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What can I do to stop the spreading pimples on my legs?

I have a rash that I thought was poison ivy (or allergy to some plant that I weeded), I was put on prednisone and as soon as I got to taking 1 tablet for 3 days, it came back. It s pustule. It is on my inner leg, mid way down and to the knee. But it seems to spreading to my other leg. help!
Thu, 18 Jul 2019
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Hi,

As per your query you have symptoms of spreading pimples on legs which occurs due to hair follicle infection and when pores of sebaceous gland filled with sebum, dead skin and bacteria get infected.

I would suggest you start with the application of aloe vera gel and apply azelaic acid containing cream twice a day as this is safe and natural extract of cereals. You should apply topical antibacterial cream. Apply aloe vera gel to keep moist. I would suggest you consult dermatologist once and get it examined. You should go for antibiotics (clindamycin), a corticosteroid ointment, and hydroquinone. Do not scratch pimples as they will get infected. Avoid exposure to sunlight and keep areas clean and dry.

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

Regards,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari, Dentist
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