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Dry Red Spots On Legs
Could be contact: Dermatitis, an allergic reaction to something that your leg touches. Or it could be a fungus infection, such as ringworm. Tough to say without looking at it. For contact dermatitis, try Hydrocortisone cream. For fungal infection, try Clotrimazole cream. If these fail, time to see a doctor. ...Read more
I got clusters of red spots 2 months ago after bad shave on leg. Some feel raised/dry. Fading v/slowly. Blood clots norm when cut. Petechaie?
Close shave!: Two months ago, your razor blade apparently cut too deeply into the skin and cut some of the tiny capillaries underneath. When these capillaries clotted, they left behind tiny scabs. Technically, petechiae result from capillaries that rupture and bleed under the skin, so they don't form scabs. But you're close! ...Read more
I've been noticing red spots on my legs. As the week gone on amount of spots increased. They're are non itchy and dry. There are few spots on my stomach?
Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.
I have a dry itchy rash on my arms, chest, lower legs and upper back. It looks like small, red spots. I had severe tonsillitis which cleared up just over a week ago, and was given ciprofloxacin (not sure whether it helped). Any idea what could be causi
Scarlet fever: The rash can appear before illness or up to 7 days later. The rash can last for up to 2 to 3 weeks before it fully goes away. ...Read more
I have a bump on my knee that's dried out. A darker shape surrounds it and tiny red spots are appearing on it but no pain. What should I do.
Red spots on thigh. A bit raised. Not itchy and no pain. A bit dry. I'm darker skinned and not exposed to sun oftn could it be basal cell carcinoma??
Could be but: Could be many things. If you have a new skin lesion see doctor for exam ...Read more
Please clarify: Using the words "red spots' is probably using the most ambiguous possible terms to ask for help. Can you be a bit more specific or give more of your story. What has happened recently? Where and when did these appear? What do they look like? ...Read more
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read more
Small isolated red spots on legs and arms covered completely by dead skin which can be peeled off. No itch or increase in size. What is it?
Rash: With what you describe is sounds like folliculitis or inflammation/infection of the hair follicles. Do you shave these areas? With rashes, as a doctor, we must see and feel the rash to really be able to diagnose and treat. Best to see your health care provider to check this rash. Best of luck. ...Read more
Red spots on legs and those are under the skin and similar on the finger too. This happened after a viral fever. ..Do I have to worry?
No unless feel sick: Most viral rash self limiting and get better. However, sometimes rash could be an indication of serious life threatening infection, in that case patient usually feels sick. If rash persist or get worse or makes sick should seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
/18 yr old female was on 50-2mg per day since 7/10 off now been 2 wks. Has red spots on legs spots are swollen. Any ideas treated for ulcerative colitis with meds
Erythema nodosum: This sounds like erythema nodosum, which is a skin condition associated with uc. You need to start by showing this to your gastroenterologist. They may try to manage this on their own or may refer to a dermatologist. The best way to manage this is to increase or change your uc meds. However you really need to involve your docs! ...Read more
15 month developed flat red spots on legs 2 wks ago there now raised pink spots docs said chicken pox but there's no change and no signs of blistering?
Not chicken pox: Not the picture, as for the rash, one cannot judge unless seen, also are there other symptoms? If in doubt, you may want to see your child's doctor, take care ...Read more
Uncertain: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
I have red spots on my leg...they don't itch & they seem to be under my skin...what could be the reason?
Cause of red spots: It is most important to know whether these spots blanche (disappear) after you push on them, which may be viral or allergic. If they do not blanche, capillary bleeding has occurred, either from a tourniquet effect of very tight socks or hose, or from capillary fragility, and you must see your PCP to find the cause, such as a rare condition called Henoch-Schoenlein purpura. ...Read more
I waxed my legs but there was red spots after it a few days later it turned brown what's happened and will it go away??
Spots: These post inflammatory pigmented spots may gradually fade over time. There is probably nothing you can do to expedite the process. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you about this, however. ...Read more
When I'm in the sun and the sun is shining directly on my legs, my legs get red spots but it doesn't hurt, it's embarrassing?
Would try using: A high SPF sun screen. Take care. ...Read more
I have been having red spots on my skin appear lately. The biggest being on the back of my lower right leg about as big as a quarter.
See a doctor: Skin lesions can come from any number of things and some of them can be indicitive of serious medical problems. The best course of action would be to be seen and evaluated by your doctor who may be able to tell the cause by simple inspeciton. Although further tests may be warrented ...Read more
I have this weird feeling in the bottom of my left leg along with small red spots the size of pin pricks and itching. Gets better if I straighten it.
Need more info: There are many possible causes of abnormal sensations and red pin prick rash on the leg. If this is of concern I suggest that you get an evaluation. You also could take a photograph and request review during a virtual consUlt with a doctor on HealthTap. ...Read more
When I stand for awhile my legs will get blue and red spots and they will inch like crazy what can I do to stop this I had it since I was in high scho?
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