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A 32-year-old male asked:

I have scratches on legs from gardening that are inflamed and itchy for a week. taking antihistamine and bite cream but haven't reduced as yet.

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Dr. Gary Steven
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 30 years experience
Contact reaction : What you describe sounds like allergic contact dermatitis to plant material. The only effective treatment is steroids. Have your primary care physician evaluate the rash and prescribe something that will work for you.

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Last updated Sep 10, 2015

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