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I am an obese person, I get burning rashes between the legs due to friction when I walk more. It continues paining. Kindly suggest anasthatic cream.

I am an obese person, I get burning rashes between the legs due to friction when I walk more. It continues paining. Kindly suggest anasthatic cream.

Zinc oxide: An anesthetic cream is not the answer. You have to treat the problem. The best remedy is obviously to try to lose some weight but I'm sure you are doing this. Try to rub zinc oxide paste on the part of the thighs that are rubbing. This is a great skin lubricant that will stay on your skin and continue to help all day. When the rash is bad, try rubbing 1% Hydrocortisone cream under the zinc. ...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


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I have a burning rash on my forearms, bilateral legs and torso. I had rituxan (rituximab) 2.5 weeks ago and octagam 1 week ago rash started 4 days ago. Interaction?

I have a burning rash on my forearms, bilateral legs and torso. I had rituxan (rituximab) 2.5 weeks ago and octagam 1 week ago rash started 4 days ago. Interaction?

Other concerns: It may not be interactions but rather allergy to either one. The concern is it may not even be that but other problems such as virus infection especially due to immunosuppression. It is best to see your doctor to have it diagnosed. Allergies usually itch not hurt. ...Read more

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Burning skin on leg but no rash, what is wrong?

Burning skin on leg but no rash, what is wrong?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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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Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should I be worried?

Depends: Some conditions, the rash appears later. May be a nerve related issue? May be a muscle problem as well (e.g. Tendon injury). If the pain is severe, i'd have your regular doctor give it a check out. ...Read more

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Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Itchy burning rash on the back of my leg and upper arm, cause?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is the rash caused by Meloxicam visible? I have a strange burning feeling all over my legs? Should I be concerned?

Is the rash caused by Meloxicam visible? I have a strange burning feeling all over my legs? Should I be concerned?

Usually visible: The rash caused by Meloxicam is usually visible. A burning feeling sounds like some peripheral neuropathy If it doesn't stop after stopping meloxicam you should be examined. ...Read more

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I have a scaly like rash on my upper left leg. Its not my inner thigh. It's not itchy or burning but is alittle redish. It's been there a while?

I have a scaly like rash on my upper left leg. Its not my inner thigh. It's not itchy or burning but is alittle redish. It's been there a while?

Possibilities...: Based on your description, eczema come to mind. This can be itchy but not always. Contact dermatitis is usually itchy and it is usually an allergic reaction of some kind. Dry skin can also result in scaly-like eruptions but it likely would not be so isolated. If the patch does not resolve on its own, see your family doctor for diagnosis/treatment. Rashes are easier to diagnose if seen. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my legs up to my thigh, I got it friday after my work out, it's been 3 days now it doesn't itch just a little burning its blotchy?

I have a rash on my legs up to my thigh, I got it friday after my work out, it's been 3 days now it doesn't itch just a little burning its blotchy?

Friction: There are many things that may cause discoloration of the skin. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, poor arterial or venous circulation, allergic reactions, friction, bacterial, viral or fungal infections, insect bites, and cancer can all cause discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...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 a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

I have a rash that itchy, burning, and is painful on my left leg. I also have vericoss veins. What cause this?

Itchy rash: It will be hard to give you an answer without looking at the rash, you need to see your doctor about it for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning /weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. S

SInce the time I had lip biopsy & endoscopy (last nov), have been having nerve burning /weakness in legs. Google says it can be HIV. No fever/rash. S

Burning weakness: There are many other causes that can account for your symptoms starting with vit B12 deficiency that you suffer from that are much more likely to be at the root of your symptoms. However, if based on your sexual history there is any chance you might have gotten HIV it is highly recommended to have the test done and finding your HIV status. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Burning skin on back of legs and buttocks with no rash?

Burning skin on back of legs and buttocks with no rash?

Parenthesis: Chronic paresthesia is often a symptom of an underlying neurological disease or traumatic nerve damage. Paresthesia can be caused by disorders affecting the central nervous system, such as stroke and transient ischemic attacks (mini-strokes), multiple sclerosis, transverse myelitis, and encephalitis. A tumor or vascular lesion pressed up against the brain or spinal cord can also cause paresthesia. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation with what looks like a rash on my bottom legs a little above my ankle below my calfs please what is this? And it go

I have a burning sensation with what looks like a rash on my bottom legs a little above my ankle below my calfs please what is this? And it go

Rash: Your rash may be a skin infection (possibly fungal or bacterial) or may be a dermatitis (inflammation of the skin secondary to an irritant). Often, changing a clothing detergent or coming into contact with an irritant can cause severe itching, burning, and the appearance of a rash. Fungal infections and some bacterial infections look similar. Try topical cortisone. IF not better, see dr. ...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?

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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My six year old has sunburnlike rasg on her legs and hips. No other symptoms rash is dry and scaly itchy and burning hot to touch?

My six year old has sunburnlike rasg on her legs and hips. No other symptoms rash is dry and scaly itchy and burning hot to touch?

Could be many things: The rash could be a simple reaction to a dryer sheet or laundry detergent or it might be a strep rash. If the kid has fever its time for a visit. If not, you might think of something that came in direct contact to those surfaces that would trigger the rash. ...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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Mold exposure, cleaned it. Leg, hands, back are burning, esp with clothes, some clothes more than other, no rash. Thanks.

Mold exposure, cleaned it. Leg, hands, back are burning, esp with clothes, some clothes more than other, no rash. Thanks.

Irritant: The burning is likely from the cleansing agents you have been using to clean up the molds. Try skin moisturizer and if needed Hydrocortisone cream. Your type of reaction is not typical from mold exposure. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months pregnant and have a burning rash on back that looks similar to spider veins and blotchy purple legs, should I be concerned?

I'm 5 months pregnant and have a burning rash on back that looks similar to spider veins and blotchy purple legs, should I be concerned?

Varicose veins: You may want to discuss with your obstetrician to ensure that your bloodworm is in order. However it is most likely related to varicose veins. Wearing compression stockings (thigh high or higher) may help to improve the condition. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my right hip, I feel a burning, itching and pain. Don't think it's poison ivy, maybe shingles? Nothing on torso, just my hip & leg

I have a red rash on my right hip, I feel a burning, itching and pain. Don't think it's poison ivy, maybe shingles? Nothing on torso, just my hip & leg

Dermatology Consult: There are many potential causes for the rash you are describing. Without a thorough examination and possibly other testing, the cause cannot be determined. The best specialist to evaluate this kind of problem would be a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I am experiencing soreness or burning inside of mouth and itchy rash on my leg, I believe I may have gotten poison ivy on my leg and scratched it before noticing what it was and maybe I got it on my mouth. Anything I can do to help relieve my mouth?

I am experiencing soreness or burning inside of mouth and itchy rash on my leg, I believe I may have gotten poison ivy on my leg and scratched it before noticing what it was and maybe I got it on my mouth. Anything I can do to help relieve my mouth?

Drug reaction?: Only thing I can think of affecting both the mouth and the skin would be a drug reaction. Was there a new drug introduced within 2 weeks prior to onset? I suspect that they are unrelated since poison ivy does not cause mouth problem unless you are chewing it. For sore mouth, try switching to Biotene toothpaste. For the skin, topical hydrocortisone. See allergist if not better. ...Read more

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I have sting burning between my legs and red rash on bottom of feet palm of hands what is it?

Rash: You should see you doctor or a dermatologist to have your rash evaluated. There are a number of different possibilities and they can't be diagnosed without examination and testing history of the development of the rash as well as fungal cultures will be helpful. Treatment before adequate diagnosis may make it more difficult to diagnose. ...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