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What is the redness on the the lower part of my legs of some elderly folks

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Can be poor veins: A common change as people get older is for the blood vessels in the legs to get weaker and often damaged. Poor vein function (varicose veins, venous i ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa Redling
34 years experience Geriatrics
Stasis: Common cause may be stasis dermatitis brought on by weak veins in the legs. Fluid builds up in legs and cause inflammation and redness. This may respo ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Exam needed: These may be petechiae which can be due to fragility of tiny blood vessels in your skin. It is not possible to be sure without examining them. See you ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Have it looked at/dr: If you have what appears to look like a bull's-eye target or anything resembling that, and it feels hot or inflamed, even if there's no pain, you shou ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Berenson Md
18 years experience Family Medicine
Dermatitis: Could be seborrhea, psoriasis, tinea or a bacterial infection (although unlikely). A photo and more of a story is most helpful when diagnosing rashes.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
37 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Could be minor...: Dermatology is all about appearance. I am guessing it is an erythematous papule ("red bumpy"), which honestly could be an insect bite, or contact derm ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Matthew Davis
13 years experience Podiatry
Depends: A lot of times with venous insufficiency you will see a venous stasis dermatitis develop. Would need to have evaluation as to why you are having this ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
13 years experience Pain Management
One or two: Dysfunctional valves in the vein causing a very small column of blood normally going back to the heart to back up and distend the vein, leading to a b ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
34 years experience Preventive Medicine
Not likely serious: It is hard to say exactly what is causing the rash, but it is not likely that it is serious or dangerous. Most rashes like this are from an irritation ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Foliculitis: Possible foliculitis ("ingrown hair"), although, any type of allergy may do that as well. Sexually transmitted diseases are less likely, except for he ... Read More
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