A mossy leg gathers fluid

This gives rise to lipodermatosclerosis, a disorder that causes collagen and scar tissue to be formed in the underlying fat at the ankle, which in turn worsens the lymphoedema. The skin then starts to form scaly crusts, which can ooze and build up over time to form the so called mossy leg. To reverse this process, compression and a strong steroid cream is required, plus some 5% salicylic acid in sorbolene cream to remove the scale.

See www.skinconsult.com.au

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