Dry skin and raised bumps on my legs
(Temecula, California, USA)
I have eczema, and because of the cold weather recently I have broken out a little on my arm. However, though my legs are dry it doesn’t exactly look like eczema, and there are occasionally white headed pimple looking things, as well as little raised red bumps on my legs. My skin tissue has also been scarring very easily. Very itchy, and uncomfortable.. I don’t think it is simply eczema? What else could it be and how do I get rid of it?
Many thanks for your enquiry.
Eczema can present itself differently on different areas of the body. As you are already aware Eczema is a condition that causes the skin to become itchy, red, dry and cracked.
You have mentioned due to the cold weather you have breakouts on your legs, this could be one of the most common reasons for your outbreak.
People with eczema usually have periods when symptoms are less noticeable, as well as periods when symptoms become more severe. This can be due to the weather, a dietary change, medication, methods of hair removal, products, even a change of washing detergent.
If you find that it’s linked to Hair removal methods I would strongly suggest you have various patch tests, ie one for waxing, shaving, epilating or laser hair removal.
I would recommend laser hair removal as you will avoid shaving every other day or waxing every few weeks. With laser we recommend 6 to 8 sessions and maintenance when or if you require it. With laser you are treating your hair once every 4 to 6 weeks so are less likely to irritate your skin.
No matter what method you choose a key part afterward is to moisturise.
Choose either a recommended over-the-counter product or emollient and lather away. Remember to read the labels as you want to avoid products that contains alcohol, highly scented products or contains ingredients that are known irritants to your skin.
I hope this helps and if you have any further questions please to not hesitate to get in touch!
Colaz Paddington Branch