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Rash On My Ankles
I have a rash on my ankle I have had it for a few month. It started out about the size of a quarter now it is about 4 times as big. It does not itch.
Rash on ankle: Most of the rashes that would occur on this area are itchy, like eczema or a fungal infection among others. But they don't have to be. Other things to consider are a superficial skin cancer, which may look like a rash. Those usually grow slowly. Please see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. This may be many different things. ...Read more
Ankle rash: Ankle rashes can be caused by a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions, such as infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, eczema, insect bites, and autoimmune processes. For example, an acute ankle rash that appears suddenly may be caused by an allergic reaction or sensitivity to a particular substance, such as poison ivy. See you dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I spotted 2 rash on my ankle. The thing that bothering me is I can even see my epidermis! What kind if symptom is this?
Have it checked: You probably need to see a dematologist ...Read more
I've had pin head like rash on my ankles for about 1 wk. Dr. Said contact dermatitis, I think petechae. No other symptoms. When should I worry?
See your doctor: It's hard to know what kind of rash you're dealing with. The best way to address this is to see your dermatologist. ...Read more
I've had the shingles now for two months and the rash near my ankle will not go away or heal in fact I think it's getting worse. Have been on antibiot?
Not shingles: The rash of shingles should NOT persist for that long, so I tend to doubt that is your diagnosis. It's best to see an Infectious Diseases doctor who specializes in viral infections and can tell if this is truly shingles or herpes zoster. There is antiviral treatment available as well as a vaccine. I'm suspicious though it is something else. Hopefully you can see a doctor or upload the photo here. ...Read more
I have a weird rash on my ankle. I've had it for about four years. It's dark red and EXTREMELY itchy. Got prescribed ointment a year ago- doesn't work?
That's a long time: Not to have a diagnosis. General rule of thumb is that if you try a treatment and it doesn't work, you can try another or you might of had the wrong diagnosis. With a rash, a simple biopsy of the tissue will help arrive at the correct diagnosis. ...Read more
Have a redness/rash on my ankle. Prescribed ointment, has made it a little better and some days it almost vanishes.....follow up with my doc is 2 weeks from now (have used ointment for almost a month) due to his busy sched.?
Who's in control?: Wow! Call the office and ask them for a refill of the script. If you are told to wait, then I would look for a new doctor. Better yet walk into a CVS with a nurse practitioner and ask her for a refill. ...Read more
I rode roller coasters. I came home with a blotchy rash on my ankles and feet. I was wearing flip flops. What could it be & how do I fix it?
Dermatitis: It sounds like your feet came into contact with something that caused an allergic reaction. Gentle washing then applying Hydrocortisone cream for a few days should clear the rash. If not, get it checked. Also, wearing flipflops to an amusement park just isn't smart. They offer no support or protection from injury. Next time, wear sneakers. ...Read more
Hi, I have a heat rash above my ankle, the symptoms being quite similar to milaria. Could you suggest a possible treatment?
Try these: Try aloe vera gel or cortisone cream to calm it down. ...Read more
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.
I have Hsv 2 genital herpes, I have a rash on my ankle could this be herpes? Never had episode not in genital area. FYI recent exposure to bed bugs
I have a rash on my ankle that is red and a little raised. It itches really bad, and I have tried hydrocortisone and lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Its not working.?
Rash: This must be seen and examined to be accurately diagnosed and this cannot be done over the internet. See a dermatologist. ...Read more
See a doctor: See a dermatologist, family doctor or podiatrist. ...Read more
Below: It is impossible to give an accurate DX of a rash without a visual exam. ...Read more
Many things: See a dermatologist if you need help. ...Read more
I have a rash right above my ankle, I had two little cuts on my ankle that itched & over the past two weeks is has become a rash that itches horribly.
Rash from scratching: I suspect that the rash (at least in part) is probably from your scratching that area which itches you. So have you tried either covering it to make it more difficult to scratch, put some moisturizing cream on to tone down the itch, or something over the counter such as Bacteen which has a temporary cooling/numbning effect? Your doctor can prescribe more potent creams to get you to not scratch it ...Read more
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 went Into the woods and the next day I have a rash on my lower ankle. It hasent spread at all and it doesn't itch. I have had posion ivy 3 times?
No itch is good: Just something to keep an eye on. The biggest problem with poison ivy is the painful itch. There are many plants can leave a resin on your skin causing an irritation. Poison Ivy leaves a resin that brings about a hypersensitivity reaction that causes your immune system to aggressively pursue this resin. If it doesn't itch, all is good! ...Read more
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
Hello, I've been feeling more exhausted than usual and I've had a rash on my knees, ankles, armpits and inner thighs for over a month. Any suggestions for clearing it up? I haven't changed my diet, shampoo/body wash or laundry detergent yet, but I'm alre
Exam needed: I strongly recommend that a dermatologist examine you for diagnosis and treatment. We have recently been hearing about a lot of scabies cases. Other possibilities include eczematoid dermatitis, allergic reaction. I think it's quite important that you be examined soon. Appropriate tests will be ordered. ...Read more
Hyomax: Hyomax can dry you up. It it probakbly drying out your skin which is secondarily causing your itching. ...Read more
I keep getting tiny petechiae type rash on top of my ankle. It will fade then if I do exercise or for long walk it looks bloody again. Its like 3mm?
Last nite in bed my feet, butt, and thighs were itching so bad with no rash. Now my feet and ankles are doing the same thing as last night??
When I go away on holidays and go to the beach consecutively, I seem to get this rash on my feet under ankle from the water I think? Prevention?
Prevention: It is really hard to prevent this. The only advise is avoid the water if this is indeed the factor which is causing it. I know that is an insane solution especially when you are on holidays at a beach. However, you may want to use topical anti histamine creams or steriods, both prior and immediately after going to the water. Also not sure if you do use foot wear that cause this. Change them as wel ...Read more
I am 23 years old with a red crusty looking rash on the outside of my ankle that hurts where the bone is what could it be?
Crusted rash leg: A red crusted rash on the leg could be one of many things, including psoriasis. Psoriasis produces red platches on the skin with whiite thick scale. There is usually no discomfort, but it may be tender or it may itch. You can buy some cortisone cream 1% and rub it into the area twice a day, to see whether it makes the rash go away and stop the pain. If it does improve, go to a skin doctor. ...Read more
I've had a rash on the top of my ankle for almost a year now. It doesn’t itch/irritate me and it feels like the rest of my skin when you touch it. It’s about two inches in a diameter and a dark red. My doc says stress rash, but I’m worried it’s more.?
See a dermatologist: Get a second opinion from a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a red rash with white spots on my ankle and it's sore and itchy, I was wondering if you had any suggestions on what it might be?
Rash: Can you send a picture?Get a more detailed answer ›
I have a itchy, flaky "rash" on the outside of my ankle (for years-treated for psoriasis).& now my lower leg & foot are swollen.& my leg aches.
Psoriatic arthritis: Sorry to hear. There could be many things related or unrelated to your psoriasis. One related cause could be psoriatic arthritic at those joints. However, that inflammatory arthritis is better diagnosed by your rheumatologist. If you don't have one, may be wise to have your medical history, symptoms listed, and get a blood test with diagnostic imaging. Good luck. ...Read more
What is this cranberry colored rash it's just above my left ankle and just to right of the same ankle as well as a few spot up my lower leg and one spot on my right shin. There is no pain, swelling, or itching I thought it might be carpet burn but I've ha
Many possible dx: There are several possibilities as outlined by the physicians who answered the question. In addition, I would add insect bites. It would be helpful if you could upload a picture of the rash. ...Read more
Need to know how to get rid of an ankle rash. I have 2 rashes on the same ankle. One is prickly looking, and the other is more of a blob. I have pic?
Send me a pic: I would be happy to take a look at pictures. Many skin rashes can look alike but most are treatable with topical medications. It depends on the rash which topical is best. I also have an office in prosper, tx if you would like me to look at it in person. ...Read more