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Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
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Experience:  MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology
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Rash popped up on my legs about 1 month ago, went away and

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Rash popped up on my legs about 1 month ago, went away and is now back with vengeance. Very itchy. And only from the knee down
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Customer: It only itches at night. Calms when I apply with cocnut oil
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Customer: Red, and skin is slightly raised
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Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 7 months ago.
Hello. I am Dr. Venkat Attili, Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist with over 10 years of experience in this field. I am here to assist you and will answer your questions to your complete satisfaction. Please let me know- how old are you? Male/ female? Also, can you please upload a picture at your convenience? Here are the site's instructions if you need help doing that: http://ww2.justanswer.com/help/how-do-i-send-photo-or-file-expert-0
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I am a 25 year old female never really had a skin issue, or sensitive skin
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 7 months ago.
ok. please upload a picture at your convenience....
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Photos attached
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
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Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 7 months ago.
Thanks. This looks like eczema. Have you used any new soaps/ creams recently or exposed yourself to sunlight?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
No sunlight
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I don't believe I have changed anything in my regime. I normally don't use lotions on my skin, only coconut oil to moisturize which I have done for years
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 7 months ago.
ok. Strange for eczema to only occur on the legs, without a specific trigger. It is possible that one may develop an allergy to coconut oil. Do you use it just on the legs or all over the body?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I thought it to be very strange that it's just on my legs. I use bronners eucalyptus as a body wash and coconut oil all over body and face
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
I used a new brand of razor on legs about a month ago but changed back to my normal brand when I noticed the rash, may be this could be it?
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Don't do anything in my daily routine that's only to below the knee
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 7 months ago.
ok. Well, it could be an allergy to the razor. But again unusual for allergy to last 1 month after insulting agent has not been in contact.. Anyway let us treat it first and see if it recurs.Eczema should resolve with using 1% cortisone cream 4 times a day all over the legs. In addition, keep the legs moisturised. Just in case, I would suggest using petroleum jelly instead of coconut oil. Once the eczema clears you may experiment with coconut oil later. If cortisone isn't helping, please see your doctor and get a prescription for clobetasol propionate ointment, to be applied once a day. it is a much stronger steroid and should clear it up. Hope that helps. Do keep me posted & get back if you have any further questions or feel that I have missed out anything. I will be here to provide ongoing advice as necessary. Please do not hesitate to ask.Best wishes
Customer: replied 7 months ago.
Okay thank you!
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 7 months ago.
You are most welcome :)

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