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Doctor insights on: Dry Raise Growth On Skin Leg

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So I have these skin growths on my left leg. They are perfect domes, red, raised, about 5 CM wide and 3 CM tall, can psoriasis do that?

So I have these skin growths on my left leg. They are perfect domes, red, raised, about 5 CM wide and 3 CM tall, can psoriasis do that?

See details: Your description does not suggest psoriasis to me but I would urge a consultation with a dermatologist to find out the exact cause and the best treatment options. ...Read more

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Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer?

Pink spot on thigh that is very dry only itches if I touch it. When I rub over it I can feel it's a little raised. Hoping not skin cancer?

See your derm: Any new skin lesion or one that is changing should be brought to the attention of your friendly dermatologist. While skin cancers in 25 year olds are not common it does happen occasionally.

Remember to protect your skin by limiting your exposure to UV radiation and when you are out wear sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. ...Read more

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Very old slightly raised skin colored 4 mm symm circle side of knee. Dry looking skin when scratched. Defined border. No itching, etc. Wart?

Very old slightly raised skin colored 4 mm symm circle side of knee. Dry looking skin when scratched. Defined border. No itching, etc. Wart?

KNEE LESION: WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING THIS "CIRCLE" ON THE KNEE THERE IS NO WAY THAT I COULD EVEN GUESS WHAT THIS MIGHT BE.
BEST TO SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Increasing dry skin on eyelids/hands, I work long night shifts and am concerned it might be a diet deficiency. Also have red raised patch behind knee?

Increasing dry skin on eyelids/hands, I work long night shifts and am concerned it might be a diet deficiency. Also have red raised patch behind knee?

Dermatologist: Is the best doc to see, especially because of the red raised patch behind knee. In general, lubricate from the inside w/olive oil, coconut oil, fish oil, vitamin e, etc. Avoid skin lotions that contain alcohol because it is drying. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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In two places on my legs I have what appears to be scratches but instead of being red, the skin is completely black and raised? Should I be concerned?

In two places on my legs I have what appears to be scratches but instead of being red, the skin is completely black and raised? Should I be concerned?

Maybe: For any skin damage, the color of the scab will depend on whether there is pus or blood associated with the scab. Any redness or swelling requires a physician's attention. Do not take chances! ...Read more

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Inflammed rash which covers trunk, legs & arms. I have had it since beginning of april, raised skin with appears flaky & itchs?

Multiple causes: This could be a number of rashes including a drug reaction, eczema, psoriasis, tinea versicolor, pityriasis rubra pilaris, or other causes. See a dermatologist while it is active to have it evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Need diagnosis: A fungal infection comes to mind and thus a topical antifungal +/- steroid may be helpful Best is to consult your doctor since the problem has been going on for so long. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite on my lower leg. Its raised, hard, kind of looks like a burn. Skin is peeling and has itched for over a week. Dime sized?

I have a bug bite on my lower leg. Its raised, hard, kind of looks like a burn. Skin is peeling and has itched for over a week. Dime sized?

Bug bite: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is very likely that the team can take care of you but they might also need to discuss things with your primary doctor.

Hope all goes well - the doctors are excellent! ...Read more

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Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Red semi circular spot on my leg at the calf. The size of a pea and has been there for months. The skin is slightly raised and scaly. What is it?

Ring worm: It could be ring worm. Ring worm is not a worm but a fungal infection. It can be treated with a cream. I suggest seeing your primary doctor for confirmation and treatment. Here are some images for comparison.
http://insidetheclinic. Com/does-ringworm-itch/ ...Read more

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Legs turn purple with white internal blotches and red raised patches on skin when standing for even short period of time (5 min)?

Need more informatio: May be related to the fact you're standing in the blood is pooling, but with the presence of patches of red and raised there are other things we think of. We see this sometimes and people who have elevated immuno globulins call hyperglobulinemia Purpura. You need to discuss with your physician whether it's something as simple as blood pooling or the elevated globulins or something else ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sleeping with the head of the bed raised higher cause blood clots in the legs?

Help plz! Can sleeping with the head of the bed raised higher cause blood clots in the legs?

No: Risk factors for blood clots: family history of clotting disorder, hormone therapy, recent air travel or immobility of the legs for prolonged time, cancer, recent surgery, pregnancy, inflammatory bowel disease, family history of DVT, smoking, obesity ...Read more

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5 yr old son, with black oval spot on leg surrounded by raised itchy skin. He's been playing in woods lately.

See physician soon: Based upon your description, I am worried about an infection (i.e. MRSA). Please keep very close eye on the size of the oval and see your physician as soon as reasonably possible. If signs of fever, lethargy or any other concernings issues arise, go to the Emergency Room ASAP. ...Read more

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I hit my leg & hardly bruised. It was 5 months ago. I hv raised skin bump. Doctor says it is fluid & it will disolve. Sure hasn't so far.

I hit my leg & hardly bruised. It was 5 months ago. I hv raised skin bump. Doctor says it is fluid & it will disolve. Sure hasn't so far.

Could be: It could be fluid but probably the fluid blood so you may have a hematoma. Sometimes will resorb at times it may have to be drained. It could also be hardened tissue. You could have an ultrasound see if it is fluid or not. May also watch it a little longer but if it not smaller by now unlikely to get smaller after 5 months. ...Read more

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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Hi My son has a bad rash, it is red and raised. His skin feels rough and bumpy. Started on his neck then spread to his back arms are legs. He wears baltic amber beads and when my wife took it off the rash calms down but does not go away. Suggest?

Hi My son has a bad rash, it is red and raised. His skin feels rough and bumpy. Started on his neck then spread to his back arms are legs. He wears baltic amber beads and when my wife took it off the rash calms down but does not go away. Suggest?

Contact dermatitis: This can be very well related to the beads, it will take time for the rash to go away, you can use hydrocortisone cream 1% OTC, if needed, and don't re expose him to those beads, if no improvement, see his doctor, wish you all wellness ...Read more

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My skin in very itchy on the top of my legs my bum and my belly. I have no rash or raised bumps. I haven't changed diet. Washing detergent.

My skin in very itchy on the top of my legs my bum and my belly. I have no rash or raised bumps. I haven't changed diet. Washing detergent.

Doctor can evaluate: Itching usually means there is histamine being released in the skin, often as part of an allergic reaction to something. A primary care doctor or a dermatologist can check to see what might be making the skin itch. Skin dryness, or reactions to foods or medications, can cause itching. Occasionally, a person with internal problems like liver or kidney disease can also get itching. ...Read more

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Hot raised skin patches that travel from leg to arm, triamcinolone acetonide not working, I do not have insurance anymore. They get itchy, hot, help.?

Hot raised skin patches that travel from leg to arm, triamcinolone acetonide not working, I do not have insurance anymore. They get itchy, hot, help.?

Hives/Urticaria: Hives are raised, often itchy, red welts on the surface of the skin. They are usually an allergic reaction to food or medicine.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

when you have an allergic reaction to a substance, your body releases histamine and other chemicals into your bloodstream. This causes itching, swelling, and other symptoms. Antihistamines are the treatment of choice. ...Read more