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Friday, May 02, 2008 Lena, Community Member, asks

Q: What can I do about a red spot on my ankle that is getting bigger?

I have a red patch by my ankle, and it's getting bigger. It started realy small; now it's going to the other ankle in the same spot. It's small, but it's getting bigger. The doctor said I had a nickel reaction, but I told them it wasn't it. They prescribed hydrocortisone cream, and its not working.

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Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide
5/ 4/08 7:59pm

Why do you think it might be a different diagnosis that what your doctor indicated?  If you're not happy with your doctor's diagnosis, you might try seeing a dermatologist.  They specialize in treating conditions that affect the skin and are usually very good at identifying unusual spots, rashes, etc.

 

Karen

 

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