I have large and itchy red patches with a rash. What should I do?

Q. What is the treatment for large and itchy red patches with a rash?

Answered by
Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on May 07, 2023 and last reviewed on: Sep 22, 2023

Hello doctor,

There is a rash that is quite red and itchy on both lower legs. I also have many large red, itchy spots. Uncertain on what to do. Kindly help.



Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

It may be due to eczema. Please check if any allergies or dry skin are exacerbating the rashes.

  1. Avoid friction or irritation or irritants.
  2. Wear loose cotton wears.
  3. Check if dry weather or conditions is exacerbating it.
  4. Use a cleanser or moisturizing soap to clean the area.
  5. You can take antihistamines like Cetirizine to reduce itching.
  6. If your skin is dry, you can liberally apply topical moisturizing creams two to three times a day.
  7. Topical Hydrocortisone cream twice daily application may be required.

However, please consult a dermatologist, discuss with them, and start taking the medications with their consent.

I hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for the reply.

Currently, summer is in full swing at my son's place. I will send your diagnosis to him.

Much thanks.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I read your query and can understand your concern.

Calamine lotion with moisturizing cream can be tried initially. Antihistamines like Cetirizine reduce itching. Later topical steroids can be tried as suggested. If it does not subside consult your dermatologist for further examination and management.

I hope this helps.

Thank you and take care.

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