Skin problems are common among older people, affecting 83% of the over 80s. Pruritus is the most frequent complaint, yet few patients consult a healthcare professional.1 Skin conditions that are not managed can be severely detrimental to an older person’s general health and affect quality of life.
Dry skin develops as a result of a skin barrier defect and all adults become prone to thinner, more fragile skin as a result of the ageing process. Emollients are key to management.
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1. Beauregard S, Gilchrest BA. A Survey of Skin Problems and Skin Care Regimens in the Elderly. Arch Dermatol. 1987;123(12):1638–1643.