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Suggest treatment for itching on the shins and arms

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Dr. Rahul Kumar


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Posted on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: My shins and arms itch. when I scratch them the will scar. when I drink more water the itching stops and scratching goes away
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 43 minutes later
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Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the query.
You might have developed xerosis.
Skin looses moisture and leads to itch.
I treat such cases with a mild steroid cream like cortisone to be applied in night and a moisturiser to be applied in morning.
This combination works well.
If possible upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis and better way of management.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.

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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar 32 minutes later
I have sent you the picture. please let me know what you think
Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Fungal infection

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the follow up and photograph.
You have developed a fungal infection.
Apply clotrimazole cream daily in night and moisturiser in morning.
Try this for a month.
You will get response.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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