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TORONTO CHIROPODY FOOT CLINIC SHARES SOME INFORMATION ON 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 Toronto Chiropodist who is a highly educated and skilled Foot Specialist to obtain antibiotics to treat the infected area.

Dr. Hardy's Toronto Foot Clinic has been treating skin conditions such as these successfull for many years.  If you or a loved one requires honest, competent foot care or advice, please do not hesitate to contact us at 416-465-8737 today!

416-465-8737

Toronto, ON Chiropodist Academy Foot and Orthotic

752 BROADVIEW AVENUE Toronto, ON M4K 2P1 

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