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Scaly legs

This is caused by a small insect which burrows beneath the scales on the legs and feet, making them stand out and look rough and unsightly.

Dipping the feet in kerosene oil will usually kill the insects and soften the scales. After a few days rub with olive oil. If feet are swollen bathe daily with warm salt water and apply glycerine.