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Itchy blisters appeared on legs after sweating. Took medicine for poison ivy. Skin gets rough and discoloured. Worrisome

Hi I was standing for over 40 minutes in heels on a very warm day and the top of my feet started to sweat and little red blister bumps appeared,on top of my feet a couple of days later a itchy rash appeared and stayed for about a week. I thought I had poison ivy and treated it with ivy dry, witch hazel and soaked my feet in epsom salt and oatmeal. This gave me great itch relief. Three weeks later the rash is gone and the skin has turned rough and leather like and dark colored. It still itch occasionally, but the discoloration is not going away? It never spread from the original area on top of my feet. I do take 10 mil of norvasc for my bolood pressure.
Asked On : Fri, 13 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Dec 2013
I can understand your sufferings from mutiple problems. It may be a sign of systemic illness which needs proper evaluation and diagnosis without which it may cause future problems. For the red marks to you can apply cortisone cream and take benadryl by mouth. You should tell your doctor regarding the red marks as it may be a sign of some internal problem.
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