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Itchy Red Scaly Spots On Legs
Ihave 3 red oval spots on my thigh. The first one 2-3 months ago, red oval not itchy no scaly, doesn't hurt, 7 CM diameter, then two smaller appear?
Red Oval Spots: It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. Possibilities include: fungal infection, contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis, psoriasis, viral, bacterial, eczema, systemic disease and others. ...Read more
My son has a round quarter-sized red spot on his upper thigh. It is itchy and scaly, but does not have a well-defined outer ring.?
Herals patch: Of pityriasis can look like this (see photo). Without seeing the lesion it is not possible to identify the reason for it. Please have him examined. ...Read more
I've been experience a rash on my legs for almost 3 months. It almost looks like little spots of blood under the skin. Not itchy, painful, or scaly.?
Could be contact: Dermatitis, an allergic reaction to something that your leg touches. Or it could be a fungus infection, such as ringworm. Tough to say without looking at it. For contact dermatitis, try Hydrocortisone cream. For fungal infection, try Clotrimazole cream. If these fail, time to see a doctor. ...Read more
Rash: Rashes are impossible to diagnosis without looking at them. See your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
I got red spots on my leg, it's quite red around it and looks quite yellow inside it's itchy but not painful?
Should consult.: Your best bet would be to consult with a doctor on this one, either locally with a Dermatologist or on HealthTap with uploaded pictures of these spots to review. Lesions like these are best evaluated by direct visualization and not description. ...Read more
I have red itchy spots on my legs that started out on one leg a one spot on thursday that has traveled up both legs.
Itchy spots: Insect bites are a possibility(chiggers, bed bugs). Another is an allergic reaction to something that has come in contact with your legs but not the rest of your body. Have you walked near poison ivy or poison oak? Observe for any clues and you could take an antihistamine like benadryl(causes drowsiness) or claritin which is non drowsy. See your physician or a dermatologist as needed. ...Read more
I have three red spots on my upper leg that are not itchy, and no bigger than a dime each. Just wondering what they could be?
Hard to say: Without looking. How long have you had them? Any other signs and symptoms? Would take pictures for documentation. Since you don't have any other signs and symptoms, would just observe for now. For all you know, it will resolve in time! Of course, if things changed, do please schedule an appointment with your physician. In meantime, monitor with pictures and date them! ...Read more
I have a line of red spots on my lower right leg for over a month. Could it be dermatitis or something more serious? Its also itchy sometimes
Hi I have about 20 spots of varying size all over my legs. They look similar to hickeys but red and are not itchy at all. Looks like Schaumburgs?
Spots on leg: Also consider erythema nodosum or sarcoid or even lyme disease. Erythema nodosum is associated with recent strep infection, mycoplasma, mononucleosis, cat scratch disease or inflammatory conditions like sarcoid, Behcet's or bowel disease, rarely lymphomas/carcinoid, pancreas. Check for lyme, strep, resolves in 3-6 weeks and f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
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
My 6 yr old daughter has red itchy spots on her bottom and some on her legs. Not sure what to do.?
What is this red spots skin in my legs and feels so itchy, multiple red spots and both my left and right legs. Very itchy?
Inflammatory rash.: What you are describing may be inflammation of the skin or of the hair follicles. Try treating with an over-the-counter topical steroid, but if this is not helpful within 2-3 days, see a dermatologist. The fact there are many spots, and it is so itchy, warrants medical treatment. ...Read more
Many possibilities: 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
My lower legs are swollen and itchy. I also have some red spots where it is swollen. They sweep up more during the day and go down at nighttime.
I have flat, non itchy red pin spots that appeared all over my torso, legs, and arms five days ago. There are hundreds and there are more appearing.?
See a doctor!: This needs evaluation. Try to think of any foods, medications, vitamins or contacts with people with similar symptoms. Any risky sexual behavior? Any changes in detergents? Any joint pains? Discuss these things with your doctor. Good luck! ...Read more
My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh. My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?
They gotta sleep.: Without actually seeing these itchy red "spots", one cannot be certain. And understand that I am speculating. But you can look on the internet for pictures. Are you ready??? BEDBUG bites. Calm down. It's only an educated guess. ...Read more
Hi Doc. A few weeks back I noticed red rashes on my legs which were in form of spots and were itchy and hot. They have now turned into black hard spots?
Get checked!: For an answer we need photos and more history. Consider a virtual appointment or see your primary care provider. ...Read more
I have several red round spots on my legs and hands, not too itchy slightly raised. They have been there over a week and are not getting better or worse? My boyfriend doesn't have any of these symptoms
Itchy red spots appear on legs of my mom if she stands for little longer. What it could be, which specialist should we see.
Varicose veins: Wonder if she has varicosities causing red, itchy spots that are worse when she is standing. She may need to see a vascular specialist if that's the case. If no varicosities are present, may get initial exam by family doc and/or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have red itchy spots on leg that turns black. Is this a std. If so which one. Could this be syphilis. Or herpes? What r symptoms for both
Std unlikely : A std would be very low on the list of causes of a leg rash. You should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
9 days ago I went for a walk then I got red non itchy spots on my arms + the tops of my legs. I have 10. I did stroke a dog. I don't have pets. Thxs.
Nondiagnostic: More description of the rash is needed but, better still, an examination by your physician or dermatologist would be desirable in order to make a diagnosis. With the absence of itching insect bites or hives would be unlikely. These could be petecchiae from burst capillaries and, if so, will gradually clear. Get examined if the rash persists or worsens. ...Read more
I've been noticing red spots on my legs.As the week gone on amount of spots increased.They are non itchy and dry. There are few spots on my stomach?
Could be: They could be blackheads (comedones) although unusual on arms and legs. Ask your doctor to look at it. ...Read more
I've suddenly broken out in red, itchy spots all over my arms, legs, hips, back and head — what's going on?
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
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