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Noticed red, non itchy patch of skin on right leg. What could it be and suggest some cure?

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Red non itchy patch of skin on right leg near XXXXXXX non itchy, noticed 3 days ago. About the size of a pencil eraser
Posted Fri, 10 Aug 2012 in Skin Hair and Nails
Answered by Dr. Neelam Ashish Vanjari 1 hour later

Thanks for writing in.
Non-itchy red rash on your leg looks like either discoid eczema or contact dermatitis.

If history of trauma like hitting against rod/bed can also cause similar lesion.

As it is non-itchy, infection is unlikely.[fungal]

You can apply calamine lotion if stinging or burning starts. It will fade on its own.

If it increases in size or if itching or oozing starts from wound , then consult dermatologist. In that case anti-histaminics or steroids will be required.
I hope I have answered your query. In case of any doubt, I shall be happy to help you.
Best regards,
Dr. Neelam.
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