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I am having itchy skin, turned thinner and reddish on my legs. I use to apply katialis

have these unwanted scars on my legs so I used a cream called katialis . I think i have applied to many of it that caused me this allergy(if it is really an allergy). It feels hot when I touch the only area where i have applied the cream. the skin on than area is kinda red and the skin feels thinner. There are times wherein it would be really itchy and when i scratch it small circles like an insect bite would appear. There are different sizes of these insect bite like circles. I also have in the face but the skin is only reddish unlike what is on my legs. what could have happened? Is it okay to apply hydrocortisone ointment to the area on both legs and face? what ointment can i use to my face area?to my legs? please help me. I am very worried. Thanks.
Wed, 4 May 2011
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Hello,
It would be best to discontinue the use of the ointment Katialis as of now and visit a dermatologist, who can examine your skin, diagnose the problem and suggest appropriate treatment. Do not start using hydrocortisone ointment without advise. If the skin is very itchy, you may use lactocalamine lotion temporarily for a soothing effect.
Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!,
Welcome To HealthcareMagic forum,

katialis contains salicylic acid ,which has a peeling action .Because of this it has caused redness over the leg.You should stop using this cream on leg for scars.The treatment of scars depends upon what type of scars it is ...depressed scar or pigmented one.
If the scar is pigmented then you should apply tretinoin cream or hydroquinone cream.If it is depressed then you should go for lasers or fillers.
As far as face is concerned ,it might be different form what it is on leg. Kindly give a detailed description of what you have on face.

Please don't use hydrocortisone either on face or on the scar.It would be best to consult a dermatologist for proper treatment.

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Dr.chawda

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