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Causes Of Rash Around Both Calves
Sun burn feeling rash between legs by knees localized in same spots on both sides, no itching, red.
Contact dermatitis?: Sounds like you could be having a reaction to something. The detergent you use on your clothes, a soap, or lotion, etc. Stop any new products, and go fragrance free. If you are wearing spandex or clothes with spandex, then a reaction to the spandex could be a problem, too. Over the counter hydrocortisone cream will help if this is the cause. If it does not or gets hot or painful, worse-see MD ...Read more
Swelling Leg Foot: There are many causes of swelling in the legs and feet. We must worry about your venous return or lymph drainage. Best to see a vascular specialist to see why you are having a hard time getting that fluid out of there, when it is typically the night time that we can get the fluid out as we get off our feet. Dr rich blake. ...Read more
simple cause: First and foremost, infection is out. Does anyone else in your family have this, do you stand on your feet a lot, does it get better when your legs are elevated or worse as the day progresses? Look up the terms venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Stop the water pills, stop the antibiotics, and get into a good pair of 20-30mmhg compression stockings and wear them when you are up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Could be low plts: Individuals with itp or other causes of decreased platelets can develop small red dots on the dependent portions of their legs (also known as petechiae). See your physician to determine if low platelets are the problem and why they may be low. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dark areas: From your list of medication I figure you are obese and this can happen in obese - a condition called acanthosis nigricans. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could edema cause swollen wrists as well as ankles and the top of both feet? Also, would it cause a burning feeling in the feet and around the wrists?
Get checked: Swelling and pain in such a diffuse area of the lower extremity can be caused by multitude of things such as diet, blood pressure, kidney function, circulation, nerves, injury, previous surgery...Basically many things. You need to see your primary doctor and jot down more info about when do you notice the swelling, does it every go down, when does it hurt, what is your diet, etc. Get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots of things: Severe calf pain can be due to intermittant claudication which you must address due to poor circulation. Upper thigh pain can also be due to poor circulation especially if you are a past smoker. Overexercise which causes cramping, and lack of stretching may also be a cause. Arthridities and neuromuscular disorders should also be addressed. I would see your physician for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
What are the main causes of itchies around, the pravate part of a man and later causes bumps around the panis?
Could be scabies: Sounds like you may have scabies. Usually, the itching is worse at night. It will continue to spread if it is not treated. Treatment involves overnight application of a scabicide cream like euracin--and repeat application 5-7 days later. Also, probably need to treat anyone with whom you've been in close contact. ...Read more
Various things: I would recommend seeing your doctor for this. ...Read more
Began suffering from hives, and can a new watchband cause this, even though the rashes are not on the watch arm, but the legs and trunk?
Watchband reactions: Reactions to watchbands tend to be related to the presence of nickel in the band. Nickel is a metal that some people have a reaction to (irritant contact dermatitis) when there is prolonged contact. The reaction takes place at the site of contact, and is usually a red rash sometimes with cracked skin, rather than hives. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?
What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.
Eczema: You need to use a moisturizer on her skin twice to three times a day. Moisturizer means either lotion, cream or ointment. Choose one without fragrance or added color. Itching will respond to Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on those itchy areas. Too frequent bathing or swimming will make the dry skin worse. ...Read more
I have been getting petechial rashes on my ribs and legs. I also have petechiae on my arms, scattered however. I've heard causes are bad, but I would like your opinion.
Evaluation: Petechiae can be caused by benign causes as well as serious causes. Simple things such as straining, lifting, crying etc. can result in the breakage of small capillaries resulting in Petechiae . Medications and herbal supplements can be a cause. Review the medications and supplements you at taking, if you can not find a reason seek the help of your physician. ...Read more
Past three days been extremely itchy all over body, primarily arms and legs. No rashes, etc. No new changes at all. No allergies. What can be cause?
May be hard to find: About 50 % of cases of itching without rash, one is not able to figure out the cause. Of course, the common allergens are something inhaled that the histamines in the body react to; or some new perfume or scented lotion, deodorant or something else new used on skin. Suggest taking an otc antihistamine daily, take only lukewarm showers. Will likely go away in 2-3 weeks. If not, the usual: c the doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can food allergies, including to cucumbers or berries, cause itchy rashes on neck, back, legs? (does not look like hives)
Can chronic fatigue cause abnormal gait (weak legs), low grade fevers, itchy rashes on upper chest and back, and patches of goose bumps come and go?
Chronic fatigue: Chronic fatigue can arise from many sources - not the least of which is not sleeping soundly. Have your doctor refer you for a sleep study. If that turns out OK a consult with a neurologist will evaluate your abnormal (weak) gait would be my next choice for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had strep infection that caused RHD last year.My ESR and ASO is now ok but rashes and hives still apppears on my legs, arms and hands... Pls help.
Many possibilities: Over all the most common cause would be a fungal infection of some sort. But it could be from a skin bacteria, it could be a complication of some other infectious process. You might get a guess with an internet search of 'groin rash' images, but your best bet is to see a family doctor, gynecologist, or dermatologist. ...Read more
What causes the red rash that appears on the back of my calves after a long walk? Is it something to be concerned about?
Not really: Do you mean in the back of your knees or calf? If it is on your calf, and goes away your probably fine. These with us doctors anyone who says the word "calves" gets a venous doppler because of possibility of blood clot. If you are mobile and walking a lot, blood clots are not likely. Sometimes you can get a rash from heat, fungus, some sort of exposure to an allergen. ...Read more
Oops need to see: Could be almost anything. Depends on the kind of rash (bumpy, red, tiny, irregular, weeping, itchy, etc). This time of year pityriasis rosacea (pr) is common & may start with a spot (herald patch) on the lower abdomen (or back, extremities) then radiate to other parts of the body. See your doctor for a firm diagnosis. Picture is pr. ...Read more
Too many possible : There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more
Leg itching: Don't know how long it's been going on. Did you change your soaps or laundry detergent? Are you taking any medication by mouth? Do you have any pets? Does it itch all the time? I would have to know some of these answers. Meanwhile use either dove or cetaphil washes, change your laundry detergent to all free & clear, and apply a hydrocortione cream. If no better, see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Several causes: A non-itchy rash that stays for a long while may have several different causes, ranging from mild to more serious. Without a detailed description of the lesions, i would not even try to suggest a cause. See an internist first. Don't try to treat it y ourself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rash on my legs and seems to be spreading is this caused by stress and how should I treat it?
Rash: Yes it could be caused by stress especially if the rash is hives. In general the most common rash i seen on the lower legs of women is an itchy rash from shaving. See a dermatologist for more details about your problem because likely you need prescription medications if it is from "stress". ...Read more
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