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Persistent reddish brown, scaly, extremely itchy rash on shin with swollen and stretchy skin, used lotramin. Effective solution?

I have had a reddish brown, scaley, extremely itchy rash on my shin for almost 4 months. It is located just below a scar from a previous car accident. The skin tends to swell and stretch in that area from edema making the itching worse. I ve tried lotramin for 4 months and it s still not gone.
Asked On : Wed, 14 Mar 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

You seem to have developed an allergic skin disease.
You should avoid applying any kind of skin irritants like dettol, spirit over it.

You might need to apply a topical steroid cream over the affected area twice a day for few days.
Take some oral antihistamines along.
See a nearby dermatologist if the condition tends to persist despite this therapy.
You might need a course of oral steroids.

Hope it helps,

Dr Geetika Paul.
Answered: Tue, 19 Nov 2013
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