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Itchy Rash On Calf Muscles
I have flat, not itchy rash on my calf muscle. It started as very light dots but it grew and became more red with time what could it possibly be?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.
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
Broke out in a itchy rash 3 times in 4 weeks. Itchy skin all over when it happens. Along with nerve pain. Muscle ache and sore throat. Allergies?
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
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
Allergy/ trauma: Could be allergy to one or more to the meds. You are on, or from constant trauma to the area like rough clothing and such. Read more
Itchy rash. Small bumps, lines, & splotches. Has spread over 4days to everywhere but my face. Concentrated around butt/leg. Did not change lifestyle.
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
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
A red itchy rash on the inner side of my leg near the groin area for over 1 month. It decreases when I take anti biotics. I want a permanent solution?
Erythrasma: I assume you used actual antibiotics and not antifungals. You could have Erythrasma which is a bacterial infection that just like fungus affects areas of moist skin. The rash may have well defined borders and may become brownish. Topical and sometimes oral antibiotics are necessary. Keeping the area dry is the way to prevent this. Check that you are in good health for example no diabetes Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got bit by a horsefly that got infected, and I got given a penicillin type drug to help it however I've now got a itchy rash on leg. Is it linked?
You need to be: Seen by healthcare provider again to look at the pattern of the rash and skin infection to make sure it is improving on the penicillin type drug. Otherwise, you may need cultures and repeat blood work, or different antibiotic. There are lots of different things that cause rash, but if it was a fly and not a tick, then you should not get Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme disease, to rule out. Read more
I have an itchy rash on my leg 1 week after punch biopsy around the wound. What can I do? Dr said to use neosporin and bandaid until stitches come out
The itchy rash: May be an allergy to the bandaid or the ointment. See your dermatologist again for correct diagnosis and treatment Read more
A circular non itchy rash on leg for 2 months. At first there was a large spontaneous bruise with it. Mystery autoimmune? Ringworm? Other?
3 yr old son has been complaining of leg pain 4 weeks. Been generally unwell. Not eating good, very crank/irritable. Today has sore itchy rash on leg??
I am experiencing soreness or burning inside of mouth and itchy rash on my leg, I believe I may have gotten poison ivy on my leg and scratched it before noticing what it was and maybe I got it on my mouth. Anything I can do to help relieve my mouth?
Drug reaction?: Only thing I can think of affecting both the mouth and the skin would be a drug reaction. Was there a new drug introduced within 2 weeks prior to onset? I suspect that they are unrelated since poison ivy does not cause mouth problem unless you are chewing it. For sore mouth, try switching to Biotene toothpaste. For the skin, topical hydrocortisone. See allergist if not better. Read more
What is it? I have skin rash (quality: itchy, bumpy), enlarged lymph nodes. Sore on my leg that began itching as it healed, itchy rash all over body
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