Top
40
Doctor insights on: Itchy Red Patch On Leg

Share
1

1
Itchy red patch on lower leg what could it be?

Itchy red patch on lower leg what could it be?

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. ...Read more

2

2
Not itchy red dry patch, on leg, it's not a perfect circle but roundish. No pus or other colors, didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out.?

Not itchy red dry patch, on leg, it's not a perfect circle but roundish. No pus or other colors, didn't even notice it until someone pointed it out.?

See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes for the skin findings you have described ranging from Eczema, Fungal Infection, a manifestation of a related medical disorder, and more. Moreover, diagnosis will be challenging without visual inspection; your medical history (recent/past) is needed to provide important diagnostic clues as well. Suggest you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

4

4
I have a red patch that started behind my leg on upper part of calf. Now it has moved to my lower back. It is now raised and itchy. What could it b?

I have a red patch that started behind my leg on upper part of calf. Now it has moved to my lower back. It is now raised and itchy. What could it b?

Dermatitis: Could be seborrhea, psoriasis, tinea or a bacterial infection (although unlikely). A photo and more of a story is most helpful when diagnosing rashes. ...Read more

5

5
Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Itchy patch of skin on leg, 1inch in diameter, small bump beneath, skin not raised, ongoing for 1.5 months, skin red due to scratching.

Need diagnosis: A fungal infection comes to mind and thus a topical antifungal +/- steroid may be helpful Best is to consult your doctor since the problem has been going on for so long. ...Read more

7

7
What can be red patches very itchy and hot on arms and legs only?

What can be red patches very itchy and hot on arms and legs only?

Hives: It could be hives but you should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation because this could be something else. ...Read more

11

11
What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

What causes non itchy red scaly circular patches on arms, legs and back, but is not psoriasis? Skin on circular patches usually hardens and falls off

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. It's not possible to tell because there are many diseases that look the same. ...Read more

14

14
I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.

I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.

Time 2 C ur doctor: Who may refer you to a dermatologist, meanwhile practice good skin care: keep your finger nails short, cleanse and moisturize the affected areas well, best wishes ...Read more

15

15
I have small pimple like thing on my penis and scroutum. What are they. Also my pubic bar is itchy and my legs have red patches on my groin?

I have small pimple like thing on my penis and scroutum. What are they. Also my pubic bar is itchy and my legs have red patches on my groin?

See your doctor.: You should see your doctor. Without actually seeing the lesions and rash, it would be difficult to make a proper diagnosis. I also see that you have pain and burning in your penis and testicular pain. These should also be evaluated by your doctor, if they have not already been. ...Read more

16

16
No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?

No patch forms in skin. But, small itchy red bumps form seperately about 1 inch distance in my back, hands and leg. Hiv symptoms?

Cannot see these: And therefore cannot diagnose them, but if you think you may have been exposed to HIV you should go and get tested in the near future. This is a treatable disease, best when diagnosed early. ...Read more

17

17
Had gallbladder removed 2wks ago & woke up today with several red itchy blotchy patches on hands, feet, legs? I'm off all medication, any thoughts?

Had gallbladder removed 2wks ago & woke up today with several red itchy blotchy patches on hands, feet, legs? I'm off all medication, any thoughts?

Rash: Unclear. Probably not directly related to operation. Best to all your primary care provider today for an urgent appointment. Ok to see another doc, pa, or np. Hope this helps! ...Read more

18

18
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

20

20
My brother has developed red oval flaky -itchy patches on his arm, leg, back, abdomen, scalp, ear and eye lash, genitals. Can this be psoriasis?

Yes: By your description it does sound like Guttate Psoriasis. The flakes tend to be more greasy rather than dry. Itching however is not a prominent feature. Another possibility is Seborrheic Dermatitis He should see his doctor for a more definitive diagnosis ...Read more

22

22
How to treat redness and raised itchy hair follicles on legs?

Razor Burn: You may have just nicked with shaving, it could also be an ingrown hair. Wait a awhile and if it is still there then I would recommend seeing a doctor. ...Read more

23

23
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

24

24
My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

My skin (only legs/back/chest/stomach, neck)has been itchy for two weeks. House is free of bugs. No obvious redness unless I scratch. Ideas?

Contact dermatitis?: Have you changed laundry detergents or fabric softeners recently? You are describing the itching in areas that are in close contact with your clothes so that would be my first thought. Weather changes, dry skin, harsh soaps can also cause dry itchy skin. If you notice any red bumps or areas of irritation, see your doctor to ensure not scabies or other bites... ...Read more

25

25
What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved I would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...Read more

27

27
Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Experiencing itchy rash. Also describe me: Skin redness/irritation and Allergic reaction. What should I do? Hand arms and legs mostly hands& arms help

Too little info: Most skin rashes need to be examined in order to offer meaningful insight. In the case of a reaction, a discussion about potential exposures is also necessary. ...Read more

28

28
I've a large painful white lump on the back on my thigh, surrounded by red patches. It had previously been very itchy. I can't even sit on it. Help!

I've a large painful white lump on the back on my thigh, surrounded by red patches. It had previously been very itchy. I can't even sit on it. Help!

Have it evaluated.: 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

29

29
Non-itchy red dry patch, size of nickel on calf, only one. Doesn't itch or hurt, round-ish but not a true circle. Not puffy, no pus, no other colors?

Non-itchy red dry patch, size of nickel on calf, only one. Doesn't itch or hurt, round-ish but not a true circle. Not puffy, no pus, no other colors?

Tinea corporis: Known as ringworm is a possibility; however, this skin lesion must be SEEN and evaluated. You can try OTC Lotrimin (clotrimazole) AF AM/PM to the area, since this may be a fungal infection: without a photo hard to diagnose. ...Read more

30

30
What are these red itchy patches on my hips, knee, neck and back?

What are these red itchy patches on my hips, knee, neck and back?

Many answers: Commonly psoriasis or eczema occur in those areas. They usually flare up during anxiety, depression, and stress. See your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

31

31
Red patches on thigh. Been there for almost 1 mo. Sometimes slightly itchy. Could it be mycosis fungoides?

Red patches on thigh. Been there for almost 1 mo. Sometimes slightly itchy. Could it be mycosis fungoides?

It might be fungal I: Fungal infections of the skin are not uncommon in this area of your anatomy. Mycosis fungoides is NOT a fungal infection....it is actually a type of lymphoma/Cancer. This is unlikely to be the cause here.
I would advise you to go see a physician for a physical examination to make a proper diagnosis and offer you help with treatment. ...Read more

32

32
I have had a red itchy patch on my foot close to my ankle for almost a year nothing will get rid of it?

See a doctor: Best to see a podiatrist or dermatologist.
You may need a biopsy of the area to determine what it is & how to treat it. ...Read more

33

33
Skin across the shoulders, neck, forearms, a patch on my side above waist, ankle, very quickly intensely itchy, swollen, red, lymph leakage, 1st time.

Skin across the shoulders, neck, forearms, a patch on my side above waist, ankle, very quickly intensely itchy, swollen, red, lymph leakage, 1st time.

Be seen: It sounds like you are having a reaction to something. It can be a contact dermatitis, or it can be a sustemic reaction to something. A detailed exam, history, and usually some medications including probably a steroid are usually indicated. ...Read more

34

34
I think I have vaginal thrush very itchy inner lips and red. Using canesten is helping. Also a tiny ringworm patch on inner thigh using canesten on it?

I think I have vaginal thrush very itchy inner lips and red. Using canesten is helping. Also a tiny ringworm patch on inner thigh using canesten on it?

Clotrimazole: (Canesten). For both conditions that you have is a good choice, use it for several days, but for the ring worm, you need to apply it for at least 2 weeks twice a day. Thrush can occur for several reasons, if no improvement see your doctor/dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more

35

35
Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy

Can eczema turn into psoriasis? I have a patch of itchy skin on my shin diagnosed as eczema. My GP prescribed Verdeso 0.05% rash came back red & bumpy

No: In fact atopic eczema and psoriasis are nearly 180 degree opposite to each other in term of the immune reactions. Cortisone is a non-specific anti-inflammatory agent which however may help both conditions although better and safer alternatives may be required. The itchy rash on your chin is likely from a contact allergy with hair preparations being the most likely suspects. ...Read more

37

37
Could you tell me why my leg turned itchy and red after in the snow?

Could you tell me why my leg turned itchy and red after in the snow?

Extreme: Cold leads to constriction/narrowing of the small blood vessels which supply your skin...after this constriction and with the warming they DILATE causing increased flow a REDNESS and stretching of the nerve endings causing itching!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

38

38
I have been bitten on my leg and now I have a area which is quite big and red it is also itchy.

Go see your doctor: Bites leading to redness are worrisome for cellulitis (infection). Don't wait until it hurts or you develop red streaks or fever. Go see your doctor now for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

39

39
I Have Red Itchy Spots On My Legs?

I Have Red Itchy Spots On My Legs?

Several thoughts: May be a contact dermatitis including poison ivy or psoriasis (use otc hydrocortisone), fungal 'ring worm' or candidiasis (otc clomitrazole), folliculitis (may require rx antibiotics), or several other. What have you tried? Is anything helping? Is it worsening rapidly (see your Dr). If nothing helps, please see your Dr.. ...Read more

40

40
I have non-itchy red blotches on legs. What could be the reason?

I have non-itchy red blotches on legs. What could be the reason?

See below: Without seeing the rash, it is hard to give an answer. The etiologies of such rash would be a long list and to narrow the list we would need to see the rash. ...Read more