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    Dead skin problem

    I have a lot of dead skin on my legs just below my knees. I didnt notice it until last week when after a work out, I took off my brace and saw all the dead skin on it. I am well hydrated, I drink a gallon of water a day and a powerade right after a work out. I work out every other day, my diet is decent. I am clean, I alternate between work out clothes(shoes excluded) so I am always in clean sloths, I shower every day, twice on work out days. The skin doesnt itch or burn, but I am a tad concerned. Is there a certain vitamin that can help, a lotion or anythign that can help? I am trying to save a trip to the doctor lol

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    Uh, you could get like an exfoliating sponge thing, that gets rid of dead skin, maybe some alovera moisturiser?

    Failing that it might just be a bit of dermatitus you can pick up that sorbelene stuff from a supermarket they use on babies with nappy rash and ****

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    I had to google that stuff to figure out what it is. Thanks, I will try that sponge thing

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    Although this is probably not going to help your particular problem if you want better hair and skin quality FISH OIL.

    Lots of wonderful wonderful wonderful fish oil.

    FISH OIL.

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    I swear by this stuff: http://tinyurl.com/5kkybp

    What?

    I'm in a pool four hours a day. Stop staring at me. Please. Stop.

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    Is it on both legs?
    Does it seem to be related to your brace?

    I'd scrub the **** out of it and see if it comes back.
    Go hardcore --use a scrub brush or pressure washer.

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    Its on both legs and although both of my knees are bad.(one from high school wrestling, one from car accident) The left one is the only one bad enough to require a brace.I also noticed an area of dry skin above my right ankle. I am curious what this is all about.

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    Let me be the first to say that if it gets red, inflamed, swollen, smelly, or any other potential indications of infection or injury, you should see a doctor. At worst, you spend a bit of time, pay a few bucks and get some peace of mind and some advice on how to exfoliate.

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    Gentle exfoliation (use a towel after a warm shower, not a pressure washer:XXbunny: ), a good moisturizer (the Cetaphil is great), take your fish oil and a daily multi-vitamin. If you don't see noticable improvement in a week, see the DR.

    Also, second the PP who said watch for signs of infection.

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    I have two random patches like this on my back that occaisionally act up; the doctor told me it's some recurring genetic thingee. It sounds similar to what you're describing, no itch/burning/etc. just small skin flakes. Exfoliate using a loufa + a moisturizing shampoo with zinc. Then spritz the area with a zinc spray when you get out of the shower. If I do this when my spot acts up it's gone in a few hours (until the next time it pops up).

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