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.
Published on Feb 07, 2017

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?

Dr. Shalini Patodiya

Cosmetology Dermatology Hair Transplant Surgeon Venereology
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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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