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Is it common for my skin to be scaly at age 85? Is there anything I can do about it?
Thanks for any advice.
Dry, scaly skin is particularly common in older adults. Here is some great information from the National Institute on Aging that you may wish to read: https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/skin-care-and-aging
Are there particular areas which are drier or have more scaly patches, @liz223? Have you thought about consulting a dermatologist?
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@kanaazpereira @liz223 I have dry skin on my feet and on my shoulders and upper back. I moisturize there after I shower, always. It really does help. My skin has never gotten scaly, just itchy and my upper back and shoulders would end up bleeding because I would end up scratching. No more, thankfully. I like the scent of many moisturizers too, much less heavy than perfume but pleasant.
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