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Causes Of Itchy Lower Legs
I was prescribed for Aztor20, 2 wks ago. I have been feeling itchy &numb on my lower legs for last two days. Could this be caused by the meds?
Yes: Pruritus is found among people who take Lipitor (atorvastatin), (atorvastatin) especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. In a study of 129,976 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) from FDA 2,655 had Pruritus. ...Read more
My lower legs are extremely itchy & have been for several months. I use lotion regularly but it doesn't seem to help. Any known causes?
14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?
What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.
Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved i would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
DVT or Phlebitis: This can be a very dangerous situation. If the redness and swelling includes your calves then you need to seek immediate emergency medical care. If the rash and sores are just in the front of the lower legs this could be phlebitis. In either case you need medical attention. If you are having any shortness of breath or chest pain you need to call 911. ...Read more
My lower legs are ithy but only at night. I have no signs of a rash or anything visible. What could be causing the u controllable itchiness ?
Dry skin?: Try applying moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing and see it this helps. It may take a few days for the effect to show. It appears that the lower legs are more likely to get dry ...Read more
Red blotches have just today appeared on my lower legs - they vary in size - but quite small up to 5/6 mm, they are not raised and are not itchy. ?
Red blotches: Follow up today with doctor/urgent care and get a sed rate , ANA, CBC. blood cultures. May be autoimmune phenomenon or related to sepsis, bactermia( strep ,mycoplasma, cat scratch, histo, coccidio, meds or tumor called erythema nodosum usually seen when there is underlying disease( about 30% no clear cause). ...Read more
My lower legs get very itchy despite using lotions and creams. Seems itch is deep inside. What could be causing this?
Why are my lower legs so swollen & red & itchy for the last week or two? I keep putting them up on pillows, but it wont go away.
Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing..Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?
Sounds like Eczema: Could be eczema which can get worse over time. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Dark skin can improve over time with proper treatment. ...Read more
Dry skin?: depending on where you live and time of year, winter itch or dry skin can be a problem. Applying moisturizer several times a day may be helpful. If no improvement after a week, see your doctor for evaluation. Could also be a sign of allergy even with no rash. OTC antihistamine may help. Again if no one provement within a week, see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
I get to feel hot & then sensation of pins on my skin on the arms & lower legs & then very itchy?
I would: I would see a dermatologist for evaluation of the area. Then you can discuss treatment options. ...Read more
Red, flaky, itchy rash on both lower legs. I'm guessing it's eczma. Is there any effective home remedies?
I have patchy itchy rashes on both of my lower legs below the knee. It looks like little holes or something in the middle of the patches .?
I have an angry looking red rash on both lower legs above the ankles. The rashes are not itchy, painful or hot to the touch. Is this serious?
My lower legs are swollen and itchy. I also have some red spots where it is swollen. They sweep up more during the day and go down at night time.
I've always had eczema only on lower legs. Went to gp bec I thought it was flare-up but he said folliculitis.I'm still itchy 3 weeks later.Suggestion?
Folliculitis: Moderate cases of bacterial folliculitis may be treated by a routine of twice-daily application of a topical antibiotic, such as Clindamycin lotion or Metronidazole lotion. A five- to 30-day course of an oral antibiotic like Cephalexin (keflex), Dicloxacillin (dynapen), doxycycline, Minocycline (dynacin, minocin), tetracycline (sumycin), Ciprofloxacin (cipro), or Levofloxacin (levaquin). ...Read more
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