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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
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
I have a hereditary skin condition that causes me to have very dry and cracked skin on the legs and arms and even head. What is it called?
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
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
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
I cracked my leg and was not able to bend it for about 3 days. How can I keep my knee in to prevent inflammation/pain?
Several things: With symptoms this complex, you owe it to yourself to call your doctor to help you make sense out of them. ...Read more
What cures cracked heels? The heel part of my leg feels very sore and rough and it is only one side.
Depends: There can be several causes, but you can see if your doctor would consider urea lotion 40%. ...Read more
My knees crack when my weight is on the paticular leg and when weight shifts toward the inside but I never feel discomfort. Will I need surgery soon?
I was walking my dog when my knee cracked and it hurt to use my leg to walk, and now the pain come and goes during my day at school. What should I do?
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