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For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

For manu months I have had a small patch of itchy skin my leg. It never gets worse but never goes away or spread s?

Eczema: Could be a condition called eczema. If it bleeds after you scratch it could be psoriasis especially if you notice white scaly skin. Try over the counter cortisone cream to see it helps. If not, you might need to sees dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment setup. ...Read more

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What causes mottled skin on legs?

What causes mottled skin on legs?

Many things: You may be shaving and then scratching (most common), skin diseases, skin rashes, circulation, heart conditions, and more. See your doctor and review your medical history to determine which pertains to you. ...Read more

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Arm, leg and head jerking?

Arm, leg and head jerking?

Tremor: I suspect one of many diseases that cause tremor.See a dr to get an accurate diagnosis and hopefully treatment. ...Read more

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Why is the skin on my legs blotchy?

Why is the skin on my legs blotchy?

Don't know: 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

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Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Dark large skin spots on arm and leg?

Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more

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What should I do about dry skin on my legs?

Dry skin: Cetaphil® restoraderm® skin restoring moisturizer is suited for anyone three months of age and older with dry, itchy skin symptoms commonly associated with eczema or atopic-dermatitis. Best used after cleansing with restoraderm® skin restoring body wash, this effective moisturizer with patented filaggrin technology™ and ceramide technology is formulated to hydrate and soothe very dry, atopic skin. ...Read more

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Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Yes: So called "venous eczema" are skin changes that can overlie varicose veins, and are due to the underlying venous hypertension. They can be moisturized, and should get better with compression, or if you have surgery on your veins. ...Read more

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Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Causes of purple and white mottled skin on the legs?

Mottled skin: It may be cutis marmorata. A non serious condition characterized by purple and white blotch legs. There are not itchy or painful. A doctor should evaluate to make sure there is no underlying circulation issues. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have purple-bluish skin only on legs?

Is it normal to have purple-bluish skin only on legs?

No: This type of skin discoloration has many causes. Some causes are benign, some are more serious. I would have a dermatologist evaluate this problem to make find out if it is something to worry about. ...Read more

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What should I do to get rid of my deep dry skin on my leg?

Ceramide Lotions: Shower less than 5 minutes and use luke warm water. Use a soap free cleanser. Daily application of a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizing lotion (cerave) will promote normal desquamation and exfoliation of the epidermis. In addition, it contains ceramide that will reduce insensible water loss and enhance the barrier function and epidermal and dermal water content. ...Read more

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What are the small flat grey skin patches all over my legs?

What are the small flat grey skin patches all over my legs?

Keratoses: They are likely benign lesions known as stucko keratoses. These generally occur in people of your age group. Because they're a wide variety of skin lesions which can appear gray in color, it is a good idea to see your dermatologist. In the office, they may feel and see the lesions you are describing. Although rare, some potentially dangerous skin conditions can appear this way as well. ...Read more

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Can a swollen leg get so swollen it starts to split the skin?

Can a swollen leg get so swollen it starts to split the skin?

Yes: This is common with venous insufficiency in which patients develop venous stasis ulcerations or "holes in the skin". The problem is the valves in the veins aren't functioning properly and blood that should return to the heart stays in the lower extremity. The build up of fluid causes the skin to breakdown and open up. ...Read more

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Hard ball of gristle fat, under the skin on my leg what is it?

Hard ball of gristle fat, under the skin on my leg what is it?

See your doctor: Your doctor needs to view it and give you instructions on what to do with it. It may be a foreign body that needs to be removed. ...Read more

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What to do or use for extremely dry flaky skin all over my legs?

What to do or use for extremely dry flaky skin all over my legs?

Vaseline: You may use liberal amounts of Vaseline or similar emollient. If after using that for about three weeks, you do not notice a difference, it would be time to consult a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have pain running up from my legs to my head - what's going on?

I have pain running up from my legs to my head - what's going on?

Not enough info!: Sorry, we need more information. What kind of pain (sharp, dull, crampy, constant)? How long have you had it? What treatment has been tried? Does it hurt with movement or not? Please ask again and give more details. Remember that there is a 150 character limit for questions, inc. Spaces and punctuation, so keep it brief but complete! ...Read more

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If a swollen leg gets too swollen, can it start to split the skin?

If a swollen leg gets too swollen, can it start to split the skin?

Blisters: Extreme swelling of the leg will usually cause "water blisters" to form, rather than actually split the skin. These amy go on to form sores or ulcerations and are difficult to heal. ...Read more

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If I get thin and work out my legs, what happens to the excess skin?

Drooping skin: People that are heavy, or over weight, and who then lose alot of weight, often have extra skin that can cause skin folds, especially on the lower abdomen, and upper arms. It is possible to help this situation by working out, and toning the muscles and trying to make the skin tighter and more attractive. If the weight loss has been massive, only a plastic surgical procedure will help. ...Read more

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Got bit on my leg two days later it's red swollen and has a black head?

Got bit on my leg two days later it's red swollen and has a black head?

See UR doctor ASAP!: A black head can be an eschar or necrotic skin from the venom of the spider bite, and the ones most likely to cause it can be a brown recluse, in which the area can get more swollen. See YOUR DOCTOR IMMEDIATELY! Go to Urgent Care, or ER. You need to have it treated. Do not run, or exercise to spread venom. Elevate, ice it, and seek help if painful. To get a clear diagnosis first! All bites are red! ...Read more

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Iam feeling tingling sensation in my head, legs and shoulders. What is it?

Iam feeling tingling sensation in my head, legs and shoulders. What is it?

Tingling: Possible sources are brain, muscle or anxiety. It is highly unlikely that a nerve problem is causing this due to the locations involved. You need to be evaluated by either a pm&r specialist or a neurologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have sharp pains on the right arm, head, and leg?

See your doctor: This could be a number of things, some of them dangerous or it could be a psychological response to stressors. Best to see your doctor for work up, so you don't regret later. ...Read more

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If you are diabetic and your legs turn black, will the skin stay black forever?

If you are diabetic and your legs turn black, will the skin stay black forever?

Probably: Depending on how long your leg has been black the chance of the tissue returning to normal tissue is very low. The important thing to know is to be seen by a vascular surgeon to help decrease the amount of dead tissue expanding. You will need to increase the blood flow to the tissue which a vascular surgeon can help with. Unfortunately, u may be a candidate for an amputation of the black tissue. ...Read more

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I got allergy at upper end of my leg its in round and itchy and made my skin black?

I got allergy at upper end of my leg its in round and itchy and made my skin black?

Might not be allergy: May be eczema or fungal infection, or still an allergy, need to be examined by your doctor for proper treatment ...Read more

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Does or can superficial thrombophlebitis cause the skin on the lower leg to feel colder?

Does or can superficial thrombophlebitis cause the skin on the lower leg to feel colder?

Usually warm.: Superficial phlebitis is an inflammatory reaction and, as a result, the skin overlying the area is usually warmer not colder. It would be most unusual for the lower leg to feel colder in the presence of a superficial phlebitis. Look for another reason to explain a cold leg. ...Read more

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I have these dry circles of dry skin on my legs. Just wondering if its worth a trip to the drs?

Nummular Eczema: Nummular eczema is a dry skin related disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin. Treatment is with prescription strength cortisone like vanos or cobex and moisturizers like cerave cream. ...Read more