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Is it typical to get small rashes from socks?

Is it typical to get small rashes from socks?

Possible allergy: Without seeing the rash it is not possible to give you a certain answer. Anything from a fungal infection to a contact dermatitis is possible. If this persists then you should have it examined.

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How can I get rid of a rash on feet from socks?

How can I get rid of a rash on feet from socks?

Detergent allergy?: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.

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What causes rashes on sole of feet by socks and shoes?

What causes rashes on sole of feet by socks and shoes?

Could be: The socks or shoes. The detergent you use or the dye in the socks. More commonly it could be tinea pedis or athletes foot. See your podiatrist.

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I have rashes/ hives on my forearms and shins at my sock line. Warm to touch and really red. Once got so bad on arms it created large 1in boils?

I have rashes/ hives on my forearms and shins at my sock line. Warm to touch and really red. Once got so bad on arms it created large 1in boils?

Allergist: I recommend that you be evaluated and treated by an allergist. You appear to be experiencing some sort of allergic response to something internal or external. I find these cases to be very elusive in finding the triggers and I feel that an allergist is best qualified to deal with them. In the meantime try an antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin (nondrowsy).

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What is the best spray to use on a rash on the foot caused by wearing new socks?

What is the best spray to use on a rash on the foot caused by wearing new socks?

No spray.: Don't use a spray, apply otc Hydrocortisone cream twice a day. And wash the socks, to wash out the formalin that is usually the cause of rashes like that. If you still get the rash after washing the socks, you may be allergic to the dye they used, or the sock material itself.

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I have a rash on my toes. I have recently started wearing spandex socks. Could this rash be a spandex allergy?

I have a rash on my toes. I have recently started wearing spandex socks. Could this rash be a spandex allergy?

Possibly: Stop the spandex see if it resolves. Also air out your shoes spray them with antifungal foot powder, let dry try and alternate shoe wear as well this could be a fungal infection as well. If it dosent resolve in a week or so see your doctor.

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Right above my ankle socks, around both legs, is a perfectly light red rash around my ankles about 2 inches wide. There is some swelling.

Right above my ankle socks, around both legs, is a perfectly light red rash around my ankles about 2 inches wide. There is some swelling.

Allergic reaction: Or possibly contact dermatitis? If it's along the sock line, could be allergic to the latex or material of your socks. Does the rash itch? Is it warm to touch? submit a photo to ur health tap doc. ..

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On calves, sunburn like rash, hot 2 touch, not sunburn it is under socks and sneaker. Get it when I walk a lot, like at theme park in hot weather?

On calves, sunburn like rash, hot 2 touch, not sunburn it is under socks and sneaker. Get it when I walk a lot, like at theme park in hot weather?

Urticaria: You may be experiencing temperature induced urticaria. Some people have a similar rash in extremes of temperature. If it does not resolve try a little Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or cetiruzibe over the counter.

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Top of feet have a blisters and rash that itches. Appeared after wearing a certain pair of shoes with now socks. What would be this best treatments?

Top of feet have a blisters and rash that itches. Appeared after wearing a certain pair of shoes with now socks. What would be this best treatments?

Blisters: Obviously you will avoid wearing the Sox to which you are most likely allergic, and the blisters may be from illfitting shoes. Don't try to puncture the blisters, keep them clean and dry and free as possible from pressure on them. Apply cortisone type cream to the itchy rash. Wear white Sox and have your physician examine you if increased redness or pain develop.

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Severe pitted edema to knee/ no ankles. Feet red. BP 119/85 pulse 95 lasix (furosemide) and compression socks not helping. Have rash that won't go away, fatigue?

Severe pitted edema to knee/ no ankles. Feet red. BP 119/85 pulse 95 lasix (furosemide) and compression socks not helping. Have rash that won't go away, fatigue?

See doctor: Severe edema as you described is not normal. It is unclear from your message if this is a new problem or a chronic condition and recently worse. Either way, this needs to be evaluated with your doctor to review all of your symptoms and medications.

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What causes random rashes?

What causes random rashes?

Rash: So many things cause rash. Skin is the largest organ in/on the body. To get the best diagnosis for a rash of any kind, it is recommended to have a doctor look at the rash to confirm and provide appropriate treatment based on the evaluation. Infections, irritation, allergy, medications, etc can all contribute to rash.

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What kind of rashes do levofloxcin causes?

What kind of rashes do levofloxcin causes?

Skin rash: Can be anything from red prickly rash from head to toe to hives. Some hives more serious and need interruption of medication and medical attention as canberra life threatening.

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Would it be recommended to to sleep in your socks?

Would it be recommended to to sleep in your socks?

Socks: That should be fine as long as the socks wick sweat from the feet.

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He has 2 penny sized rashes on back what could it be?

He has 2 penny sized rashes on back what could it be?

See doctor: To have a more thorough history and examination to diagnose the rash.

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I have rashes that are spreading and wondering what they are!?

I have rashes that are spreading and wondering what they are!?

Can't tell.: Rash is a very broad topic. Dermatologists spend their whole life studying them. Really need to give us a better description of the rash - location / appearance / itchy or not, etc - so that we an kind of limit the things it could be.

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Do herpes rashes itch?

Do herpes rashes itch?

They May Itch: Herpes is mostly painful (a sensation felt prior to its outbreak). It is possible that there is also an itching sensation with this transmissible viral infection. See your physician to make sure that you have herpes and that it is not some other comorbid condition.

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Are smallpox rashes painful?

Yes, but: The last case of smallpox that was naturally occurring was in 1977. It had several unique properties that allowed vaccination to completely wipe it out except in labs. It would be unusual for a currently practicing doctor in the United States to have ever seen a case. The rash is painful. There are fears, there may be existing viruses left over that can be used as a weapon.

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