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I have a red area on my leg?

I have a red area on my leg?

Dermatitis: Redness of the skin without associated pain, itching , swelling, bumps or drainage is likely inflammation such as eczema. Could be a reaction to something that touched the skin. If any symptoms such as those listed are present this could suggest an internal problem such as blocked arteries or vein valve leakage, rather than a simple skin irritation. Eczema gets better w/cortisone cream. ...Read more

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7 days after protected sex and unprotected oral. I have a small red area where my leg & groin area meet. No bumps, is this from underwear or herpes???

7 days after protected sex and unprotected oral. I have a small red area where my leg & groin area meet. No bumps, is this from underwear or herpes???

Red area: Its more likely a skin yeast if its in this area. Herpes would have blisters showing up. In the middle of winter and during swimming season we see a fair amount of tinea (yeast) infections near the underwear line. Try some lotrimin (clotrimazole) and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have a small, dark red area on my leg. It has several white blister-type bumps in the red area, but it does not itch or hurt. what is it?

I have a small, dark red area on my leg. It has several white blister-type bumps in the red area, but it does not itch or hurt. what is it?

BittenByTheBug?: It may be a small area of infection,either from WTFK* or maybe on top of a small insect bite (the eternal and honorable "spider bite")or from some other area of small 'trauma' (abrasion).In any event, try a topical antibacterial cream or ointment for a few days(and keep it covered loosely)and if not improved by then,have it looked at by a doctor or other health care provider *"Who The F---- Knows" ...Read more

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Sudden localized area right leg pain started two nights ago. No pain improvement and now redness over it. Is this bad?

Sudden localized area right leg pain started two nights ago. No pain improvement and now redness over it. Is this bad?

Leg pain/redness: You should see a doctor as soon as you can to make sure you don't have cellulitis which would require antibiotic treatment. It's also possible you had an insect bite with resultant redness. Regardless , get checked soon! ...Read more

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20yr female reletively healthy experiencing pain in both legs, comes and goes, on pain scale 5 mostly calve area no swelling or redness, been 4 days?

20yr female reletively healthy experiencing pain in both legs, comes and goes, on pain scale 5 mostly calve area no swelling or redness, been 4 days?

Difficult to say : Without a physical exam and more history. However, a common cause of a constant leg ache in a female your age is anemia. You may want to ask your physician to check a cbc. Also, try hydrating well. If you have had any b trauma and bilateral leg pain is coming from a traumatic injury in your back, see doctor soon. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

What are the causes of swollen ankles with redness around the ankle area and lower legs?

simple cause: First and foremost, infection is out. Does anyone else in your family have this, do you stand on your feet a lot, does it get better when your legs are elevated or worse as the day progresses? Look up the terms venous insufficiency or venous stasis. Stop the water pills, stop the antibiotics, and get into a good pair of 20-30mmhg compression stockings and wear them when you are up. ...Read more

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3yr old has been having occasional leg pain in mainly one leg for over a year, calf area and knee no swelling or redness comes and goes walks normal?

3yr old has been having occasional leg pain in mainly one leg for over a year, calf area and knee no swelling or redness comes and goes walks normal?

Hard to say: There are several possibilities. Having them seen when they are symptomatic would probably be a good idea to establish the diagnosis. The good thing is that most of the serious conditions we would see in that age group would have steadily worsening pain and not pain that comes and goes, so it is fairly unlikely it is anything serious. ...Read more