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I have a "itchy" rash above one ankle that wont go away..FYI…

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I have a "itchy"...

I have a "itchy" rash above one ankle that wont go away..FYI I do take Norvasc

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?

2 months....sometimes cortisone helps but then comes back

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No new drugs that I can identify as a cause...I did have a cut in that general area back in April and applied peroxide then...

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Dermatology
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Dermatologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Hello, this is Dr. Stan, thank you for your question. I am U.S. trained,

Board Certified and I have 30 years of patient experience and I am here to help you today.

Please attach a picture of the rash?

Has the cut fully healed?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Cut is healed, went to Dr, no infection was present at that time....rash is two inch wide and wraps around leg aprox 3 inches above ankle,
Dermatologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Without a picture, I will need to make some assumptions. You are not diabetic. This is not related to your high blood pressure or Norvasc. Since 1% Hydrocortisone has helped this sounds like you may have a fungal infection. A fungal infection will partially respond to Cortisone and then come back because the inflammation is reduced, so the itching is reduced. After stopping the cortisone, the inflammation returns along with the itching.

May I suggest you purchase over the counter Tinactin and apply this with the 1% Hydrocortisone twice daily for 10 days. This should totally allow this to heal.

Thank you for allowing me to provide assistance.

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Dermatologist: Dr Stan, Doctor replied 7 months ago

How is your rash responding to the added medication?

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