Last Updated: 2019-08-26
Sebostasis, Pityriasis simplex corporis, Pityriasis simplex capilitii, Pityriasis simplex faciei.
Dry skin that can be caused by various underlying diseases.
Very often, especially in old age.
- Higher age
Drying out through intensive hygiene measures
- Atopic Eczema
- Ectodermal Dysplasia
Dry skin, with hyperkeratosis and scaling. Dermatoscopically the white scale signal can be seen. This should also be seen as an indication for re-fattening measures.
Above all at the lower legs, however at the whole body possible.
Severe xerosis can lead to desiccation eczema.
Very good with adequate re-greasing.
Re-fatting at least 2x a day for approx. 3 weeks, then continuously daily re-fatting.
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