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Dr. Neil Horsley answered:

Why is my leg swollen from the knee down? My toenail is discolored too.

Swollen, Discolored

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Dr. Jeffrey Bowman answered:

Why are my legs red almost like a sunburn, from my knees to my ankles? They aren't swollen & they don't hurt.

Unusual

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Normally when we see red lower legs its associated with pain from cellulitis or circulation . May be allergic reaction to something. See your doctor
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This seems I am allergic to mosquito bites. now I have like 10 swollen bites around my knees on both legs. help?

Ditch the perfume

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Bugs are attracted by smell of a nice freshly washed body It is ironic that bugs and men are attracted to similar smells. You can also try eating brewers yeast, It is high in vitamins and many insects do not like the smell so they avoid you.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

Why does my stomach,brests,and legs hurt after i walked four miles. I notice the back of my two knees are swollen today?

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If this continues, go and see your doctor. Without a full history and physical exam have no way of even guessing what may be going on. Good luck and hope you are well.
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Dr. Michael Miller answered:

I am 52 years old for about 3 years I have had sore joints and swollen muscles in my legs and knees. Is raynauds disease related?

blood vessel diseas

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Raynaud's disease is due to spasm of the muscular lining of the blood vessels due to temperature extremes. it does not affect joints or muscles. I'm sorry, but the most obvious answer would be arthritis. I would investigate your knee joints, cartilage, and tendons.
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Dr. Jimmy D. Bowen answered:

my mothers legs are swollen, red and warm from the knees downwards. Sometimes it's so bad that she can barely walk! Please help.?

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concerns would be problems with venous return or lymphatic return causing edema or lymphedema. Secondary to that is possible cellulitis or phlebitis. This is especially concerning if your mother has a compromised immune system from chronic disease or diabetes. Please have this checked out by a physician ASAP.
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My dad has third stay kidney disease and takes diuretics. But all of the sudden he's swollen in his knees,hands,legs....what might this mean?

Something changed

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Either he had a big "dietary indiscretion" (salt-laden meal usually), or his kidney function has abruptly worsened, or possibly heart function has changed. All need examined and testing to see how to optimize back toward steady-state. Should see his Dr (/specialist) for evaluation.
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Dr. Eric M. Bluman answered:

my mothers legs are swollen, red and warm from the knees downwards to her ankles, she struggles to walk, how can I treat it or make it better?

Get diagnosed first

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There are a number of things that can cause swelling in the legs & ankles. This is a very nonspecific symptom. I recommend that someone with swelling in these areas should be seen by orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon for a definitive diagnosis so that appropriate treatment can be started. You can find one in your area at www.aofas.org
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New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?

Stop

Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances..Something like Ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is....
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I have arthritis in my knees and wear knee brace but for over a year my knee and leg would stay swollen now my ankle and foot are swollen but no help?

Get an ultrasound

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Brace too tight, deep vein thrombosis likely
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