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Red itchy rashes on elbows, ankles, calves, thighs, turn into blisters on scratching. Treatment?

i have had itchy red bump like rashes on my hands and fingers for 10+ yrs. It would appear on my elbow , ankles, calves, and the side of my thighs sometimes. When scratch , they turn into blisters. My rashes usually last for a few weeks. Really itchy at night time. What do you think this might be? I m scared because I never got it checked out and now I notice that my 2 yr old has a rash on stomach
Asked On : Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hi there melnunu. 10 years is a long time to have these rashes & to not have gone to a dermatologist. I am afraid that if i speculate further, you may not visit a dermatologist. Please visit your nearest dermatologist & if these rashes are lasting this long, will require a skin biopsy & /or allergy testing. Your son's rash may not be linked at all as the site AT THE OUTSET IS DIFFERENT. Relax. Get a good dermatologist's opinion on the ground & proceed further. If you dont find the time, you may contact me on this portal in private but please provide photographs & further details describing the lesions & use the 'ask-a-doctor ' feature. Take care & look forward to hearing from you. Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
Answered: Sun, 19 Aug 2012
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