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Severe burning and itching in lower legs. Very scared docs please help me.

Severe burning and itching in lower legs. Very scared docs please help me.

OK, ....: The best way I can help you is to tell you to see a Dr. If you can. A Physical exam and some testing will produce needed answers and reasons for your condition, that can then be treated best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I feel slight burning sensations and itching at legs, chest and head when they are exposed to sun, heat or sweat or when I'm anxious?

Why do I feel slight burning sensations and itching at legs, chest and head when they are exposed to sun, heat or sweat or when I'm anxious?

See a dr.: You may have sensitivity to heat or sunlight that is exacerbated by anxiety or stress. Try to wear a hat and sunscreen when you are outdoors and stay well-hydrated. Make sure you see a physician to get assessed for any other causes of your symptoms. You may have neuropathy to do other reasons. ...Read more

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Burning/itching sensation in legs while walking or running lately. No rash or irritation. What causes this and how can I relieve this discomfort?

Burning/itching sensation in legs while walking or running lately. No rash or irritation. What causes this and how can I relieve this discomfort?

Not enough info: One possibility could be intermittent claudication which is caused decreased blood flow to your extremities. This is something that would be require a visit to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Get a burning on my legs then a red spot comes out and itches, turn to a red inflamed small sore. What could this be and what should I do? €

Get a burning on my legs then a red spot comes out and itches, turn to a red inflamed small sore. What could this be and what should I do? €

See a Dermatologist: Best thing would be to see a dermatologist when this reaction happens. Especially when the small, inflamed red sore is most prevalent. ...Read more

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Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Periodic months-long rash on arms and legs, worse with water and exercise, red small bumps, itches and skin peels easily leaving burning red skin,?

Dermatologist: For such a persistent, extensive and uncomfortable eruption it's time to consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This may be a stubborn form of eczema that requires a skilled specialist. ...Read more

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Right thigh tingling and burning. Just the front of it. Feels like it just woke up? At night feels like it itches when laying. Leaning forward hurts!

Right thigh tingling and burning. Just the front of it. Feels like it just woke up? At night feels like it itches when laying. Leaning forward hurts!

Varies: The sensation of "tingling" as you describe it can suggest a neurological component to your condition. The is a condition known as meralgia parastetica which can cause sumilar symptoms as can an upper lumbar radiculopathy. Don't hesitate to be seen for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Home remedy for itching legs and hand?

Oatmeal bath: Here is an oatmeal bath recipe: http://herbalacademyofne. Com/2015/03/soothing-oatmeal-bath-recipe/ ...Read more

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Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Can varicose veins cause really itching legs?

Yes they can.: One of the more common symptoms of venous insufficiency and varicose veins is itching legs. Some also describe a heaviness of the legs and even restless legs at night. ...Read more

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My face is itching, burning hot and sometimes my legs as well?

My face is itching, burning hot and sometimes my legs as well?

See doctor: Is there any rash? Is there anything you are using that is new or any other new exposures you know of. ...Read more

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I have developed a rash suddenly with bumps on one leg with burning and itching?

I have developed a rash suddenly with bumps on one leg with burning and itching?

Shingles?: What you describe could be an outbreak of shingles (herpes zoster) which occurs only on one side of the body, breaks out in groups of small blisters that itch and burn. See a doctor to confirm the diagnosis and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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When when I go out to walk for exercise my legs start burning and itching and my side starts to hurt?

When when I go out to walk for exercise my legs start burning and itching and my side starts to hurt?

Exercise burning: Originally, people thought that the burn was from Lactic Acid buildup. Recently, it was thought that the soreness and burning was the result of calcium. ...Read more

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I have itching/burning after shaving my legs, no matter what razrs or shaving cream I use. What can I do to prevent this? Out of options!

I have itching/burning after shaving my legs, no matter what razrs or shaving cream I use. What can I do to prevent this? Out of options!

First try: Never shave dry, always use a high quality gel and clean fresh razor and only shave in the direction of hair growth.
You may also apply an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream after shaving.
If this does not work see your dermatologist for prescription strength options. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get sharp pain with burning followed by itching in your upper leg behind knee?

What does it mean when you get sharp pain with burning followed by itching in your upper leg behind knee?

Nerve: Difficult to tell with such little history but off the top of my head, burning and itching tend to indicate the nerves in your back or leg as the cause. Your doc may examine your back and so some range do motion and lower leg testing in exam. ...Read more

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I have a severe itching and burning sensation on my legs (no rash). What could be causing this?

I have a severe itching and burning sensation on my legs (no rash). What could be causing this?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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I have swelling on my right leg from insect bite, feels hot to the touch and is itching. I'm a diabetic. The area is also red with burning feeling.

I have swelling on my right leg from insect bite, feels hot to the touch and is itching. I'm a diabetic. The area is also red with burning feeling.

Antibiotics: I would get to the doctor as soon as you can for antibiotic treatment. The injection can progress and travel leading to more severe complications. A cold compress might help now until you can get to the doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Had a burning itching sensation outer side of left leg near knee in the bend of leg off and on now there is a bruise? Gym? Standing at work all day?

Had a burning itching sensation outer side of left leg near knee in the bend of leg off and on now there is a bruise? Gym? Standing at work all day?

Dermatitis: It could be contact dermatitis, insect bite, drug reaction---mainly if fixed and recurrent. Standing would cause more likely some swelling over your lower extremities but not itching.
consider an OTC steroid cream and some Zyrtec. ...Read more

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I woke up with three whelps on me one on my leg one on my hip and the other on my stomach. They are itching and burning. What is this? I have taken B

I woke up with three whelps on me one on my leg one on my hip and the other on my stomach. They are itching and burning. What is this? I have taken B

Hives: Urticaria, aka hives, is an outbreak of swollen, pale red bumps or plaques (wheals) on the skin that appear suddenly: due to certain allergens, or for unknown reasons. Hives usually cause itching, but may also burn or sting. What did you touch or eat recently? Consult with us to find out why you have them & be sure you do not need a blood test. ...Read more

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All over arms, legs & body, I get really annoying itching + stinging sensation. The stinging/tingling also feels like it's burning : (

All over arms, legs & body, I get really annoying itching + stinging sensation. The stinging/tingling also feels like it's burning : (

Many: This could be many things and neurologic disorder anxiety medications or an amounts of chemicals in your body like magnesium calcium glucose potassium.Really need to see a primary care doctor for specific diagnosis ...Read more

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I have red spots all over my legs and hands. It is not itching or burning. What can it be?

I have red spots all over my legs and hands. It is not itching or burning. What can it be?

Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine red spots rash to see what they might be. Sometimes rashes are related to medications, but many times they are not. For unusual rashes, a skin biopsy may be done by a dermatologist. Other causes include viral infections, allergies (usually itch), autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, etc... ...Read more

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When I run or walk I experience severe itching and burning on my legs. No rash or irritation. What is the cause of this and how can I relieve it?

When I run or walk I experience severe itching and burning on my legs. No rash or irritation. What is the cause of this and how can I relieve it?

Not enough info: One possibility could be intermittent claudication which is caused decreased blood flow to your extremities. This is something that would be require a visit to your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I not being meds?

Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why am I not being meds?

Hypothyroidism: Can cause a myriad of symptoms. Check aace. Com, synthroid (thyroxine).com or web md. I don't understand your question or know the answer. You need to ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why would a Dr not give meds?

Can Hypothyroid cause circulation probs, such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why would a Dr not give meds?

Labs?: Hypothyroidism is diagnosed with lab testing. The most common symptoms are fatigue, mild weight gain, constipation, and sensitivity or intolerance of cold temperatures (feeling cold when everyone else is comfortable). If your labs showed normal thyroid function then there is nothing to treat with thyroid medication. Have lab checked, and if normal, continue other evaluation with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?

I'm confirmed Hypothyroid. Can it cause circulation; such as red legs; burning and itching also and tight shiney skin on lower leg? Why no meds by Dr?

Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroid states can indeed feature edema of legs and skin changes. What you describe is a feature of fairly longstanding hypothyroid state. Circulation of dermis can be squeezed. And skin stretches with edema and gets shiny and reddened. Skin can crack. Treatment to normalize T4 and T3 and TSH is essential. Levothyroxine is usual, and liothyronine can be added. Skin improves slowly. ...Read more

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Having bloody discharge and mild pelvic and leg cramps between periods for 3 months now. No odor, itching or burning so far. Periods are regular shou

Having bloody discharge and mild pelvic and leg cramps between periods for 3 months now. No odor, itching or burning so far. Periods are regular shou

Question incomplete: Your question got cut off at the "shou" but, if you're asking, "Should I see a doctor? ", the answer is a strong YES. If you are sexually active, you may have contracted a pelvic infection. Regardless, loody discharge, pelvic pain & leg cramps between periods suggest that something potentially serious is amiss. Please make an appointment with your gyno without delay! ...Read more