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Recurring Skin Rash on legs & Ankles: Itchy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 19, 2009
  • 02:20 AM

Need help. My father is a 70 yr old that has Hep C under control for many years. He also has a recurring painful leg rash (very itchy) that extends from ankles up to upper thighs. Onset is unpredictable but starts off by feeling a burning sensation. Looks like red circles...usually lasts for about 3 to 5 days then goes away for about a month, then recurs. He has had blood tests to rule out allergies...many docs don't know where to go from here. Any suggestions?


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  • just wanted to bump this, take care.
    riskyd 35 Replies Flag this Response
  • 1.) Eczema- These are re-occurring, itchy, red, and sometimes raised circular rashes. My son gets these. They are sometimes mistaken for ringworm. He may need a cortisone cream to relieve the itch.2.) Ringworm- A fungal infection that is easily treated with an anti-fungal(Over the counter).3.) Shingles- This is a virus. The same one that caused the chicken pox (he may of had earlier in life). There are treatments, however he needs to ask his doctor.4.) Some kind of Dermatitis- Maybe an allergic reaction to something. ie. Laundry soap, bar soap, I hope this helps. Good Luck
    Carrlexzi 36 Replies Flag this Response
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