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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Itchy Swollen Lower Legs

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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?

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?

See doctor: If the problem is progressing after over a week, it is time for you to consult your doctor. The best guess I can give you is poison ivy but one needs to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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What would make both my lower legs very swollen & red & itchy?

What would make both my lower legs very swollen & red & itchy?

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

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Red rash on lower legs not itchy or swollen?

Red rash on lower legs not itchy or swollen?

See your doctor: A docto it r will need to see the rash to diagnose it a picture (seeing the rash) is worth a thousand words.! 0 people can describe the rash 10 different ways. There can be many causes of a rash on the legs so see your doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Leg swelling: Many possibilities for leg swelling. You need to see your doctor for an examination to find out why your legs are swelling and to get treatment. ...Read more

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My lower legs have a swollen, red itchy rash...and blister like bumps. They become worse as the day progresses.

My lower legs have a swollen, red itchy rash...and blister like bumps. They become worse as the day progresses.

This will require: Evaluation by your physician or a dermatologist to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.

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 more

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My lower legs have been itchy for the past month. What's wrong?

My lower legs have been itchy for the past month. What's wrong?

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

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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?

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

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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 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

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Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Red lumps: Swollen red bumps on your legs may be due to erythema nodosum which can be present a variety of illnesses like strep, TB and many other causes. See your doctor for a full medical exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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My lower legs get very itchy despite using lotions and creams. Seems itch is deep inside. What could be causing this?

My lower legs get very itchy despite using lotions and creams. Seems itch is deep inside. What could be causing this?

Dermatitis: Common this time of year is a condition called asteatotic dermatitis. Dry skin, soap or laundry fragrance and cheap lotions all make it worse. Bathe gently with less hot water and use a steroid ointment for a couple weeks and it should clear right up. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I have an itchy red rash on my lower arms and lower legs?

Eczema: Sounds like eczema. Otc cortisone cream can help. Prescription cortisone from your doctor would be better. Heavy moisture with creams, not lotions will help keep it away. ...Read more

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My skin has been itchy for over a week with no rash especially the torso and lower legs.

My skin has been itchy for over a week with no rash especially the torso and lower legs.

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

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Red, flaky, itchy rash on both lower legs. I'm guessing it's eczma. Is there any effective home remedies?

Yes and god one: Pure aloe gel from plant 3-4 times a day, wash with neem or turmeric water, apply paste of bitter gourd 3times a day, cut down on sugars and quit gluten. Vit e lubricates. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Dr prescribed vanco. 1% cream for rash - cost prohibitive. Will anything else substitute? Have had for about 4 days, beginning on lower legs. Itchy, and appears as contact dermatitis, but cannot support with anything new or different that may have trigge

See your physician: You don't describe your rash, and even then I would be hard-pressed to make any meaningful comments without a full history and actual looking at the rash. Ask your physician if it is absolutely necessary to fill the particular prescription or see a dermatologist (skin doctor). ...Read more

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I have bright red bumps on lower legs and thighs are non itchy and have dry skin around it and they are flat?

I have bright red bumps on lower legs and thighs are non itchy and have dry skin around it and they are flat?

Rash: The best thing to do is get these evaluated by your doctor. We have a hard time telling what they are without examining you. ...Read more

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My foot/lower leg is extremely itchy and swollen now that I'm itching! Especially around the ankles! I have taken telfast but the itch is so bad!?

My foot/lower leg is extremely itchy and swollen now that I'm itching! Especially around the ankles! I have taken telfast but the itch is so bad!?

Must: Find the cause of the itching! Could be many things and once correct diagnosis then should be able to treat. Might want to see dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.

Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

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Splotches only on lower legs, above sock line, below knee. Not raised or itchy. Appeared 2 weeks ago. I run outdoors often, also sit at desk for job.

Splotches only on lower legs, above sock line, below knee. Not raised or itchy. Appeared 2 weeks ago. I run outdoors often, also sit at desk for job.

Leg sploshes: Breakouts on the lower legs can be due to prolonged sitting or standing and possibly from running distances especially in hot weather. See a dermatologist if these sploshes don't resolve after avoiding the above mentioned activities as much as possible. ...Read more

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I have 4 nickel sized itchy welts on my lower legs and bottom of foot. What are they?

I have 4 nickel sized itchy welts on my lower legs and bottom of foot. What are they?

Hives: Sounds like hives but could be bug bites, bed bugs, tic bites, or a different type of nodule altogether (erythema nodosum). You really need to see a doctor. ...Read more