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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 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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My 6 month baby has a red blotch in the corner of her eyeball... what is this?

My 6 month baby has a red blotch in the corner of her eyeball... what is this?

Need to see...: To give a certain answer, the eye would need to be seen. You can create a prime account for your baby and have a video consult with a physician. Most likely answer is a subconjuctival hemorrhage- a broken small blood vessels in the whites of the eyes often caused by sneezing, coughing, or vomiting. Will resolve without issue. ...Read more

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What could cause a red, blotchy tongue?

What could cause a red, blotchy tongue?

Geographic tongue: It can be from chronic inflammation or genetic in origin. See an ENT doctor if symptomatic. ...Read more

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What causes blotchy purple and red hands?

What causes blotchy purple and red hands?

Raynaud's phenomenon: Raynaud's phenomenon is a vasospastic disorder causing discoloration of the fingers, toes, and occasionally other areas. Named after french physician maurice raynaud (1834–1881), the phenomenon is believed to be the result of vasospasms that decrease blood supply to the respective regions. Stress and cold are classic triggers. ...Read more

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I have an insect bite that has caused a red blotch about 2 inches by 3 inches and itches for about 5 days any ideas of what this could be?

I have an insect bite that has caused a red blotch about 2 inches by 3 inches and itches for about 5 days any ideas of what this could be?

Insect bite: Sounds like local allergic reaction to the insect bite, if the area of redness is not spreading and does not feel warmer than the surrounding normal skin then just apply over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream and take appropriate dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to stop the reaction and itching. If any tenderness or warmth then chance of secondary infection and needs to be seen by physician. ...Read more

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I have severe chronic neck pain at the base of my skull and when it hurts i have red blotch in the exact area that hurts what would cause the blotch?

See a neurologist: Sympathetically maintained pain (SMP). The pain associated with SMP can be continuous with an aching, burning quality that is sometimes accompanied by a continuing background discomfort and tissue swelling, or it can occur spontaneously. Blocking the sympathetic activity by anesthetizing the Stellate Ganglion may stop the pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Swollen inner thigh, not lymph node, with red blotch, no itch or pain, 2 inches down from a 2-day-old tattoo. What could have caused it?

Many possibilities: If it's warm to touch and the redness is spreading its possible it could be cellulitis (a skin infection). If this doesn't improve, and certainly if it worsens, you should have this examined by a physician. If it is cellulitis, you will need to have antibiotics Rx. ...Read more

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My 1year old baby boys nappy rash is worsening from a rash to a red blotch from his anus up to his testicles. What could it be and how do I treat it?

My 1year old baby boys nappy rash is worsening from a rash to a red blotch from his anus up to his testicles. What could it be and how do I treat it?

DIAPER DERMATITIS: 1. Irritant contact: due 2 skin overhydration, maceration, long contact w/urine, feces. Red, scaly w/fissure, erosions, patchy; folds spared.
#2. Candida/yeast: warm, moist occluded skin of diaper area help candida growth from stool. Red rash on perianal skin, folds, scrotum-, spreads. Rx: wash w/warm water, change diaper frequent, short period w/o it, use zinc oxide paste. See doc for candida tx. ...Read more

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What could cause a red and blotchy neck, chest and face when nervous?

What could cause a red and blotchy neck, chest and face when nervous?

Autonomic nervous sy: Anxiety, anger and fear often can cause a response from our autonomic nervous system unleashing hormones, neurotransmitters which have body responses like flushing of the skin, sweating, increased heart rate, etc. It would be desirable to see therapist who understands the mind/body connection and could use cbt to help to deal with the underlying precipitants to the nervousness. ...Read more

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Sometimes palms of my hands get red with white tiny circles or blotchy (sausage like). No other symptoms. Goes away after a little. Cause?

Sometimes palms of my hands get red with white tiny circles or blotchy (sausage like). No other symptoms. Goes away after a little. Cause?

R/O RAYNAUDS: Raynauds is vasospasm of blood vessels. It is usually symptomatic in hands and feet. It can be PRIMARY OR SECONDARY & ASSOCIATED WITH AUTOIMMUNE/COLLAGEN VASCULAR DISEASE. You need a full exam and lab TESTS. It can respond to ASPRIN/TRENTAL/CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS ...Read more

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Child age 10 has a red blotchy patch on both arms?

Child age 10 has a red blotchy patch on both arms?

Blotchy rash: Sight unseen a blotchy red rash on both arms could be erythema multiforme which may have an allergic cause. ...Read more

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My 6 month old baby has red blotchy arms. What could this be?

Rash?: If you are describing a new rash, it could be hives--an allergic reaction to a food or medicine, or to a viral infection. It can also be sunburn if just on the arms. Is it itchy or is the baby acting sick in any way? ...Read more

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Can sweat&moist cause redness between big toes of a 9M baby? He swims every week. Also, uses shoes a lot. Have you seen this on babies? Is it common?

Can sweat&moist cause redness between big toes of a 9M baby? He swims every week. Also, uses shoes a lot. Have you seen this on babies? Is it common?

It happens: Generally a kid that age should avoid shoes. Many trap moisture and can lead to the equivalent of a diaper rash, especially between the toes. Rubbery soled socks are the only things I put on kids feet at that age. Any shoes you buy for show, should breathe well while on the feet. Patent leather or plastic are the worst offenders. ...Read more

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What could cause red, blotchy spots under your breasts and on your stomach?

What could cause red, blotchy spots under your breasts and on your stomach?

Difficult to answer: "Red, blotchy spots" could mean a number of things from simple skin irritation to fungal or bacterial infection along with a number of other things. Having a doctor take a look will be your best option. ...Read more

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What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy!?

What causes skin flushing on neck cheeks and ears!!! I'm at a loss! The red spots get super hot and blotchy!?

Flushing: In most instances, flushing is genetically predetermined, which means that your are either a flusher or you are not. There is no real problem in being a flusher. In rare circumstances when it becomes intolerable, there are medications which may be used to lessen the problem but there is no cure. ...Read more

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What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy. Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

What causes a rash, red, blotchy, then solid red, on trunk, chest. Not itchy. Hot. No new products on skin or injested.

See Dr.: Unfortunately, rashes are almost impossible to diagnose over the computer. There are multiple causes of rashes, ranging from various allergies to diseases such as lymes, etc. The rash could be somehting simple or something associated with another underlying condition. See a dr. To get a clinical exam, as the majority of rashes are easy to treat once properly diagnosed. Goodluck. ...Read more

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What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

What could cause red blotchy swollen hands and feet?

Allergic reaction: This is probably caused by an allergic reaction to either food, a drug you are taking, or something you came in contact with. See your doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What causes hands to look blotchy (red and white, flushed)? Currently taking losartan and prilosec(2) daily. Tingling and numbness as well.

What causes hands to look blotchy (red and white, flushed)? Currently taking losartan and prilosec(2) daily.  Tingling and numbness as well.

Several possibilites: You may have an allergic reaction, reynaud's phenominon, polyneuritis, to name a few possibilities. You ought to be examined. ...Read more

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Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed, sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.

Can lupus cause palms of hands and feet to get real red/blushed, sometimes blotchy and sometimes they feel "prickily" when they are red/hot.

Neuropathy: It is possible. However blotchy prickly hands or feet with hot sensation are not specific findings of a particular disease. Other conditions like raynaud phenomenon or autonomic nervous system dysfunction or neuropathy can cause this presentation. Consider checking your sugar and vitamin B12 levels. Please check with your physicians for proper diagnosis and treatment. I hope you feel well soon. ...Read more

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What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

May be the tear duct: You do not mention what part of the eye. If it is close to the tear duct, sometimes in newborns and slightly older infants, a tear duct occlusion may cause local swelling to the area. ...Read more

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I get red blotchy spots on my chest and upper arms when stressed or upset. I know it is caused mainly by anxiety but is there any remedy for this?

I get red blotchy spots on my chest and upper arms when stressed or upset. I know it is caused mainly by anxiety but is there any remedy for this?

Anxiety & skin rash: Stress and anxiety can trigger or worsen skin conditions such as urticaria (hives). The key is to control your anxiety. Antidepressants can be helpful for preventing acute anxiety attacks. To control your skin rash due to anxiety, you can try cool compresses or take antihistamines. I have found doxepine, an antidepressant with a strong antihistamine effect, to be helpful in stress-induced rash. ...Read more

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Can bacterial food poisoning cause a red blotchy rash that doesn't clear up, even with benadryl (diphenhydramine). What is the rash...what do I do?

Can bacterial food poisoning cause a red blotchy rash that doesn't clear up, even with benadryl (diphenhydramine).  What is the rash...what do I do?

Other considerations: I agree that this could be related to an infection. If the rash is associated with any respiratory or swallowing difficulty this may be a severe allergic reaction. Your physician should be notified if this does not improve or is associated with other symptoms. Food poisoning tends to improve rapidly but may cause dehydration. Allergic reactions may last days or longer. ...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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Infant with bite marks in red blood cells. What can cause this?

Infant with bite marks in red blood cells. What can cause this?

G6PD deficiency: This is a classic term. The oxidized hemoglobin forms a heinz body which the spleen pits out, leaving a little bite mark. ...Read more