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It can be.: Thyroid acropachy may complicate graves' disease and subcutaneous infiltration is seen in myxedema. So, the answer to your question is that itchy shins can be associated with thyroidopathies. See your internist or family physician to obtain endocrinology referral. ...Read more
Underlying cause: You need to find out the underlying cause; are there insect bites? Some metabolic problem? Scratching usually only worsens the itch, and scratching until you bleed leaves you vulnerable to infection. Discuss with your doctor about possible causes and maybe a medication to help with the itch itself. ...Read more
Many possible causes: 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
E45 Itch relief cream is the only cream that moisturises and relieves my itchy shins. What can cause a deficiency in Urea in the skin?
Could dry itchy shins with depigmented spots be caused by a fungal infection linked to a yeast imbalance in the gut rather than simple psoriasis?
What is a circle rash size of a fifty cent piece very itchy on shin have stopped using perfumed soap etc?
Best to see doctor: Hard to say without more information to help pin down the cause, and even then, rashes can be tough to diagnose without seeing them! I think i'd recommend a visit to your doctor. In the meantime, for the itching cool compresses, or lotions containing calamine or pramoxine would be good over-the-counter anti-itch treatment. ...Read more
I have 4 bites on my shin. Itchy. Not too painful. But on my calf, there is about a 2x2 inch red splotch. It's smooth. What did this? Dangerous?
Varies: There are a number of possibilities. In someone who has other bites visible, it could be another bite or a bite that has gotten infected. It would really take an exam to say. I would encourage you to be seen and evaluated. ...Read more
Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis. My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin. It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more
Mysterious non-itchy rash on shin area and ankle swelling after sun exposure? It came up after a day on the beach, mostly standing, for several hours.
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Possobly hives: If the itchy bumps go away in 24 hrs, and then come back; or they have an appearance of " moving around", they are probably hives. But there are a lot of skin rashes looking like itchy bumps, like bug bites.... Better to consult a dermatologist or allergist to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Have a crusty bumpy/raised rash on my right shin. Gets itchy with heat and flakes/bleeds regularly. Yellowish skin discolouration surrounding area.
Get in to see a-: -dermatologist, could very well be cancerous.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Can HSV 1or2 travel without contact or is it shingles? Shin has itchy blisters with shinbone/leg/groin pain/fatigue. Have had HSV forever.
See answer: If you have orofacial or genital herpes (hsv-1/hsv-2), you cannot transmit the infection to another part of your body after initial infection occurs. That said, with genital herpes, one has infection of the l-4, l-5, and s-1 nerve roots which innervate the rectal area, buttocks and lateral aspect of the thigh and so outbreaks can occur in those areas. Shingles can affect any area of the body. ...Read more
8 weeks ago, doc saw tiny itchy bumps on my shin. She froze it w/ nit. Ox. Left hypopigment white skin patch. Scar-gel, self-tanner don't help. Advice?
I have itchy little red lumps behind my knees and on my shins. I don't shave because I'm scared it'll make it worse. Help?
See derm: See your dermatologist to find out if this is eczema or something else. It can be treated. ...Read more
I have a rash on both of my shins, it's very itchy and I can't even sleep very well at night anymore. Can anyone help me out?
Shin rash: A rash on both lower legs usually means something has gotten on you or something you work around that could have gotten on your pants legs and onto your skin. Think about what you are around. Or have used on your skin. Steroid cream is the answer. ...Read more
No: If there is no rash, I think you should hydrate your skin twice a day and see if it goes away. That often cure an itch. ...Read more
Get diagnosis: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
I keep getting rashes all over my body very itchy now it is on my head coming up in lumps seems to get worse in winter and on my shins I will scratch?
See a doctor: Eruptions of this nature may be infective, allergic, non-infectious inflammatory and even rarely due to underlying malignancies. Working out the cause for these may take a prolonged investigation by an experienced clinician. See your pcp and if they cannot handle this they may refer you to a dermatologist or allergist. Good luck. ...Read more
I had a metal shelf fall on my shin in December and it's still bruised and super itchy, what could be the problem?
I have very itchy "bites" (but they are not). One-two/ day for10 days. No pets/husband fine. Most are on my shin/ankle. Some elsewhere.?
I have a bruise on my shin that feels swollen and itchy. Is this normal? If so, how can I relieve it?
Are you sure it's: A bruise. Bruises tend not to be itchy, but I guess it's possible. Is there a way this could from an insect bite. Nonetheless, one simple thing you can do is try cold packs over the area to help with the inflammation that is likely causing the swelling and itching. Try some ice with a bit of water, in a ziplock bag, wrapped in a moist towel, placed over the area for 10mins 3-4X/day. ...Read more