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Leg Rash

I have had a rash, that has been on my legs for about a year now. I had just got a cat, which I know I am somewhat allergic to. I have red patches on my legs, that itch like crazy. I itch them sometimes until they bleed. I have used some over the counter stuff which suppresses it, but as soon as I stop using it, it comes back. They patches are red and unsightly, if you have any suggestions as to what it might be, please help!
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More than likely you have eczema, which probably has nothing to do with the cat.  I suggest you apply Sarna lotion (over-the-counter) whenever you feel like scratching, as often as needed.  Then make an appointment with a skin doctor.  Eczema usually doesn't have a cause, although stress can play a role.

Take care.

Dr. Rockoff
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I'm putting five bucks on eczema!  But what about folliculitis rashes on the lower legs that don't go away doc?
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