Analyze the skin disorder in the case you selected including lesion type, lesion distribution, color, and any ancillary findings.

Diagnosis and Management of Skin Disorders

A teenager presents with an itchy red rash on the lower legs. It started after returning from camping a week earlier. It has now spread to his upper legs, trunk, groin. He denied any fever and other symptoms.

The cause of the contact dermatitis is most likely camp-related. This is known as papular/pustular. It appears in the form of small, raised bumps that appear on the skin either in patches or clusters. It is distributed in a symmetrical manner and includes the lower legs (starting points), upper legs and trunk. It’s red, which is indicative of an allergic reaction. The patient may have touched or inhaled foreign materials during the camping trip. There are no ancillary findings such as swelling, crusting/oozing wounds etc., so this further points towards contact dermatitis being the primary diagnosis for this patient’s condition.

Atopic dermatitis, scabies infestation and contact dermatitis are all possible diagnoses. Although all three can present similar symptoms, allergic contact dermatitis is most likely to be the cause. This is due to the absence of systemic signs and family history that could indicate eczema.

This condition can be treated with anti-histamines such as Benadryl orally. Topical corticosteroids, like hydrocortisone cream, may be applied depending on the severity. Cool baths might provide immediate relief. If repeated episodes occur frequently, it is important to follow up until they disappear completely.

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