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Dry raised white patches on feet and legs. No itching. History of dry skin and overweight

I have dry slightly raised white patches ( size of a pencil top at largest) irregular shaped from tiny pinhead upwards, over my feet and legs. they are very unsightly, but do not itch . I am female, 54 years old with dry skin , these however have developed within the last few months. I am over weight by around 2 stone (12/ 2!) But to the best of my knowledge am not diabetic. Hope you can help.
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hiya there. The rash you described appears to be a 'nummular eczema' or 'asteatotic eczema'. You will most likely benefit from the use of emollients applied on wettened skin surface. For starters though, a mild corticosteroid cream may help decrease the eczematous cycle if used for a short period of 48-62 hrs. Please do avoid soaps & use cleansing bars eg. Dove that are readily available in any supermarket. Weight loss & diet control will not have any direct bearing but will surely help your quality of life in the long run. Wish you well..cheers!
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