Ask A Doctor - i have a red mark on my ankle n its only getting worse now its starting 2 go around my ankle n it is itchy n its hurts - DesiMD Healthcare Services

   

I am 57 woman i have diabetes - Asked by E S on 03-Sep-2014 17:27:48

Answer Count: 1    Disorder Type: Skin and subcutaneous disorders
  • Answered by Dr. on 03-Sep-2014 17:41:03

    Hi,

    You are 57y diabetic female having itching rash over ankle. This may be due to bacterial or parasitic infection. Apply antihistamine lotion like caladryl and antibacterial cream like soframycin. If you donot get relief, you need to think of parasitic infection like pediculosis or scabies. Treatment of these involves use of gamaxine based medicines which are banned in some countries. Please consult your doctor if problem persists.


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