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Doctor insights on: What To Do To Get Perfect Skin On Your Legs

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What to do to get perfect skin on your legs?

What to do to get perfect skin on your legs?

Sunscreen/moisturize: Like skin anywhere else, the best care is routine use to sunscreen during the day, and moisturize in the evening. As we age, our skin barrier repair is not as efficient, resulting in dry skin. No amount to drinking water can correct dry skin. I recommend barrier repair creams that contain ceramides. ...Read more

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6 months I have had this rash on my leg its very itch and now my skin has turn colors I made appt. To get look at what would cause this?

6 months I have had this rash on my leg its very itch and now my skin has turn colors  I made appt. To get look at what would cause this?

Regional rash: Consider an insect bite, trauma to that area, medication reaction, contact dermatitis (poison ivy, change in detergent), local infection becoming systemic (red lines up your leg, fever, or malaise - washed out feelings - could suggest) or an autoimmune illness. A clot could also be responsible. You may want to get in early even though it has been 6 months. ...Read more

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My skin gets impressions easily. For example, when i sit for a long time, when i get up I have indented lines in my legs where my shorts were. Why?

My skin gets impressions easily. For example, when i sit for a long time, when i get up I have indented lines in my legs where my shorts were. Why?

Normal for age: This is normal as long as you have no swelling in your legs or ankles. You are young with very compliant and elastic skin. This is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Moth scratch on my leg last night that broke the skin, can I get any diseases from that?

Moth scratch on my leg last night that broke the skin, can I get any diseases from that?

Scratch: The greatest risk is a bacterial infection where the injury occurred . If the area is painful , tender to the touch, or has spreading redness , the area has signs if infection and should be treated by a physician. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of my deep dry skin on my leg?

What should I do to get rid of my deep dry skin on my leg?

Ceramide Lotions: Shower less than 5 minutes and use luke warm water. Use a soap free cleanser. Daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more

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Can a swollen leg get so swollen it starts to split the skin?

Can a swollen leg get so swollen it starts to split the skin?

Yes: This is common with venous insufficiency in which patients develop venous stasis ulcerations or "holes in the skin". The problem is the valves in the veins aren't functioning properly and blood that should return to the heart stays in the lower extremity. The build up of fluid causes the skin to breakdown and open up. ...Read more

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If I get thin and work out my legs, what happens to the excess skin?

If I get thin and work out my legs, what happens to the excess skin?

Drooping skin: People that are heavy, or over weight, and who then lose alot of weight, often have extra skin that can cause skin folds, especially on the lower abdomen, and upper arms. It is possible to help this situation by working out, and toning the muscles and trying to make the skin tighter and more attractive. If the weight loss has been massive, only a plastic surgical procedure will help. ...Read more

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I have ctd & can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel great but if i sit too long, i get leg pain so excruciating, it hurts to touch my skin.Is that typical?

I have ctd & can run 6-8 miles painfree & feel great but if i sit too long, i get leg pain so excruciating, it hurts to touch my skin.Is that typical?

Stiffness at rest: It is very common for folks with autoimmune problems to have morning stiffness that improves with time and exercise. Start slow but try to keep moving! ...Read more