Welcome to Healthcare Magic,
As per your query you have hard red painful patch on the shin.
As per the history I can get it appears to be "cellulitis" of the area. This can be due to infection by bacteria in the skin which leads to inflammation in the deeper layers. The ultimate result is severe painful area which slowly increase in size and becomes very painful.
It is advised to you to visit a dermatologist
preferably or a doctor nearby you who can prescribe yo the best kind of antibiotics. Do not take it lightly as can cause severe infection.
In between for the betterment kindly follow the below:
- Do not scratch any skin lesion or even try to touch unnecessarily. This is the most important part in your treatment.
-Apply over the counter calamine
lotion 3-4 times a day.
-You can do cold
water compresses to reduce the intensity of itching.
-Do not keep yourself standing for een short time period
Hope to have provided the helpful informations regarding your problem.
With good health wishes"
Dr Sanjay Kumar Kanodia
MD (Dermatology & STD/Venereology)