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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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I want to be able to touch my toes and also stand on one leg and lift my other leg up to touch my head. How do I get more flexible?

I want to be able to touch my toes and also stand on one leg and lift my other leg up to touch my head. How do I get more flexible?

Patience...: Stretches are meant to elongate the muscles. You don't want to stretch too quickly because you can risk creating more of an injury. As you regularly stretch, you will feel more flexible and it will be quicker to get going. Treat your stretches like exercises; it's that important. ...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

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After shaving I get black dots on my legs that are rough what is that and how to prevent this and get smooth skin. It might be known as 'strawberry' ?

See a dermatologist: it is extremely hard to diagnose a skin lesion without a picture or better description What are you describing fit a lot of possibilities that why you need to see a doctor preferably a dermatologist good luck Thank you for using health tap ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

A couple of ideas: The lower legs, around the ankle, are susceptible to skin problems because the skin is so thin and has a less than optimal blood supply. It gets drier and more easily irritated, and the veins may leak fluid and blood cells, causing a darker color--stasis dermatitis. But this would be uncommon at age 23. First you need to moisturize generously and then see a Dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Iron deposits in lower leg skin how do I get rid of or lighten ?

Iron deposits in lower leg skin how do I get rid of or lighten ?

Difficult: There is not much that can be done for hemosiderin, or iron, deposits in the legs. For all practical purposes, it is permanent. ...Read more

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A dog bit my leg but there is no broken skin or wound. Is it possible that I could get rabies from it?

A dog bit my leg but there is no broken skin or wound. Is it possible that I could get rabies from it?

Bite : if it is a stray dog, you need to make sure the dog doesn't carry the rabis. Wash it with soap and water and see your doctor to get tetnus shot to make sure and also to rule out rabies. Whether there is skin breakage or not, you need to rule it out ...Read more

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Hello sir.. I was met with accident last month and had superficial skin injury...Abt 3x1inch on leg how to get rid of the reddish scar completely?

Hello sir..  I was met with accident last month and had superficial skin injury...Abt 3x1inch on leg how to get rid of the reddish scar completely?

Sun screen: The redness usually goes away in time. You should protect it from ultra violet light [sunlight] using sun screens and/or clothing, until all the pink color is gone. ...Read more

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Todaymy dog scratch me by his nail on my leg but scratching was so powerfull no blood is comeout even skin is not also get puncheshould Itakevaccine?

Todaymy dog scratch me by his nail on my leg but scratching was so powerfull no blood is comeout even skin is not also get puncheshould Itakevaccine?

What vaccine ?: If you have not had a tetanus shot in the past 10 yrs, that would be reasonable. If the dog has outside access and you are in a rabies prone region, you should ask the local authorities. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of dead skin on my legs and scaring?

How can I get rid of dead skin on my legs and scaring?

To address: Scarring please see either a dermatologist or a plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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How to get rid of thin scaly skin on my legs?

Emollient: If using over the counter skin lotions are not helpful you should consult a dermatologist as it may be a specific disorder rather than garden variety skin dryness. ...Read more