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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?

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?

Need a photo or exam: Most infection related rashes cause a generalized exanthem, and allergic rashes from contact or hives are itchy. Ring worm has a circular pattern and is slightly raised. An exam is essential for diagnosis. Read more

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Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.

Small itchy rash on calf, not sure if it could be bug bites, poision ivy, herpes (history of genital herpes), or something else.

?: Any itchy skin rash can be caused by many things but I suspect that a single itchy lesion on the calf is more likely from a bug bite. Try topical hydrocortisone on it to see if it helps. If not getting better after a week, see doctor. 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?

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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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?

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?

Itchy rash: While itchy rashes can be from allergies, muscle aches, sore throat and pain are not commonly seen with allergies. Since diagnosing rashes is challenging without a picture, if a person takes a photo to show their doctor, it can help with the diagnosis. 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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My right leg is swollen and has a red itchy rash. What's going on?

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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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?

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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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.

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

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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?!

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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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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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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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

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A circular non itchy rash on leg for 2 months. At first there was a large spontaneous bruise with it. Mystery autoimmune? Ringworm? Other?

A circular non itchy rash on leg for 2 months. At first there was a large spontaneous bruise with it. Mystery autoimmune? Ringworm? Other?

Annulare granuloma: Consists of a series of red bumps arranged in a circular formation. The cause is unknown and may be a chronic condition for up to two years no known therapy seems to work. Read more

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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??

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??

Take in for eval: I would have you see his pediatrician for thorough history and exam. Also get vitals and see if pt has fever, losing weight. These symptoms can be concerning. Read more

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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?

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

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