Q. What are the red itchy bumps on my ankles?

Answered by
Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 07, 2016 and last reviewed on: Jul 13, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have red itchy bumps on both legs and ankles. They keep recurring for months. I have attached the pictures for your reference. Please help.

Dr. Jyotisterna Mittal

Cosmetology Dermatology HIV/AIDS Specialist Venereology
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Hi,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have read your query in detail and viewed the attached pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and do understand your concern.

  • Let me know whether the itching occurs predominantly at night?
  • Any other family members or roommates are affected? Do you suffer from any other allergies?

Differential diagnosis:

1. Asteatotic dermatitis (dry itchy scaly skin).
2. Scabies.

Treatment plan:

1. You can take antihistamines like tablet Levocetirizine 5 mg twice daily.
2. A combination of steroid like Mometasone or Clobetasol and antibiotic like Fusidic acid to be applied over it twice daily for a week.

Preventive measures:

1. Avoid using soap over this area for a week.
2. Apply emollients like Cetaphil Dam lotion twice to thrice a day.

Regarding follow up:

Revert back after a week with the asked details to a dermatologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/dermatologist


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