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Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.

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Dr. Donald Colantino answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Exam needed: A physician or dermatologist would have to examine the rash in order to diagnose it and treat you. In the meantime apply a cortisone type ointment to see if it clears.

Answered 8/26/2017

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Dr. Richard Zimon answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Location: suggests a contact allergy (contact dermatitis) such as POISON IVY ... Hope this is helpful Dr Z

Answered 8/27/2017

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Dr. John Chiu answered

Specializes in Allergy and Immunology

?: Any itchy skin rash can be caused by many things but I suspect that a single itchy lesion on the calf is more likely from a bug bite. Try topical hydrocortisone on it to see if it helps. If not getting better after a week , see doctor.

Answered 8/27/2017

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Dr. Sue Ferranti answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Needs to be seen...: A rash would need to be seen by a physician for an opinion about possible cause. You could request a consult on HealthTap and show the physician via video or send a pic via text. Or, go to your family doc for evaluation and treatment. Good luck!!

Answered 8/27/2017

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