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please can you advise i have an itchy rash on the back of

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please can you advise
i have an itchy rash on the back of my knees and on the inside on the elbow part of arm
many thanks
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  dermdoc19 replied 3 years ago.

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This is quite typical for a condition called atopic dermatitis. The most effective over the counter product for this problem would be Hydrocortisone 1% ointment. Apply this twice a day. I would also recommend keeping the area moisturized with Aveeno Eczema cream. Some authorities feel that taking Flax Seed oil by mouth helps, take 1000 mg. twice a day. This would be found in the vitamin area of your pharmacy.


I would be happy to answer further questions.