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Have itchy rash with tiny bumps on ankles, feet. Taking amoxicillin for tooth infection. What to do?

I have a very itchy rash on both ankles and the tops of my feet. The ankles are the worst with tiny red bumps that itch like crazy. This is only on the ankles. The top of my feet are almost just read rased patches of itchy skin. Nothing on the bottom of my feet or between the toes. I have been on amoxicillin for a tooth infection, but that is pretty much it. After a few days, they seem better but still pretty bad. What is this and what can I do to fix it? I am a 45 year old male.
Asked On : Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
From your description, seems like you have either contact eczema or it can be Neurodermatitis although the latter usually presents unilaterally...
Now first some general advise...
Wear pure cotton socks
Wear only leather or cloth shoes...avoid rubber or plastic footwear
Moisturize the area sufficiently with moisturizing lotions/creams/oil....but avoid using mustard oil
Avoid itching...
Now you will need to apply a topical steroid cream over the lesion for sometime (something like Clobetasol Propionate 0.05% cream) over the affected area and take some oral antihistamines for itching....If the condition doesnt improve, then visit a dermatologist for proper assessment and treatment...

Hope it helps
Dr Geetika Paul
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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