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Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Swollen Ankles (Definition)

Painless swelling of the feet and ankles is a common problem, particularly among older people. Abnormal buildup of fluid in the ankles, feet, and legs ...Read more


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High fever for two days, red spots developed on my skin mostly foot and palms, itchy but when scratch or touch, it hurt as if it is swollen.

High fever for two days, red spots developed on my skin mostly foot and palms, itchy but when scratch or touch, it hurt as if it is swollen.

Hand & foot rash: Many skin conditions can involve hands & feet. Some of them are erythema multiforme, that looks like little targets, usually triggered by a cold sore eruption but could be due to medications, a viral infection called hand, foot & mouth disease that has oval blisters surrounded by rim of red on palms, soles and in mouth. These may have fever, also eczema, psoriasis, etc. Please see dermatologist. ...Read more

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What could having a thick red rash from the neck down with swollen ankles and foot discs be a symptom of?

What could having a thick red rash from the neck down with swollen ankles and foot discs be a symptom of?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Hi I am 19 having swollen area around ankles and red spots on my left hand and ESR is 29 CRP is normal cn u please suggest what wrong and the precautions?

Hi I am 19 having swollen area around ankles and red spots on my left hand and ESR is 29 CRP is normal cn u please suggest what wrong and the precautions?

Evaulation: Joint pain with swelling and skimanifestations could be indicative of a soft tissue or autoimmune illness- these symroms require further blood testing and urine testing as well as a dermatology evaluation. ...Read more

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I have just noticed two red spots on my left leg near my calf and ankle. They have no sympton and I always wear sunscreen. What would they be?

I have just noticed two red spots on my left leg near my calf and ankle. They have no sympton and I always wear sunscreen. What would they be?

Red spots: This could be a lot of things and without you in front of us it's impossible to say. See your dermatologist for assistance. ...Read more

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My 3 month old just got two red spots on her heels one on the back of each foot right above her heels looks like it would from someone with shoes that are too small but she doesn't wear shoes they don't seem to bother her at all they have been there for a

My 3 month old just got two red spots on her heels one on the back of each foot right above her heels looks like it would from someone with shoes that are too small but she doesn't wear shoes they don't seem to bother her at all they have been there for a

There could be many: Reasons those red dots are there. I.E. A bite, a scratch, an abrasion etc. Babies do kick their feet around. It may also be none of the above the hard thing is that we can't see the red spots as you do. For this reason I would recommend you take your baby to the doctor - her pediatrician, a dermatologist or podiatrist should be able to help. ...Read more

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My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh. My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh. My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

They gotta sleep.: Without actually seeing these itchy red "spots", one cannot be certain. And understand that I am speculating. But you can look on the internet for pictures. Are you ready??? BEDBUG bites. Calm down. It's only an educated guess. ...Read more

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I have pulmonary hypertension. Today I noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg. They don't itch. What could they be?

I have pulmonary hypertension. Today I noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg. They don't itch. What could they be?

Depends on cause.: Depends on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension. The red spots could be small blood vessels that are visualized by the heart failure or inflammation of the blood vessels, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is red spots on tthe bottom of yoyr foot called that do not hurt or itch?

What is red spots on tthe bottom of yoyr foot called that do not hurt or itch?

Red Spots on Foot: While the most common cause of small red bumps on the bottom of your foot is a fungal infection known as tinea pedis, or athlete's foot. Several other diseases may present similarly. These include contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis--which is associated with asthma--bacterial infections, and psoriasis. ...Read more

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I just noticed two red spots like a mosquito bite on my left leg is that normal?

I just noticed two red spots like a mosquito bite on my left leg is that normal?

Could be normal: It is hard to thy to diagnose skin problems without being able to look at your spots. If you were in an area where there mosquitoes then you could have been bitten by mosquitoes or other insects. Be sure to have it checked if it persists. If you desire for somebody to look at it further schedule a video visit with me or have somebody there look at it. Va-allergy. Com ...Read more

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My child has 2 spots on her leg, swollen, red and white with blisters in the center?

My child has 2 spots on her leg, swollen, red and white with blisters in the center?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give your child something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?

I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?

Should consult.: Your best bet would be to consult with a doctor on this one, either locally with a Dermatologist or on HealthTap with uploaded pictures of these spots to review. Lesions like these are best evaluated by direct visualization and not description. ...Read more

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I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

I have nickel sized red spots on the back of my leg and lower back, they are dark centered with red around it. What is it?

Need more info: There are many potential answers for such spots. For example: Do they itch or burn? How long have they been present? Have you been recently bitten by insects? Any new drug or supplement introduced? If they bother you enough, you should consult your doctor to find out whether treatment is needed. ...Read more

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I have three red spots on my upper leg that are not itchy, and no bigger than a dime each. Just wondering what they could be?

Hard to say: Without looking. How long have you had them? Any other signs and symptoms? Would take pictures for documentation. Since you don't have any other signs and symptoms, would just observe for now. For all you know, it will resolve in time! Of course, if things changed, do please schedule an appointment with your physician. In meantime, monitor with pictures and date them! ...Read more

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I had protected sex with a prostitute. The next day, I have afew red spots on my arm and afew on leg. I also felt itch around my body.

I had protected sex with a prostitute. The next day, I have afew red spots on my arm and afew on leg. I also felt itch around my body.

Bad choices: Poor decisions have multiple consequences including psychological. Diseases can be transmitted multiple different ways; however your symptoms are not suggestive of sexually transmitted diseases. ...Read more

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I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes

Dermatitis: This simply means inflammation of the skin, which you certainly have. This needs to be seen and examined for a correct diagnosis. See a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
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Ankle Swelling (Definition)

Ankle swelling or edema around the ankle is fluid in the soft tissue and can have many causes such as injury, vein problems, heart ...Read more