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I have 4 bites on my shin. Itchy. Not too painful. But on my calf, there is about a 2x2 inch red splotch. It's smooth. What did this? Dangerous?

I have 4 bites on my shin. Itchy. Not too painful. But on my calf, there is about a 2x2 inch red splotch. It's smooth. What did this? Dangerous?

Varies: There are a number of possibilities. In someone who has other bites visible, it could be another bite or a bite that has gotten infected. It would really take an exam to say. I would encourage you to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more

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Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

See a dermatologist: No antihistamine will help you unless you want sedation. Do you have swelling of your legs? Swollen veins? You will probably find relief with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream before sleep. ...Read more

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Light orange grouped specs of pigmentation on bottom half of legs, not itchy, not contagious, but has spread more on shins. It's darkens when in sun.?

Light orange grouped specs of pigmentation on bottom half of legs, not itchy, not contagious, but has spread more on shins. It's darkens when in sun.?

Purpura?: Good morning,
non-itchy, scattered red dots on the bottom half of legs, spreading on to shins may need an evaluation for purpura, a blood disorder, cutaneous vasculitis (immune disorder of blood vessels), blood vessel diseases of unknown cause, or platelet dysfunctions. All these conditions are rare. Most common conditions are associated with itching. If the rash persists, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red patch that started behind my leg on upper part of calf. Now it has moved to my lower back. It is now raised and itchy. What could it b?

I have a red patch that started behind my leg on upper part of calf. Now it has moved to my lower back. It is now raised and itchy. What could it b?

Dermatitis: Could be seborrhea, psoriasis, tinea or a bacterial infection (although unlikely). A photo and more of a story is most helpful when diagnosing rashes. ...Read more

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I have red itchy spots on my legs that started out on one leg a one spot on thursday that has traveled up both legs.

I have red itchy spots on my legs that started out on one leg a one spot on thursday that has traveled up both legs.

Itchy spots: Insect bites are a possibility (chiggers, bed bugs). Another is an allergic reaction to something that has come in contact with your legs but not the rest of your body. Have you walked near poison ivy or poison oak? Observe for any clues and you could take an antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin which is non drowsy. See your physician or a dermatologist as needed. ...Read more

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At Football practice I recieved an knee just under mine, just hitting my calf. Since then, my entire lower leg has become blue and itchy. How?

At Football practice I recieved an knee just under mine, just hitting my calf. Since then, my entire lower leg has become blue and itchy. How?

Injury: Without a photo this sounds like a severe calf compression injury with rupture of veins and bleeding into the surrounding tissues. I suggest examination by your physician. ...Read more

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14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

See doctor: If the problem is progressing after over a week, it is time for you to consult your doctor. The best guess I can give you is poison ivy but one needs to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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My right calf is sore and itchy. There is nothing on the skin itself. I had an ultrasound done on the entire leg and blood flow is normal. Help?

My right calf is sore and itchy. There is nothing on the skin itself. I had an ultrasound done on the entire leg and blood flow is normal. Help?

No DVT: Not sure why you have the itching. Your negative US means it's probably not caused by deep vein thrombosis. If the itching is really problematic, then have a clinician check it out. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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After I drink several glasses of red wine, my right calf swells up, my leg aches, and I get an itchy rash behind my knee. What's going on?

Reaction to sulfites: Is possible. Sometimes, more expensive red wines can contain sulfites. I don't know why your left calf will be spared though. Stick with cheap white wine. ...Read more

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Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.

Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read more

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Why is my scraped shin itchy?

Why is my scraped shin itchy?

Ok: Histamine is released as well as there is more exposure to raw skin. ...Read more

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Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

Is itchy shins a symptom of hypothyroid?

It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more

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I have really itchy shins and I scratch them until they bleed?

Underlying cause: You need to find out the underlying cause; are there insect bites? Some metabolic problem? Scratching usually only worsens the itch, and scratching until you bleed leaves you vulnerable to infection. Discuss with your doctor about possible causes and maybe a medication to help with the itch itself. ...Read more

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Itchy rash on shins?

Itchy rash on shins?

Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! I think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more

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Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

Are itchy shins a symptom of anything?

Many possible causes: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, 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