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My skin below my knees in both legs is dry

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Question: My skin below my knees in both legs is dry because of my laziness but what bothers me the most I put wet wash cloth on my legs my left leg I suppose had a blister well this blister must of broke and of course a clear liquid leaks out. I put my leg on a towel at night because my sheets would be wet any ideas what is going on
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Use an antibiotic ointment

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

I suggest you to put an OTC topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin ointment on the raw skin, where the blister ruptured. Perhaps it was a skin and soft tissue infection.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance
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My skin below my knees in both legs is dry

Brief Answer: Use an antibiotic ointment Detailed Answer: Hello and welcome to ask a doctor service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. I suggest you to put an OTC topical antibiotic e.g either Neosporin ointment or Mupirocin ointment on the raw skin, where the blister ruptured. Perhaps it was a skin and soft tissue infection. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if you need any more assistance