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Scaly dry skin on calves, no itching. Treatment? Have edema in lower legs

my 81 yr. old mother has COPD & emphysema, end stages. She has edema in her lower legs and feet . In the last two months her upper calves have gotten scaly dry skin , no itching. How should it be treated, anything other than lotion? I ve been using Johnson s baby lotion with oil, not going away.
Asked On : Sat, 6 Oct 2012
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Thanks for the query,

Edema of leg might be due to COPD.

Considering the age, the itchy rash on leg can be senile xerosis.

It is a common condition.

A photograph would also help me in giving a closer diagnosis.

Apply a mild steroid lotion like desonide in night.

In day she can apply liquid paraffin.

Also give her an antihistamine tablet for few days.

This will give her some relief.

Please meet a dermatologist for exact diagnosis.

Let me know if you have any other doubt.

you can ask a direct question to me on this forum, following the below link.

Wishing you a good health.
Thank you
Answered: Sat, 31 Aug 2013
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