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Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hive & rash: You have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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


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I have been itching a lot lately between my legs on my inner and outer thighs. I scracth till I bleed. And my private parts itch sometimes as well?

I have been itching a lot lately between my legs on my inner and outer thighs. I scracth till I bleed. And my private parts itch sometimes as well?

B 12 deficiency?: There are several possibilities. One possibility is that you have a vitamin b 12 deficiency, which can case the skin to itch. If you take b 12 use the sublingual under the tongue type for more absorption. Check w/your doc to make sure it is not something else. ...Read more

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My leg itches. What should I do?

My leg itches. What should I do?

Leg itches: Try to determine where your leg itches and if you see anything on the skin. So many possibilities. Try to figure it out. Post again with more information and help. ...Read more

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Why do I itches a lot in the inside of my legs?

Why do I itches a lot in the inside of my legs?

Allergies: In reality this is a complex question it could be allergies or could be due to many other symptoms sometimes it could be related to temperature if it continues to be a problem please see a physician however it's usually not a bad thing. ...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 an 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 a scab about the size of a dime on my leg that itches and won't heal?

I have a scab about the size of a dime on my leg that itches and won't heal?

Rule out skin cancer: Itching suggests the body's effort to heal a wound as the nerves try to regenerate. But the fact that a scab persists and the wound will not heal suggests that there may be atypical cells. These cells could be skin cancers, either basal cell or squamous cell. In addition, if there is a history of a pigmented lesion, this could be a melanoma. You need to see a physician who will perform a biopsy. ...Read more

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I have one spot on my right leg that I noticed about a week ago. Sometimes it itches. I'm a 43-year-old female.

I have one spot on my right leg that I noticed about a week ago. Sometimes it itches. I'm a 43-year-old female.

Nondiagnostic: Your description of the skin lesion is too nonspecific to make a diagnosis. It will have to be inspected by your physician or dermatologist in order to advise you. ...Read more

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My 12 year old son's lower left leg really stated bothering him. He says it itches on the inside and feels like it's having spaziums?

My 12 year old son's lower left leg really stated bothering him. He says it itches on the inside and feels like it's having spaziums?

Twitches: These may be muscular contractions or irritability of a nerve in the thigh. If other areas of the body also have spasms, we check for magnesium or calcium deficiencies. A neurologist is best qualified to evaluate these types of symptoms. If the symptoms remain localized to the inner leg only, a systemic problem is unlikely. ...Read more

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A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

A knot inside my leg that itches, what causes that?

Leg lump: Could be a new boil that initially swells and stretches skin and itches like zits, could be a fatty tumor, if stays and gets bigger, needs doctor visit... ...Read more

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Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Lower right leg itches and when I scratch it, it starts to hurt. What could be the cause?

Leg itching: Is it discolored? Could be a bite mosquito/ spider or fungal rash or the beginning of folliculitis / abscess- a bacterial infection or eczema or dry skin or erythema nodosum a reactive -immunologic rash to infection. Would follow up with doc/ urgent care. ...Read more

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I have this bump on my leg and it itches but there is a black thing in the middle of it and it kinda feels hot to touch to me but not others?

I have this bump on my leg and it itches but there is a black thing in the middle of it and it kinda feels hot to touch to me but not others?

Get it checked: An itchy bump doesn't sound too worrisome, but anytime we hear there is pigmentation, "a black thing", we have more concern for skin cancer. For us a picture would help, but probably best to have your doctor take a look at it. Good luck! ...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 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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I have this insect bite on my leg that got bigger and bigger. It's all read and itches alot. It hurts to stand and walk. What to do?

I have this insect bite on my leg that got bigger and bigger. It's all read and itches alot. It hurts to stand and walk. What to do?

Infection?: You may have secondarily infected (cellulitis) the bite from scratching it. Due to germs that can live under our fingernails, it's easy to infect an otherwise clean wound that could have healed well. If this symptom persists, you should see a physician immediately for further evaluation and management of your symptom. Good health. ...Read more

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I have this hard bump or lump on the side of my leg that came out of nowhere literally. It doesn't hurt, it just occasionally itches. What is this?

I have this hard bump or lump on the side of my leg that came out of nowhere literally.  It doesn't hurt, it just occasionally itches.  What is this?

Lesion on skin : Lots of possibilities. Lots of missing info. E.g. Size color shape over skin or under skin do you have other medical problems. If it doesn't resolve in one week please see Dermatologist. ...Read more

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When I stand still the inside of my leg itches incredibly bad I have had this for about 7 years and im not sure what it is?

When I stand still the inside of my leg itches incredibly bad I have had this for about 7 years and im not sure what it is?

Tough to say: You need to see a dr. And get a official history and physical to determine what issues you have. Probably not a dermatitis if it only happens when standing. May be some nerve irritation caused by a standing position irritating your sciatic nerve, that is somehow causing the feeling of "itching" to the area a nerve branch is innervating, a simple guess on the computer though. Get eval, good luck. ...Read more

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Why when I walk a long time my legs itches bad?

Why when I walk a long time my legs itches bad?

Many things: There are many causes of itchiness when exercising. Most common is an irritation due to type of fabric that is in contact with your legs. If you have allergies, you may be had an allergy to the clothing that is in contact with your legs or you may be having heat urticaria, i. E- when you get hot you have an allergic reaction. Seek medical attention for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I used a bad shaver a day ago and now I have a huge rash on my legs, it itches and feels weird, what to do?

I used a bad shaver a day ago and now I have a huge rash on my legs, it itches and feels weird, what to do?

Cortisone cream: Razors may cause 'shave bumps ' that itch a lot. Over the counter Hydrocortisone creams can help relieve the itch. However, if it really looks 'weird' going to see your doctor may be helpful. ...Read more

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Why my lower part of right leg above ankle itches for a long time? The more you scratch the itchier it gets. Tried many cream but to no avail.

Why my lower part of right leg above ankle itches for a long time? The more you scratch the itchier it gets. Tried many cream but to no avail.

Time to see: A doctor then and get an accurate diagnosis....(or was that done already.?) what creams have you tried? ...Read more

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I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

Infected?: If it is red and hot it may be infected. If you think that is possible then see a doctor as soon as you can. Infections can become more serious if left untreated. If it is not red and hot try some cool compresses and hydrocortisone cream to try do decrease the itching until it resolves. ...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