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My Leg Skin Is Kind Of Shiny And Cracked Never Had That Before Why
Asteatotic eczema: , fitzpatrick likened asteatotic eczema to a dried-up riverbed. Superficial bleeding and fissures can occur as the epidermis loses water, as it splits, and as it cracks deeply enough to disrupt papillary dermal capillaries. The inflammation can be associated with asymmetric leg edema. Treatment is with emollients like cerave cream and prescription cortisone. ...Read more
I have thin shiny brown skin in between penis and legs. I don't have itchiness but skin gets cracked?
I have thin shiny brown skin in between penis and legs. I don't have itchiness but skin gets cracked? I used candid ointment to cure the infection
Best contact your MD: You have made a reasonable effort with OTC ant-candida (yeast) medication without desired results. It would now be best to contact your MD for a more thorough exam--as this skin disorder may not be due to a yeast infection, but another type of more resistant fungus. Sometime oral medication is required in more difficult cases such as yours. Also, this rash may not be infection but a form of eczema ...Read more
2 different problems: Acne scars can be improved by dermatologist. Dry, cracked heels need moisturizing cream or lotion applied often. If there is redness or peeling between toes, need to treat athlete's foot with cream like lamisil (terbinafine). Watch for signs of infection: redness, swelling, pain, pus (especially if diabetic or poor circulation). Podiatrist can also recommend treatments. ...Read more
Dry skin.: "Cracking" is usually an indication of dryness, or "xerosis". Try a milder soap, preferably one in liquid form (bar soaps contain animal fat and can be irritating). And right after bathing, apply a gentle moisturizing lotion, while the skin is still damp, to lock in the moisture. If that doesn't work, something else (like atopic dermatitis) may be going on, and you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi I have a skin rash and it's very itchy and it's on my bun crack(top) and my arms a chest and legs sometimes it's reallyyyy irritating please help?
Rashes: Are hard and basically impossible to diagnose over the computer. An anti-itch cream can help in the mean time, until you can get it diagnosed by a health care professional for the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
Dry skin: You can try removing the dry cracked area carefully. There are creams that will help with this — urea in them. Soaking can dry the skin as the oils leave the skin especially when soaked in epson salts. ...Read more
Amlactin. Urea: Amlactinwith ammonium lachydrate can help. Another option is urea based creams. Both are avaiable over the counter in the pharmacy under foot care products.Also, soak foot before applying cream and you can apply at night with Saran wrap to increase penetration. ...Read more
Urea cream: Regular hand/foot lotion is sometimes not adequate. Using a 40% urea cream 1-2 times a day usually works very well. See your foot specialist or dermatologist to discuss. Dr l. ...Read more
Rt. thigh skin softe: Rt. Thigh skin softer after DVT, because after relief of DVT veins shrink to normal.skin becomes normal after exercise by strenthening the surround muscles. Due to anticoagulants blood is thinner. ...Read more
I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump also painfull
Exam needed: Without examining the area a diagnosis can't be made. If there is spreading redness I would be concerned about cellulitis which would require antibiotic treatment. The lump could be a cyst. If warm wet applications don't improve the discomfort, have a physician evaluate you. ...Read more
I suddenly have a crack/dent on the side of my heel the skin is not broken or dry it's very painful and next to it there's a small bump that's also pa?
Heel pain: Is the indentation on the back of the heel? If you have a bump next to the area which is painful,you probably have a fluid filled cyst called a ganglion. Try padding the surrounding skin by cutting a hole the size of the bump with moleskin. NSAID for several weeks. Avoid positions or activities which worsen the pain or size of the bump.if it fails to resolve in a few weeks or worsens get it chec ...Read more
Can athlete's foot cause a secondary infection if the skin is NOT cracked or peeled? because my foot is all swollen up to the ankle.
Something else......: You need to see a doctor. It can be many things, but it is almost certainly not related to Athlete's foot! ...Read more
My daughter, 38yrs old has skin eczema on her feet. They are cracked pretty bad. This morning there is a knot or boil on her heel that is very sore.
Secondary infection: She probably has a secondary infection from the opening that occurred from the fissures. If she is diabetic this can be dangerous and she needs to see a doctor for debridement of the lesion. If she isn't diabetic she can try otc antibiotic cream, if it doesn't get better she needs to see a doctor for PO antibiotics. Ultimately her goal should be to treat the eczema to avoid future infections,. ...Read more
My brother has a cracked heel and it's a fungal infection, shows bit red skin. What's the best thing to do? Also, what's your opinion on coconut oil?
Moisturize: Any moisturizing, including coconut oil, with help heel fissures. If it is, in fact, due to fungus, he would be better off using an over-the-counter antifungal cream like terbinafine, tolnaftate or Clotrimazole (generic names). Using them under some plastic wrap at night will speed the process. ...Read more
I took Flagyl 500mg twice a day for one week. During + now 6 weeks later: tremor in hands, some parethsia, dry crack skin, muscle twitching, jerking of my limbs, fingers every night before sleep. Neuro +EMG test ok, GP says it will pass. Still, concern?
The skin on my legs is changing, I have patches where appears a kind of stripes of engrossment of skin and are darker than my regular color of skin?
Circulation change: By description, it sounds like you may be developing venous stasis. This condition relates to diminished return of blood in your legs, and iron deposition in the tissue above the ankle venous stasis dermatoses, from blood backing up and secondary increased pressure. Support hose might help. Would advise an evaluation. ...Read more
During leg presses on a horizontal pos., I felt a really big pressure on my head. There is a pressure kind of thing in my head for 2 days. Advice?
BP???: Check your BP make sure it is not elevated meanwhile rest and hydrate and sleep with your head in up right position. It could a pulled muscle if your BP. Was OK. Apply heat pad to the neck and back of the head and take ibuprofen 600-800 mg after each meal for three days. Not any better see your doctor ...Read more
No: You need to see a doctor first to find out what's causing the irritation. Then he or she will prescribe an appropriate medication for you. ...Read more
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
Wonder if what kind of disease is this, I have an itchy skin on my leg, every time that I scratch, it turns quickly wounds. I have large dark spot :((?
Skin lesion: Need to see it before I can help you with this question. ...Read more
I have some kind of pimples on my skin. Its on my arms and legs.
Big but not too much on legs. Small and a lot of them on my arms?
Black patches on one leg of 52 yr old man. What type of skin disorder is this? No pain or itchinh
This will: Require dermatological evaluation to know.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have many multiple small bumps I can feel under the skin on the bone of my left leg, some firm, some slightly firm. What kind of Dr should I see?
Start with a general: Doctor. If exam shows that these are in the skin or subcutaneous tissue, dermatologist or plastic surgeon is the proper specialist. If exam shows that these are in the bone, orthopedic surgeon. And if these are rhematoid nodules, a rheumatologist. ...Read more
Weird feeling in legs, off balance, foggy head for 2 weeks. What could be the cause? GP said to keep a log for a month but its kind of scary feeling.
Neuro exam: It sounds like you definitely need a neurological exam as part of a comprehensive physical exam including reflexes. Your physician needs to hear chief complaint and entire history and do an exam. Have you had trauma to your head? Contact sports? If you have visited a GP get a referral to a neurologist as well if you have persistent neurological symptoms. Labs/etc. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I can't feel my leg, and it kind of tickles under my skin, and the feeling have spread to my stomach, can it be an embolism? What do you think?
Not likely, but: Did you do anything unusual? Take any unusual drugs? Eat unusual food? Etc? Are you with family or friends? Do they seem worried by your condition? If you are concerned, get to a clinic or er to be evaluated. It might be better to be safe than sorry. When there ask about what an embolism would have felt like so you'll know how to tell. Good luck! ...Read more
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