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Have spot on shin, itching, dry skin. Applied cortisone cream

I have a small circular spot on the front of my right shin about 1-1/4 in diameter. it started this past summer. i thought at first that it was an insect bite or just exsima but it got larger and wont heal. it persistantly itches and the skin is dry. it itches around it a lot too. i have tried using anti itch cream, neosporin cream as well as a cortizone cream that my husband had for his exsima. nothing seems to help.
Asked On : Sat, 26 Jan 2013
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from the description provided it could be psoriasis, discoid eczema or fungal infection. Psoriasis and eczema would respond to steroid and emollient( use a steroid more potent than cortisone) while fungal infection requires antifungal cream.
It is in your interest that you meet a dermatologist nearby to get the lesions examined so that an appropriate diagnosis based treatment can be suggested.
Take care
Answered: Sat, 27 Jul 2013
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