How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. David Your Own Question
Dr. David
Dr. David, Board Certified MD
Category: Dermatology
Satisfied Customers: 45940
Experience:  Board Certified Physician
41363181
Type Your Dermatology Question Here...
Dr. David is online now

I have scale like patches on my legs

Customer Question

I have scale like patches on my legs
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Shantal-Mod replied 1 year ago.
Hello,
I'm Shantal and I'm a moderator for this topic.
I've been working hard to find a Professional to assist you with your question, but sometimes finding the right Professional can take a little longer than expected.
I was checking to see if you had already found your answer or if you still need assistance from one of the Professionals.
Please let me know if you wish to continue waiting or if you would like for us to close your question?
Thank you,
Shantal
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you could have psoriasis on your leg

you may need a stronger steroid cream or antifugnal cream for your leg

you would benefit from a skin biopsy to help with diagnosis

have you had a skin biospy yet?

can you upload a clear jpg photo of the skin of your leg?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Here is what it looks like. It comes and goes. And pops up in random positions.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

these skin changes can be due to poor circulation in the leg

or poor blood vessels or lack of exercise or obesity or smoking or diabetes or excessive alcohol use.

do you have any of these conditions?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I walk for about an hour a day, I do have some veins which look like they could turn into varicose veins eventually. I weigh 9 stone 4lbs and I am 5ft 6 so don't think I am obese. I don't smoke and have cut down on alcohol. I probably have two glasses of wine every two weeks. I exfoliate them and moisturise daily too. Thank you
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you may benefit from a skin biopsy from your doctor to know what is causing the scaling on your legs

you need blood test to check your thyroid hormone levels. high thyroid levels can cause dry skin.

you may need prescription stronger steroid creams which could help as well. you said before you have only used mild steroid creams.

I would go from there to see if those suggestions help

have you talked to your GP doctor about the scale like patches of your legs?

let me know if you have other questions.

if done for now, please leave positive rating of 3-5 stars so I can get credit for helping you today

we only get credit for helping clients after positive feedback

you can always reach me directly with "a question for Dr. David" in the medicine or oncology categories if you have other questions

here is my website if you need to reach me:

http://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/

Thanks for using JustAnswers.com

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have spoken to three different doctors and they say it's just fry patches and perscribe a mild steroid cream. It doesn't help. It seems I just can't get to the bottom of it.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

go back to your doctor ask for a referral to see a dermatologist.

see if a stronger steroid cream can help

you may have to see a private dermatologist.