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i have a red blotch rash on my leg painful to touch

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the rash is on the right shin it is painful to touch
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Cheryl K. replied 10 years ago.
This can be related to an allergic reaction or a fungal or skin infection so you should first try some Benadryl and some anti-biotic ointment to see if this is related to an allergic reaction. If this is not effective then this is related to a fungal or skin infection and you should try an anti-fungal cream and also be seen by your physician for a round of a antibiotics. This could also be related to celulitis or possibly erythema nodosum so this would warrant further evaluation if the area does not respond to the antibiotic ointment or Benadryl as this could very well be related to infection if the area is painful but not inflamed and has been prone to scratching that could cause some issues with the pain level.
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