Question: Right leg between
ankle and knee, severe itching rash redness and swelling. Need cause
and remedy for this problem. I had the identical problem 2 months
ago. My doctor treated it with antibiotics and prescribed hydrocortisone
1% cream. This problem reoccurs at least twice a year. The itch always
lingers on. Thanks for any information you may provide for this ailment.
Answer: Dear Darold,
The symptoms you mention may be
related to eczema, an inflammation of the skin that is usually accompanied
by dryness, redness and specially itching. This condition occurs in
children and adults and although there is no clear cause for this
condition it usually affects families prone to allergies.
It is recommended to follow certain
steps in order to prevent outbreaks:
- Moisturize the skin frequently
- Reduce stress
- Do not use harsh soaps, detergents
- Analyze if outbreaks occur after eating something in particular.
If so, do not eat that specific food.
- Avoid sweating and overheating
The most common treatment for
eczema is the use of creams that offer relief against itching and
keeps the skin moisturized.