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What causes a itchy rash on the shin?

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Posted on Thu, 5 May 2016
Question: I have an itchy rash on my shin, one leg only. About 4x4 area. Have had it for about a month. Skin has a shiny, waxy looking feel to it. Was bumpy but now kinda of solid red. What type of cream should I get for it?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Possibility of ezematous dermatitis; Kindly upload an Image

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern.

Seems like an eczematous dermatitis. However I request you to kindly upload an Image so that I am able visualise it and hence to guide you better. You may upload an Image either at "Reports Section" Or you may mail me at YYYY@YYYY with the subject line as Attention:Dr,Kakkar.

Topical potent steroidal creams e.g cloebtasol propionate 0.05% Or triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% are usually effective in eczematous dermatitis.
In addition I would also suggest an Oral antihistamine e.g cetrizine 10 mg tablet once daily for symptomatic relief from itching.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (8 hours later)
Looked up rashes and determined that it might be hives based on the way it looked. I took benydral all night and it has cleared up. So I think that is what it is. What over the counter cream should I buy if any..
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Calamine lotion

Detailed Answer:
Hi.

Calamine lotion.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes a itchy rash on the shin?

Brief Answer: Possibility of ezematous dermatitis; Kindly upload an Image Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us I have gone through your query and I have noted your concern. Seems like an eczematous dermatitis. However I request you to kindly upload an Image so that I am able visualise it and hence to guide you better. You may upload an Image either at "Reports Section" Or you may mail me at YYYY@YYYY with the subject line as Attention:Dr,Kakkar. Topical potent steroidal creams e.g cloebtasol propionate 0.05% Or triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% are usually effective in eczematous dermatitis. In addition I would also suggest an Oral antihistamine e.g cetrizine 10 mg tablet once daily for symptomatic relief from itching. Regards