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What do for acute dermatitis?

I woke up with very itcy red bloches on my legs. I thought it was eczema because I have that at times. So I put Triamcinolone topical steroid on it and it felt a little less itchy.  But the next day it started to get bigger then at the end of the day my ankles are swelling some. I iced it a couple of times and put more steroids ointment.  I am self isolating due to Corona virus and don't want to go in. I have had a similar delayed hypersensitivity in the past and am allergic to a number of topicals. Any suggestions? I posted several photos of the progression on my home page.
Thank you
mkh9
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1415174 tn?1453243103
Well I haven't heard from anyone. But after about 5-6 days the "rash" has gone way down. I must have been either allergic to something or got an abrasion from putting my skin on a bench to do a one arm row. Either way, I used topical steroid and Iced it several three times a day. Now I am down to twice a day and it is much better. Hopefully, this helps someone that has this. I have eczema and am allergic to many topicals and a few antibiotics. So I have seen this happen before. I knew it wasn't a infection as I had no pain (it was itch) , no fever,  had no cuts on it and no bite from a spider or insect.
mkh9
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I'm a male in my late 30's in California. I'm experiencing something very similar. I had the same looking rash on both legs about a month and a half ago for the first time. Thought it was some sort of bites since at around the same time I started a vegetable garden and spent a lot of time in my yard. Itchy red rashes on the bottom of my legs, swelling around the rash and ankles. I used tea tree oil to sooth the itching. About 5-6 days later most of the rash was gone. Yesterday I got the same exact rash again in the same spots. This time it was worse. Swelling on my right leg is much more noticeable than the left. By night time I had dime sized blister filled with water on one leg and a much smaller blister on the other leg. Overnight the swelling subsided, but now I'm starting to notice the swelling is coming back. I have a feeling this is something a bit more serious than a random rash, at least in my case since I've now had it happen twice.
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Well, mine hurt and didn't itch. Buy my mosquito bites itch badly and blow up like that too. Sounds more like an allergy. Maybe to a plant in your yard? Since Tea tree oil worked on it it is an anti-fungal. You may be allergic to the fungus. Do you have a fever, or red streaks?  I used steroid ointment not tea tree and that worked. I get these once in while due to allergy to mold, mosquitos etc. Since you haven't been diagnosed like I was in the past, perhaps you should do an online e visit with a dermatologist?
mkh9
p.s. I wonder if it is a insect or spider bite?
mkh9
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