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Rashes on my ankles. What does this mean?

Rashes on my ankles. What does this mean?

Could be: Venous stasis dermatitis, but since can't see it, it is an educated guess.

Dr. John Chiu
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. ..

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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.

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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.

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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