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Itchy Legs From Red Wine
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
See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more
Family member is alcoholic - is shaky, with red bloody & scarred itchy legs for years. Brown urine and very weak now. Won't see Dr. Is this emergency?
Itchy legs 6yr ago&became red little spots all over, and are redder when sweat. Blood test is normal. Itchy again, but rash is big like coin. Related?
See a doctor: They sound like hives/urticaria. Unfortunately sometimes we can't find a cause. Possibly your body reacts to heat/moisture as if it is allergic. I would see a doctor again, but meanwhile, try diphenhydramine/benadryl for the itch and rash. Taking a pill like zyrtec/allegra/claritin daily could also help. ...Read more
Burning sensation in left thigh area, also very itchy legs with small red bumps. What can it be, also I have hypothroydism!
My skin is dry & itchy. Legs, back, arms, neck, ears, face. Red patches on arms. Confused. What could be wrong? Medication. What disease is this? Thx.
Need to know more: Although the description is compatible with atopic eczema (since you probably have allergic rhinitis as well as evidenced by the sneezing), it is not possible to tell without a direct examination. Consult an allergist or dermatologist. In meanwhile be sure to bathe daily and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after having sponge dried your skin. ...Read more
I have had itchy legs and for the past 6 weeks, red, somewhat itchy lesions, similar to chicken pox, on my back, legs, chest and stomach.?
Need to be seen: Start with your primary doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, can't really help you here without more history and clinical examination, good luck ...Read more
Blood vessels dilate: Does this happen with all alcohol or just red wine? Many individuals will have histamine release due to alcohol exposure which results in the flushing. If symptoms are directly related to red wine, the culprit may be the tannins or the sulfates in the wine. Try wine low in tannins or organic sulfate free wine. ...Read more
Why I get itchy hives after drinking certain alcoholic beverages i.E. Beer, some red wine etc but ok with others?
Tough question: Because wine & beer don't share common ingredients other than alcohol & you tolerate other alcoholic beverages. You might have 2 allergies - hops & something else in wine. Try michelob - supposedly made with rice hops. Is there a pattern to your wine hives - grape variety, region of origin, etc. Or be the designated driver. You may not be the life of the party but you will help save lives. ...Read more
Cancer is not a common reason to have itching on your kegs. Internet is not a good source of information about a common probelm which can have many many causes.
I would advise you to see your family doctor for physical examination to determine why you have the itching probelm and offer you treatment. A skin specialist (dermatologist) can also be helpful if the problem continues unabated. ...Read more
What's the likelihood of daughter getting MS with dad having it? She is c/o itchy legs and crawling sensation on legs.
I experience itchy legs and a rash in different parts of the both legs mostly in night time. I havenever had this before. What is it?
I have itchy legs but no rash for 5 months. I tried different meds / creams but nothing helps. I have not done anything different from before.?
Have it evaluated: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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
What could cause severely itchy legs at bedtime? Only bedtime and only the legs. Not bed bugs husband has no itch.
Skin lesions present: If you do not have any skin lesions present you may just have dry skin on your legs. This is very common especially in the winter. Do not use any type of soap on your legs. Before you go to bed apply a moisturizer that is a cream or an ointmentand in the morning apply a lotion. Keep your showers short and don't use hot water. Never shower more than once a day and if possible skip a day. ...Read more
I have recently stared having real itchy legs. But now they have started brusing and the itching is intollerable...What could this be? What can I do?
L have itchy legs and they can come out in bruises when I do itch them, also I have a bad loeer back could this br a correlataion?
Itchy legs: The itchy legs could be dry skin, allergies especially to common things like dairy, eczema is many times related to allergies as well. Nutritionally FFAs like evening primrose can help. Also an OTC allergy pill and moisturizers. Low back issues can cause leg problems like pain, tingling and numbness but not usually itching. Circulation problems could also be a cause of the itching. ...Read more
Please explain what " formication" is and is there a remedy pill, cream or anything to relieve the itch, my wife is going insane with itchy legs, ?
Formication: Formication is a specific term used to describe the sensation of ants crawling in your skin, particularly in alcohol withdrawal, and it is caused by vitamin deficiency. In other occasions, it is referred as pruritus, which indicates itching or need for scratching the skin. The best is to consult a dermatologist and a general doctor to diagnose and treat appropriately. ...Read more
Xerosis: Derms use odd words, but this is due to dryness. Simply use a moisturizing cream after bathing each day and this will subside. ...Read more
Uncertain: 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
Urgent!!! itchy legs and irritated by dirt while running. When I run or excersize I get itchy legs and irritatated by dirt easily around me? Help!
Is it something else: There is such a thing as exercise induced urticaria (hives) and exercise induced anaphylaxis. Before these occur, patients describe a period of simple itching of the skin when exercising or running. Listen to your body; if break out in hives OR feel dizzy or woozy, stop, drink fluids and report to your provider or allergist. Note: sometimes only happens after eating certain foods! Crazy, huh? ...Read more
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
What can I use to get rid of super dry irrating itchy legs? I've taken Levocetirizine but it dosent help much. I've also tried many lotions and soaps.
I have itchy legs and arms at night right before sleep, no bumps, I thought it was the bed, but if I lie on my bed in the morning there's no itchiness?
My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?
Possibly: Contact allergies can occur when an allergen is in contact with the skin. Body washes, detergents, perfumes/colognes, cosmetics, metals, etc., can all cause contact reactions. The requirement is that the allergen must be in direct contact with the skin. It is rare for these allergies to affect the entire body. In your case, I'm more concerned about an underlying virus or environmental allergy. ...Read more
Very itchy legs after shaving. Not razor burn and doesn't show any signs/ areas of it being itchy. No allergies, what could it be?
Sounds like either you are allergic to the shaving cream/soap you are using or your skin is "drying out" from constant shaving. Try changing to a hypo-allergenic shaving Cream and/or using a moisturizer (eg: "Curel")
Hope this helps
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I have itchy legs (top) regually and it leaves a love bite type rash with bruises that a painful to touch what could this be please?
Need more info: It's hard to make a diagnosis without visualizing the skin condition. Please either consult with your family physician or a dermatologist now to get help. ...Read more
I get itchy legs, typically when I get out of the shower or when trying to sleep at night. I've tried clean sheets and new soaps. Aveeno (oatmeal) lotion helps.
Dry skin: The cause of itching without rash is most commonly dry skin, which is more common in dry months. The list of possible causes of itching is very long which includes rashes/skin conditions, infections, internal diseases, nerve disorders, irritation and allergies, medications, etc. If your symptoms do not resolve or worsen, best would be to see your primary doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more