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Itchy Swollen Ankle Diagnosis
What is the the cause of swollen itchy ankles? My duaghter is 20 years old and a varsity student. She has been suffering for the past 3 weeks
Stasis Dermatitis: She could have stasis dermatitis as a result of fluid overload. This can happen if the valves of the veins do a poor job of sending the blood up the leg and back to the heart. Usually starts with swelling, and then a red, itchy rash may develop where the skin is stretching (can be around entire ankle, but usually on the inside mostly). See a podiatrist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This afternoon my ankles became itchy all of a sudden. I scratched them and suddenly my ankles became swollen. It's never happened before. Allergy?
Both ankles are itchy & swollen. Dog has fleas. I noticed a horsefly on my ankle yesterday. What should I take to stop itching and swelling?
Ankle Angst: Itching is s result of the release of histamine from cells in the skin. Scratching causes these cells to release more of this and other chemicals which then cause localized inflammation to occur. Treatment must manage both issues. Taking an antihistamine helps long term as it helps prevent recurrent itching in an old lesion. Icing helps in the immediate period as does a topical steroid. ...Read more
I noticed the toe next to my pinky toe has become very swollen itchy and red, the itch has spread to my ankles. What do I do? I dont know what bit me.
Itch: Sorry about your foot. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. They will take your history, examine you, and likely order lab studies. Your swollen ankle may also require you to see a foot specialist as soon as possible. Hope all goes well. Please keep me posted if possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have itchy swollen ankle i have just find outvi have lymphoma in my eye could it be from that or because i work at night an do a lot of walking?
May be unrelated: lymphoma in eye or orbit as with other sites is usually a result of systemic viral infection with organisms such as MMTV. It usually presents with enlarged nodes locally present or diffuse such as with chest and abdomen or grtoin and axilla. Swollen itchy ankle is mostly the sign of post phlebitis and unless skin pathology present there probably is no cutaneous lymphoma. ...Read more
Skin across the shoulders, neck, forearms, a patch on my side above waist, ankle, very quickly intensely itchy, swollen, red, lymph leakage, 1st time.
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