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I have a blotchy rash all over my legs after I shower. Sometimes it itches?

I have a blotchy rash all over my legs after I shower. Sometimes it itches?

Hives: You may be developing hives, which can also occur after swimming, I suggest taking a short duration shower and not using very hot water while showering. You can also take an antihistamine before showering to lessen your symptoms. If the rash persists, you may need an allergist's opinion for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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After a shower and my legs got a rash and started itchy! What is it from?

After a shower and my legs got a rash and started itchy! What is it from?

Your doctor or: Dermatologist can check for Cholinergic urticarial if this is a chronic occurrence. If a one time occurrence - it may be a reaction to soap or other chemicals. ...Read more

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I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

I have had severe upper rhespiratory problems due to allergies for the past few days but today they re better but now after taking a Claritin and a hot shower I have a blotchy red rash on my arms and legs it s not itchy but I m wondering what the cause mi

Viral? Allergic?: Blotchy appearing reddish rashes can occur when the blood flow in the tiny vessels at the skin's surface change, such as in an allergic rash, a viral rash, or in reaction to changes in skin temperature. Viral infections that cause cold symptoms and other symptoms can sometimes cause such skin patterns (fifth disease, caused by a virus, can cause reddish patterns). A doctor can evaluate if needed. ...Read more

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Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

Red blotchy skin, "not a rash" I'm a pretty healthy teenage boy but when I take a shower or go outside on a hot day my legs get red splotches all over?

CholinergicUrticaria: Cholinergic urticaria is a form of hive which develops in response to a physical trigger, such as drastic temperatures, hot showers, sunlight, emotional distress, exercise and occassionally viral infectons. When this condition becomes chronic (recurrent, frequent), daily medications such as Zyrtec or Xyzal (levocetirizine) can be used for prevention. ...Read more

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Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?

Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?

Okay...: You might have a dermatitis unrelated to using a communal shower. Staph infection, strep infection, scabies, fungus, eczema, folliculitis, allergic reaction, burn, chemical sensitivity, sun burn, etc. Best thing is to see a doctor for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a nasty rash around my groin area and at the top of my legs. It usually gets worse after I have had a shower or bath. Any ideas on what it could be?

I have a nasty rash around my groin area and at the top of my legs. It usually gets worse after I have had a shower or bath. Any ideas on what it could be?

Fumgus: Trial of antifungal cream 2 wks will help. Start ironing your under garments.....That will prevent reinfection. Athelate's feet, smelly feet, family hx of diabetes are clues. ...Read more

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Below scrotum and toward right leg I have a damp red rash that smells like fish. If scrubbed in shower produces slight pains. What is this?

Below scrotum and toward right leg I have a damp red rash that smells like fish. If scrubbed in shower produces slight pains. What is this?

Possible fungal: The damp red rash with a fishy smell may be from a longstanding fungal infection; however if sexually active, could be related to std. I would recommend over the counter antifingal cream (lotrimin (clotrimazole) af) - apply a thin layer am/pm for 5 days- if not resolved- see your pohysician and get checked for stds. ...Read more

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Got rashes on the insides of both of my legs?

Got rashes on the insides of both of my legs?

Lots of rash causes: Mary,
your question is pretty broad. It would be helpful to know if the rash begins in the groin or is midway down inner thighs. It is also helpful to know if the rash is warm and tender. The most common causes of a rash where skin might rub against itself is irritation. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan please see a general practitioner or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have strange rashes on my legs, what is this?

I have strange rashes on my legs, what is this?

Sorry can't even: Venture a guess with the info available. A dermatologist can usually identify rashes. Take care. ...Read more

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How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

There is no: Simple answer to that. Please consider that the possibilities are almost limitless without more history and an exam. Maybe you have dry skin. Have you tried a moisturizer? ...Read more

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Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Yes: So called "venous eczema" are skin changes that can overlie varicose veins, and are due to the underlying venous hypertension. They can be moisturized, and should get better with compression, or if you have surgery on your veins. ...Read more

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I have bite mark rashes on my legs, they've been there for two months. Can you help me identify them?

I have bite mark rashes on my legs, they've been there for two months. Can you help me identify them?

Bites?: How do you know they are "bites"? Confined to the legs and persisting 2 months suggests stasis dermatitis, possibly eczema. Best advise is to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I've rashes especially on butt n my legs since a year ago. I've applied different medicine since then but none works. What could this be?

I've rashes especially on butt n my legs since a year ago. I've applied different medicine since then but none works. What could this be?

Groin Rash: The area between the buttocks and the upper inner thighs, is warm and prone to friction rubbing. It is a common place for a fungal infection, called dermatophytes, and also yeast infections. Other kinds of rashes can also affect these areas, like psoriasis, and dermatitis. A year is a long time, and so it may be best to see a skin doctor, who can make the diagnosis and prescribe the right medicines. ...Read more

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Hello I hv cellulitics on left leg. All rashes has been gone but swelling... swelling is till there & it almost one month m suffering from it.?

Hello I hv cellulitics on left leg. All rashes has been gone but swelling... swelling is till there & it almost one month m suffering from it.?

Chronic lymphedema: Your lymphatic system that drains fluids from various body parts was likely inflamed during the cellulitis. The resulting leg swelling can take months to years to forever to completely resolve. Use compression hose, elevate leg as much as possible above level of heart and consider use of a compression machine or massage to reduce the fluid burden. Consult with a vascular surgeon may be helpful. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg?

What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg?

See a doc: You need a physical examintion and evalution. Talk to your PCP ...Read more

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How long do leg heat rashes stay?

How long do leg heat rashes stay?

Variable: Depends on cause, but usually no more than a few weeks. ...Read more

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Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Usually won't matter: Recurrent rashes on the arms and legs of babies are often eczema, which appears as reddened, rough, dry skin areas. On severe eczema areas, the skin will get tiny cracks that ooze moisture. Changing the laundry detergent usually doesn't make a difference in the rash, but parents can try using no detergent for 2-3 weeks and see if the rash resolves (just wash the laundry with hot or warm water). ...Read more

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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