Treating A Patient With Pruritic, ‘Swollen’ Legs

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By Myron Bodman, DPM

   Management of neurodermatitis basically relies on replenishment of the local depletion of cortisol with topical corticosteroids, some form of central sedation to suppress the itch-scratch cycle and prevention of further lesion aggravation with protective dressings.

   Dr. Bodman is an Associate Professor at the Kent State University College of Podiatric Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. Dr. Bodman is in private practice in Ohio.


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