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Skin Care and Diseases

Itchy rash

07/25/2005

Question:

i have got a very itchy rash on both my legs it starts anywhere from my ankle up to my knees and goes no further i have been putting up with this for nearly 3 years i have seen a doctor and a dermotologist many times with no joy no one seems to know what this is. i have had many ointments that do clear it but it will just come back in a different place. it is very itchy and unsightly can u help

Answer:

I am sorry that you have been unable to establish the cause of the rash on your lower extremities.  If it is not a usual and/or common disorder, a biopsy is in order.  That can be done by your board certified dermatologist.  You may wish to consult a dermatologist in one of the university medical centers since they may have more experience diagnosing unusual problems.  It is clear that a diagnosis must be established before appropriate therapy can be instituted.

 

Good luck!

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Response by:

Charles L Heaton, MD
Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati