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White Dry Skin Patches On Legs
I sometimes get round or oval shaped patches of dry skin on my arms or legs. Most times they go away within a week to a couple months. Any ideas?
I have blotchy red scaly patches all over my legs and its only on my legs. They just appeared recently. And I mosturize daily so I feel like it shouldn't be from dry skin.
Scaly skin: This could be just due to dryness but if you were using moisturizing oil or cream, then may be something else needs to be looked at by a doctor. ...Read more
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
White dry skin patches in my body. Itches a lot. Patches have significant outer reddish boundary. Keeps spreading. Started from inner thigh. What to do?
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?
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
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
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
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
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?
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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Scratched dry skin on my leg 35 f healthy now for about a week it is raised little warm and hurts. Redness size of half dollar. Help leave alone or dr?
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.
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
I have very dry skin:flakes on my legs/public area. Crater like indentation on my pubic area, feels flat but when push the skin can see dents?? Nopain
Too many issues: You really need to see your dermatologist. These signs don't fit any specific pattern. ...Read more
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
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?
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
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
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?
I have a small lump in the crease area near my testicles and leg, there is a lot of itchiness and dry skin there?
? Sebaceous or: Epidermal cyst. Suggest you see a urologist if it continues to bother you. ...Read more
Been really itchy for months started off on my legs and now itching everywhere no visable bites, rash or dry skin can you help?
See below: Hard to say but there are a few possibilities. I would recommend seeing you doc for an eval. ...Read more
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
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