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Itchy Spots On Lower Legs
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 night time.
Woke up with red spots on 1 leg. Next day more red spots and on both lower legs. Spots are itchy, slight bump in center. Dry, irritant throat @ night.
Possible reaction: It is difficult to assess without seeing the lesions but it can represent a bite or even represent a reaction to a viral upper respiratory infection. I would see a physician so that they can perform the appropriate evaluation or tests for this if it does not improve. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a dry itchy rash on my arms, chest, lower legs and upper back. It looks like small, red spots. I had severe tonsillitis which cleared up just over a week ago, and was given ciprofloxacin (not sure whether it helped). Any idea what could be causi
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
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
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
DVT or Phlebitis: This can be a very dangerous situation. If the redness and swelling includes your calves then you need to seek immediate emergency medical care. If the rash and sores are just in the front of the lower legs this could be phlebitis. In either case you need medical attention. If you are having any shortness of breath or chest pain you need to call 911. ...Read more
My lower legs are ithy but only at night. I have no signs of a rash or anything visible. What could be causing the u controllable itchiness?
Dry skin?: Try applying moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing and see it this helps. It may take a few days for the effect to show. It appears that the lower legs are more likely to get dry ...Read more
I was prescribed for Aztor20, 2 wks ago. I have been feeling itchy &numb on my lower legs for last two days. Could this be caused by the meds?
Yes: Pruritus is found among people who take Lipitor (atorvastatin), (atorvastatin) especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. In a study of 129, 976 people who have side effects while taking Lipitor (atorvastatin) from FDA 2, 655 had Pruritus. ...Read more
Red blotches have just today appeared on my lower legs - they vary in size - but quite small up to 5/6 mm, they are not raised and are not itchy.?
Red blotches: Follow up today with doctor/urgent care and get a sed rate, ANA, CBC. blood cultures. May be autoimmune phenomenon or related to sepsis, bactermia (strep, mycoplasma, cat scratch, histo, coccidio, meds or tumor called erythema nodosum usually seen when there is underlying disease (about 30% no clear cause). ...Read more
My lower legs get very itchy despite using lotions and creams. Seems itch is deep inside. What could be causing this?
Why are my lower legs so swollen & red & itchy for the last week or two? I keep putting them up on pillows, but it won't go away.
My lower legs are extremely itchy & have been for several months. I use lotion regularly but it doesn't seem to help. Any known causes?
Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing. Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?
Sounds like Eczema: Could be eczema which can get worse over time. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Dark skin can improve over time with proper treatment. ...Read more
Red spot lower right leg. Used to have a pitch black scab on top but fell off now been like this for 8 months. Not itchy. Gets dry and doesn't hurt?
New skin: Wound healed, new skin pink. If it bleeds, itches, grows, you may need to seek help. But it sounds like non-specific result of injury. ...Read more
14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?
Dry skin?: Depending on where you live and time of year, winter itch or dry skin can be a problem. Applying moisturizer several times a day may be helpful. If no improvement after a week, see your doctor for evaluation. Could also be a sign of allergy even with no rash. OTC antihistamine may help. Again if no one provement within a week, see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more
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