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Rash Arm Leg
Clot from meth in arm, able to dissolve most of it but week later full on vtd or worse!? Have comp socks/sleeves. Meds? Rash! Blk V's arm/leg. Pain
Emergency: You should treat this as a medical emergency and get professional help. ...Read more
3yrs boy 33pond, has been given penadol against high fever every night for month, red rash on face, arm, legs. Come with fever, fade in morning. No itchy. Apetite ok. Criple walk, swell ankle, no pain.
Have child seen!: All of these symptoms are very concerning for a serious problem. Fevers, rash, joint pain and swelling sound like a systemic inflammatory condition such as juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. However other things such as certain infections, allergies or exposures can cause these problems. Please be sure this child sees a physician right now to explore the history, exam and do right diagnostic studies. ...Read more
My 2 year old and I have mystery rash (me hands, her arm/leg) now trying prescribed zovirax (acyclovir) to see if helps. Will this help on non coldsore rashes?
No, antiviral only: It is unusual to get cold sores lesions on arms and legs, and zovirax (acyclovir) is specific for antiviral. To confirm the cause, a rash needs to be examined, but based on location and occurring at the same time, it is more likely to be a contact allergic dermatitis. This responds better to oral or topical steroids, such as hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more
Rash: Weird distribution, you need to have someone look at it to figure it out. ...Read more
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I keep getting these random rashes on my arms, legs and chest but they go away in an hour and they don't itch or anything?
Need to see rash: And good idea to keep a diary of topicals or dietary changes with rash outbreak ...Read more
So, about 2 months ago I started getting rashes on my legs/arms and they itch alot. I first thought, that it will dissapear itself, however it's not.
See doctor: There are many causes for itchy skin rashes and thus it is hard to tell the cause without actually looking at them. Best to see your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
Began suffering from hives, and can a new watchband cause this, even though the rashes are not on the watch arm, but the legs and trunk?
Watchband reactions: Reactions to watchbands tend to be related to the presence of nickel in the band. Nickel is a metal that some people have a reaction to (irritant contact dermatitis) when there is prolonged contact. The reaction takes place at the site of contact, and is usually a red rash sometimes with cracked skin, rather than hives. ...Read more
Why extremely itching in my arms, shoulder and legs but there is no sign of rashes...Therefore how to relieve from this problem.....Give me a solutio?
Ice and compression: Ice and compression to the area with a wrap. Bruising is below the skin bleeding, so elevating the area will help relieve pressure. Also, massaging the area gently while taking over the counter anti inflammatory meds. I hope this helps. If so, please vote for me. Thanks! ...Read more
Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?
Sounds like hives: Which can be triggered by allergies, & stress. Sometimes an antihistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, allegra, or zyrtec can help, as well as avoiding any triggers. Sometimes it can be associated w celiac disease and/or wheat allergy. Nickel can be another trigger. If it worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more
I have red rashes on my legs that look like bug bites, but they are not itchy or irritated. And there is a patch on my arm that is small and not red.
Rash: Difficult to answer without more information and pictures. Contact one of us or see your doctor ...Read more
What should we do for slight discoloration on my daughter's arm and legs? Legs also have some rashes that cause itchiness and flare up after swimming.
Eczema: You need to use a moisturizer on her skin twice to three times a day. Moisturizer means either lotion, cream or ointment. Choose one without fragrance or added color. Itching will respond to Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on those itchy areas. Too frequent bathing or swimming will make the dry skin worse. ...Read more
My rashes located in legs, arms and face and the itch is too severe that I have to take dexamethasone and it will be gone. Is it safe to use for long?
Last night I ate 2 pcs of chicken and develop some rashes in my arms and legs, can I consider it as one of d foods tat im allergic with?
Not yet: Symptoms such as rash after exposure to something like food may be due to an allergy, but there are multiple things, both allergic and non allergic, that can cause a rash. Food allergy is just one and can be serious if that is the cause. I recommend seeing a board certified allergist for an evaluation and testing. ...Read more
I'm having rashes on my legs and arms. Can I wear long or thick clothes? Because of doing this can make they less itchy. Will it affect my skin more?
Sure: Experiment with different clothes and different fabrics. Usually cotton is very gentle on the skin and in your case the long clothes may really help. ...Read more
Recently (2 weeks ago) I started becoming itchy on my legs, then my arms, now it's moving up to my neck. No medication, no rashes etc. Why may this be?
The cause of itch can be difficult to determine especially if there is no rash.
Systemis conditions affecting the liver, kidney, thyroid or bloodsystem can cause a diffuse ithch w/o a rash but sometimes the cause is less ominous.
Please have a doctor evaluate you if it persists. ...Read more
I have been getting petechial rashes on my ribs and legs. I also have petechiae on my arms, scattered however. I've heard causes are bad, but I would like your opinion.
Evaluation: Petechiae can be caused by benign causes as well as serious causes. Simple things such as straining, lifting, crying etc. Can result in the breakage of small capillaries resulting in Petechiae. Medications and herbal supplements can be a cause. Review the medications and supplements you at taking, if you can not find a reason seek the help of your physician. ...Read more
Hi sir. I do have a question. Because I do have a skin rashes on my arms and upper tight legs and they are not itchy. This rashes is almost 6months. What will I do for this?
Rash: If maybe a contact rash. Let your doctor look at it and give you an opinion. All the best. ...Read more
Please help! I have terrible rashes on my right arm and legs. Strangely, I don't have a rash on my left arm. Can this mean please help! I have developed an allergy to something?
Get eval: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
I have itchy rashes, small pink and white bumps, only on my arms and legs. Not applying anything atm. What should I do and what cud it be?
I have small itchy bumps like rashes on my back, legs, stomache&now starting on my arms. They begin as a little redspot and then grow into a rash.
Lots of causes:
For your rash. Commonly, allergic rash present as itchy
bumps. Yeast, bacteria or ringworm can aslo occur. Shingles are usually localized and painful bumps. Less common are Lupus or drug reaction. Please consult dermatologist. Please email or call Healthtap (Call us at 650-376-6010) to schedule a video-consult with a skin specialist. ...Read more
I had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test. I get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. Why?
Nickel Allergy: Are you sure there is nickel in your watch/jewelry? Stainless steel (back of many watches) contains no nickel, and should not cause you a problem. Some jewelry is purposely made without nickel these days also. ...Read more
I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however.?
Xerosis - dry skin:
Dry skin is common in people living in northern climates where home heating during the winter results in very low relative humidity. Interventions that may improve xerosis and related pruritus include:
●Use mild cleansers – Use Dove, not Dial.
●Routine use of skin moisturizers – Vaseline and lotions w/ humectants such as glycerin, lactic acid, or urea.
●Avoid hot showers.
●Use a humidifier ...Read more