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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. 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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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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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

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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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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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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?

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. 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