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Doctor insights on: All Over Body Itching Lower Legs And Ankles Swelling

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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Stasis dermatitis: Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

Infected?: If it is red and hot it may be infected. If you think that is possible then see a doctor as soon as you can. Infections can become more serious if left untreated. If it is not red and hot try some cool compresses and hydrocortisone cream to try do decrease the itching until it resolves. ...Read more

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I have hard, red, hot lumps on lower legs. Left is worse. Doesn't itch. Leg pain & swelling. Tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone & others. Five days now.?

I have hard, red, hot lumps on lower legs. Left is worse. Doesn't itch. Leg pain & swelling. Tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone & others. Five days now.?

Need to be seen: Doesn't seem to be allergies, ? Infection rather, kindly get seen by your doctor for full history and physical exam, you may Rx medicines, good luck ...Read more

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Husband has rash on butt and lower stomach, severe itching sleepless nights, swelling in lower legs?

Husband has rash on butt and lower stomach, severe itching sleepless nights, swelling in lower legs?

See U physician: With many symptoms like this, u do need to take him to see his pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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63 y/o w/f : what is causing swelling, pain and itching in lower legs. L4 with a bone spur and s1 is degenerating with nerve damage in legs.?

63 y/o w/f : what is causing swelling, pain and itching in lower legs. L4 with a bone spur and s1 is degenerating with nerve damage in legs.?

Not sure.: Swelling is a common cause of itching and pain in the lower extremities. This needs evaluation by physician as many potential causes - some serious. Not related to bone spur or degeneration of s1. ...Read more

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For the last few months my feet and ankles and lower legs keep swelling when I sit or stand?

For the last few months my feet and ankles and lower legs keep swelling when I sit or stand?

Feet swelling: There can be lots of reasons for swelling, such as uncontrolled hypertension, arthritis, lymphedema, etc. Tingling burning pain may be specific to nerve impingement/ pathology. Hope this helped. ...Read more

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Swelling just under. Ankles both feet. Causing aching and pressure on both lower legs and feet x?

Swelling just under. Ankles both feet. Causing aching and pressure on both lower legs and feet x?

TRAUMA OR NOT?: HI! Swelling of both ankle areas simultaneously without known trauma ie: jumping off of something and landing hard on both feet can be due to a systemic problem. Possibilities include: lymphedema, arthritis which can be osteo, rheumatoid, gouty attack, other accompanying signs/symptoms, etc., pregnancy, infection, blood clot, medication, heart -liver - kidney problems. All need medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Pain, red hot and tender skin with bruising and swelling of lower legs ankles and feet?

Pain, red hot and tender skin with bruising and swelling of lower legs ankles and feet?

Cellulitis or heart: You may have cellulitis. If the swelling is hot and tender. If you have red hot and tender in both legs then you may have heart failure ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

What causes swollen ankles or redness around the lower legs?

Several things: Could be from too much salt intake.
Could be from improper working valves in the veins that allow fluic to leak backwards into the legs. ...Read more

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What causes swollen ankles with redness around the ankles and lower legs?

Vascular Disease: This is caused by poor circulation and vascular disease and should be seen by a physican for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

simple cause: First and foremost, infection is out. Does anyone else in your family have this, do you stand on your feet a lot, does it get better when your legs are elevated or worse as the day progresses? Look up the terms venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Stop the water pills, stop the antibiotics, and get into a good pair of 20-30mmhg compression stockings and wear them when you are up. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes swollen ankles and redness around the lower legs?

See details: There are several possible causes including vascular, cutaneous and musculoskeletal causes. The issue could be a localized problem or a manifestation of more systemic disease. See a doctor. ...Read more

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I have been getting a mild temperature and pain in my lower legs with swollen ankles for the past 3-4 months. I have sickness, tiredness and have no appetite. What should I do?

See below: You need see your primary for a workup. With the swollen ankles---if your legs are swollen as well and urine is frothy/soap sudsy---this could be a sign of kidney disease which can be due to a variety of causes. Please see your doctor soon. ...Read more

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


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more