Pls help me identify what is this

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i want know abt allergy which is on legs, my father has this too, severe itching happens sometimes and on scratching puss like fluid comes out they become red , its spreading and itching is ignited by socks and carpets, pls help me in identifying wat it is and how can i treat it

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    Hi.

    This looks infected. Quite like staph. Could you see a doctor for a swab to check?

    Regarding allergies, lots of things can react from allergies. You should see an allergy specialist and dermatologists. They can perform patch tests also PRick tests.

    Also, please keep a journal. write absolutely everything, where you went, what room you were in, what bed you slept in, what clothes you wore, what products you used personally or in your house or used at work etc, what you ate, who you were around (you're exposed to their products too), absolutely everything. Hopefully you'll find a correlation if it is an underlying allergy

    Lastly, did you ever use steroids or steroid creams? If so please look into TSW/RSS (topical steroid withdrawal syndrome/red skin syndrome)

    God bless

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    Only a dermatologist will be able to confirm what follows, because I am not a doctor and therefore cannot give you a guaranteed diagnosis. Please seek an appointment as soon as possible.

    I had very similar wounds for 20 years, going from my lower knee all the way to the ankle, on both legs. There was also a liquid discharge similar to puss on many occasions, and this is likely caused by Staphylococcus Aureus bacteria infecting the wounds, as mentioned by Bellla. The diagnosis was a combination of Lichen Simplex Chronicus/Lichen Planus. I was told there was no cure and that all that could be done was to manage the disease with corticosteroid based creams. They did help alleviate the itching somewhat at the beginning, later they did nothing and the disease spread.

    What helped me the most during those 20 years of suffering were regular sun exposure and bathing in salt water (ie. in the ocean).

    3 years ago, I took St. John's Wort Extract @600mg/day for 6 months and I was finally cured completely. The disease has never returned since. Science believes St. John's Wort may help combat Staph bacteria and repair damaged skin layers. There is no official proof that it can work for everyone, but it did for me. Be careful though: St. John's Wort may interact with other medication if you are taking any.

    As mentioned, please start off by getting a correct diagnosis form a dermatologist in the first place.

    Good luck!

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      Hi. You just confirmed what I believe. There are so many natural cures in nature. We have to keep researching, experimenting and talking on these forums. I am convinced there are cures for eczema, docs don't know everything.

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