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What to do for bruise like rashes on legs, butt, and arms that d not itch or hurt?

What to do for bruise like rashes on legs, butt, and arms that d not itch or hurt?

Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds. I hope this helps. If so, please vote for me. Thanks! ...Read more

Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)

Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more


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I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.?

I have an itchy welt like rash on neck, eyes, elbows, pelvis and legs. Now developing bruise like soreness at the base of both palms.?

This is unusual: Leah, you really need to see a clinician both to get relief from the symptoms and find the cause. You can take over the counter antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching, but the soreness is strange and could mean it is something more than just an allergy. Good luck! ...Read more

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Bruise like rash on upper left thigh. Was itchy then found a 5in by 5 covered with little bruises and large ones by it. Is this serious?

Bruise like rash on upper left thigh. Was itchy then found a 5in by 5 covered with little bruises and large ones by it. Is this serious?

Bruise: It is difficult to ascertain the nature of this rash just by description obviously, but it sounds to me as if you have what is called a "purpuric" rash along with scattered petechiae. There are many causes of this type of rash, but if they are occurring spontaneously then I would seek the care of a medical provider promptly for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Kicked a door and now leg is swollen, red, painful, bruised, and now a rash has appeared what could this be???

Kicked a door and now leg is swollen, red, painful, bruised, and now a rash has appeared what could this be???

Multiple: It could be a blood clot. It could be a bruise, broken blood vessel with some bleeding under the skin. It could be "cellulitis, " infection in the skin. Itching could be allergy unrelated the kicking of the door ...Read more

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I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

I have flat, red spots on my leg. It isn't a bruise & it isn't a rash. It doesn't itch either. I don't know its there. What could it be?

Many possibilities: 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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I recently developed a rash on both of my upper legs they are very itchy. On one of my legs I also have a bruise on the rash?

I recently developed a rash on both of my upper legs they are very itchy. On one of my legs I also have a bruise on the rash?

Rash: An itchy rash in a contained area usually implies contact with something you may be allergic to. The bruise may be from scratching. Let your doctor see it and give you a diagnosis and treat the problem. All the best. ...Read more

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What can cause of intense itching on my legs that become bruised from scratching, mo sign of rash or insect bite?

Circulation: You may have circulation problems, but there are lots of diseases that can cause itching. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have itchy legs (top) regually and it leaves a love bite type rash with bruises that a painful to touch what could this be please?

I have itchy legs (top) regually and it leaves a love bite type rash with bruises that a painful to touch what could this be please?

Need more info: It's hard to make a diagnosis without visualizing the skin condition. Please either consult with your family physician or a dermatologist now to get help. ...Read more

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A circular non itchy rash on leg for 2 months. At first there was a large spontaneous bruise with it. Mystery autoimmune? Ringworm? Other?

Annulare granuloma: Consists of a series of red bumps arranged in a circular formation. The cause is unknown and may be a chronic condition for up to two years no known therapy seems to work. ...Read more

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My legs and feet are very swollen, but the rash is on the tops of my feet and back of one lower leg. The other leg feels bruised in one area but no ap?

My legs and feet are very swollen, but the rash is on the tops of my feet and back of one lower leg. The other leg feels bruised in one area but no ap?

More is needed: How long you had this for? Any pain? It might be sign of infection or skin infectionm. It mightbe a sign of poor circulation. So you need to go see your primary care doctor concerning this ...Read more

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Last week I got a Rash after scratching and unexplained bruises on legs. Then I got a pitching sharp pain in back of knee with swelling in my legs.

Last week I got a Rash after scratching and unexplained bruises on legs. Then I got a pitching sharp pain in back of knee with swelling in my legs.

SCREEN 4 CLOTTING: Screen for clotting disorder this can cause Bruising and blood clots. If you are pregnant or post partum you need to be throughly screened for clotting disorders and treated appropriately. They sometimes flare during this time. FAC V DEF /MTHFR / Protein C&S/ Homocysteine/B12/Folic acid/RPR/ANTICARDIOLIPID AB/CIRCULATING LUPUS ANTICOAGULANT/AT3. ...Read more

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My 11 year old has scattered severe bruising all over her legs, ringing in her ears, dizziness, headaches and a red bumpy rash? Chance of leukemia?

My 11 year old has scattered severe bruising all over her legs, ringing in her ears, dizziness, headaches and a red bumpy rash? Chance of leukemia?

Needs to be tested: I would have a CBC (complete blood count) performed today. The bruising makes me think about low platelets. This can happen in leukemia, but is also common in post-infectious situations like itp. Her headaches and ringing in her ears could be viral infection, or even bacterial infection. However, headaches can be seen with anemia. A simple blood test will be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more

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Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. Any ideas??

Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. Any ideas??

Yes: You have a mycoplasmal chest infection and erythema multiforme until proved otherwise. It's not a perfect fit for what you describe, but this is common and seriously enough that you need to be seen by a specialist, hopefully in derm. ...Read more

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For a year and a half, burning not itching rash on arms, bruising, now also on legs. Fatigue. Tests mostly negative. Lisinopril reaction?

For a year and a half, burning not itching rash on arms, bruising, now also on legs. Fatigue. Tests mostly negative. Lisinopril reaction?

Need more info: You are a "real trooper" to put up with this dermatological problem for so long. Lisinopril does have a history of causing adverse significant side effects. My best advice is to get a second opinion from a dermatologist. Your family physician may be able to help you in this regard. ...Read more

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I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?

I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?

Bruising could be: Side effects of blood thinners - aspirin, nsaids, fish oil, warfarin.Itchy rash could be eczema, fungal infection etc. Only your dr can make an accurate diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more