office providing Xerosis/Dry Skin, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Avenel, . We also do Achilles Tendinitis, Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis, Infections, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis/Fungal Nails, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric, Plantar Warts, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sports Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis/Dry Skin and all work related in the 07001 area and surrounding areas in Avenel