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Really dry, peeling skin

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 19, 2009
  • 03:20 AM

Today I noticed that the skin on my lower arms seemed to be kind of flaky and dry, and peeling off in spots like one's skin would after a sunburn--except without the sunburn. Then I checked my legs, and they were even worse! My entire lower legs look scaly, and bits of skin are just kind of flaking off, and the upper part of my legs just look slightly dry. My legs are also not sunburned, and they haven't even been exposed to the sun for about 3 weeks. The rest of my body, face, neck, chest, everything, is fine. I have never had such a problem with dry peeling skin, even in the winter when it's really cold (and I take long, hot showers in the winter, too), the most that gets dry is my face. I put lotion on earlier, but it didn't really help. I don't think there is anything I have changed recently that comes in contact with my body that would cause this, but could this be some sort of reaction to something?

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