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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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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What causes deep itching in the legs ?

What causes deep itching in the legs ?

Itch on legs: Dry skin and eczema are probably the most common reasons why legs would itch. Leg swelling and varicose veins. There are a number of itchy rashes that can affect the skin of the legs. I would recommend trying a fragrance-free, dye-free moisturizing cream to see if the condition improves. If it does not, please see your dermatologist for a more definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

How to get rid of dark skin and itching around the leg?

A couple of ideas: The lower legs, around the ankle, are susceptible to skin problems because the skin is so thin and has a less than optimal blood supply. It gets drier and more easily irritated, and the veins may leak fluid and blood cells, causing a darker color--stasis dermatitis. But this would be uncommon at age 23. First you need to moisturize generously and then see a Dermatologist for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi, i'm desperate, i'm itching in my legs and i get many grains, and i get more itchy, what do I do?

Hi, i'm desperate, i'm itching in my legs and i get many grains, and i get more itchy, what do I do?

Itchy Legs: Leg itching is often caused by dermatitis or eczema, inflammation of the upper skin layers. The two most common types of dermatitis are contact dermatitis and chronic dermatitis. Contact dermatitis occurs after direct contact with an irritant. Substances that typically trigger a reaction include body lotions, shower gels, fabrics and plants. Treatment is with topical steroids like vanos or clobex. ...Read more

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I am suffering from itching in my legs, mainly at night time and is so severe most days i cause my legs to bleed from itching. What is the cause?

I am suffering from itching in my legs, mainly at night time and is so severe most days i cause my legs to bleed from itching. What is the cause?

Excessively: Dry skin during the winter months is a very common cause of nocturnal pruritis. If you haven't yet done so would use a very good moisturizing body lotion at least twice daily for a few days. In the interim otc Diphenhydramine can help with the symptoms. ...Read more

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Severe burning and itching in lower legs. Very scared docs please help me.

Severe burning and itching in lower legs. Very scared docs please help me.

OK,....: The best way I can help you is to tell you to see a Dr. if you can. A Physical exam and some testing will produce needed answers and reasons for your condition, that can then be treated best. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had comartment syndrome surgery over 18 months ago and have had severe itching on my legs since, what can be done to rectify?

Get evaluated: This may be an infection of the skin, an allergic reaction or a nerve problem caused by the surgery. Without further information it is hard to determine. Se the orthopedist who operated on you for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more