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Rash 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.
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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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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Wearing a walking boot for broken foot and have developed a rash on leg. Is there a special sock I should be wearing with the boot to prevent rash.
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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?
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.
Socks: That should be fine as long as the socks wick sweat from the feet.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 2 more doctor answers