My partner has developed some lesions on the legs that resemble bite marks and are very itchy. Please help.

Q. What could be the reason for the development of itchy lesions on the legs resembling bite marks?

Answered by
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 08, 2023

Hello doctor,

My partner has developed some lesions on the legs that look like bites of some kind and are very itchy. What do you think? He cannot sleep due to the itching. What can I do?

Please help.

Thank you.



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I have gone through the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The lesions are very active and appear eczematous. This would ideally require topical steroid application for resolution. You need to apply moisturizer three to four times per day and apply Momatasone ointment 0.1 % once daily at night after consulting your specialist doctor. It is preferable to avoid excess contact with soaps, and detergents, and reduce wet work as much as possible.

Thank you.

Hello doctor,

Is it not contagious? What caused this? So definitely not bites?

Thank you.



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As per the pictures attached (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it does not appear to be infectious or contagious. The eczematous lesions such as these are most probably a consequence of allergic contact dermatitis, which is something the patient is allergic to, and coming in contact could have triggered it. It is very unlikely to have so many bites for a conscious person.

Thank you.

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