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1707968 tn?1309614939

WHATS WRONG WITH MY LEGS?

Lately i swear my body has been going through something idk but maybe hormonal changes or something. I've had a sebaseous cyst on my NIPPLE that i got an anti biotic cream and its still not going away. AND now ( well its been going on for almost 2 months) MY legs are going crazy with itchh and I've been scratching them til they bleed! I know it sounds crazy but its really hard to stop and to resist. Now I hate myself for doing this to myself because I have scars all over them and I scar dark because I'm dark caramel colored. So its summer and I cant even wear shorts or skirts. I HATE THIS. I want to do everything I can do to stop it get vitamins, creams, and scar treatment but I dont have the money most of the time. And definitely not any to see a dermatologist. So I'm pretty much stuck on this by my self. I dont know what to do and I was wondering if anyone out there had this issue and if they have had it then how do i get rid of this? Is it an allergy? Its happened once when I was in highschool. I itched like crazy and got scars but then it went away after a WHOLE 2 years my scars finally faded. now I am about to be 21 and its come back. -__-... makes me sad because I was not born this way and now for the first time ever I feel ugly. especially since one of my dreams is to model.
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1701260 tn?1307136323
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi, thanks for query.

Just relax there is no need to worry.  Itching in legs commonly occurs due to some contact allergy, dryness of skin or some deficiency in your body.
Please apply some moisturizer all the time at least 2 times in a day.  Take an anti allergic tablet at least for 10 days. Wear cotton clothes, avoid tight fitting clothes. In case this does not respond you should go for blood counts and blood sugar.
Do get dishearten. Cyst on nipple will not go its own. Antibiotic can take care only of infection. It can make cyst looks smaller, but if it bothers you need to get removed by your doctor.

Wishing you good health.
563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
This itching on legs can be due to eczema, lichen simplex chronicus, venous eczema or neurodermatitis. Wash the areas several times with fresh water. Do not use any cosmetic products at the sites. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps.

For the scars, topical treatments with acids and chemical peels can be effective but can take a while for the skin to totally revert to its normal color.  Microdermabrasion can also be done, but this might require several sessions.  Skin resurfacing using lasers is also an option.  
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.






1707968 tn?1309614939
Thank you so much for both of your replies.
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've already had been moisturizing my legs with CeRave and Bio oil which are both pretty expensive. I just recently bought Oregano oil to put under my tounge and on my legs. Someone told me that if I consume it it will help with my itching. It has lessened the itch so far, but I still itch. I want to know why is is only on my legs? I don't think its an allergic reaction because I eat and do everything as I use to and nothing ever went wrong back then. This happened once when I was 14 and it stopped a year after. Then it reappeared again now when I am 20. I don't have a rash because its not raised or has bumps. Its just extreme itching that causes me to scratch til I bleed. I need a cheaper alternative for scar removal. I don't have the money for lazer removal or chemical peels as I am only a college student.  
I will look into getting an oral anti histamine or anti allergic. For the cyst, is it going to scar badly if i get it removed? Do they have to take it out and how? It sounds scary especially because its on my nipple. I dont want it to leave a crater effect on there if it gets removed.

Again thanks so much.
563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
As far as itching is concerned, Benadryl or Claritin are very effective for itching. For hyperpigmented scars, treatment involves hydroquinone, azelaic acid, corticosteroids, tretinoin cream and laser treatment. Please discuss these options with your dermatologist before using them.

Treatment of cysts includes small surgical opening into the skin and removing the sac (excision biopsy). But recurrence is quite common. Discuss it in detail with your doctor before going for cyst removal.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.


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