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Doctor insights on: White Dry Skin Patches On Legs

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I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

I notice dark spot under foot finger nail 2 weeks ago & 2 months ago a dark mark on leg & some dry skin patches on all my body random area transparent?

Unusual: Unusual can't give any diagnosis or advice without seeing this. Recomend Healthtap pictures and consult or face-to-face consult with Primary care Doc ...Read more

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Increasing dry skin on eyelids/hands, I work long night shifts and am concerned it might be a diet deficiency. Also have red raised patch behind knee?

Increasing dry skin on eyelids/hands, I work long night shifts and am concerned it might be a diet deficiency. Also have red raised patch behind knee?

Dermatologist: Is the best doc to see, especially because of the red raised patch behind knee. In general, lubricate from the inside w/olive oil, coconut oil, fish oil, vitamin e, etc. Avoid skin lotions that contain alcohol because it is drying. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What is a circle of dry skin on leg?

What is a circle of dry skin on leg?

Dry leg skin: Most commonly an itchy circular patch of dry skin is nummular eczema. Other possibilities are psoriasis and ringworm (fungal infection). There are some more rare causes, but evaluation by a dermatologist would be quick and get you the correct treatment for what you have. ...Read more

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What should I do about dry skin on my legs?

What should I do about dry skin on my legs?

Dry skin: Cetaphil® restoraderm® skin restoring moisturizer is suited for anyone three months of age and older with dry, itchy skin symptoms commonly associated with eczema or atopic-dermatitis. Best used after cleansing with restoraderm® skin restoring body wash, this effective moisturizer with patented filaggrin technology™ and ceramide technology is formulated to hydrate and soothe very dry, atopic skin. ...Read more

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Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Yes: So called "venous eczema" are skin changes that can overlie varicose veins, and are due to the underlying venous hypertension. They can be moisturized, and should get better with compression, or if you have surgery on your veins. ...Read more

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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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I have these dry circles of dry skin on my legs. Just wondering if its worth a trip to the drs?

Nummular Eczema: Nummular eczema is a dry skin related disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone like vanos or cobex and moisturizers like cerave cream. ...Read more

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Oozing dry skin on my legs, how can I clear it up?

Oozing dry skin on my legs, how can I clear it up?

See her family doc: Many reasons for this at your age. You will need a through physical including blood tests. Are you over weight? ...Read more

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I have dry skin on my legs. Please suggest an unharmful moisturiser?

I have dry skin on my legs. Please suggest an unharmful moisturiser?

Health Tap: Asks their doctors not to recommend specific brands or product lines. Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire ...Read more

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My legs are ashy white when I don't have lotion on my legs. It is dry too, anyone know what it is, just dry skin or something, what to do?

My legs are ashy white when I don't have lotion on my legs. It is dry too, anyone know what it is, just dry skin or something, what to do?

Dry skin: Avoid lengthy showers w hot water (warm is better). Oil-based moisturizers hydrate skin. Moisturize skin often. Hydrate well – especially w water. Eat a nutritious diet. Use gentle soaps or cleansers that are unscented & hypoallergenic. Avoid deodorant soaps or other harsh soaps. Remember that you don’t have to wash entire body w soap every day. Use soap on areas that are dirty or where body
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It's summer and I have very dry skin on my legs. What causes it and how can I prevent it?

It's summer and I have very dry skin on my legs. What causes it and how can I prevent it?

Genetics + age: Sometimes due to medical condition such as low thyroid. There are MANY creams for dry skin. Best are those with ceramides such as Eucerin Eczema Care cream. Best results when used soon after a long soak in water (bath or shower). ...Read more

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I have itching and dry skin at lower leg. It is at small portion and on 1 leg. I have this since 1 month. I have applied coconut oil.

Good start: Moisturizing dry skin is important. If it is red, discolored, growing larger the best advice is to be seen in person. This way your doctor can give you more advice. Please see your doctor or upload a picture here. Cheers. ...Read more

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My daughter has a dry skin in her legs it looks like a dry skin of a snake. Is this normal for a 2 year old and how will I treat her skin/leg.?

My daughter has a dry skin in her legs it looks like a dry skin of a snake. Is this normal for a 2 year old and how will I treat her skin/leg.?

See below.: No this isn't normal. It sounds like she has a form of eczema. There's a lot you can do to help her skin -- check out my tips on healthtap that are about eczema. If these suggestions don't clear up her skin completely, talk to her doctor about adding some prescription ointment, but keep following my skin care tips along with it. If you don't do the basics, the prescription won't help much. ...Read more

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My hand and leg is itching very much from last one week. I don't have dry skin. I m not able to control any more. Plz help me what's going on?

My hand and leg is itching very much from last one week. I don't have dry skin. I m not able to control any more. Plz help me what's going on?

Difficult to dx: Itching without seeing the skin. Is there a rash? Taking benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth may help with itching if it is due to an allergic reaction, but may not solve the problem. Be careful, benadryl (diphenhydramine) may cause drowsiness. Consider an virtual visit or inbox consult with a picture to help with diagnosis and/or recommendations. ...Read more

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I have dry skin on my legs and flakey amlactin body lotion helps. It helps my skin look nice clear and soft. Should I stop exfoliating in the shower?

I have dry skin on my legs and flakey amlactin body lotion helps. It helps my skin look nice clear and soft. Should I stop exfoliating in the shower?

Expunge: Expunge the word "exfoliate" from your vocabulary. Your skin turns over every 10 days and needs no help. Since you have discovered a cream you like, use it immediately after a long soak in the shower. Why the "vitamin b complex? ...Read more

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What to do if I have very dry skin on my legs, wrists and face, how do I get rid of it?

Moisturizer: Use only unscented soap to wash and apply a good moisturizer immediately after bathing to trap more water in your skin layer. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for the dry skin itching on hands, feet and legs?

Moistureizer: A skin moisturizer is very effective to relieve dry skin on hands, feet and legs. Try to get one that is fragrant free and uses coconut oil or lanolin so as to avoid harsh chemicals. ...Read more

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Why do I get green brushes on my legs? Also very pale yellowish legs when I'm not tanned... Dry skin apart from face.

Why do I get green brushes on my legs? Also very pale yellowish legs when I'm not tanned... Dry skin apart from face.

Skin problem: Not familial with green brushes. Perhaps you are asking about green bruising on legs. When blood in skin first appears after a bruise it is dark blue. As the body heals the bruise it changes from blue to green to brown to normal skin color over a period of a few weeks. You may have a disorder that makes you more prone to bruising, and this requires seeing your doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

See a dermatologist: No antihistamine will help you unless you want sedation. Do you have swelling of your legs? Swollen veins? You will probably find relief with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream before sleep. ...Read more

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I get dry skin and rashes on my lower legs. Tried moisturizers but none of them seem to work. What could that be?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. ...Read more

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Hi, I have this itch all over my legs and sometimes in my arms. It worse during night. I don't have any rash or dry skin.

Hi, I have this itch all over my legs and sometimes in my arms. It worse during night. I don't have any rash or dry skin.

Still dry skin poss: Although you may not believe that you have dry skin, it is worthwhile to treat it as such by applying a moisturizer within 3 minutes after bathing. If this still does not help, consider consulting an allergist. Do realize that iron deficiency and other systemic illnesses can cause itching. ...Read more