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Q. Do you have any idea about the dry skin in my lower legs?

Answered by
Dr. Shalini Patodiya
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Feb 07, 2017 and last reviewed on: Apr 21, 2021

Hi doctor,

I have some dry skin in the front of my lower legs, but it is on both legs. It is red and looks like dry skin. It does not itch, and I have had it for a few months. Do you have any idea of what could it be?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

  • It is xerosis that is, dry skin. Shins are common sites for xerosis.
  • Xerosis can be due to a cold climate, atopic dermatitis or certain other disorders such as hypothyroidism.

I suggest you the following treatment for xerosis. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take treatment with consent.

  • Cetaphil restoraderm body wash and  Aveeno skin relief moisturizing lotion twice daily.
  • Avoid bathing in hot water, keep the bathing time minimum and wear only cotton clothes.
  • Also, you can get the following tests done. Serum TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) and random blood sugar.

For further information consult a dermatologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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