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Oh, I just had some red itchy blotches show up on my leg last night,

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I have a photograph, otherwise, they are just four red brown discolorations of the skin - not really bumps on my calf - they cam up last night and the night before One of the itchiest things I've had - I iced my leg so I could sleep

Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Dermatology
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Recent changes in my life: I moved house last week and reduced the amount of meat I eat - only twice in the last two weeks.
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Dermatologist: Dr. SH, Physician replied 2 years ago
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Please attach a picture or two on here for me to see.

Kindest regards

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I think there is something strange going on, as I had already uploaded images last night. I just tried uploading again.
Dermatologist: Dr. SH, Physician replied 2 years ago

Thank you or the additional information.

You are most likely either having prurigo or insect bites.

In either case using topical steroids like OTC hydrocortisone 1% may help. If this does not help then you will likely require stronger topical steroids which are available via prescription from your doctor.

Also, taking OTC antihistamines like Benadryl 25 to 50 mg two times a day may also help with your problem.

Most likely this should go away in a week or two at the most.

If your symptoms persist then I would recommend that you be seen for a course of stronger prescription medications.

Let me know if you have more questions.

Please rate me by clicking on one of the rating options (stars) at your end.

Kindest regards

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