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Dr. John Michalski
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Hello this lesion appeared on my leg Last night. It is not itchy. What could it be? Thank you.

Hello this lesion appeared on my leg Last night. It is not itchy. What could it be? Thank you.

Lesion: Unfortunately, over the computer, there is no way to properly diagnose skin lesions. For the best answer and diagnosis, you should see the dr. And have a physical exam. Healthtap Prime, with a video consult, and good camera resolution may help you get a diagnosis, but a face to face examination is always best. Good luck. ...Read more

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For over a year, I get an itchy feeling in my leg whenever I stand in one place for over a minute. Thoughts?

For over a year, I get an itchy feeling in my leg whenever I stand in one place for over a minute. Thoughts?

Itch: Since itch is a relative of pain, this symptom may be caused by some impingement or pinching of a nerve when you're putting weight on that leg. If there are no other symptoms it may not be worthwhile to investigate this symptom at this time, but if you wish to, I'd recommend an evaluation by a neurologist. ...Read more

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Good Day, what can you recommend on this patch on my leg? It’s itchy and has been growing. Had this for over a year now

Good Day, what can you recommend on this patch on my leg? It’s itchy and has been growing. Had this for over a year now

See doctor: When you have a skin n lesion and there is a change in size or shape or texture see doctor for exam ...Read more

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There are two dots on My leg that are parallel from eachother and it's super itchy. The dots are super small like a half millimeter?

There are two dots on My leg that are parallel from eachother and it's super itchy. The dots are super small like a half millimeter?

Small itchy bumps: Are they vertically parallel or horizontally. If horizontally consider eczema, bed bugs, poison oak/ivy depending on location. Usually consider antihistamines and or steroid creams or oral steroids, if they get red/tender may need antibiotics. If vertical also consider scabies and may need elmite as well. ...Read more

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What are the causes of itchy white bumps on my leg?

What are the causes of itchy white bumps on my leg?

Keratosis pilaris: It could be keratosis pillars which is a benign condition which is caused by blocked follicles. Follicultis could also cause this. Please see your doctor as the treatment for each condition is different. ...Read more

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Could you tell me why my leg turned itchy and red after in the snow?

Could you tell me why my leg turned itchy and red after in the snow?

Extreme: Cold leads to constriction/narrowing of the small blood vessels which supply your skin...after this constriction and with the warming they DILATE causing increased flow a REDNESS and stretching of the nerve endings causing itching!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have a freckle on my leg, not raised but itchy should it be checked out?

I have a freckle on my leg, not raised but itchy should it be checked out?

Family practice: Any new skin lesion should be checked out. What you describe sounds benign. If you see lesion that is growing changing color or multiple colors, or having irregular borders it needs to be seen right away. ...Read more

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My son has a small patch of itchy white bumps on his leg. What could this b?

My son has a small patch of itchy white bumps on his leg. What could this b?

Lots of things: It could be bug bite, hives, ringworm, eczema, infected hair follicle...He should be seen by a doctor to get a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have been bitten on my leg and now I have a area which is quite big and red it is also itchy.

Go see your doctor: Bites leading to redness are worrisome for cellulitis (infection). Don't wait until it hurts or you develop red streaks or fever. Go see your doctor now for evaluation, diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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I have this dry patch on my leg it is itchy and scaly and has discoloration! What could thus be?

Get it evaluated: The possibilities are numerous and there is no way to diagnose without being able to see the lesion. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a small cut on my leg that has not healed for months. It becomes very itchy. I keep it clean and put medicine. What could it be?

I have a small cut on my leg that has not healed for months. It becomes very itchy. I keep it clean and put medicine. What could it be?

What medicine?: It sounds like you may be putting the wrong medicine on it. Where it is? How did it happen? What are you cleaning it with, putting on it, and covering it with? Let us know the details and re-ask the question. ...Read more

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Itchy red patch on lower leg what could it be?

Itchy red patch on lower leg what could it be?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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Hi I had a question regarding a rash on my leg that is itchy?

Hi I had a question regarding a rash on my leg that is itchy?

Send a picture: Itchy rashes are likely to be allergic in origin. Mat be diet, contact, drug. Become a detective to find the allergen.
In the meantime take antihstamines. Benadryl-OTC
follow the dose regieme-not more than 50 mg at a time.
If nothing works see a doctor! ...Read more

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Symptoms- worried about this new itchy bumpy rash up and down my leg, what is it?

Symptoms- worried about this new itchy bumpy rash up and down my leg, what is it?

Be seen: Rashes cannot be properly diagnosed without being seen. Itchy leg rash could be shaving reaction, could be viral, could be poison ivy or contact dermatitis. Make an appointment ...Read more

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I have a itchy circle on my leg it's red and it has 3 bumps in the middle.... What could that be?

Unkown: Over the computer it is tough to diagnose skin conditions, but as described, a guess would be a possible fungal infection such as "ring worm." get eval to be definitive. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a single big red area of uneven skin on my leg. It's red, itchy, and hard. I have no pain though.

I have a single big red area of uneven skin on my leg. It's red, itchy, and hard. I have no pain though.

See your doctor: You will need to see your doctor for an exam. There are many types of skin problems, none of which can be diagnosed without an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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I noticed white/pink patch on left leg lateral malleolus. It is neither painful nor itchy. Is it a concern? I am worried.

I noticed white/pink patch on left leg lateral malleolus. It is neither painful nor itchy. Is it a concern? I am worried.

BIOPSY: Dermatology is, in large part, a visual diagnosis. That being said, anytime I am worried, or you, the patient, is worried, I biopsy the lesion. The exception is when the lesion is so easily diagnosed, which happens many times, a biopsy is not called for. Talk to your doctor.
Sincerely,
Dr. Latva ...Read more

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Unusual rashes on leg? It's itchy and little swelled. It's in two places and I'm also itchy other places (back, etc) what is it?

Multiple causes: Without seeing the rash, it is hard to be certain. The most common rashes that could fit the description include eczema, hives, fungal infections or other causes. See a physician to be evaluated and treated as treatment varies depending on the cause. ...Read more

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I took one dose 150mg fluconase 24 hours ago. Now have red, itchy spot size of quarter on leg. How long will this drug be in my sytstem?

I took one dose 150mg fluconase 24 hours ago. Now have red, itchy spot size of quarter on leg. How long will this drug be in my sytstem?

Fluconazole: Rash can be a common side effect, don't expose the area or stay in sunlight for more than few minutes for now. Unfortunately it has a long half life, will be in your system for 3-4 days, best wishes ...Read more

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I have some sort of bites on the inside side of my leg that are itchy and have been there for 3+ months, how can I get rid of them? What are they?

I have some sort of bites on the inside side of my leg that are itchy and have been there for 3+ months, how can I get rid of them? What are they?

Insect bites: Insect bites usually heal long before three months. Perhaps you now have a secondary prolonged reaction. Try applying cortisone type cream or ointment. If lesions persist or worsen, see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more