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Skin on my legs feels too dry, causing itchiness. Due

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Posted on Wed, 6 Mar 2019
Question: Skin on my legs feels too dry, causing itchiness. Due to bouts of itchiness sometimes even a little patch of blood can be seen . they have now turned into dark spots on my skin. iam trying to keep it moisturized with body lotions and coconut oil . how can I get rid of the spots?
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Answered by Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Eczematous dermatitis, topical steroid, moisturizing lotion & antihistamini

Detailed Answer:
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Welcome to ask a doctor service
I have gone gone through your complaints and it seems to be an eczematous dermatitis.
I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream diluted in a moisturizing lotion containing white soft paraffin in the ratio of 1:3 on the affected areas twice daily for 3 weeks and take antihistaminic like levecetrizine 5 mg twice daily.
This will help in resolving the itch and pigmentation.
These are prescription drugs and should be taken under the supervision of the doctor.
Also avoid harsh soaps, avoid hot water for bathing and use lukewarm water and avoid direct contact of woolen clothes with the legs.
I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries.
Regards
Dr Asmeet
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Brief Answer: Eczematous dermatitis, topical steroid, moisturizing lotion & antihistamini Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to ask a doctor service I have gone gone through your complaints and it seems to be an eczematous dermatitis. I would recommend you to apply topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream diluted in a moisturizing lotion containing white soft paraffin in the ratio of 1:3 on the affected areas twice daily for 3 weeks and take antihistaminic like levecetrizine 5 mg twice daily. This will help in resolving the itch and pigmentation. These are prescription drugs and should be taken under the supervision of the doctor. Also avoid harsh soaps, avoid hot water for bathing and use lukewarm water and avoid direct contact of woolen clothes with the legs. I hope to have answered your query and would be happy to answer any further queries. Regards Dr Asmeet