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Causes Of Purple Spots On Lower Legs
Some possibilities..: Rashes are difficult to describe in words. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can examine a red spots rash to see what it 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 and autoimmune reactions, chemical irritants, bug bites, etc... ...Read more
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What causes purple redish blotches on lower legs with white fungus outline around purple redish blotches?
Need info: A picture would help a great deal in figuring this one out. ...Read more
Reddish brown freckle like spots on lower legs/ankles. Started out small and has spread over time. What could this be?
Rash: A history needs to be obtained and this needs to be examined to work toward an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, I recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more
Dark spots on lower legs, brown pores, sometimes red. Even when I wax they are very visible. The skin is smooth, no bumps. What could it be? Thanks :)
Many possibilities: There are many things that may cause a discoloration of the skin. Cause may be genetic or environmental. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, sun exposure, insect bites, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause a discoloration of the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Rash: Usually certain types rash can be bleeding disorder see primary care physician for evaluation ...Read more
I get two purple spots on my lower left leg after competitive sports, which I haven't done for 3 years now. Been happening for 2 months. Any ideas?
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy to find out what this is on your legs. ...Read more
I shaved my lower legs with a dull razor and immediately had red pinpoint spots in clusters - petechaie? Taking weeks to fade.
Give it time: Small hemorrhages in the skin will fade with time. Let it heal by itself, intervention can only make it worse. ...Read more
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 onset of white round spots on my face, lower legs and upper back. Meds given seems not to working. Had two biopsy done. Post hypopigmentation help.
What cause itching on both legs & turns purple/brown dime size spots in 19 yrDermatology thinks it's allergy? It comes & goes, new spots. Over a month
Hard to tell: Without pictures its impossible to be close to accurate. Please post pictures or get examined. Good luck ...Read more
I have a rash on both lower legs, no itching, no pain, slightly raised. Red spots, noticed on 9/04/2014, starting peeling about a week after that.
There are many:
first your age, second recent history of fever, illness, any history of contact with allergens, and of course see what the rash actually looks like. My suggestion is that if your rash does not clear in 2 weeks I would see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. There are many things you may have but most likely if rash resolves it is related to virus or contact. Hope that helps ...Read more
I have varicose veins it runs in the family and I notice I been getting bruises of blueish purple spots on both of my legs what would cause that.
Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.
I tore my ACL and meniscus 1-1 1/2 years ago then my legs/ ankles swell up almost every morning and my hairs has got thin, I have red spots on the top of my head, a large rash (looks like sun spots/large freckles) on both of my lower legs from knee to shin
I have a dry itchy rash on my arms, chest, lower legs and upper back. It looks like small, red spots. I had severe tonsillitis which cleared up just over a week ago, and was given ciprofloxacin (not sure whether it helped). Any idea what could be causi
Scarlet fever: The rash can appear before illness or up to 7 days later. The rash can last for up to 2 to 3 weeks before it fully goes away. ...Read more
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