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Suggest treatment for itchy spots with pus discharge on ankles

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Posted on Sat, 23 Jan 2016
Question: I have itchy weeping spots on my ankles for over a month. How can I get them to stop weeping?
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Answered by Dr. VINAY KUMAR (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please provide history and treatment taken

Detailed Answer:
My Dear Madam

Welcome to the site!
I am Dr V XXXXXXX a Sr Dermatologist. I have taken note of your concerns and will do my best to help you deal with the problem.

Before you send me more details, please continue with the following as this will help arrest the problem from spreading.

1 Keep the area frequently cleaned with plain water
2 apply Mupirocin cream as an antibacterial to prevent infection
3 Zyrtec or similar antiallergic once daily

Please provide me thee details
1 Number of patches
2 Location
3 Whether Bilateral and symmetrical
4 Color of oozing fluid
5 Duration
6 Did problem start suddenly or slowly
7 Aggravating factors
8 Any symptoms
9 Few pics, if possible
10 Associated medical conditions like Diabetes

I will be awaiting your reply and answer queries as soon as I get information.
Best wishes
Dr V XXXXXXX
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Brief Answer: Please provide history and treatment taken Detailed Answer: My Dear Madam Welcome to the site! I am Dr V XXXXXXX a Sr Dermatologist. I have taken note of your concerns and will do my best to help you deal with the problem. Before you send me more details, please continue with the following as this will help arrest the problem from spreading. 1 Keep the area frequently cleaned with plain water 2 apply Mupirocin cream as an antibacterial to prevent infection 3 Zyrtec or similar antiallergic once daily Please provide me thee details 1 Number of patches 2 Location 3 Whether Bilateral and symmetrical 4 Color of oozing fluid 5 Duration 6 Did problem start suddenly or slowly 7 Aggravating factors 8 Any symptoms 9 Few pics, if possible 10 Associated medical conditions like Diabetes I will be awaiting your reply and answer queries as soon as I get information. Best wishes Dr V XXXXXXX