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Clinical Definition Xerosis is a dermatologic condition often linked with pruritus and becomes much more common with age, most often affecting the legs, elbows and forearms.  Pruritus sets in as xerosis is easily irritated; the condition is exacerbated by overuse of soaps, perfumes or hot baths. In Our Own Words Xerosis is the medical term


Clinical Definition Xerostomia is an oral condition in which your mouth is extremely dry, resulting from an inadequate flow of saliva, which may affect enjoyment of food and impact the health of your teeth. Saliva fights bacterial build-up in the mouth. In Our Own Words Dry mouth, technically known as xerostomia, occurs when the mouth

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