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Dry skin (xeroderma) may be caused by external factors, like cold temperatures, low humidity, harsh soaps, and certain medications, or internal factors, such as thyroid disease, diabetes, psoriasis, or Sjogren's syndrome. Symptoms and signs of dry skin include itching and red, cracked or flaky skin. The main treatment for dry skin is frequent, daily lubrication of the skin.

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      Diabetes (Type 1 and Type 2) Article
      • Diabetes facts
      • What is diabetes?
      • How many people in the US have diabetes?
      • 6 early signs and symptoms of diabetes
      • How do I know if I have diabetes?
      • What causes diabetes?
      • What are the risk factors for diabetes?
      • What are the different types of diabetes?
      • Type 1 diabetes
      • Type 2 diabetes
      • What are the other types of diabetes?
      • What kind of doctor treats diabetes?
      • How is diabetes diagnosed?
      • Why is blood sugar checked at home?
      • What are the acute complications of diabetes?
      • What are the chronic complications of diabetes?
      • What can be done to slow the complications of diabetes?
      • What is the prognosis for a person with diabetes?
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