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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...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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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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I have an itchy rash, the size of a finger print, on my ankle. There are other little one popping up on my legs & one on my arm too. Any suggestions?

I have an itchy rash, the size of a finger print, on my ankle. There are other little one popping up on my legs & one on my arm too. Any suggestions?

Examination: It's difficult to say without seeing the rash and asking a series of questions about possible causes. Local contact with something you are allergic to (contact dermatitis) is a common cause. Fungal infections (ringwork or tinea) are another common cause. It's often possible to make a more definitive diagnosis by sharing photos of the rash and talking to the doctor via virtual consult. ...Read more

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Hi fevr, sore throat, cough, 8 itchy rash w heads. Spread 2 n hand 4 on ankles. Week later all crusted but last 1 itchypain 3mm fluid filled bubble! Pox?

Hi fevr, sore throat, cough, 8 itchy rash w heads. Spread 2 n hand 4 on ankles. Week later all crusted but last 1 itchypain 3mm fluid filled bubble! Pox?

Unlikely chickenpox: A rash with fluid filled blisters is suggestive of chickenpox, but the distribution is atypical. Chickenpox usually starts with lesions on the abdomen and then spreads up and out and includes the entire body. Lesions that are limited to hands and ankles along with a sore mouth or throat are more consistent with a Coxsackie virus, often called hand foot mouth virus. An exam would confirm. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash on both ancles that has turned black?

I have itchy rash on both ancles that has turned black?

? eschar: Rash turning black could be an organizing hematoma with subsequent eschar development.
You may have scratched the lesion which may have caused some skin irritation.
you may want to apply OTC antibiotic and steroid creams.
Vascular/infectious/auto-immune or malignant etiologies may need to be ruled out if symptoms do not improve. ...Read more

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What can this itchy rash on my leg be?

What can this itchy rash on my leg be?

Possible allergy: Causes of this type of localized itchy rash include contact dermatitis from clothing, creams, etc or allergic reaction to insect bites. Cortisone cream may help. ...Read more

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Have a non itchy rash on one lower leg?

Need more informatio: A non itchy rash on one lower leg could be several possibilities, how long ago, is it just a flat rash or bumby, any scales, any oozing, do u have pets, what occupation, what medicines r u on, such info would in directing you better, wish u well. ...Read more

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Hi there, I've got a red itchy rash on my leg, it's only on the one side?

Hi there, I've got a red itchy rash on my leg, it's only on the one side?

Can't diagnose with: This info. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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What can I do for an itchy rash on my foot?

What can I do for an itchy rash on my foot?

Depends on cause.: This rash would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose it. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more

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I have a dark itchy rash on the top of my foot. What should ido?

I have a dark itchy rash on the top of my foot. What should ido?

1 foot or both?: If 1 foot it is chronic nummular dermatitis which will improve with a prescription steroid cream. It is not contagious and the cream is safe. First the itch will stop, then the color will slowly (months) fade. ...Read more

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My son has an itchy rash on the heel of his foot. What is it?

My son has an itchy rash on the heel of his foot. What is it?

Athletes foot: Hard to say for sure without a picture or more complete history but most common cause of an itchy rash in a young man is athletes foot which is a fungal infection of the skin. Try an over the counter spray and make sure to disinfect the shoes and bath and always keep the feet dry. If that fails follow up with his doctor or a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what could do for an itchy rash on foot?

Rash: Although it sounds simple, rashes are anything but simple. See your podiatrist for assistance as we cannot see your rash. ...Read more

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Red itchy rash on leg what could it be? Photo in health files on my profile.

Red itchy rash on leg what could it be? Photo in health files on my profile.

We cannot see: The photo in your file. This is HealthTap BASIC - not the one of the treatment/ consult sites on HealthTap. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a very sore and itchy rash on my leg. I?

What should I do if I have a very sore and itchy rash on my leg. I?

Assessment: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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I have itchy rash on legs, foot, and stomach, remedy?

I have itchy rash on legs, foot, and stomach, remedy?

Need to know what it: Is first. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more

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My right leg is swollen and has a red itchy rash. What's going on?

Needs to be seen: This could be an infection or allergy. You need to see a health care practitioner to determine the cause. ...Read more

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About twice a month I get a very itchy rash on the inside of my foot. What could this be?

About twice a month I get a very itchy rash on the inside of my foot. What could this be?

Fungus or allergy: The two most common reason would be a fungus or an allergy. Luckily, there is a product that would treat both. Ask your doctor for a trial of lotrisone (clotrimazole and betamethasone)...Using this periodically may solve the problem! ...Read more

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Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Why do I have itchy rash on side of foot after laying in a tanning bed?

Rash: You may have come in contact with a certain type of fungus. Fungus thrives in warm and wet environments and can be passed from person to person. Try over the counter anti-fungals such as lotrimin (clotrimazole). If no relief, contact a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a red itchy rash looking thing on my foot, lasting for over 4 days. Ideas?

I have a red itchy rash looking thing on my foot, lasting for over 4 days. Ideas?

Many possibilities..: Itchy rashes can be from many causes, such as: allergic reactions to various things (such as parts of shoes or socks), hives, fungal skin infections, viral or bacterial infections, medication causes, heat rashes, reactions to creams or lotions, internal problems (such as kidney disease, auto-immune disease), etc... That means a rash that persists or is worrisome should be checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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I have derm appt - but in mean time I have red bumpy ITCHY rash on part of lower right leg. It's now started on left. What could this be?!

Could be minor...: Dermatology is all about appearance. I am guessing it is an erythematous papule ("red bumpy"), which honestly could be an insect bite, or contact dermatitis, both of which are common. However you mention pregnancy; there is a condition called PUPPP: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, which are terribly itchy red bumps! See what the dermatologist thinks! ...Read more

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I had surgery on my foot a week ago. Today I woke up with a painful, itchy rash that started on palms but has spread all over. What could it be?

I had surgery on my foot a week ago. Today I woke up with a painful, itchy rash that started on palms but has spread all over. What could it be?

Ck your post op meds: If you have palmer rash from post-op, and were placed on antibiotics, or other meds, you must consider if this could be a possibility or not. In either case, contact your foot doctor, or surgeon, and let her/him know about it, so they can advise you further. This is best done in person. You don't want this getting out of hand, and compromising your health. ...Read more

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Been indoors all week, but I've developed very itchy rash on my foot. I think it's my anxiety disorder messing with me again. Is that possible?

Been indoors all week, but I've developed very itchy rash on my foot. I think it's my anxiety disorder messing with me again. Is that possible?

Anxiety Disorder: I understand your concern about very itchy rash on your foot.
Anxiety Disorder can affect the skin and cause or contribute to the rash.
Believe in yourself and your achievements.
Do not avoid your feelings.
Use Music, Breathing Relaxation; Visual Imagery, Yoga, Meditation and Tai Chi.
Have Intensive Therapy and medications with a Psychiatrist for stresses.
See a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Can hydrocortizone 1% cream be applied for fading of non-itchy rash on leg which is pityriasis rosea herald patch, on skin for almost 2 months, ?

Doubtful: Hydrocortisone is helpful for itchy or inflamed rashes. We believe that pityriasis is caused by a virus and not inflammatory. I would expect a herald patch to be accompanied by others by now. You should consider that this might be another cause such as eczema or lupus. I would recommend an examination. ...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


Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more