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Question: Incredibly itchy rash on ankle


 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Jul 16, 2010 1:34 am

User avatar Hello,The possible cause of your problem is allergic contact dermatitis.Though I could not view the photo because it did not get down loaded yet gives me this impression.The cause could be an atopic tendency in the family and an external factor.This location is vulnerable for allergy from shoe materials ie chromates,dyes in socks etc.The alternative diagnosis would be a fungal infection.
The treatment would be to avoid the allergens,and external application of hydrocortisone.If the skin is thick more poweful prescription steroid applications may be required.Fungal infections would respond to cltimazole cremes.
Antihistaminics may be used at bedtime to relieve itching.Takecare.
Cheers!
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Sat Jul 17, 2010 11:55 am

User avatar Hello,Hope this answers your question.Best wishes.

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