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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is a circle of dry skin on leg?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Brock Andersen
Dermatology 18 years experience
Dry leg skin: Most commonly an itchy circular patch of dry skin is nummular eczema. Other possibilities are psoriasis and ringworm (fungal infection). There are some more rare causes, but evaluation by a dermatologist would be quick and get you the correct treatment for what you have.

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A 65-year-old female asked:

Oozing dry skin on my legs, how can I clear it up?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Warren Wolfe
Family Medicine 59 years experience
See her family doc: Many reasons for this at your age.You will need a through physical including blood tests. Are you over weight?
A 31-year-old member asked:

Leg skin is dry--what shall i do?

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Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Moisturize: If you have not tried it before, you may want to moisturize the skin with an otc moisturizer like cetaphil, vaseline, eucerin etc. Avoid harsh soaps, cleansers, laundry detergents and other skin irritants . If severe or associated with other symptoms it is wise to see your doctor or a dermatologist ie skin doctor.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What should I do to get rid of my deep dry skin on my leg?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology 42 years experience
Ceramide Lotions: Shower less than 5 minutes and use luke warm water. Use a soap free cleanser. Daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content.

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