Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
itching legs turns into bruises
My legs itch all day. It is more of a sharp sting than an itch really. When I scratch them even if only slightly it turns into dark bruises which take so long so go away. any suggstions
Cancel
1 Answers
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
It can be due to stasis dermatitis, vascular eczema or lichen simplex chronicus. If there is bruising after scratching then that also needs evaluation. You can decrease water and soap contact, and apply emollients. Topical steroids are almost always needed to control the symptoms. You can use mild steroid cream like Dermacort and if the symptoms persist then high potency steroids and oral steroids may be needed. Also take some antihistaminic to control itching.
My sincere advice would be to consult a dermatologist to get the diagnosis confirmed. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.




Comment
Cancel
563773 tn?1374250139
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Dermatology Answerers
209987 tn?1451939065
Blank
AB
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
United Kingdom