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I have extremely dry sdiscolored skin on my legs It's crusty…

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I have extremely dry...

I have extremely dry sdiscolored skin on my legs It's crusty and I can scrape some off. I am diabetic. My legs have been itching the past couple of days.

Doctor's Assistant: What seems to make the symptoms worse or better? Have you noticed any swelling?

I have used the diabetic lotion once last week and my legs felt like they were burning. I have had the best luck with cocoa butter, but I'd like to clear them up.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I was just her today. She thought I should see an edema dr, but I won't wear pressure socks, I'm claustrophobic about anyuthing tight or closed in.

Submitted: 2 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 2 months ago
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Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 2 months ago

Could you please post a photo of that for me on this page?

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Customer reply replied 2 months ago
I don't have one,but they are scabby scaly and look like I don't wash them. I shower every other day and use a puffy brush on them.
The backs are clear from where I sit on my recliner, but ankles to thighs are rough. I have some bubbles that can break open or If I get a scratch It will drain for awhile.
Customer reply replied 2 months ago
No I don't want to subscribe to anything, just a bit of advice or direction. I'm thinking of trying olive oil and cooler showers
Dermatologist: Dr. Chip, General pratice replied 2 months ago

No problem

That sounds like the dyshidrotic eczema often seen in diabetics

For now I suggest over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream and vitamin E cream twice a day for that

Another successful treatment is prescription tacrolimus cream from your doctor

Please let me know if you need any more information

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