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Suggest treatment for rashes on the leg

My son has suddenly developed some kind of a rash on his left leg. It is on the front of the calf - two circular reddened areas about the size of a dime with a couple of tiny red spots nearby. Around the back of the calf are 3 small red areas now. He is not scratching the areas. There are no blisters. They don t look infected - but are red with some purple color. The small areas have increased in number by 2 today but the larger areas have not changed in size. What could this be?
Thu, 14 Apr 2016
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Hi Dear,

Welcome to HCM.

Understanding your concern. As per your query your son symptoms of rashes on the leg which is very common as dirt and moisture get trapped by your clothing and the friction that comes from sitting can cause pimple. It could be due to blockage of sebaceous glands leading to folliculitis or boils. It could be due to poor and compromised immunity of body. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to keep this area clean and dry , apply cream containing azelaic acid , apply warm compresses with soaked towel and apply vitamin C serum at night. If condition doesn't get better then consult dermatologist for proper examination . Doctor will examine physically along with blood test and sample for lab test . Doctor may prescribe immunosuppressants , antibiotics like clindamycin , anti inflammatory or anti fungal . Doctor may also prescribe benzoyl peroxide ointment .

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Get Well Soon.
Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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