Atopic Skin & Xerosis
Atopic dermatitis is a skin disease that affects 2-5% of adults and up to 10-20% of children, worldwide. It is a chronic and prolonged disorder, characterized by dry, scaly and irritable skin and that evolves as outbreaks in which the symptoms are more bothersome. Although there is no known cure, regular and consistent skin care can protect it
Xerosis is the medical name for dry skin. It comes from the Greek: "xero" means "dry" and "osis" means "disease" or "medical disorder". Xerosis is caused by a lack of hydration in the skin, which can be the result of aging (senile xerosis) or caused by underlying diseases such as diabetes. The result is dry or very dry, and rigid skin, which can progress to become extremely rough and scaly, with large sheets and itching.