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Suggest treatment for itchy flaky rash on shin

My husband has had a chronic rash on his lower shins for the past two years. It is itchy raised and flaky. It never quite heals despite antibiotic creams and steroid creams. He has a 30 year history of ankylosing spondylitis. We would like to know what it is. A dermatologist misdiagnosed him with follicultis
Thu, 23 May 2019
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Hi,

It may be lichen simplex chronicus most probably. Consult the expert dermatologist for the perfect diagnosis and proper treatment. I would recommend you to take intra dermal triamcinolone 10 mg injection by the dermatologist. And apply potent steroid cream twice a day. Take oral steroid in tapering dose for few weeks. Take antihistaminics daily at night. Avoid soap bath. Avoid worries and tension.

Hope this helps..

Dr.Ilyas Patel,
Dermatologist
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