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Dr. Payam Rafat Dr. Rafat
Podiatry
18 years in practice
New York College of Podiatric Medicine
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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

Dr. John Chiu
2,631 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. John Ebner Dr. Ebner
Dermatology
14 years in practice
Midwestern University Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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

Dr. Norma Jo Waxman Dr. Waxman
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
Saint Louis University School of Medicine
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Dr. Scott Keith Dr. Keith
Podiatry
40 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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Have a redness/rash on my ankle. Prescribed ointment, has made it a little better and some days it almost vanishes.....follow up with my doc is 2 weeks from now (have used ointment for almost a month) due to his busy sched. ?

Have a redness/rash on my ankle.  Prescribed ointment, has made it a little better and some days it almost vanishes.....follow up with my doc is 2 weeks from now (have used ointment for almost a month) due to his busy sched. ?

Who's in control?: Wow! Call the office and ask them for a refill of the script. If you are told to wait, then I would look for a new doctor. Better yet walk into a CVS with a nurse practitioner and ask her for a refill. ...Read more

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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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I have an angry looking red rash on both lower legs above the ankles. The rashes are not itchy, painful or hot to the touch. Is this serious?

I have an angry looking red rash on both lower legs above the ankles. The rashes are not itchy, painful or hot to the touch. Is this serious?

See a DR: Are your veins showing? Are your legs swollen with edema? Are you very heavy? Do you spend prolonged periods sitting or standing? You should be seen. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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What can cause a dry red circular rash on my leg?

What can cause a dry red circular rash on my leg?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Juchau Dr. Juchau
Family Medicine
29 years in practice
University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
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I have a red scaly odd oval shaped rash on my leg, just below the knee. This occurred after I fell on a concrete step last November which caused a hem?

I have a red scaly odd oval shaped rash on my leg, just below the knee. This occurred after I fell on a concrete step last November which caused a hem?

Rash: It is almost impossible for us here on health tap to tell what the rash is because we can't see it. Your best bet is to go to the doctor and get specific treatment for this rash. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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What would cause a red itchy rash on top of foot above toes looks like sunburn, itchy, slightly tender occurred after onset of third day of period?

What would cause a red itchy rash on top of foot above toes looks like sunburn, itchy, slightly tender occurred after onset of third day of period?

I dont think the: Period has anything to do with it. Looks like a sunburn ? Any chance it actually is one? From your description simple possibility = rash, worst case = infection. Either way see the foot doc who will know immediately when seeing it. You can try warm compresses and a topical steroid but if no improvement see the doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan Dr. Dohan
Dermatology
53 years in practice
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I have a red rash on both my ankles?

I have a red rash on both my ankles?

Need exam: A priest and a guru walk into a bar. What did the bar tender have for lunch? ...Read more

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
George Washington University Medical School
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What is - red, swollen ankle with many red blotches. Bites or rash?

What is - red, swollen ankle with many red blotches. Bites or rash?

Bites or rash: The word rash is used for a wide variety of skin disorders, and is really not a medical terminology. Bites could be called skin rashes by a lay person. It's like asking bites or botches. You would need to provide a complete history and then be examined before a doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
38 years in practice
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
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Dr. Leila Hashemi Dr. Hashemi
Internal Medicine
17 years in practice
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I have dark red rash on both inner ankles what could this be ?

I have dark red rash  on both inner ankles what could this be ?

Varicose vein?: Hi, are they new? do they hurt? Are they itchy? If you have varicose vein then those dark dots are very common, Please see your provider. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Feinstein Dr. Feinstein
Dermatology
49 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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I am 23 years old with a red crusty looking rash on the outside of my ankle that hurts where the bone is what could it be?

I am 23 years old with a red crusty looking rash on the outside of my ankle  that hurts where the bone is what could it be?

Crusted rash leg: A red crusted rash on the leg could be one of many things, including psoriasis. Psoriasis produces red platches on the skin with whiite thick scale. There is usually no discomfort, but it may be tender or it may itch. You can buy some cortisone cream 1% and rub it into the area twice a day, to see whether it makes the rash go away and stop the pain. If it does improve, go to a skin doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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How do I heal a big rash that is itchy red and scabbing all over my ankle and is spreading but hasn't healed in half a year?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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I have a weird rash on my ankle. I've had it for about four years. It's dark red and EXTREMELY itchy. Got prescribed ointment a year ago- doesn't work?

I have a weird rash on my ankle. I've had it for about four years. It's dark red and EXTREMELY itchy. Got prescribed ointment a year ago- doesn't work?

That's a long time: Not to have a diagnosis. General rule of thumb is that if you try a treatment and it doesn't work, you can try another or you might of had the wrong diagnosis. With a rash, a simple biopsy of the tissue will help arrive at the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Roschmann Dr. Roschmann
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
42 years in practice
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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly. ?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.   ?

Stasis dermatitis : Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Inwood Dr. Inwood
Podiatry
31 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Please help! I have red rash on foot/ankle. Could anyone help?

Please help! I have red rash on foot/ankle. Could anyone help?

Rash: Rashes can be caused by a wide variety of things. I would suspect tinea - or athlete's foot . Your podiatrist can help with this even if it isn't tinea. ...Read more

Dr. Cody Mead Dr. Mead
Family Medicine
8 years in practice
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot. ?

I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot.  ?

Get checked: It's hard to make many guesses with that description. Could be anything from sunburn to allergic reaction. See a doc in person or do a virtual consult so someone can visualize the area. Get better soon! ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,059 doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more