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I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?

I have a medium to small lump right above the left side of my ankle on my left leg. It is not painful at all. Any ideas of what it is?

I have a medium: It could be a cyst which is filled with fluid and can happen after an injury or almost jello type tissue if you have had it for a while or a lipoma, that consists of fatty tissue, both cause no problems. However, if the lump is getting bigger or is not going away, best to see a podiatrist or a surgeon, get an ultrasound and/or an MRI to find exactly what it is. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I have a speckled red rash on lower legs above ankles and is spreading, has slight itch some days, been like this for months now, any advice?!

I have a speckled red rash on lower legs above ankles and is spreading, has slight itch some days, been like this for months now, any advice?!

Rash: Start w/a visit to your doctor. Then consider things like laundry detergent change, medications you are on that may have side effects, low B12, sensitivity to one or another food which can be lab tested for. Avoid using skin products that contain alcohol. There are toxins in make up. Consider switching to a hypoallergenic brand. ...Read more

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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.?

Stasis dermatitis: Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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I have a small rash on my inner ankle that has been there for a year! Now, I'm losing almost all my leg hair on the same leg as the ankle rash?

I have a small rash on my inner ankle that has been there for a year! Now, I'm losing almost all my leg hair on the same leg as the ankle rash?

Leg hair: There are many skin conditions that have tried this have you been applying any medication sometimes the medications steroids can cause an arrest of hair growth with a rash that has lasted so long it would be wise to get the lesion biopsied. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot.?

I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot.?

Get checked: It's hard to make many guesses with that description. Could be anything from sunburn to allergic reaction. See a doc in person or do a virtual consult so someone can visualize the area. Get better soon! ...Read more

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My 6 year old son has an itchy bumpy rash on his ankles and bottom of his legs - what should I do?

My 6 year old son has an itchy bumpy rash on his ankles and bottom of his legs - what should I do?

Rash: Do you know what caused the rash? Easiest thing for someone that young is benadryl (diphenhydramine). You can use a topical steroid but they really shouldn't be used under age of 12. Contact dermatologist or podiatrist if it persists. ...Read more

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My ankles got swollen on vacation, a red rash on occasion. After 7 hr flight overnight Friday during which I had severe leg pain, still swollen.

My ankles got swollen on vacation, a red rash on occasion. After 7 hr flight overnight Friday during which I had severe leg pain, still swollen.

You should have: A venous duplex/ultrasound and make sure there is no blood clot in t hat painful leg. (This should be done ASAP and is considered a medical emergency) ...Read more

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I have this weird rash on both legs that itch when I get hot. The rash extend from my ankle to half way up my leg. It has been there for about a week.

Neurodermatitis: It is not a serious skin problem but to break itch-scratch cycle is challanging. Apply otc hydrocortizone cream and take otc non-drowsy antihistamin tablet by mouth. See your doctor if it does not go away in a week. If you have stress or anxiety that needs to be taken under control sometimes with medication to prevent itching. ...Read more

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My wife has a rash on both legs from the ankles to below the knee. It does not itch. What could be the cause and what should she do?

My wife has a rash on both legs from the ankles to below the knee. It does not itch. What could be the cause and what should she do?

So many: Possibilities…. could be from a lotion she uses, or if she was out gardening. Also a picture is worth a thousand words….you can try an OTC cream but, why not just see a dermatologist? ...Read more

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What causes red rash on lower legs small red raised bumps, thickest at ankles, but spreading upward

What causes red rash on lower legs small red raised bumps, thickest at ankles, but spreading upward

Many possible causes: 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. ...Read more

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My 87 year old husband has developed swollen ankles and a rash on his legs. What are some things that it could be?

My 87 year old husband has developed swollen ankles and a rash on his legs. What are some things that it could be?

Vascular problem: It sounds like a vascular problem. You should have him see a vascular specialist and have his circulation checked. ...Read more

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I have a burning sensation with what looks like a rash on my bottom legs a little above my ankle below my calfs please what is this? And it go

I have a burning sensation with what looks like a rash on my bottom legs a little above my ankle below my calfs please what is this? And it go

Rash: Your rash may be a skin infection (possibly fungal or bacterial) or may be a dermatitis (inflammation of the skin secondary to an irritant). Often, changing a clothing detergent or coming into contact with an irritant can cause severe itching, burning, and the appearance of a rash. Fungal infections and some bacterial infections look similar. Try topical cortisone. IF not better, see dr. ...Read more

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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. .. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more