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Leg sometimes goes dead what does this mean am only young ?

Leg sometimes goes dead what does this mean am only young ?

Nerve Compression: For most, a limb "falling asleep" just means you need to change positions so that the nerve is not compressed and then it will be fine. There are other reasons for abnormal sensations or weakness, though - spinal/bone issues, muscle or nerve diseases or infections, etc. If your leg "going dead" is frequent, getting worse, or really starting to seem abnormal, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Should i go to doctors if I have a dead leg all the time that is bruising?

Should i go to doctors if I have a dead leg all the time that is bruising?

Yes, please get: That checked out. The fact that you are having function problems with your leg is serious. ...Read more

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I got sunburned on my leg. my skin has turned slightly shiny. Is this a good sign? It looks like it's it may become dead skin

I got sunburned on my leg.  my skin has turned slightly shiny. Is this a good sign? It looks like it's it may become dead skin

Hydrate: After a sun burn, always try to hydrate the skin. Drink plenty of water. When you get out of the shower, while your skin is still soaking wet, rub in baby oil for 20 seconds, then towel dry. In addition, next time you get a sun burn, take 2 asperin (not tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen) every 6 hours for the first day. If it is a bad burn, then go see your dr immediately ...Read more

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My wife used fine grit sandpapwr on her leg to remove a little dead skin but removed to much and now her leg os red and in pain. What can I do to make her feel better?

My wife used fine grit sandpapwr on her leg to remove a little dead skin but removed to much and now her leg os red and in pain. What can I do to make her feel better?

Cellulitis: Your wife probably allowed bacteria to get into the wound and caused an infection. Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen will help with the pain. Putting neosporin or polysporin will also help. If she runs a high fever or has trouble walking, take her to the er. ...Read more

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Boiling water on my leg,its dark and dead skin on top but no pain,using mebo cream,but i'm going on holiday(pool) in 4 dys will it be ok by then?

Boiling water on my leg,its dark and dead skin on top but no pain,using mebo cream,but i'm going on holiday(pool) in 4 dys will it be ok by then?

DR visit: I would suggest a DR visit to evaluate the burn and discover what treatment is needed. It is impossible to make that determination in this format. ...Read more

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My husband's thighs and legs want to keep giving out on him.His legs are like dead sometimes to where he can't move them or get up! What's going on?

My husband's thighs and legs want to keep giving out on him.His legs are like dead sometimes to where he can't move them or get up! What's going on?

Disc?: Difficult to say precisely; spinal pathology like a slipped disc/nerve compression comes to mind. With the degree of weakness you describe, he should be seen promptly by a physician who can get more information and do an examination to get a more certain answer. Other neurological illness, rheumatologic problems, even some metabolic problems could cause similar symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dead skin on my legs and scaring?

How can I get rid of dead skin on my legs and scaring?

To address: Scarring please see either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Half my right foot and leg went realy red and went dead and keeps happen what could tis be?

Half my right foot and  leg went realy red and went dead and keeps happen what could tis be?

Numbness: This could be related to a circulation problem. At your age i would be concerned about blood clots or inflammation in your arteries. I would recommend seeing your physician for evaluation. ...Read more