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nighttime itching/burning lower legs

For the last two years have had dry itchy skin mainly in the winter but don't have much problems in the summer as I wear lighter clothing mainly skirts. But in the winter when I start to wear long trousers I get a burning/itching on my lower legs at night which keeps me awake. This doesn't trouble me during the day. I wash my legs at night with a soapless type cleanser and then apply either hydrocortisone cream or elecon.  It wakes me up when I get warm in bed and find some relief when putting my legs outside of my bed clothes in the cold. It is driving me nuts. What can I do next? I have been diagnosed  with atopic dermatitis but I only seem to have problems in the winter. Can you help?
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Too much of steroid on the skin can lead to atrophy,and then rebound itching known as tachyphylaxis.Best apply only oily calamine and cap benedryl 1 at betime for about a week.You may feel sleepy and best not to drive.Hope you will be fine.Do consult your doc.
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