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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Skin Care and Diseases
i have got a very itchy rash on both my legs it starts anywhere from my ankle up to my knees and goes no further i have been putting up with this for nearly 3 years i have seen a doctor and a dermotologist many times with no joy no one seems to know what this is. i have had many ointments that do clear it but it will just come back in a different place. it is very itchy and unsightly can u help
I am sorry that you have been unable to establish the cause of the rash on your lower extremities. If it is not a usual and/or common disorder, a biopsy is in order. That can be done by your board certified dermatologist. You may wish to consult a dermatologist in one of the university medical centers since they may have more experience diagnosing unusual problems. It is clear that a diagnosis must be established before appropriate therapy can be instituted.
Charles L Heaton, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati