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Im a 27 female n the skin on my legs look like fish scales! I hate it! what can I do to have normal looking legs?

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Christopher Bailey
General Practice
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In brief: Moisturizer

Try using an unscented cream moisturizer after showering and at nighttime.
Also showering with a moisturizing, fragrance free body wash or soap should help with the dryness. If you shave your legs, it's also important to mosturize throughly after you're done.

In brief: Moisturizer

Try using an unscented cream moisturizer after showering and at nighttime.
Also showering with a moisturizing, fragrance free body wash or soap should help with the dryness. If you shave your legs, it's also important to mosturize throughly after you're done.
Christopher Bailey
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Other areas

Fish scale skin- sounds like ichthiosis vulgaris, a condition of thickened drying skin more prominent on the legs.
Generally present from childhood on, newly acquired IV should be evaluated for other worrisome triggers. Topical treatment with hydrating agents may help but prescription productions such as ammonium lactate may be needed. See your dr for discussion & care.

In brief: Other areas

Fish scale skin- sounds like ichthiosis vulgaris, a condition of thickened drying skin more prominent on the legs.
Generally present from childhood on, newly acquired IV should be evaluated for other worrisome triggers. Topical treatment with hydrating agents may help but prescription productions such as ammonium lactate may be needed. See your dr for discussion & care.
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