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reddish purple blotches on ankles and feet

A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
38 years experience Dermatology
Eczema: This sounds like eczema. It could also be psoriasis but psoriasis does not always itch.
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Without seeing: Difficult to assess....See a dermatologist.
Dr. Richard Greenwald
41 years experience Podiatry
Itchy feet: Agree with doc suggesting eczema, and possible psoriasis. Tinea pedis can occur on the dorsal foot, however the most common areas to be affected are ... Read More

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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sounds like: what you are describing could be petechiae or ecchymoses. This could be cause by drug/chemical exposure, insect bite, injury, or undiagnosed bleeding ... Read More
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Need evalution: Non blanching purple spots sound like purpura which can be related to inflammation of the blood vessels (vascultitis) or a problem with platelets and ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
Vascular related: The coloration in your feet and ankles can many times be related to bloodflow. In particular, if you keep your feet down, gravity tends to keep the b ... Read More
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Get checked.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is n ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Moeller
37 years experience Dermatology
Purple spots: Most likely purpura or mild bleeding under skin from the sprain. Should go away with cold compresses, elevation and time.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Wishnie
33 years experience Podiatry
Possibly Venous insufficiency : They give me many reasons why no one your age and what it looks like it's hard to tell, but the first thing that comes to my mind to something called ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Keith
43 years experience Podiatry
Specific picture.: Somethings just can't be evaluated without actually seeing the issue at hand. I fear that this is one of them. Randomly occurring skin discolorations ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Could be: Insect bites or allergic reaction as a result of exposure to something like walking in grass or beach. Hard to tell without seeing and based on inform ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Twila Fickel
32 years experience Podiatry
Reduce salt intake: Salt retention can make ankles swell especially in hot weather. You should also get a check up and make sure your heart and kidneys are working proper ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ayisha Gani
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Photosensitivity: What is said here seems like you have photosensitivity, as the symptoms prolonging you might want to make sure you do not have any underlying conditon ... Read More

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