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                                    CAMARILLO FAMILY FOOT CARE

 

                                                       Craig R. Parent, D.P.M.

 

 

                                                                  3901 Las Posas Road, Suite 102
                                                                 Camarillo, California 93010

 

                                                                           Telephone: 805-383-3668      Fax: 805-383-3661

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


Xerosis

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 is really no medication needed to treat the condition.

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.

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