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Itchy, Swollen Calves
I got stung by a bee on my calf yesterday and it is very swollen, red, hot, itchy, and painful. Am i allergic?
Not really : Your tissues are responding to toxic bee venom. If you were truly allergic you might have tightness of bronchial passageways within first few minutes & difficulty breathing. Apply an oatmeal paste for itching. Cold compresses will tend to reduce swelling. Hot shower might make swelling worse. Take otc tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for discomfort. Elevate the arm. All should resolve in few days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I keep getting bit at night on legs. Ranges from small n itchy to large swollen hard hot itchy painful with pustule. what could it be? Help! age 21
Fleas: Where are you when you get bit. It could be fleas or possibly bed bugs. If you are in your bed when this occurs try washing your bed clothes and treating your room for insects. Not everyone is allergic to fleas but if you are they could cause the symptoms you are describing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Why are my lower legs so swollen & red & itchy for the last week or two? I keep putting them up on pillows, but it wont go away.
I have red, itchy bites on my legs, ankles, and feet. They hurt and I'm not sure what bite me and now they are swollen. What should I do?
Skin reaction: Many patients can have a skin reaction after getting bitten. Mild swelling, redness and itchiness are somewhat initial normal responses. Occasionally, some patients will have worse reactions due to an allergic response. If you are concerned you should have an exam done with the correct diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Hello - I have a number of what I believe are bug bites on my legs also seems like on my penis-red, itchy and swollen. Any thoughts on what to do?
There are 2 areas on my legs, where there have been blood clots and haven't disappeared with time as usual & are itchy & slightly swollen. Its worryin?
Assuming Phlebitis: Plebitis blocks the normal venous return, and hurts the valves in the veins. So after phlebitis one tends to have more blood in veins and this produces edema (swelling) which stretches and inflames the skin. Keep skin moist with non irritating moisturizer (best if no fragrence in misturizer), ...Read more
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