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Hello mr. Fisher.
first of all sorry for my rnglish. I am from Chile. I have small reddish points in my skin very itchy. These appeard in my legs just below the knees. Most are small as a pinhead and larger are about half centimeter in diameter and its surface is hard and scaly. Can you give an advise please. Thanks

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Without seeing your skin it is difficult to make a diagnosis. But you could have eczema which is dry skin or folliculitis which is inflammation of hair follicles. I would try prescription Clobetasol twice a day for two weeks then rest one week and repeat again.  If this is not effective then see your dermatologist.

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