Denver Podiatrist | Denver Xerosis/Dry Scaly Skin | CO | Foot Associates, PC |

 

FOOT ASSOCIATES, P.C.

  Todd Newsom, D.P.M.


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Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

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      3525 S. Tamarac Dr. #330

      Denver, CO 80237

      Phone: 303-758-9031

      Fax: 303-758-7643

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Xerosis/Dry Scaly 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. In most cases, a prescription topical cream can be applied to manage 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 preserving cream 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 itching. 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.

 
 
Denver Podiatrist Foot Associates, PC is a poidiatry office providing Xerosis/Dry Scaly Skin, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Denver, CO. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Ankle Pain & Instability, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions/Cysts, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis/ Nail Fungus, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities, Xerosis/Dry Scaly Skin and all work related in the 80237 area and surrounding areas in Denver