A 22-year-old female asked:
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i have very dry skin on my shins. i moisturise with e45 cream ( i have tried others) & exfoliate but nothing will get rid of it. what can it be?

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Dr. Arlo Miller
14 years experience Dermatology
Ichthyosis: Possibly ichthyosis there are some particular moisturizers that you might try: cerave sa carmol 20 amlactin all are over the counter and can be quite helpful. Another good option for the shins if you can stand it, is to slather them with vaseline, cover up with tall socks, and sleep that way. Sometimes makes a dramatic difference overnight.
Answered on Mar 11, 2017
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