Q. I have minor, whitish, scaly, and patchy rashes in my leg. Please suggest treatment.

Answered by
Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 20, 2021

Hi doctor,

I have small rashes in the front of my leg starting from above till below the knee level. Rashes are scattered and a bit scaly, dry, and not that red. It is a bit whitish, and the rash is in patches. It does not itch at all, but it has increased over the years. Please suggest some treatment



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I understand your concern. There are no attached photographs in your message. Kindly send a picture of the affected area to assess the condition and suggest the appropriate diagnosis and treatment.

Take care.

Thank you doctor,

I have attached the images. Please check and suggest a treatment plan.



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Thank you for sharing the picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It looks like lichen striatus, also known as blaschkoid dermatitis. It is commonly seen in children and has a recurrent course and presents as raised skin-colored, pink, or hypopigmented skin papules arranged in a linear distribution mainly on extremities.

The condition is usually self-limiting and seen on one side of the body, like one leg or one arm. Please confirm it in the follow-up as you did not mention it. This condition is also more common with personal or family history of recurrent rhinitis, urticaria, dust allergies, asthma, or recurrent sneezing.

I suggest you with the following treatment for three weeks:

  • Tacroz forte 0.1% cream (Tacrolimus).
  • Cetaphil cream.

Mix in the ratio of 1:1 and apply twice a day, and do a follow-up after three weeks.

Take care.

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