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Patch of red, dry, flaky skin on hips. Ankle, lower leg swollen. What could this be?

patch of dry skin which is the shape and size of a nickel I have one patch of dry skin near pantie line which is the shape and size of a nickel on my butt. It s red with white flaky skin. it doesn t itch but i ve noticed it for two weeks now and it hasn t changed in appearance. my ankle and lower leg are swollen and remains that way.
Tue, 20 Nov 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Hi there,
Regarding your first question,it could be Allergic or Irritant contact dermatitis and you need to see a doctor to have a live look and proceed further,but for now on you can apply white petroleum jelly on the patches.
Secondly i am not sure that is the swelling in one or both the legs?
It need a detailed history and discussion to clear things up and unfortunately its not a question answer session so you have to see your GP. I canot comment further cos of a very brief history i am afraid.
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