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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.

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: questions: 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

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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

I have red spots on my lower legs. What could be the cause?

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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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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Treating Dry Skin (Checklist)

Use moisturizers regularly
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Use mild soap when washing the skin
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Limit overexposure to detergents or soaps
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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.

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.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Developed red spots on legs like a rash insanely itchy and heat stops the itch what could it b was on antibiotics just stopped 4 days ago. ?

Developed red spots on legs like a rash insanely itchy and heat stops the itch what could it b was on antibiotics just stopped 4 days ago. ?

Allergic reaction : sounds like allergic reaction to antibiotic. It may go away in a few days, you may need to use some topicals and antihistamines. Definitely call or see you doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Tags (Checklist)

Do not treat them yourself
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Avoid picking at them
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Have them removed if needed by a doctor
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Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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