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There is very less amount of fat below knee, in the shin area. Due to which dehydration occurs very quickly in those areas compared to the rest of the body, causing xerosis (dry skin).
Dry skin causes irritation and pigmentation occurs when we scratch...
Is this a fungus?? It does not itch...
How should I care for the area? I have an appt with the gyn in a week but I hate to wait it this is something needing treatment ....
Thank you for your time and advice
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Do you have a family history of similar lesions?
From your description, it sounds like severe dryness of skin. The medical term used is xerosis.
You have to continue using moisturisers and body butters. Apply them within 3 minutes after a shower on damp skin...
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From your history it looks like you have frictional xerosis in the arm fold . This can occur if you have atopic dermatitis of the creases.
I would suggest that you should apply a mixture of over the counter canestan and...
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Your skin seems dry, i.e. xerotic.
You are likely to have pruritus.
Extreme pruritus may provoke ecchymoses.
The cause of xerosis may be found out.
It may be hereditary or secondary to some condition.
Atopic diathesis, thyroid dysfunctions,DM,anaemia, vitamin deficiencies,...