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Severe itching on the legs since few months due to allergy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User : 24 years old and have had sever itching on my legs for months now.ive noticed tiny black specks on them too.and when i shave the black specks are in with my hair on the razor
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   do u have any itching ?
Doctor :   have u appled any medications ?
Doctor :   are u there ?
User :   yes
User :   ive tried only anti itch.lotions,etc
Doctor :   how long have you had this problem ?
User :   gosh 7 months.and i havent been to a dr
User :   no one else in the house has it but me
Doctor :   it could be due to ether atopic dermtitis or an allergy
Doctor :   you need to get examined to know why u have it in the first place
User :   yes i do
Doctor :   you need to get your foot ware examined and also change socks regularly
Doctor :   as the sweat in the socks can cause itching
User :   its all over my legs
User :   and what about the black specks
Doctor :   the black specks could be due to chronic itching
Doctor :   you need to get examined and get the skin tested
User :   i was starting to be paranoid about having mites.eeww
Doctor :   no
Doctor :   mites or scabies can cause a rash, with severe itching only at nights
User :   itching gets worse at night
Doctor :   and the location of the rash is in the hands mostly
User :   do you reccommend and thing to releive the itching?
Doctor :   you can try hydrocortisone cream for the itching
Doctor :   or oral zyrtec onxce daily
User :   ok thankyou
Doctor :   these medications can help up to an extent
User :   ya.its miserable
Doctor :   you are welcome
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