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what causes red blotches on legs

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience Dermatology
Not enough info: That's a difficult one to comment on. The list of things could be very large. More information would help.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Hives ?: Sounds like your getting hives (urticaria) under certain conditions . If this itches and you scratch you may cause discoloration some of which could b ... Read More
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Rash: Can be due to a variety of causes, vasculitis, venous problem, dermatitis. Difficult to comment on the rash without seeing it. Recommend consult wit ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devin Namaky
13 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Countless: There are countless causes for what you are describing.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Urticaria: This rash would likely need to be examined and more history obtained to be able to provide you with useful input about the diagnosis or possible trea ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: Have a doctor examine them in order to diagnose them.
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Ankle rashes can be caused by a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions, such as infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, parasite and i ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Dots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/c ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of ti ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
This could be: This could be a number of different things---without more details it is hard to comment.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hossam Amin
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Rash: Allergy or fungal infection or other causes.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Raynaud's phenomenon: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas. Named after french physician ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can't diagnose w/o: Eval. See dermatologist for accurate assessment.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience Dermatology
Angiomas: Location: angiomas may develop anywhere on the body at or near the surface of the skin.Symptoms: angiomas - are benign (non-malignant) tumors that are ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Bader
26 years experience Dermatology
More info needed: Need more information to accurately answer your question. How long do the spots last? How do they start? How do they change with time? How large ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. VIMAL Reddy
19 years experience Podiatry
Variety of causes: There could be a variety of things which could cause that. Could be the beginning of a bacterial skin infection, fungal skin infection, or a dermatit ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, an ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Seres
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Need info: A picture would help a great deal in figuring this one out.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Rosh
Dr. Adam Rosh answered
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
One of two things: Tinea corporis (ring worm) or eczema. Ring worm treated with anti-fungal and eczema treated with anti-inflammatory (hydrocortisone) - both over the c ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hossam Amin
32 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Rash: This could be secondary to allergy or fungal infection or other causes.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Goose bumps: The erector pili muscle contracts.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Voron
50 years experience Dermatology
See below: Infected hair follicles, possibly related to shaving.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Pale red lines?: Or bright red lines? Pale red lines could be stretch marks. It is impossible to say without more info. about you and the lines. How long have you ha ... Read More
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