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Lower legs are flaking

My lower legs have suddenly become very flaky like I am peeling from a sunburn. At the moment, the only medication I am taking is a natural form of thyroid and I ve been on it for years. I ve tried to drink at least 8 glasses of mainly water everyday or herbal teas. My feet are also very, very dry.
Tue, 10 May 2011
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Naturopathy & Yoga Specialist 's  Response

Your skin lacks moisture. As a external application use a good moisturiser every 3 hrs. Include good fats and oils (sunflower, olive, canola, bit of ghee) and nuts like walnut, almonds, groundnut in the diet.

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General Surgeon Dr. Swapnendu Sekhar Ghosh's  Response
welcome to healthcaremagic
it seems you are having nutritional deficiencies better you consult physician and get a clinical check up and tests done and take treatment accordingly
use some body lotion for your dry skin
besides medicines have balanced healthy high protein diet and regular exercises
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
you seems to have multiple deficiency in your body.
Lack of calcium,iron, B complex, vitamin D and trace elements of zinc etc.
Take plenty of milk,fruits,juices and dry fruits.
Take good salt of calcium and iron.
use green vegetables.
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

The skin is usually dry in case of thyroid problem.So ,probably thats one reason.
And if you have been undergoing any sun bathing ,where in your legs are exposed to direct sunlight ,then it can be a sun burn reaction.
You just have to drink plenty of water and use a god moisturizer lotion.Apply the moisturizer over wet skin i.e. just after bath.repeated use is recommended.

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  User's Response
All you symptoms are of vitiated vaat as per ayurveda. this has to be brought back to normalacy by avoiding dry and hot weather and maintaing yourself to well hydrated. Fats are known to reduce dryness add makhan in your diet. locally add glycerine and lemon to rose water and use it as moisturiser. Your problem will be solved.
Dr. Rajesh Lakhanpaul
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