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Itchy, red and swollen legs and thighs. Help

Hello. I first experienced itchy legs. Then they become red and itchy. Afterwards they became red itchy and swollen and now it has spread to my thighs. This occurred right after 36 hours of not taking a bath, being tired and sweating after a full days work, 5 hours of travel, foot and leg message (lotions applied and hard massage applied), eating a lot of seafoods during that day. Pls help me figure this out. Thanks.
Asked On : Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Hey there. You seem to cover a lot in a day's work :) However, i am of the opinion your massages & /OR LOTIONS USED THEROF HAVE CAUSED the primary problem with the rash & redness & itchy legs. The seafood in all likelihood has no role to play. The rash on the thighs may have been caused due to seating, friction & secondary infection most likely fungal especially if you are on the heavier side (weight wise). Try to take a systemic antihistamine like terfenadine in a 180mg once a day dose & topical multipurpose cream containing betamethasone (steroid), miconazole (antifungal) & fusidic acid or gentamycin (antibiotic) for local appln to thighs twice a day for 2-3 days. If the problems persist inspite, please visit your friendly neighbourhood dermatologist. Cheers & Good luck. Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD, Vikram Hospital, Bangalore
Answered: Sat, 18 Aug 2012
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