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What causes itchy rashes on the lower leg?

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Dr. S. Murugan

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Posted on Sat, 10 Sep 2016 in Lump
Question: I have a "weepy" lower leg caused when my kitten was playing and scratched me there. It is clear like water and I can't make it stop or scab over. What will work to get it to stop draining? I have applied pressure, raised the leg up but it still slowly drains. It is a nuisance. No temperature or anything and no pain. just the drainage.
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Answered by Dr. S. Murugan 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Consult a Dermatovenereologist and get well soon.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
It could be due eczema, possibly caused by some application over the scratch wound (sensitization or allergic to the topical application). You may need to take a course of an antibiotic along with antihistamines and topical application with antibiotic creams which suits you. It is better to consult a Dermatologist and get examined. He/she will treat you accordingly and you will become alright soon.
Dr S.Murugan
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