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Suggest remedy for skin rashes post knee surgery

I had a full knee replacment on Oct. 26th. About three weeks ago (?), I developed a really itchy rash on my surgery leg, just above the ankle. Since then it has spread, and keeps spreading. It now covers most of my calf. It itches like fire. I have been putting Sarna lotion and hydrocortisone cream on it, which helps for a little while. Please help. Thanks
Tue, 21 Jan 2020
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Hi,

It seems to be an eczematous rash. I would recommend you to apply potent topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet cetirizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist
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Suggest remedy for skin rashes post knee surgery

Hi, It seems to be an eczematous rash. I would recommend you to apply potent topical steroid like clobetasol propionate cream on the affected areas twice daily and take antihistaminic like tablet cetirizine 10 mg once or twice daily depending on the intensity of itching. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Asmeet Kaur Sawhney, Dermatologist