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My leg skin is kind of shiny and cracked. Never had that before. Why?

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

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My six month old baby has cracked skin on his legs. What could this be?

My six month old baby has cracked skin on his legs.  What could this be?

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

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Hi I have a skin rash and it's very itchy and it's on my bun crack(top) and my arms an chest and legs sometimes it's reallyyyy irritating please help?

Hi I have a skin rash and it's very itchy and it's on my bun crack(top) and my arms an 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

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I had my leg slightly bent and when i straightened it it cracked with slight pain what could this be?

I had my leg slightly bent and when i straightened it it cracked with slight pain what could this be?

Joint crack usually: When we go from sitting to standing, or standing to sitting and start walking sometimes we hear our joint crack. This is normal, and not normally a concern. However if you're experiencing pain when doing so, you need to call your doctor. They can check you closer on physical exam reproducing the same sound. This will make you worry less, and feel better knowing that you've had it checked out. ...Read more

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How can i stop my joints from cracking, my leg cracked this morning and now i have pain all down my leg, wasnt even doing anything, i take extra d's?

How can i stop my joints from cracking, my leg cracked this morning and now i have pain all down my leg, wasnt even doing anything, i take extra d's?

Possible arthritis: When you mention your leg cracked are you referring to your knee? If so knee cracking or creditable can be a symptom of osteoarthritis. With mild OA regular activity and maintenance of an ideal body weight can help. Tylenol arthritis, Aleve, and Motrin can be taken. If the cracking continues or if the joint becomes unstable you might need further medical treatment. ...Read more