What is Xerosis?

Xerosis, also known as dry skin, is characterized by dull and flaky areas of skin. It is most commonly found on the arms and legs, but can also appear on the trunk of the body.

Will Xerosis cause my resident discomfort?

Xerosis may be uncomfortable for your resident, as the affected areas of skin can itch and/or feel tight. It is important that xerosis is taken care of so that it does not lead to more serious conditions, such as inflammation or infections.

Can my resident receive on-site treatment for Xerosis?

Xerosis (dry skin) can be treated on-site. The most common methods to treat xerosis are applying moisturizers and adjusting the bathing routine. Your facility’s dermatological specialist will guide your nursing staff accordingly.

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