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Doctor insights on: Heat Rash On Calf Muscle

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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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If you have loose skin are you more likely to have heat rash? losing muscle gaining fat reason for heat rash?

If you have loose skin are you more likely to have heat rash? losing muscle gaining fat reason for heat rash?

Rash more likely: Skin folds trap moisture and warmth, which can lead to intertrigo. See link: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/intertrigo-symptoms-causes-treatment-risk_factors_ ...Read more

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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9.  Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning.  Today seems much worse.  The reddest I have ever seen

This : This rash could be a few different things. - impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics. - contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids. - viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection. The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have heat emanating from my right leg, between the sin and calf muscle, cause ?

I have heat emanating from my right leg, between the sin and calf muscle, cause ?

Infection/inflammed: Get it examined. You may have phlebitis or cellulitis of the leg- call now or go directly to the ER. ...Read more

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Ran last saturday & heard pop in calf.Muscle is hard.Severe pain when trying 2 move from plantarflexion to dorsiflexion. No heat or bruising. Help?

Ran last saturday & heard pop in calf.Muscle is hard.Severe pain when trying 2 move from plantarflexion to dorsiflexion. No heat or bruising. Help?

Tendon rupture: Go see your family doc who can order ultrasound to determine if achilles tendon torn/ruptured or not. Or perhaps just calf strain. S/he can then refer you to orthopedic surgeon for appropriate intervention if necessary. Out of curiosity, have you taken an antibiotic such as Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Levaquin (levofloxacin) or similar in last 6mo-1yr? Quinolone family has been linked to tendon issues. ...Read more

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I have flat, not itchy rash on my calf muscle. It started as very light dots but it grew and became more red with time what could it possibly be?

I have flat, not itchy rash on my calf muscle. It started as very light dots but it grew and became more red with time what could it possibly be?

Need a photo or exam: Most infection related rashes cause a generalized exanthem, and allergic rashes from contact or hives are itchy. Ring worm has a circular pattern and is slightly raised. An exam is essential for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I do not have a rash it is the skin pigmentation causing blotchy like darker circles on my left calf muscle? Is this circulation ?

I do not have a rash it is the skin pigmentation causing blotchy like darker circles on my left calf muscle? Is this circulation ?

Hyperpigmentation: Postinflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih) is a frequently encountered problem and represents the sequelae of various cutaneous disorders as well as therapeutic interventions. This acquired excess of pigment can be attributed to various preceding disease processes that affect the skin such as infections, allergic reactions, mechanical injuries, reactions to medications, phototoxic eruptions, trauma. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


Heat Rash (Definition)

The medical term is miliaria. A heat rash is a skin irritation that typically occurs during hot or humid weather. It results when sweat ducts are blocked, and sweat builds up under the skin. Symptoms of a heat rash include small red bumps and vesicles that ...Read more