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How can severe dryness and itching below the knee be treated?

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Posted on Wed, 31 Oct 2018
Question: Dear Sir/madam,
My wife is having extreme dryness & sometime have extreme itching in the bottom part of leg below Knee for last 2 months & skin changed tone little bit dark from original. Seems like Fish scale on leg. Kindly suggest medicne to take?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:

Topical steroid, moisturising lotion and antihistaminic.

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

Extreme dryness leads to itching.

If I was her treating doctor I would recommend her to apply a topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream (tenovate cream) diluted in a moisturising lotion (moisturex soft lotion) in the ratio of 1:3 twice daily on the legs and take antihistaminic like tablet Levocetirizine once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.

Also avoid using harsh soaps, avoid hot water for bathing and use lukewarm water and avoid wearing woollen or synthetic clothes in direct contact with the skin.

These measures will help in resolving her problem.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (15 hours later)
Thank You Madam,

One query : Moisturex soft lotion is not available in my nearby Medical shop, Can you Pls suggest alternate of this cream?
Also a substitue name MOISTUREX is available having content (Urea,Lactic acid, Propylene glycol & light liquid paraffin cream). Pls suggest if this can be used.

Thanking you.
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:

Venussis XXXXXXX lotion or olesoft XXXXXXX cream

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

You can go for venussia XXXXXXX lotion or olesoft XXXXXXX cream.
Moisturex cream can’t be used.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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How can severe dryness and itching below the knee be treated?

Brief Answer: Topical steroid, moisturising lotion and antihistaminic. Detailed Answer: Hi, Extreme dryness leads to itching. If I was her treating doctor I would recommend her to apply a topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream (tenovate cream) diluted in a moisturising lotion (moisturex soft lotion) in the ratio of 1:3 twice daily on the legs and take antihistaminic like tablet Levocetirizine once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching. Also avoid using harsh soaps, avoid hot water for bathing and use lukewarm water and avoid wearing woollen or synthetic clothes in direct contact with the skin. These measures will help in resolving her problem. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.