Sebostasis L85.31

Author: Prof. Dr. med. Peter Altmeyer

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Last updated on: 29.10.2020

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Xerosis; xerosis cutis

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Reduced sebum secretion of the skin or increased defatting of the skin, which is often associated with hypohidrosis. Clinically, dry skin with scaly, bran-like scales is often impressive. Xerosis cutis is characterized by a lack of hydrophilic and lipophilic substances. Symptoms such as scaling, fissures, redness and pruritus are the result of cutaneous dryness.

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S.a.u. eczema, desiccation dermatitis, pityriasis simplex corporis, pityriasis simplex capillitii, pityriasis simplex faciei.

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Greasing of the skin, greasing bath additives (e.g. Balneum Hermal), restriction of washes. Basically, urea is the gold standard in basic skin care.


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Last updated on: 29.10.2020