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My niece has a large patch of dry skin under both of her knees. the patch is a couple shades lighter than the rest of her skin. how do we fix it?
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Dr. Maritza Baezanswered
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress.
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Last updated Jul 16, 2013
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