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My mum has a red blotchy rash all over her body, especially her legs. Some are small and some are. Big covering her elbows. What is it?

My mum has a red blotchy rash all over her body, especially her legs. Some are small and some are. Big covering her elbows. What is it?

Red blotchy rash: It could be almost anything. I would have to know how long she's had it; what medication she may be taking; how old is she; and does it itch? From your description it could be a rash from a medication she has be taking; she may have a condition called psoriasis (happens often on the elbows); and without a photo there is no way of telling. A dermatologist would be your best bet for her. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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I got a red blotch on my leg that hurts, what can it be?

I got a red blotch on my leg that hurts, what can it be?

Diagnosis uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What to do if I have blotchy red legs. What is it?

What to do if I have blotchy red legs. What is it?

Don't know.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have a baseball size, red and pink blotch on my lower leg. Not painful and does not itch. Developed overnight, also have headache and chills?

I have a baseball size, red and pink blotch on my lower leg. Not painful and does not itch. Developed overnight, also have headache and chills?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more

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Hi I have a red blotch on my lower leg not itchy but warm to touch and not inflamed I'm a 57 year old male don't smoke and have no medical problems?

Hi I have a red blotch on my lower leg not itchy but warm to touch and not inflamed I'm a 57 year old male don't smoke and have no medical problems?

Red skin--get seen: When you have a red patch of skin that is flat, warm, tender, and sometimes a bit swollen, that might be erysipelas (a bacterial infection of the upper layers of the skin) or cellulitis (an infection of the deep layers of the skin). Sometimes the patch might grow in size. It is important to get these conditions seen and treated with antibiotics. Raising the area 3-4 times a day for 30 min helps ...Read more

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Red blotch up leg. Kind of sore. Overweight and hypertensive, what could it be?

Red blotch up leg. Kind of sore. Overweight and hypertensive, what could it be?

May B serious: The 2 most urgent conditions to be considered are: a clot in the vein of your leg (thrombophlebitis) or an infection of the skin (cellulitis). The treatment is entirely different for the two and can't be done successfully without medical care. There are other less serious possibilities like a hypersensitivity rxn or rash. It's time to see your doctor! ...Read more

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I have blotchy red spots on my lower leg. What's going on?

I have blotchy red spots on my lower leg. What's going on?

Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have these red blotchy rash on my legs?

I have these red blotchy rash on my legs?

Not enough info: That's a difficult one to comment on. The list of things could be very large. More information would help. ...Read more

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My husband is 57 and has these red round bumpy blotchy things on his legs they seem to come and go but moving upward?

My husband is 57 and has these red round bumpy blotchy things on his legs they seem to come and go but moving upward?

See your doctor: Dermatologic issues are very difficult to diagnose without actually seeing (and feeling) the skin lesion. Best to see your family doctor or dermatologist to get an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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I get red blotchy skin when I'm nervous, excited or exercise. I have a reddish brown rash on my legs where I normally blotch, but it doesn't go away?

I get red blotchy skin when I'm nervous, excited or exercise. I have a reddish brown rash on my legs where I normally blotch, but it doesn't go away?

Hives?: Sounds like your getting hives (urticaria) under certain conditions. If this itches and you scratch you may cause discoloration some of which could be permanent. See a dermatologist for eval and possible allergy testing. ...Read more

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I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed. ...Read more

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I have a lower leg rash that will not go away. Does not hurt or itch. Is red and blotchy and ugly. Is only on my left lower leg.

I have a lower leg rash that will not go away. Does not hurt or itch. Is red and blotchy and ugly. Is only on my left lower leg.

Rash: Can be due to a variety of causes, vasculitis, venous problem, dermatitis. Difficult to comment on the rash without seeing it. Recommend consult with a doctor licensed in your area.

Here is some general information re possible causes of leg rash to consider. For specifics see doctor
https://www. Dermnetnz. Org/topics/rashes-affecting-the-lower-legs/ ...Read more

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My legs are always red, and have a capillary refill time of 5 or more seconds. I am 18, and it started when I was 12. They turn purple and blotchy!

My legs are always red, and have a capillary refill time of 5 or more seconds. I am 18, and it started when I was 12. They turn purple and blotchy!

Poor circulation: You may have a vascular disease (there are many) which causes poor arterial flow to you feet and hands (further points from the heart). You need to see a vascular specialist. ...Read more

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When I stand for a period of time my legs will turn purple and blotchy red why does this happen? It's embarrassing when I wear shorts anyway I can fix

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs:
the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have red itchy, pinprick, blotchy rash on my leg, what is this and treatment?

I have red itchy, pinprick, blotchy rash on my leg, what is this and treatment?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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. ...Read more

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Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

CholinergicUrticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hive which develops in response to a physical trigger, such as drastic temperatures, hot showers, sunlight, emotional distress, exercise and occassionally viral infectons. When this condition becomes chronic (recurrent, frequent), daily medications such as Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) can be used for prevention. ...Read more

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I am 5 months pregnant and my legs have been getting red & blotchy. Could this be from poor blood circulation?

I am 5 months pregnant and my legs have been getting red & blotchy. Could this be from poor blood circulation?

Increase circulation: The most common cause of this is that during pregnancy there is an increase in your blood circulation. Many times there are small vlood vessels in the skin that become more open (dilated) and cause areas of the skin to appear red. If you press on these areas you will usually see the area turn white (blanching).
There are other possible causes so you should have your OB physician evaluate this. ...Read more

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Why does my skin become hot and red randomly. Mostly my one ear, chest, cheeks? Legs? It gets red hot and blotchy out of no where

Why does my skin become hot and red randomly. Mostly my one ear, chest, cheeks? Legs? It gets red hot and blotchy out of no where

Is it itchy?: If these symptoms have been occurring for a while you may be allergic to one of your medications or have another skin condition such as cold urticaria. See if your symptoms occur around the time of taking your medication or are related to exposure to cold. Is your rash itchy and how long does it last? If it does not go away in minutes see your doctor right away so that a precise diagnosis can m ...Read more

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Had six yrs clean. Recent relapse. AreNoticed red blotchy areas that are kinda warm to the touch. Arms legs and abdomin. Not raised and not itchy?

Had six yrs clean. Recent relapse. AreNoticed red blotchy areas that are kinda warm to the touch. Arms legs and abdomin. Not raised and not itchy?

Magic Message?: It's impossible to know the cause of the warm blotches for ceertain. Possibly allergic reaction to something. More important is the need to get clean aain ASAP. Your body may be giving you this advice in a gentle way. See your Dr or urgent care for the rash. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (as directed) may give the rash the boot. Only you can do it with the other issue. Best! ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removed 2wks ago & woke up today with several red itchy blotchy patches on hands, feet, legs? I'm off all medication, any thoughts?

Had gallbladder removed 2wks ago & woke up today with several red itchy blotchy patches on hands, feet, legs? I'm off all medication, any thoughts?

Rash: Unclear. Probably not directly related to operation. Best to all your primary care provider today for an urgent appointment. Ok to see another doc, pa, or np. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have a red blotchy rash around my vaginal area particularly between each lip and my leg. It itches and sometimes burns and I've noticed one bump.

I have a red blotchy rash around my vaginal area particularly between each lip and my leg. It itches and sometimes burns and I've noticed one bump.

See doctor: If you are sexually active, what you described is consistent with herpes and may be other sexually transmitted infection. It would be prudent to see a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Went in sun, my skin immediately began turning red/blotchy on exposed parts like legs/stomach. Sensitivity due to my pale skin or allergy?

Went in sun, my skin immediately began turning red/blotchy on exposed parts like legs/stomach. Sensitivity due to my pale skin or allergy?

Pale skin: If you have a sun sensitivity, you would have blisters or burns. If you have a sun allergy, itching should be present. Does this happen without or with sunscreen? ...Read more

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I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, I've also tried a antihistamine and a cream for bites?

I have a red, blotchy itchy rash on my legs and feet. A cool bath helped but not fir long, I've also tried a antihistamine and a cream for bites?

Unsure of diagnosis.: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I am a 23 year old female. I am experiencing red feet, blotchy legs and tingly feeling when standing. I have done blood tests, Lumbar & Cervical MRIs and both turned out ok. The doctors don't know what it is. Any idea?

I am a 23 year old female. I am experiencing red feet, blotchy legs and tingly feeling when standing. I have done blood tests, Lumbar & Cervical MRIs and both turned out ok. The doctors don't know what it is. Any idea?

See below: If the doctors who examined you in-person were not able to diagnose, it is very unlikely that one of us, in this forum, will be more successful. One suggestion: If you are overweight, try to lose weight.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more