This glossary defines commonly used rosacea terms, including products and medications used in the treatment of rosacea and other skin conditions that co-exist with rosacea.
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Xerosis – another term for dry skin. Dry skin can result in itching and flaking of the skin.
Xerotic eczema – dry skin affecting manly the legs and torso. Skin becomes so dry that it appears cracked or crackled appearance similar to aged fine china. This condition is usually worse in the dry winter months.