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Purple Spots On My Lower Leg Symptoms
Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more
Stasis dermatitis: This could be small drops f blood in skin. This can come from varicose veins. If however they are of recent onset they could represent a condition called vasculitis which is an allergic reaction to a drug, or possible underlying infection. Either way see a doctor for evaluation. It is difficult to remove the color of changes from varicose veins. ...Read more
Need more info: A picture is worth a thousand words. Brown spots could be many things, most of which are not serious. They could be sun damaged area called solar lintigo, If they are flat and many of them. . If raised or have a "stuck on" appearance, then they could be a benign growth called a seborrheic dermatitis. These should be checked by your family doctor or dermatologist to make sure is not serious ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pigmentary changes: Difficult to say without seeing. Commonly brown discoloration can occur over the skin after inflammation has subsided and healing is occuring in areas of previous rashes. This phenomenon is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (pih). On lower legs this can occur after developing chronic stasis dermatitis. Pih usually improves with time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have them checked: You need to have these patches checked, it could be anything, and without looking and feeling we can not tell you what it can be so get it checked by your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more
Folliculitis? Heat?: Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follicles are. Heat rash is related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sports equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are quite difficult to describe in words, so a doctor needs to look at the rash to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
I am experiencing numbness on both my legs near my ankles, mostly on my left leg. Pain experience also on left calf muscles.
I have several bumps(tiny with black tips) on my stomach, inside of my left arm, my outer thighs, on my back right side but in clusters(2 locactions)?
Hair follicle: You are female 35 and have many black bumps tiny on your body. These sound like infected or ingrown hair follicles. It may occur in places where clothes rub or on placed you shave or even exposure to sun. Your goal is to find what this is and make it better. A dermatologist will be best. They will offer you advice to solve this and make ways to avoid it or minimize its return. ...Read more
I have small hickey-looking rashes on my left leg. One on outside thigh and 2 on inner thigh. I've also had back ache and stomach pains(constipation)?
Pic worth 1000 words: A digital pic of the spots would be much easier to diagnose. They could be anything from insect bites to an allergic skin rash. Doubt that the stomach symptoms have much to do with spots on your leg. If they get larger, travel to the other side, become more plentiful in number, or start getting swollen etc. you will need to see a doctor. ...Read more
I have red spots on both my hips it started on my right hip and is now on my left hip they are flat red spots. Only itchy after taking a hot shower?
I have blister type rash on both upper under arms. Worse on the right side. Red warm rashsems ro bw heading down past my elbow.No pain.?
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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