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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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What is causing itchy rashes on my ankles and top of feet.

What is causing itchy rashes on my ankles and top of feet.

Could be: Allergic reaction to something like a different detergent or soap you use, it's called contact dermatitis but could be many other things as well. I suggest consult with dermatologist. ...Read more

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Bad itchy rash around my ankles, what can it be?

Bad itchy rash around my ankles, what can it be?

It could be: A bad itchy rash, it could be a fungal infection, it could be poison ivy if you happened to step in some.
Since we can't see it, it is hard to guess. You can try applying a topical stead as a first line of defense, if no improvement see a doctor. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I have rash on my ankle that itches really bad?

I have rash on my ankle that itches really bad?

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

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I've had a rash on my ankle since 2000, how can I get rid of it?

I've had a rash on my ankle since 2000, how can I get rid of it?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?

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

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Why would a rash on my ankle from vasculitis be extremely sore?

Why would a rash on my ankle from vasculitis be extremely sore?

Nerve damage: Vasculitis is inflammation of the blood vessel which decreases the blood flow causing tissue damage. This leads to loss of blood supply and tissue damage including nerve supply which leads to pain from the damaged nerves. ...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

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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 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

Probably not herpes: It would be extremely unlikely for HSV2 to cause an outbreak on the ankle, but it could happen. You say nothing about what the rash is like. If herpes, it would appear as a cluster of blisters that soon become open sores or scabs. ...Read more

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I have a rash on both my ankles it kinda huts. Have not seen it anywhere els.

I have a rash on both my ankles it kinda huts. Have not seen it anywhere els.

Below: It is impossible to give an accurate DX of a rash without a visual exam. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on both my ankles?

I have a red rash on both my ankles?

Need exam: A priest and a guru walk into a bar. What did the bar tender have for lunch? ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 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

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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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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

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I am taking hyomax and have developed a small rash on my wrists and ankles.

I am taking hyomax and have developed a small rash on my wrists and ankles.

Hyomax: Hyomax can dry you up. It it probakbly drying out your skin which is secondarily causing your itching. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Leaky capillaries: It sounds like blood leaking from the tiny capillaries in the leg.
If you are on Aspirin or any NSAIDS stop them if still persist needs to see doctor to get cbc, ptt pt inr.




If all normal see a dermatologist ...Read more

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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??

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??

SOMETIMES itching: Can be a sign of low B 12. Simpler possibilities include a change of soap, laundry detergent, and diet. Please see your doc to explore these possibilities. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Have a rash on my foot and ankle but comes and goes at times during the day, it is not raised and changes area each time, this is happening 3 days?

Dilating Vessels.: This does not sound like a rash to me. More like a idiopathic, transient vasodilation of capillary blood vessels. Why not take a few snaps of the incidences and show then to you doctor. This would help almost as well as seeing the condition actually happening. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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

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My 14yrs old daughter has itchy rashes all over her ankle, what could it be?

My 14yrs old daughter has itchy rashes all over her ankle, what could it be?

Contact?: LIkely a contact allergy from her socks or shoes. On the other hand, flea bites may also be concentrated at the ankle areas and you should make sure your pets don't have fleas if you happen to have pets. In the meanwhile, try cortisone cream. ...Read more

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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

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