A 84-year-old male asked:
Red itchey spots on lower legs?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Christopher Scott answered
17 years experience in Dermatology
Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily.
Answered on Dec 1, 2019
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