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Rashes on the elbow and ankles. Dermatitis? Using triamcinolone acetonide

I saw my family doctor about 8 weeks ago because I had a mild rash on my arms above the elbow , in addition to one on both ankles. He gave me a cream to use, triamcinolone acetonide . So far, it hasn t made a lot of difference. Then, just in the last three weeks, I developed a raised, leathery red rash on my lower back and buttocks . None of this really itches other than occasionally on my legs. I normally have an itchy dry rash in the winter months when the humidity is low. I think my doctor thought this was dermatitis .
Asked On : Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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thank you for your query
it look like atopic dermatitis or eczematous dermatitis.
triamcinolone is sometimes not effective so we have to go for higher one
in severe case oral steroid also given by the doctor .
apply good moisturizer lotion over the body .
use warm water to bath and wear cotton cloths
drink more water and avoid sun exposure .
better to consult dermatologist if it not improve
i hope i answered your question
Answered: Wed, 20 Mar 2013
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