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What is causing itchy rashes on my ankles and top of feet.

What is causing itchy rashes on my ankles and top of feet.

Could be: Allergic reaction to something like a different detergent or soap you use, it's called contact dermatitis but could be many other things as well. I suggest consult with dermatologist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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My 14yrs old daughter has itchy rashes all over her ankle, what could it be?

My 14yrs old daughter has itchy rashes all over her ankle, what could it be?

Contact?: LIkely a contact allergy from her socks or shoes. On the other hand, flea bites may also be concentrated at the ankle areas and you should make sure your pets don't have fleas if you happen to have pets. In the meanwhile, try cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Bad itchy rash around my ankles, what can it be?

Bad itchy rash around my ankles, what can it be?

It could be: A bad itchy rash, it could be a fungal infection, it could be poison ivy if you happened to step in some.
Since we can't see it, it is hard to guess. You can try applying a topical stead as a first line of defense, if no improvement see a doctor. ...Read more

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Unusual rashes on leg? It's itchy and little swelled. It's in two places and I'm also itchy other places (back, etc) what is it?

Unusual rashes on leg? It's itchy and little swelled. It's in two places and I'm also itchy other places (back, etc) what is it?

Multiple causes: Without seeing the rash, it is hard to be certain. The most common rashes that could fit the description include eczema, hives, fungal infections or other causes. See a physician to be evaluated and treated as treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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A healed wound on the inner side of the ankle looks black and is itchy. Something just don't feel right. Its got a bit of rash too..

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, impaired venous circulation, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My left ankle has been very itchy. But I don't see any rash or bug bite there. What are some possible causes of this?

My left ankle has been very itchy. But I don't see any rash or bug bite there. What are some possible causes of this?

Itch: An itchy region without a rash may be caused by a patch of dry skin, slight irritability/inflammation of superficial nerves or a low grade allergic reaction or irritation from clothing or friction. Applying a cortisone type ointment to that itchy patch. ...Read more

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How do I heal a big rash that is itchy red and scabbing all over my ankle and is spreading but hasn't healed in half a year?

How do I heal a big rash that is itchy red and scabbing all over my ankle and is spreading but hasn't healed in half a year?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Why do I get itchy but have no rashes or bumps? What can I do? It bothers me in my left leg mainly but also everywhere else. What do I do?

Why do I get itchy but have no rashes or bumps? What can I do? It bothers me in my left leg mainly but also everywhere else. What do I do?

Hypothyroidism: Can cause this due to dry skin and other factors, hydrate yourself well, moisturize your skin after bathing with cream soap, revisit your doctor for re-evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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I have a weird rash on my ankle. I've had it for about four years. It's dark red and EXTREMELY itchy. Got prescribed ointment a year ago- doesn't work?

I have a weird rash on my ankle. I've had it for about four years. It's dark red and EXTREMELY itchy. Got prescribed ointment a year ago- doesn't work?

That's a long time: Not to have a diagnosis. General rule of thumb is that if you try a treatment and it doesn't work, you can try another or you might of had the wrong diagnosis. With a rash, a simple biopsy of the tissue will help arrive at the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot.?

I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot.?

Get checked: It's hard to make many guesses with that description. Could be anything from sunburn to allergic reaction. See a doc in person or do a virtual consult so someone can visualize the area. Get better soon! ...Read more

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My son has got a itchy rash on his ankles with a big spot on one of his feet what could this be?

My son has got a itchy rash on his ankles with a big spot on one of his feet what could this be?

Itchy rash: The rash can be one of many things such as contact dermatitis, eczema, a fungus or granuloma annulare. See your dermatologist for a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has an itchy bumpy rash on his ankles and bottom of his legs - what should I do?

My 6 year old son has an itchy bumpy rash on his ankles and bottom of his legs - what should I do?

Rash: Do you know what caused the rash? Easiest thing for someone that young is benadryl (diphenhydramine). You can use a topical steroid but they really shouldn't be used under age of 12. Contact dermatologist or podiatrist if it persists. ...Read more

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On holiday in turkey and my leg is developing burn like rashes that were originally insect bites. They are not itchy or painful to touch, just ugly.

OK, ...: Tough to know what this exactly without an exam. Sounds like a progression of the healing process, and hopefully you will not acquire scars form the bites moving forward. Try no to itch them or pick at them as that wold increase risk of infection and scarring. See Dr. If you feel they are not improving. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the bottom of my feet up my ankles. It's itchy and red and raised but flat. The entire bottom is like this. More patchy near ankles.

I have a rash on the bottom of my feet up my ankles. It's itchy and red and raised but flat. The entire bottom is like this. More patchy near ankles.

Rash: It sounds like something you have been in contact with or less likely a fungal infection. Take a picture and see your doctor for the correct diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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I have one ankle that's puffy and itchy. Seems there is a slight rash. I elevated and took benadryl, (diphenhydramine) in case it was from a bite. What could it be?

I have one ankle that's puffy and itchy. Seems there is a slight rash. I elevated and took benadryl, (diphenhydramine) in case it was from a bite. What could it be?

Could be several: Things. Allergic reaction, like a bite or even a food or medication could cause this. More serious concern would be infection of tissue in area, called cellulitis, or thrombophlebitis (inflammation in blood vessels). Could try a cool compress for swelling and itching, but if worsens, I'd recommend seeing a doc. ...Read more

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I've been itchy all day (first neck then shoulder now ankle) the places that itch are swelling with no rash. I now also have a slight fever What is it?

I've been itchy all day (first neck then shoulder now ankle) the places that itch are swelling with no rash. I now also have a slight fever What is it?

Angioedema: This appears to be an allergic reaction to something internal or external. It could be part of a viral infection. Take an antihistamine like benadryl (can make you drowsy) or Claritin (loratadine) for relief. Try to think of anything you ate that could have brought on this reaction. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen. ...Read more

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Mysterious non-itchy rash on shin area and ankle swelling after sun exposure? It came up after a day on the beach, mostly standing, for several hours.

Mysterious non-itchy rash on shin area and ankle swelling after sun exposure? It came up after a day on the beach, mostly standing, for several hours.

Excess salt intake?: sunburn where missed sunscreen? Not worried if it goes away but would get it checked if not clearing in a few weeks ...Read more

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Bitten in my sleep a few days ago - my ankle is swollen, painful at times to walk on, red rash, itchy, warm sometimes, what could this be? What helps?

Bitten: A bug bite can easily lead to an infection or allergic reaction the venom the bite injects. Having pain and swelling and the failure of otc meds indicates the need for professional assistance. Don't delay. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.

I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.

Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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