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I have rash on my ankle that itches really bad?

I have rash on my ankle that itches really bad?

Ankle rash: Ankle rashes can be caused by a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions, such as infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, eczema, insect bites, and autoimmune processes. For example, an acute ankle rash that appears suddenly may be caused by an allergic reaction or sensitivity to a particular substance, such as poison ivy. See you dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Stasis dermatitis: Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the back of my leg and it itches really bad?

I have a red rash on the back of my leg and it itches really bad?

Leg itch: A natural question would be to ask if you came in contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. In any event, if the rash is not spreading you can try Lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone) creme which is over-the-counter. This should help to clear it up. If the rash is spreading you should probably see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Horribly bad rash on my feet, creams athletes foot medicine everything makes it worse but it hurts and itches so bad sometimes I can't even sleep?

Time to see doctor: If is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. It would be prudent to see your doctor or a podiatrist. ...Read more

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Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?

Rash on the inner top of my foot. It is red, dry, it itches and hot water hurts so bad. Eczema or possibly athletes foot?

Yes.: It could be eczema, athlete's foot, or something's irritating your skin. How long has this been going on? What's new? ...Read more

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Hi I have diabetes and have a rash on my hand but I also have it on the very upper part and inside my upper leg it itches so bad please help me reliev?

Hi I have diabetes and have a rash on my hand but I also have it on the very upper part and inside my upper leg it itches so bad please help me reliev?

Antifungal: It is difficult to tell the cause of a rash without seeing it but a common type of rash that is itchy is a yeast or fungal rash. I would first try an over the counter yeast treatment like lamisil (terbinafine) cream (terbinifine). It can take several weeks applying the cream bid to get rid of the rash. If this does not work then I suggest seeing your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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I have a rash right above my ankle, I had two little cuts on my ankle that itched & over the past two weeks is has become a rash that itches horribly.

I have a rash right above my ankle, I had two little cuts on my ankle that itched & over the past two weeks is has become a rash that itches horribly.

Rash from scratching: I suspect that the rash (at least in part) is probably from your scratching that area which itches you. So have you tried either covering it to make it more difficult to scratch, put some moisturizing cream on to tone down the itch, or something over the counter such as Bacteen which has a temporary cooling/numbning effect? Your doctor can prescribe more potent creams to get you to not scratch it ...Read more

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Lasting one year I have had a reddish rash on the front ankles. No swelling. Skin can appear dry and rarely itches. Doesn't go away. 350 lbs 6ft tall.

Lasting one year I have had a reddish rash on the front ankles. No swelling. Skin can appear dry and rarely itches. Doesn't go away. 350 lbs 6ft tall.

Fungus: I would try an over the counter antifungal as sometimes I have seen redness develop with out itching. Follow the directions on the medication and if this does not show improvement in 4 to 6 weeks let your Podiatrist see it and give you a better idea of what is going on. ...Read more

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Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

See your physician: This rash needs definition. You will need to have a dermatologist clarify it. We need to be certain that the swollen ankle is not infected. Your physician will guide you\. ...Read more

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My ankle swells and top of my feet in the ankle region there is a rash on both feet that itches. What are the possible causes?

My ankle swells and top of my feet in the ankle region there is a rash on both feet that itches. What are the possible causes?

Many possibilities.: This could be many things. Eczema, fungal skin infection, dermatitis. You should see a doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a rash on top of both of my feet. Have had it for several years. As I get older it gets worse. It itches like crazy when I take off my boots and it gets air. My doctor says its not athlete's foot and it is starting to form on my ankles. I wear wo

I have a rash on top of both of my feet. Have had it for several years. As I get older it gets worse. It itches like crazy when I take off my boots and it gets air. My doctor says its not athlete's foot and it is starting to form on my ankles. I wear wo

Contact dermatitis?: If it isn't fungus, then it is a form of dermatitis, a skin inflammation. Considering where it is, consider contact dermatitis, a reaction to materials in clothing, shoes, etc. Visit a dermatologist or podiatrist. You would benefit from a biopsy and possibly patch testing to see if you are allergic to anything causing this problem. ...Read more

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Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

Foot itches internally, no rashes, is this a nerve pinch?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a blood color rash on my leg that itches what is it?

I have a blood color rash on my leg that itches what is it?

More info: About history, extent, association, medical history, current medications. .. Etc. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the top of my foot, it itches alot. Just wondering what. It could bek?

I have a rash on the top of my foot, it itches alot. Just wondering what. It could bek?

Rash: Conditions such as eczema, and irritant or contact dermatitis may involve the top of the foot and can itch. Fungal infections involve the toe web spaces and sides of the feet typically. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My leg always itches, but I don't have a rash. What else could it be?

My leg always itches, but I don't have a rash. What else could it be?

Vasculitis: Venous inflammation or insufficiency causing congestion may cause itchy symptoms and possible rash...See a as ulnar dr and perhaps one with endovascular specialization. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg n it itches like little bugs are crawling around?

I have a rash on my leg n it itches like little bugs are crawling around?

Could be chiggers..: Chigger bites are caused by mites which burrow themselves underneath skin causing little rashes like those in picture here. They can be intensely itchy especially at night when these creatures are active--they actually move in these burrows in the dark, thus more itching at night. Often one gets this infliction from grass fields. Consult doc for treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have some type of rash on the bottom of my foot in the middle and its been there for years now. It itches at times and peels. What could it be?

I have some type of rash on the bottom of my foot in the middle and its been there for years now. It itches at times and peels. What could it be?

Years is a long time: With the medical conditions you report I would have thought you would have shown this to one of your doctors by now. Have your family doctor take a look and get it taken care of. It could be eczema, tinea or a callus... thyroid problems can cause skin changes. Or it may be some type of growth. Regardless if it was going to hurt you it would have already so I wouldn't be too worried about it. ...Read more

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The bottom of my right foot itches constantly with no rash. Any ideas?

Moisturize: Try moisturizing very frequently, 4-5 times a day, with a fragrance free moisturizer of your choice, preferably a thicker, greaser product rather than a lotion. I would also try changing socks halfway through the day and alternating shoes every other day. Good luck! ...Read more

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I've got a rash on my leg with small blisters and it itches what can it be?

Contact allergy?: It may be from a contact allergen but there are many other possible answers. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg that is grouped together and it's multiple small red splotches that have white pustules. It burns and itches?

I have a rash on my leg that is grouped together and it's multiple small red splotches that have white pustules. It burns and itches?

? Shingles?: You are a little young but it can happen in any age group. If the rash is only on one side and is painful / itchy with pustules or blisters then I would be checked. Other possibilities include ringworm (tinea corporis), eczema, allergy. ...Read more

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Rash on leg for two weeks that randomly itches and develops little blisters that pop when scratched. Spreads and swells when scratched.?

Rash on leg for two weeks that randomly itches and develops little blisters that pop when scratched. Spreads and swells when scratched.?

Rash: Have you been working outdoors or camping? It sounds like poison ivy or poison oak. Avoid scratching. Apply topical hydrocortisone or calomine lotion/benadryl lotion. Take over the counter antihistamine like cetirizine or loratidine if you can tolerate it. ...Read more

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I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

I have a raised purple spot on my leg which has been there for quite some time now. Around it are rash-like marks and it all itches. Any clues?

Exam needed: If the discolored lesion is only days old, it could have been an insect bite with some leakage of blood under the skin. The associated itching makes this more likely but the lesion would clear after 10 days or so. Cortisone type ointment would relieve the itch. If this lesion has been present for weeks it's best to have it examined by your physician or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a bumpy rash at the center of the bottom of my foot, what can it be? It itches. I checked my left foot and I have a very faint rash there also.

Not being too rash..: There is no doubt, the possibility of a fungal infection or athlete's foot. But because of the unique location, especially on both feet, It could also have something to do with a contact type dermatitis. Explore the possibility of shoes, sandals or even places where your bare foot, especially your arch area, may have been resting. To remove all doubt, visit with a Healthtap dermatologist. ...Read more

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Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?

Rash. Lower leg. Started as small knot under the skin/ turned into 3 pinkish bumps. Itches. Haven't scratched. Now 6 inch area. Skin looks very burned?

Rash: This may have been an insect bite with an allergic response or an area of contact dermatitis from something that touched your skin. Apply cortisone cream, but if redness spreads and burning persists, an infection of the skin (cellulitis) may be present and requires antibiotic treatment (pills and cream). Your physician will advise you. ...Read more

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Why is this happening? I just got a simple little cut on my leg last week. It now has developed a rash that itches terribly and its oozing. This happened on my arm a few months ago when I burned it in the oven. The wound stays open...Which they both are/

Why is this happening? I just got a simple little cut on my leg last week. It now has developed a rash that itches terribly and its oozing. This happened on my arm a few months ago when I burned it in the oven. The wound stays open...Which they both are/

Hello.: Hello. I can't diagnose your symptoms. A cut which has remained open and is oozing with an itchy rash around it might be infected. When did you have your last tenatus shot? I am answering this five days after you wrote in. If it is still problematic, recommend that you get it assessed. Heat, redness, swelling, red streaks, pus, fever can all be signs of an infection. Check to see if you need to get you tenatus updated. Take care. ...Read more

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I had a rash on one leg then it moved to the other and now it's on my arms? What is this? Is it contagious? And it itches

I had a rash on one leg then it moved to the other and now it's on my arms? What is this? Is it contagious? And it itches

Dermatitis / Scabies: You should visit a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. In the meantime take an antihistamine for the itching. Scabies are caused by tiny mites that burrow under the skin and spreads like a rash. Dermatitis is a skin inflammation characterized by red rash, dry and itchy skin. ...Read more

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Rash on leg that itches but doesn't look like poison ivy it feels like there are little insects running around when it gets itchy?

Rash on leg that itches but doesn't look like poison ivy it feels like there are little insects running around when it gets itchy?

See a dermatologist: Unless you have traveled someplace tropical the chances this is an insect infestation are low. However, until you have been examined "bugs" cannot be ruled out. I do recommend you be seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have this irritation on my labia majora and my inner leg I got it from my husband after sex, little white ash-e look and it itches like a rash?

Get checked: The only way to know what this is is to be examined by your doctor. It sounds more like a yeast infection of the skin and surrounding area than something that would be passed during sex. Without an exam there is no way to know. If an over the counter yeast medication solves the problem then most likely that's all it was. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I have a red blotchy rash around my vaginal area particularly between each lip and my leg. It itches and sometimes burns and I've noticed one bump.

I have a red blotchy rash around my vaginal area particularly between each lip and my leg. It itches and sometimes burns and I've noticed one bump.

See doctor: If you are sexually active, what you described is consistent with herpes and may be other sexually transmitted infection. It would be prudent to see a doctor as it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Last nite in bed my feet, butt, and thighs were itching so bad with no rash. Now my feet and ankles are doing the same thing as last night??

Last nite in bed my feet, butt, and thighs were itching so bad with no rash. Now my feet and ankles are doing the same thing as last night??

SOMETIMES itching: Can be a sign of low B 12. Simpler possibilities include a change of soap, laundry detergent, and diet. Please see your doc to explore these possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I get a itchy bump on my ankle randomly. Its just one bump, always in the same spot and it itches really badly. Should I be concerned about it?

I get a itchy bump on my ankle randomly. Its just one bump, always in the same spot and it itches really badly. Should I be concerned about it?

Itchy on ankle: May be bite or eczema or folliculitis- infection. If it resolves spontaneously with no effects I would not be too worrried. But can f/u w/ doc urgent care when it occurs to get a more accurate diagnosis ...Read more

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Rash with itching on ankle and bum?

Rash with itching on ankle and bum?

Rash: An itchy rash on 2 remote areas is suspicious for coming in contact with something you may be allergic or sensitive to. Try not to touch it, as it may spread. Use an antihistamine for itching. If it is not improving see your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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Hello Dr. Pickett, I have had a spot on my ankle that has been itching for a while and I just now looked at it and it turns out it is a rash. I became worried because it looks like a bullseye pattern but I'm not sure.

Hello Dr. Pickett, I have had a spot on my ankle that has been itching for a while and I just now looked at it and it turns out it is a rash. I became worried because it looks like a bullseye pattern but I'm not sure.

Consultation: Unfortunately you cannot direct a comment to a specific physician thru this Question and Answer box. You can take several up close images of the area and consult Dr Pickett or have a Prime consultation and upload the images for the Dr to see. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more


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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more