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What could be causing red and blue/purple-ish splotches on my legs after shower?

What could be causing red and blue/purple-ish splotches on my legs after shower?

Warm water: Warm water can cause skin blood vessels to dilate and bring more blood close to the skin surface in attempt to cool off. Try using cooler shower water. ...Read more

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Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

CholinergicUrticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hive which develops in response to a physical trigger, such as drastic temperatures, hot showers, sunlight, emotional distress, exercise and occassionally viral infectons. When this condition becomes chronic (recurrent, frequent), daily medications such as Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) can be used for prevention. ...Read more

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Every time i take a shower , I have a terribile pricking in my legs for 30 minutes. What can i do?

Every time i take a shower , I have a terribile pricking in my legs for 30 minutes. What can i do?

Suggestion: Have you tried using a moisturizer on your legs after your shower? Have you tried a different kind of soap? This symptom suggests some kind of skin reaction, although it is hard to be sure. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what good techinques are there for srcatching and taking a shower for a broken leg?

Could you tell me what good techinques are there for srcatching and taking a shower for a broken leg?

Caution: There are no good techniques for scratching because this would involve accessing an area which is not visible because it's under a cast or splint - and that is not recommended. Showering can sometimes be done with a garbage bag or similar protection to keep the leg dry. Ask whether you are appropriate to switch to a fracture boot, which would make it much easier to shower. ...Read more

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Why do my legs itch so badly, after showers?

Why do my legs itch so badly, after showers?

LEGS ITCH: Your legs might itch from the soap you are using. Have you changed your soap lately? Or it might be from the towels you are using to dry them off after the shower. Change laundry detergents to all free & clear. Use a mild soap like cetaphil or aveeno (oatmeal). ...Read more

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What is the best way to shower with a leg cast?

What is the best way to shower with a leg cast?

Buy a cast cover: Certain cast covers are sold which can provide a waterproof type of protection which will allow one to shower or even swim with it on there have been some problems associated with the gortex liner which is why i no longer use it. ...Read more

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Why do i itch on my legs when i shower with cold water?

Why do i itch on my legs when i shower with cold water?

Dry skin ?: or you may have cold hypersensitivity, esp if you have taken certain antibiotics recently. Try moisturizers, and if you see a rash, then you will need to see a healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more