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Are persistent dry red patches on the back of the legs worrisome?

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Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018
Question: My daughter has some red marks and or rash on the back of her legs. The red patches seem to be "dry". These symptoms have been persistent for two weeks.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Topical steroid and oral antihistamine.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Thanks for your query...

I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image.

Perhaps she has papular urticaria or is hypersensitivity it's to an insect bite.

I suggest you apply a moderately potent topical steroid e.g. Fluticasone Propionate or Triamcinolone Acetonide cream. In addition, I suggest her to take syp Cetirizine for symptomatic relief from itching.

Hope this answers your query...

Regards,
Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist
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Brief Answer: Topical steroid and oral antihistamine. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for your query... I have noted your concern and I have viewed the image. Perhaps she has papular urticaria or is hypersensitivity it's to an insect bite. I suggest you apply a moderately potent topical steroid e.g. Fluticasone Propionate or Triamcinolone Acetonide cream. In addition, I suggest her to take syp Cetirizine for symptomatic relief from itching. Hope this answers your query... Regards, Dr. Kakkar S., Dermatologist