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Black scars and spots on legs, itchy skin. Treatment?

my son has a sensitive skin every time i let him play outdoors he always had a itch and he can't stop scratching it, i'm worrying about the black spots and scars on his legs, he can't wear shorts because of those scars and spots, i just don't know what kind of lotion should i put on him to prevent him from scratching and to minimize the black scars on his legs,
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Seems like your son has an excessive dry skin which in turn leads to itching and scratching...
Or he might be a case of atopic dermatitis.This is yet another causing development of eczematous lesions and itching and is seen mostly in young children...
You should start adequate moisturisation of the skin,,,apply oil like almond oil or olive oil over the body everytime after taking bath,,Use good moisturizing creams /lotions atleast 2-3 times over the body..He should wear cotton clothes as much as possible and use cleansers meant only for sensitive skin for taking bath...
All these will reduce the amount of itching over the body.
Now as far as the black marks and scars are concerned,some degree of improvement will occur with prolonged usage of moisturising creams, but if they still persist, then you can apply a mild lightening agent containing kojic acid and vitamin C over the affected areas twice a day.

Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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