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dry scaly skin on legs treatment

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Scaly leg skin: Scaly leg skin is often due to dryness, which can be caused by harsh soaps, hot water, chronic sun exposure or genetic condition with fish-like scales ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Moisturizer: Frequent application of moisturizing cream, avoid excessive washing or showering, area humidifier if you live in a dry area.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Ramirez-joglar
17 years experience Pediatrics
Moisturize: Use a mild, unscented moisturizer for sensitive skin (like Cetaphil). Avoid lon, hot baths/showers and moisturize while skin is still damp after comin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dry, scaly skin: 1. Hydrate well with water. 2. Avoid lengthy or hot showers. 3. Use sunscreen consistently. 4. Avoid harsh or deodorant soaps - think hypoallergnic &a ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Seborrheic: Dermatitis. Try Hydrocortisone cream otc.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Diagnosing rashes: Correctly diagnosing a rash requires a good history and a physical exam. You could have dry skin, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, a dermatophyt ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Coconut Oil/Fish Oil: Coconut oil helps with dry skin in the winter time when ingested. It looks like a jar of lard but tastes good enough--not as good as an easter egg. ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Foot skin: You may have a fungus on your foot. Fungi love dark damp places so air and light is good. Please see your doctor. He/she can diagnose and treat eas ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Scaly dry skin: Moisturizers are the treatment of choice - lotion during the day and ointments at night. Washing the face with soap and water 2x a week will also hel ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Will make it worse: Calamine lotion is drying and cooling. For dry skin there are dozens of ointment and creams OTC.

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