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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Soak: Soak areaswith wet towel to loosen and peel off strips. ...Read more
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
I have a tear in my skin on the inner side of my leg and I can see inside of my skin I'm putting neosporin on it should I get it treated or let itheal?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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?
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
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
A dog bit my leg but there is no broken skin or wound. Is it possible that I could get rabies from it?
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?
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?
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