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Itching on the legs due to dry skin - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 40 Questions
Doctor :   HI
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   hi
User :   i hope you are doing gud
User :   from past few months i am facing allergetic problem on my legs
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Like what symptoms do you have ?
User :   there are some black marks on my legs
Doctor :   ok
User :   on both the legs starting from below the knee cap till the end of the leg
Doctor :   ok
User :   that too at night time, it severly distrubs me
User :   i feel like itching very badly
Doctor :   I will give u few reasons
Doctor :   and then we tips
User :   ok
Doctor :   1 Dry skin is the most common cause of Itching
Doctor :   Does it itch
User :   very badly
Doctor :   I know
User :   as i mentioned at night time, it is horrible
Doctor :   So that is the number one reason
User :   ok
Doctor :   Avoid hot water baths
Doctor :   Hot water makes the skin dry and thus itchy
Doctor :   Apply good moisturizer min 3-4times day
Doctor :   If you can, use home humidifier
User :   like?
Doctor :   The humidifier is a machine available like cooler
Doctor :   It is an equipment which increases moisture in the room
Doctor :   Use one Cetrizine tablet daily
Doctor :   DO you follow me?
User :   ya
User :   sure
Doctor :   Drink 7-8 glasseses of water min
Doctor :   Restricy ALCOHOL and Caffeine if u use them
User :   no
User :   i dont drink
Doctor :   USe Oatmeals soaps like AVEENo
Doctor :   U can also use mild soaps like DOVE
Doctor :   These will resolve the problem
Doctor :   Do you have any other Questions
User :   can u prescibe me some moisturizer
Doctor :   Do you ALoevera
Doctor :   Even Vaseline Mostiriser is good
Doctor :   There are no prescription moisturisers
Doctor :   They are just skin care products
Doctor :   Do you follow me
User :   ya
Doctor :   In extreme cases,u can use Calamine lotion
User :   we have alovera plant in my home
Doctor :   Buy and try
Doctor :   I dont know how to use the treaa
Doctor :   but the moisturiser is very good
Doctor :   it is a xerophytes meaning holds much water in leaves
Doctor :   its products are best moisturisers
User :   ok
User :   i will try from today
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   They work well
Doctor :   Do you have any other Qs
User :   no. thanks for your valuable suggestion, have a good day
User :   bye
Doctor :  
Thank you for consulting me
Doctor :   Bye
Doctor :   Have a wonderful day
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