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Suggest remedy for pimples on legs

My daughter has very sensitive skin. I have an older son that has similar problems with skin. Mostly legs become very dry and get bumps on them, similar to poison oak (when it breaks out) itches very much. We started using hydrocortisone cream, it seemed to get worse, changed washing powder to Tide for sensitive skin (no dyes or perfumes). Have been using Calamine lotion on it, over past two days have been spreading up legs, started on one than on the other. Told her not to shave legs may be making it worse. She is scratching because she says it itches really bad. Been giving her Benadryl at night. Can you advise?
Tue, 15 Dec 2015
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query your daughter have symptoms of pimples on leg which seems to be due to hair follicle infection leading to folliculitis. It could be due to clogging of sebaceous glands as excessive glands are there. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to keep the area clean and maintain proper hygiene and dryness. Wash properly with cold water and apply topical antibacterial cream bacitracin. Take oral antibiotics as well. Visit dermatologist once and get it examined and start treatment after proper prescription. You can go for peeling as well.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari

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Suggest remedy for pimples on legs

Hi Dear, Welcome to HCM. Understanding your concern. As per your query your daughter have symptoms of pimples on leg which seems to be due to hair follicle infection leading to folliculitis. It could be due to clogging of sebaceous glands as excessive glands are there. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to keep the area clean and maintain proper hygiene and dryness. Wash properly with cold water and apply topical antibacterial cream bacitracin. Take oral antibiotics as well. Visit dermatologist once and get it examined and start treatment after proper prescription. You can go for peeling as well. Hope your concern has been resolved. Get Well Soon. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari