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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?

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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Itchy legs and arms with redness and small bombs.

Itchy legs and arms with redness and small bombs.

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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Wondering why face feels flushed and itchy when drink red wine?

Wondering why face feels flushed and itchy when drink red wine?

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

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Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Yes: Alcohol increases the blood flow (thus the temperature) to the skin and red wine has been found to contain a histamine-releasing factor. Both conditions tend to make itching worse. ...Read more

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Why I get itchy hives after drinking certain alcoholic beverages i.E. Beer, some red wine etc but ok with others?  

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

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I'm reading online that itchy legs are a symptom of cancer! Is this true?

I'm reading online that itchy legs are a symptom of cancer! Is this true?

Rarely: 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

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What's the likelihood of daughter getting MS with dad having it? She is c/o itchy legs and crawling sensation on legs.

What's the likelihood of daughter getting MS with dad having it? She is c/o itchy legs and crawling sensation on legs.

Quite low: Statistically about 3% and that figure may be on the high side. The described symptoms could be due to a dermatological condition, and less likely a peripheral nerve problem and very unlikely to represent multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Maybe allergic: You can develop new allergies with age. Some people with similar symptoms get good relief with an oral antihistamine such as loratadine. Simple measures you've tried haven't worked, so you should get this checked out. ...Read more

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After taking erythromycin, I notice itchy legs. Am I allergic?

After taking erythromycin, I notice itchy legs. Am I allergic?

Likely.: Or on the verge. Testing is tough to do and hard to interpret. For safety find a new antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have very itchy legs, what to do?

I have very itchy legs, what to do?

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

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Itchy legs no rash

Itchy legs no rash

Details: Are you looking for a diagnosis, a referral, or a treatment? Please provide more details in your question. ...Read more

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What could cause severely itchy legs at bedtime? Only bedtime and only the legs. Not bed bugs husband has no itch.

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

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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?

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

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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

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Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itchy legs and hands in cold weather?

Itching: Many patients are sensitive to cold weather. It can cause spasm of blood flow to the skin resulting in itching. It can also cause dry skin which also causes itching. Use a good emollient and keep your extremities warm with appropriate shoes and gloves. ...Read more

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Very itchy legs after waking up from bed or after shower.?

Very itchy legs after waking up from bed or after shower.?

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

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I get hot itchy legs mainly when I get into bed at night but sometimes in the day.

Restless leg syndrom: You might be describing restless leg syndrome. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/restless-legs-syndrome/ds00191 for more info. Then go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! And why do they happen?

What can I do for itchy legs that bruise easily! And why do they happen?

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

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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!

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

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What causes itchy legs?

What causes itchy legs?

Requires exam: Please get examined and diagnosed.

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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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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.

Dry skin: Time to see your doctor or a dermatologist when home remedies quit working. A water softener may also be helpful if you are in an area with hard water. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Worse at night: Most symptoms tend to worsen at night due to the body 's efforts to wind down for a rest with drop in norepinephrine and cortisol production. Suggest that you apply a moisturizer on your body ...Read more

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My whole body is itchy- legs, arms, trunk, face. Could it be the body wash I'm using (suave) or the laundry detergent (tide)?

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

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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?

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?

DRY SKIN: 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

Dr Z ...Read more

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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

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I have had itchy legs for a while now, it only comes on on the evening. My thighs have got bruises on them from scatched but no dry skin.

Pruritis (Itchiness): Pruritis (itchiness) can be a symptom of internal abnormalities as well as skin problems. I recommend a thorough evaluation and blood work by your physician. ...Read more

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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.

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