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What can cause dry, itchy, scaly skin that seems to be spreading on different parts of my legs?

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Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Diagnosing rashes

Correctly diagnosing a rash requires a good history and a physical exam. You could have dry skin, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, a dermatophyte infection or a large number of other diagnoses.
To get a diagnosis of any rash, you really need to see a physician. Start with your primary care doctor, and consider a dermatologist if s/he isn't sure what to recommend..

In brief: Diagnosing rashes

Correctly diagnosing a rash requires a good history and a physical exam. You could have dry skin, atopic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, a dermatophyte infection or a large number of other diagnoses.
To get a diagnosis of any rash, you really need to see a physician. Start with your primary care doctor, and consider a dermatologist if s/he isn't sure what to recommend..
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