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Doctor insights on: Bumpy Sun Burn With Hives On Lower Legs

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Spent today at the lake and now have an insane looking sun burn only on my lower legs... Not normal, it's blotchy and only on certain parts.

Spent today at the lake and now have an insane looking sun burn only on my lower legs... Not normal, it's blotchy and only on certain parts.

Sunburn or rash?: You don't clearly state a question, so I'm not sure what advice you are requesting. Cold compresses are helpful for the pain of a sunburn, elevation of the legs will help rellieve swelling. Did you apply sunscreen irregularly? ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Hives (Definition)

An outbreak of red bumps or wheals that appear quickly after exposure to certain allergens (foods, medications, other substances). They can vary in size, are itchy, can burn, and can last for up to ...Read more


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Large flakes of skin around lower legs & ankles for no reason, no sun burn, no flaking anywhere else. I use olivine lotion there after daily shower.

Large flakes of skin around lower legs & ankles for no reason, no sun burn, no flaking anywhere else. I use olivine lotion there after daily shower.

Dry skin: Dry skin is common. It happens more often in the winter when cold air outside and heated air inside cause low humidity. Dry skin may crack and peel, or become irritated and inflamed. Bathing too frequently, especially with harsh soaps, may contribute. You can use different types of emollients or moisturizers. They work best when they're applied to skin that is wet or damp. ...Read more

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My lower legs get very itchy at random times. When I scratch them, the skin turns very red, hives apper, and my legs can feel burning. Help?

My lower legs get very itchy at random times. When I scratch them, the skin turns very red, hives apper, and my legs can feel burning. Help?

Chronic Urticaria: Although you need to see a doctor for a valid diagnosis, it sounds as if you are suffering from chronic urticaria (hives). This may be relieved by taking a daily antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). Also be sure to use a fragrance-free and dye-free moisturizer regularly to prevent itching due to dry skin. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my stomach and legs. I'm not sure if it's Lamictal rash or from the sun burn I got on Monday?

I have a rash on my stomach and legs. I'm not sure if it's Lamictal rash or from the sun burn I got on Monday?

4 a lamictal rash, ER: If the rash is from lamictal, you're at risk for exfoliative dermatitis which is a medical emergency. If you have sunburn on the stomach and legs and you didn't get sun exposure to one or the other, lamictal is suggested as the culprit. If sunburn, it should resolve fairly quickly. If caused by lamictal it will get worse and worse; See your PCP or go to the ER for eval. ...Read more

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Both legs from just under my knee to my ankle looks red, kind of like a slight sun burn (not a sun burn). What could it be?

Both legs from just under my knee to my ankle looks red, kind of like a slight sun burn (not a sun burn). What could it be?

Usually a sign of-: -decreased vascularity, but unless there is a very strong family history, not likely @ Ur age. Best 2 get into C an internist who treats this problem or a vascular surgeon. Costly. Could start with Ur PCP & the get referrals if needed. ...Read more

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I had mi 3years ago, on holliday and got sunburnt lower legs and ankles ankles have swollen mostly my right, is this from sunburn or heart failure?

I had mi 3years ago, on holliday and got sunburnt lower legs and ankles ankles have swollen mostly my right, is this from sunburn or heart failure?

Good question: Swelling can be caused by a severe sunburn, but more likely this is due to heart related issues. I would make an appointment with my cardiologist. ...Read more

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Sun burn feeling rash between legs by knees localized in same spots on both sides, no itching, red.

Sun burn feeling rash between legs by knees localized in same spots on both sides, no itching, red.

Contact dermatitis?: Sounds like you could be having a reaction to something. The detergent you use on your clothes, a soap, or lotion, etc. Stop any new products, and go fragrance free. If you are wearing spandex or clothes with spandex, then a reaction to the spandex could be a problem, too. Over the counter hydrocortisone cream will help if this is the cause. If it does not or gets hot or painful, worse-see MD ...Read more

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I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provide all tests & names of all meds. ...Read more

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I got a sun burn about a week ago and it peeled and now has yellow in it what do I do to help it heel?

I got a sun burn about a week ago and it peeled and now has yellow in it what do I do to help it heel?

Moisturizer: Apply moisturizer to the affected skin to keep it soft and facilitate healing.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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Knee dark brown for months now. Dr says it was sun burn? =summer+driving what else is it? The whole knee dark still months later. I don't buy it.

Knee dark brown for months now. Dr says it was sun burn? =summer+driving what else is it? The whole knee dark still months later. I don't buy it.

Unsure: A tan can take a few months to fade, but the longer it stays, the longer unlikely from a sun exposure, but will not fade if repeted sun exposure. As is onlyone knee, something is causing the skin to darken-whether sun or another irritant, but seems like an outside job, not from within. ...Read more

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Pubic area and area between groin and thigh feel irritated and sun burn. Got Std tested and a pap so I don't know what to do?

Pubic area and area between groin and thigh feel irritated and sun burn. Got Std tested and a pap so I don't know what to do?

Pain: If your cultures were negative and your pap smear was negative, if could be some type of local irritation or infection. Symptomatically I would try a cool compress. Maybe some type of fungal infection to your perineum ...Read more

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I have sunburn on my legs but there are spots that didn't burn why is that?

I have sunburn on my legs but there are spots that didn't burn why is that?

Missing sunburn: One obvious explanation for the missing sunburn on other sots may that they were covered by some clothing or sunblock. If you have been on beach/ in water, depending upon the angle of UV rays falling on your body, certain part of body can be more affected than others.
It is always a good idea to remember using sunblock creams (with SPF>30 and water resistant if need) before exposure to UVsunlight. ...Read more

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My arms, back and legs burn terribly bad like a sunburn and feels extremely tight. Hurts to touch also. Please help.?

My arms, back and legs burn terribly bad like a sunburn and feels extremely tight. Hurts to touch also. Please help.?

Sunburn: Hello. I would try aloe gel and cool cloths on the burned skin. If this does not help or blistering develops, you should see a doctor. In severe sunburn cases, silvadene (silver sulfadiazine) can be prescribed which prevents infection and stops the pain. In the future, be sure to apply a sunblock (at least SPF 30) prior to sun exposure and re-apply if you are in water. ...Read more

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My legs are peeling from a sunburn and the burn has turned a deep purple. Should I go to the ER or is this part of the healing process?

My legs are peeling from a sunburn and the burn has turned a deep purple. Should I go to the ER or is this part of the healing process?

Healing Process: It is probably healing process and it is not an emergency to go to ER
if still of concern consult your family doctor and let him check you ...Read more

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Lumbar MRI normal but still have pain tingling and burning like constant sunburn in legs and back. Numbness in right leg at times. Any thoughts?

Lumbar MRI normal but still have pain tingling and burning like constant sunburn in legs and back. Numbness in right leg at times. Any thoughts?

See your surgeon: You have already had back surgery!? Already on lots of meds! How long since surgery? Back surgery is done to relieve these symptoms, but may yield disappointing results. It may take months to recover. Sometimes surgery makes back problems worse. Mri is of limited use. You need to spend some serious time with your surgeon. ...Read more

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After 10 min of sun my skin gets blisters that burn & itch & are filled :-/ my forhead-neck-hands & lower legs get then- reminds me of water blisters?

Photosensitivity: You are having a photosensitivity reaction to something either external like a photocontact dermatitis or a reaction to a photosensitive internal condition which needs to be evaluated. See your dermatilogist. ...Read more

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8 year old boy broke out in hives briefly on both lower legs. Vomited one time approximately 20 hours later. Headache, not feeling well. No fever?

8 year old boy broke out in hives briefly on both lower legs. Vomited one time approximately 20 hours later. Headache, not feeling well. No fever?

Viral: These symptoms can be caused by a viral infection. Even when there is no fever. I suspect he will recover within 10 days. If he gets much worse, be sure to get him to a doctor. If he is still vomiting, be sure to keep him well hydrated with both water and electrolytes ...Read more

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What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What can burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

? neuropathy: There are a number of possibilities if persistent you must see your md. ...Read more

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What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

What does burning and numbness in lower legs mean?

Nerve involvement: Could be involvement of the nerves at the level of the spine or out in the limb. ...Read more

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Could the quadratus lumborum cause burning/prickling pain in the upper and lower legs?

Sciatica: You are describing sciatic nerve pain or sciatica, due to compression of the nerve somewhere as it runs from the spinal cord down the leg. Spasm or contraction of the piriformis muscle deep in the buttocks, can cause sciatica. Piriformis syndrome may be causing your symptoms. See your doctor for specific exercises that can help. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sunburn (Definition)

An intense inflammatory response to excessive sun exposure that represents the body's reaction to the tissue damage resulting ...Read more