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Itchy thighs & calves. No rash & not red. Itchy at night. If i itch long enough i get small white dots. Child sleeps with me no signs. Had it for 1 mo?

Itchy thighs & calves. No rash & not red. Itchy at night. If i itch long enough i get small white dots. Child sleeps with me no signs. Had it for 1 mo?

A few things: It is hard to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. It may be eczema or you may be having an allergic reaction to something, you may be having a reaction due to a change in your detergent or something like that. If you would like to make an appointment with me i can give you a proper diagnosis and give you some meds to relieve your symptoms. ...Read more

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Itchy skin on my calves been there for months?

Itchy skin on my calves been there for months?

Dermatitis: You probably have dermatitis but you should see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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9 year old boy has red dots, not itchy sometimes scab on calves?

9 year old boy has red dots, not itchy sometimes scab on calves?

Long list of things: There are a large number of things that could cause this, with a wide variety of treatments. Please attach a photo for more accurate help. ...Read more

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Feet,ankles,calves swollen,wear 2+ sizes bigger pants,shoes,like this approx 2yrs, goes up to waist @times.skin on calves discolored,itchy,bumpy,thic?

Feet,ankles,calves swollen,wear 2+ sizes bigger pants,shoes,like this approx 2yrs, goes up to waist @times.skin on calves discolored,itchy,bumpy,thic?

Sluggish return.: There is a whole host of conditions that can cause the swelling of the lower extremity. Typically the vascular system is involved, including the venous return. The lymph vessels might also be responsible. To remove all doubt, have your leg evaluated by a vascular specialist. You can certainly begin by consulting with a family practitioner first and then be referred to a specialist. ...Read more

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My calves got sun burned and are very itchy?

My calves got sun burned and are very itchy?

Sunburn: To soothe sunburned skin, apply lotions that contain aloe Vera. You could apply mild cortisone cream or ointment to very itchy areas. ...Read more

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What has caused my ankles and calves to become incredibly itchy?

What has caused my ankles and calves to become incredibly itchy?

Itchy!: There are many reasons why your lower extremities can be itchy. It is not uncommon for winter weather to cause dry skin, topical moisturizer creams can aid with this dilemma. You do want to make sure that the itch is not caused due to an allergic reaction (think if there are any new products, exposures in your environment etc. Recently) if this problem persists see your pcp. ...Read more

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I get a itchy pimply rash on my calves that reoccurs every spring & lasts for about 2-3 months. What could this be? Just started about 3 years ago.

I get a itchy pimply rash on my calves that reoccurs every spring & lasts for about 2-3 months. What could this be? Just started about 3 years ago.

Allergies?: Hi If it is seasonal and lasts for the entirety of the season, I would be very suspicious that it could be allergy related. It seems like an unusual to be isolated like that but itchiness and the fact that it is on both calves also suggests it is related to your environment. Might be worthwhile to seek eval from an allergist or dermatologist. Hope this helps ...Read more

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I have had a non itchy rash on the back of both calves for a couple of years and no one can tell me why.

I have had a non itchy rash on the back of both calves for a couple of years and no one can tell me why.

Dermatologist: Have you seen a dermatologist? They specialize in skin conditions and could shed some light on your condition. Consider a biopsy of the area in question. ...Read more

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Ever since I was a child, I had a feeling on my legs ONLY A NIGHT that were kinda itchy like bugs crawling. This has happened every night...?

Ever since I was a child, I had a feeling on my legs ONLY A NIGHT that were kinda itchy like bugs crawling. This has happened every night...?

Restless legs: One possibility, Restless leg syndrome, causes a sensation of discomfort and needing to move at night. It often interrupts sleep and can be difficult to treat. Causes include iron deficiency, renal disease, many other chronic problems and it can also occur for no identifiable reason. Some find exercise relieves the sensations well enough to permit sleep. About 10% of adults and 2% of children are affected. It can profoundly impair quality of life due to sleep deprivation . Learn more about it at https://sleepfoundation.org/sleep-disorders-problems/restless-legs-syndrome ...Read more

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2 nights ago I felt a prickle on my calf while in bed in 24hrs I had 2 light red hard bumps it is now dark red and still itchy. Should I be concerned?

2 nights ago I felt a prickle on my calf while in bed in 24hrs I had  2 light red hard bumps it is now dark red and still itchy. Should I be concerned?

?bite: As described, you may have been bitten by an insect, such as a spider. If the area does not resolve on its own, or worsens, then seek a medical examination to assure the area is not infected, requiring antibiotics, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Red itchy circles on legs . What is this?

Red itchy circles on legs . What is this?

One of two things: Tinea corporis (ring worm) or eczema. Ring worm treated with anti-fungal and eczema treated with anti-inflammatory (hydrocortisone) - both over the counter (otc). ...Read more

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Constant itchy legs once laying down at night?

Constant itchy legs once laying down at night?

Contact allergy?: Could be a reaction to something on your bed clothes or sheets. Some times changing fabric or laundry detergent can improve this kind of situation. If persists or gets severe would have an eval. Would be helpful to know if there is a rash involved too. ...Read more

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Itchy white bumps on back and legs what are these?

Itchy white bumps on back and legs what are these?

Moisturizer: Try using an unscented cream moisturizer after showering and at nighttime. Also showering with a moisturizing, fragrance free body wash or soap should help with the dryness. If you shave your legs, it's also important to mosturize throughly after you're done. ...Read more