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i have rash on my ankle that itches really bad

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Could be dermatitis: If it is long standing it could be eczematous eruption or a fungal infection, if there is a skin rash. Needs to be evaluated by dermatologist.
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Ankle rash: Ankle rashes can be caused by a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions, such as infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, eczema, insect ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Rash: This must be seen and examined to be accurately diagnosed and this cannot be done over the internet. See a dermatologist.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Roschmann
45 years experience Rheumatology
Stasis dermatitis : Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Levi Lehv
Dr. Levi Lehv answered
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Leg itch: A natural question would be to ask if you came in contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. In any event, if the rash is not spreading you can try Lotri ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Without being able to examine you there is no way in which to make this diagnosis. Go and see a doctor and get this evaluated and treated appropriatel ... Read More
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: It could be eczema, athlete's foot, or something's irritating your skin. How long has this been going on? What's new?
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Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related: Try hydrocortisone cream and use only unscented soap to wash your hands. If problem persists, see your doctor or a dermatologist
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience Family Medicine
Poison ivy?: This could be poison ivy or other type of contact dermatitis. Sometimes you can get scratched by the vine or a twig or weed with poison ivy next to i ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Breiner
33 years experience Podiatry
Fungus: I would try an over the counter antifungal as sometimes I have seen redness develop with out itching. Follow the directions on the medication and if ... Read More
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