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Scaly, itchy or dry skin


Thickening of the top layer of the skin gives a scaly appearance. The flaky skin can be prone to infections and feel itchy. This can range from a mild dry skin to a more severe thickening giving large thick flakes of skin (this is also known as hyperkeratosis).

Causes

Poor circulation can lead to the skin showing signs of irritation, dehydration and over production of skin cells.

Advice

Try to moisturise your legs with an unscented moisturiser every night before bed. Check your skin for any changes such as breaks, cracks and swelling. See your nurse or GP - who will discuss skin and leg care with you.

Treatment

Good skin hygiene is important, combined with regular use of a suitable moisturiser. Debrisoft works by gently removing the dry flakes of skin allowing the moisturiser to soak in to the skin.