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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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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

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

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My skin is dry and having cracked heel. I have acne scars. What kind of cream I have to use?

My skin is dry and having cracked heel. I have acne scars. What kind of cream I have to use?

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

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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 a 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 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

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How to treat dry cracked skin on heel, without softening skin too much?

How to treat dry cracked skin on heel, without softening skin too much?

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

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How do I go about saving my poor cracked up heel skin?

How do I go about saving my poor cracked up heel skin?

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

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What should I do to minimize the pain from cracked heel skin?

What should I do to minimize the pain from cracked heel skin?

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

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After DVT in R thigh my skin is much softer — no calluses or dry cracked heel. Why?

After DVT in R thigh my skin is much softer — no calluses or dry cracked heel. Why?

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

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What's the best thing to do when your bottom of the heel hurts and the skin gets cracked?

Moisturize the crack: The heel pain may be related to the fissure or may not be and this has to be figured out. ...Read more

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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

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

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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

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Heel of both feet (I am a light skin black Woman) is a orange/brown color Ana skin is cracked. Never like this before just notice. 2 days ago ?

Heel of both feet (I am a light skin black Woman) is a orange/brown color Ana skin is cracked. Never like this before just notice. 2 days ago ?

Tenia pedis: You may have tenia pedis or just dry skin. I would need more info. Does it itch? any drainage? Try Eucerin lotion first and if does not help visit podiatrist and ask for Rx for antifungal ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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My leg have skin irritation. Can you suggest me what type of medicine can I take?

My leg have skin irritation. Can you suggest me what type of medicine can I take?

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

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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

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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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?

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?

Possibly kp: It sounds like you have keratosis pilaris (kp). This often appears from childhood. There are other diagnoses that can look like pimples such as molluscum contagiosum. It is best to see a dermatologist so they can examine your extremities. ...Read more

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Some kind of skin infection. Signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?

Exam: You must be examined and evaluated and the blister fluids must be cultured. Since you did not mention how long this has been going on, I would assume this is a skin infection. ...Read more

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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

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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.

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