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A 39-year-old member asked:

what can this itchy rash on my leg be?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Possible allergy: Causes of this type of localized itchy rash include contact dermatitis from clothing, creams, etc or allergic reaction to insect bites.Cortisone cream may help.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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A 33-year-old female asked:

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