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Itchy Swollen My Upper Legs Symptoms
A few days ago I woke up with a couple bites on my leg and elbow.they are very itchy and got swollen now they're purple and hard?
Some kind of skin infection. signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?
I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?
Hives vs bites: The question is whether these are bites or hives indicating an allergic response to something internal or external. If the welts clear after a day only to appear elsewhere, this would favor an allergic reaction to food,medication,etc rather than insect bites which last several days at each site. Antihistamines relieve hives and the itching of bites. See your MD as needed. ...Read more
Itchy Swollen outer Areas on leg inside of the swelling is red and itchy and sometimes if scratched will erupt into a fluid filled bump or bumps. What could this be??
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 have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?
Have it seen: It is difficult to diagnose issues with the skin without having them seen by a physician. As a "very large, swollen, red lump" is not normal on the leg it would be a good idea to have a physician look at it. The fact that the area itches would make me suspicious of possibly it starting out as an insect bite; however, a secondary infection requiring antibiotics is certainly possible. ...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
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