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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itching (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Red itchey spots on lower legs?

Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more

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Swollen left lower leg and foot?

Swollen left lower leg and foot?

Leg edema: For single swollen leg, you need to go to er for duplex to rule out deep venous thrombosis( clot). You didn't give your medications. Take full adult Aspirin now till you go to er. Once the DVT is out then see your doctor for further evaluation. Thanks. ...Read more

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Small red and sore bumps on lower left leg, pain in calf area and hurts to walk, only left leg only?

Small red and sore bumps on lower left leg, pain in calf area and hurts to walk, only left leg only?

Pain in calf: that makes it difficult to walk is definitely something you want to have looked at by your provider! The rash may or may not be related. Deep vein thrombosis sometimes present with pain in the calf region as well as swelling, warmth and redness. Get it physically looked at for a definitive diagnosis! ...Read more

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I have an itchy red rash on my lower arms and lower legs?

I have an itchy red rash on my lower arms and lower legs?

Eczema: Sounds like eczema. Otc cortisone cream can help. Prescription cortisone from your doctor would be better. Heavy moisture with creams, not lotions will help keep it away. ...Read more

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Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Red itchy bumps on upper thigh with numb sensation?

Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read more

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I have myelofibrosis, and left upper outer arm numb after sleeping, lower thighs on both legs swollen no pain?

I have myelofibrosis, and left upper outer arm numb after sleeping, lower thighs on both legs swollen no pain?

???: Doesn't sound like it is related to meylofibrosis. You should visit the doctor and have it worked up. Numbness and that kind of pain would be almost unheard of with your condition which is a blood disorder ...Read more

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What causes red rash on lower legs small red raised bumps, thickest at ankles, but spreading upward

What causes red rash on lower legs small red raised bumps, thickest at ankles, but spreading upward

Many possible causes: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. 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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Persistent painful swollen vein lower left arm?

Persistent painful swollen vein lower left arm?

Phlebitis Arm: It sounds as if you have developed superficial thrombophlebitis of a vein in your arm. You should see a doctor and get it evaluated, as you could develop bacterial phlebitis which can be serious. Non bacterial phlebitis can often be treated with warm compresses and anti-inflammatories, but you also need to make sure that the phelbitis doesn't extend and cause a deeper more serious clot, i.e. Dvt. ...Read more

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My husband developed black itchy spot over the left lower abdomen?

My husband developed black itchy spot  over the left lower abdomen?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. 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 rash on lower legs not itchy or swollen?

Red rash on lower legs not itchy or swollen?

See your doctor: A docto it r will need to see the rash to diagnose it a picture(seeing the rash) is worth a thousand words. !0 people can describe the rash 10 different ways. There can be many causes of a rash on the legs so see your doctor. ...Read more

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Extremely sore burning left groin left testicle left armpit left shoulder stomach and painful burning lumps on left side of my neck please help?

Extremely sore burning left groin left testicle left armpit left shoulder stomach and painful burning lumps on left side of my neck please help?

Have it checked out: It sounds like you have a series of "lumps" or lymph nodes that are painful particularly on your left side. You should have it checked out to make sure there isn't an infection going on. Don't forget that the lymph nodes act as a drainage and filtration system to try to stop infection. They will swell and be painful. You also want to be sure the lymph nodes are not swollen because of cancer. ...Read more

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My inner upper right thigh is tender and slightly swollen. ?

My inner upper right thigh is tender and slightly swollen.  ?

Thigh tenderness: Best to get this evaluated, as it may be an infection like cellulitis, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Feeling pain in my lower abdomen and left leg thigh?

Feeling pain in my lower abdomen and left leg thigh?

Many things.: It can be a bladder infection, a hernia, inflammation or infection of the intestine, or less commonly, appendicitis. Pain from abdomen can be referred to the thigh, so it feels like the thigh is hurting, but the source of the pain is really higher up. ...Read more

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I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk.I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?

 I have 1 spider bite on my leg & my arm red painful itchy very swollen my whole arm is hurting & my leg hard to walk.I feel weak. Whole body is hurts?

Seek evaluation ASAP: You need evaluation ASAP for your complaints- your MD, a walk in center, or ER if no other option available. Do not delay. ...Read more

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Red spots on my upper legs?

Please have this: Medically assessed in person to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What causes sm red dots on lower legs?

What causes sm red dots on lower legs?

Dots: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

What could cause itchy red rash under upper arm and back of knees?

Many possibilities: Possibilities are intertrigo, eczema, inverse psoriasis, contact dermatitis, candida (yeast). See a doctor or dermatologist for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Numbness in left arm itcy and swollen?

Numbness in left arm itcy and swollen?

Need checking: Swollen arm = needs to be checked by your md. This could be an allergic reaction or cellulitis/infection and sometimes a blood clot. ...Read more

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Itchis bumbs on left elbow and right knee?

Itchis bumbs on left elbow and right knee?

Various causes: Itchy bumps on elbow or knee could be due to allergic reaction to clothing or other substances, insect bites, early psoriasis, fungus, etc. If cortisone cream doesn't clear these eruptions, see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more