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My wife & i returned from norway week ago. She discovered a rash/injury just above her left ankle. Where can I send pictures to get opinion of cause?

My wife & i returned from norway week ago. She discovered a rash/injury just above her left ankle. Where can I send pictures to get opinion of cause?

Make an appointment: All skin lesions can best be diagnosed and treated in person. So the best option is to make an appointment to see a podiatist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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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My left ankle has been very itchy. But I don't see any rash or bug bite there. What are some possible causes of this?

My left ankle has been very itchy. But I don't see any rash or bug bite there. What are some possible causes of this?

Itch: An itchy region without a rash may be caused by a patch of dry skin, slight irritability/inflammation of superficial nerves or a low grade allergic reaction or irritation from clothing or friction. Applying a cortisone type ointment to that itchy patch. ...Read more

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What ailment causes chest pain, rash behind ankles as well as pain on the veins?

What ailment causes chest pain, rash behind ankles as well as pain on the veins?

Depends: Without seeing the rash and doing some testing it is hard to say, may be certain type of vasculitis, can be dvt, can be pericarditis, may be some autoimmune diseases, go to your doctor and get checked as soon as you can, it is very possible that it is something serious. ...Read more

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Cause of itching skin total area from the left knee to the ankle with no visable bumps or rash.?

Cause of itching skin total area from  the left knee to the ankle with no visable bumps or rash.?

One does not have: To see something to itch...For example (not implying this is what you have) if one ever works with insulation and doesn't wear proper clothing they get fiberglass on their skin - it itches intensely but one doesn't see anything....You can try showering and applying soap and water to the region and then applying an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. If no improvement see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My wife has a rash on both legs from the ankles to below the knee. It does not itch. What could be the cause and what should she do?

My wife has a rash on  both legs from the ankles to below the knee.  It does not itch.  What could be the cause and what should she do?

So many: possibilities…..could be from a lotion she uses, or if she was out gardening..also a picture is worth a thousand words….you can try an OTC cream but, why not just see a dermatologist? ...Read more

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What causes red rash on lower legs small red raised bumps, thickest at ankles, but spreading upward

What causes red rash on lower legs small red raised bumps, thickest at ankles, but spreading upward

Many possible causes: 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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What could cause swelling of feet and ankles with bright red rash to mid calf. B p is always good 128/68, no fever. Had this exact thing month agp?

What could cause swelling of feet and ankles with bright red rash to mid calf.  B p is always good 128/68, no fever.  Had this exact thing month agp?

Stasis Dermatitis: This sounds like stasis dermatitis. This is a condition that is caused by compromised venous circulation. The veins in the legs loose their sturdiness as we age, decreasing the ability of those veins to return blood back up the legs to the heart for recirculation. This causes pooling of blood in the veins of the legs, swelling feet/ankles, and skin irritation (bright red rash). Get it checked. ...Read more

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What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

What causes sunburn like rash on chest, upper arms, and thighs which is also accompanied by purple, swollen feet and ankles?

Get physical exam: Rashes and skin discolorations are the result of many diseases, medications, and conditions. You must be evaluated by medical doctor for this problem. Discuss any medications or drugs you have taken or are taking. This could be signs of serious reaction, allergic or immunologic, to bacteria, drugs, chemicals, or other infections. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A 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