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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

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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On holiday in turkey and my leg is developing burn like rashes that were originally insect bites. They are not itchy or painful to touch, just ugly.

On holiday in turkey and my leg is developing burn like rashes that were originally insect bites. They are not itchy or painful to touch, just ugly.

OK, ...: Tough to know what this exactly without an exam. Sounds like a progression of the healing process, and hopefully you will not acquire scars form the bites moving forward. Try no to itch them or pick at them as that wold increase risk of infection and scarring. See Dr. If you feel they are not improving. ...Read more

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My tailbone, legs, and hips have been hurting to the point its hard to move. Tired, random rashes on back that look like bug bite. Sudden weight gain?

My tailbone, legs, and hips have been hurting to the point its hard to move. Tired, random rashes on back that look like bug bite. Sudden weight gain?

Workup: The combination of rashes and joint pain/fatigue may indicate an autoimmune disorder. I would recommend some screening tests to rule out.
More information is needed and a virtual appt is available. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg. How can I tell if it is from a bite? I'm particularly concerned about a tick bite.

I have a rash on my leg. How can I tell if it is from a bite? I'm particularly concerned about a tick bite.

See a doctor: Tick bites can cause Lyme disease and early treatment is important. See a doctor and ask about doxycycline. The classic rash is target shaped with a pink expanding ring and clear center. ...Read more

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I got bit several time on the leg by a spider a few days ago and now I have developed a rash. What is the quickest remedy?

I got bit several time on the leg by a spider a few days ago and now I have developed a rash. What is the quickest remedy?

Let me explain: Do you know what kind of spider?
Two that are present in the contiguous United States, and more common in the southern states, the black widow spider and brown recluse spider.
Cleanse the wound. Use soap and water. Slow the venom's spread. If the spider bite is on an arm or a leg, tie a snug bandage above the bite and elevate the limb to help slow or halt the venom's spread.
Seek attention. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my boyfriend has a rash that looks like bug bites all over his legs and it's spreading, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my boyfriend has a rash that looks like bug bites all over his legs and it's spreading, what do you suggest?

See Doctor: Unfortunately your description is not sufficient to make a diagnosis. Given that the rash is spreading the best thing to do is to have your boyfriends rash evaluated by a doctor so that someone can see him in person. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my legs that looks like bug bites. It started on the bottom of my leg spread up n 2 the other. Started after gardening 6 monthsago?

I have a rash on my legs that looks like bug bites. It started on the bottom of my leg spread up n 2 the other. Started after gardening 6 monthsago?

Itches or burns: What is the rash like? Does it itch or burn?
If it developed after gardening 6 months ago, it may be from poison ivy. Make sure that all material having contacted with the ivy gets washed off with laundry soap or else you will end up getting a rash whenever you come into contact with it. Your shoes, gloves, tools etc need to be cleaned. Consider seeing a dermatologist also. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a big rash around the bottom of my leg with a bite in the middle but its got worse over night and tonight it has started to swell any advice?

What should I do if I have a big rash around the bottom of my leg with a bite in the middle but its got worse over night and tonight it has started to swell any advice?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Non itchy red rash, oval, 2cm long, 1cm wide, a bit scaly on borders, a bit raised. Appeared on leg 2months ago. Has small dot close to it. What it could be?

Non itchy red rash, oval, 2cm long, 1cm wide, a bit scaly on borders, a bit raised. Appeared on leg 2months ago. Has small dot close to it. What it could be?

Pityriasis: Your description is consistent with a recurrence of pityriasis. The lesion you describe sounds like the herald patch, a very common sign of the rash. ...Read more

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The photo quiz say it lime desse rash I was bite by a tick in the back of my leg back in may of last year?

The photo quiz say it lime desse rash I was bite by a tick in the back of my leg back in may of last year?

Tick bite: The rash will typically appear in relation to bite. Was it a deer tic that would be another key. Also, where do live high endemic areas are Wisconsin and Northeast ...Read more

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I have a rash that almost looks like bug bites that started on my legs but seems to be spreading and very itchy and painful any thoughts as what it is?

Rash: This rash could be hives or irritation from shaving (most common), when from shaving it is usually when you use a razor with more than 2 blades and try to get a close shave. If hives they only last in each spot for less than a day.
Need to see and md for best advice. Can take benadryl/use calamine and stop shaving for awhile. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?

I have a rash on my leg. Thought it was from a mosquito bite, but now its swollen and red and I m afraid it's a spider bite. Could you take a look?

Not a spider: There are no venomous spiders in NY. Unless you saw and felt the spider attack you know it is something else. There are hundreds of different causes for a rash on your leg. Does it itch? How long? Best result will be obtained by a trip to a dermatologist. Meanwhile you can try hydrocortisone cream. ...Read more

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Red rash around what I believe are mosquito bites. 3 on left. 1 on right. 3 on arm. Arm not as bad. Legs are very red.?

Red rash around what I believe are mosquito bites. 3 on left. 1 on right. 3 on arm. Arm not as bad. Legs are very red.?

Allergic reaction: If it is an insect bite there will be local redness around the site of the bite. It should subside after 3 days. If it progress then it would be advisable to have your doctor look at it to make sure it is not secondarily infected. Cool soaks and topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) will help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Which bug bites (~30 on legs) other than ticks' can cause bullseye rash 2 weeks later? I went camping and these bites never itched nor hurt.

Which bug bites (~30 on legs) other than ticks' can cause bullseye rash 2 weeks later? I went camping and these bites never itched nor hurt.

Bites: It would be unusual to have 30 bites and not notice a tick. A bullseye rash is very suggestive of bites by a tick. See your doctor and if there is a possibility of tick bites be treated. They are very prevalent this year. All the best. ...Read more

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Line of bumps on my leg not scaly Not bug bite or itchy muscle under it cramps badly, cramping getting worse right below rash. Dime sized bumps

Line of bumps on my leg not scaly Not bug bite or itchy muscle under it cramps badly, cramping getting worse right below rash. Dime sized bumps

There are few rashes: ...that are truly painful. One of them is Herpes Zoster (shingles). They tend to form linear clusters like you described, Because treatment is available that may hasten the recovery from shingles and prevent lingering pain, I advise you to see a doctor. Keep in mind that this is an educated guess, but a guess nonetheless. Hope this helps! Dr. Anne ...Read more

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I got bit by a horsefly that got infected, and I got given a penicillin type drug to help it however I've now got a itchy rash on leg. Is it linked?

I got bit by a horsefly that got infected, and I got given a penicillin type drug to help it however I've now got a itchy rash on leg. Is it linked?

You need to be: Seen by healthcare provider again to look at the pattern of the rash and skin infection to make sure it is improving on the penicillin type drug. Otherwise, you may need cultures and repeat blood work, or different antibiotic. There are lots of different things that cause rash, but if it was a fly and not a tick, then you should not get Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever or Lyme disease, to rule out. ...Read more

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I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

I have a bright red (and itchy!) rash on the back of both my legs, between my butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps. Not spreading.?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Thank you for your responce. She is 23 months old. And she was bitten by fire ant on her leg, after 30 minutes her both ears swell with rash on body.

Thank you for your responce. She is 23 months old. And she was bitten by fire ant on her leg, after 30 minutes her both ears swell with rash on body.

Question: Sorry, but we can't cross reference your previous question in the medical education portion of Healthtap. Take care. ...Read more

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Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many bright red and itchy rash on the back of both my legs, between butt and knee. It looks like small bug bite like bumps smeared in a line. Nospread?

Many causes: Rashes are challenging even when the doctor can see them, so even harder in this forum. Small red bumps on both legs make me think of reactions to clothes, or something in contact with that area on both sides. Bites can do it. It could be heat rash, a reaction of the skin to warmth and occlusion from pressure. Some drug reactions can do that as can conditions like eczema and psoriasis. ...Read more

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My 7 month old baby has a rash on her arms and a bit on her legs looks like prickly heat is this all it will be?

My 7 month old baby has a rash on her arms and a bit on her legs looks like prickly heat is this all it will be?

No way to know.: Common causes for such rashes are viruses, medication allergies, food allergies, and allergic or irritant reaction to something put on her skin. It may get worse, it may not. Try 1/2% Hydrocortisone cream (with is available over the counter), and if it doesn't improve (or gets worse), see your pediatrician or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can cause of intense itching on my legs that become bruised from scratching, mo sign of rash or insect bite?

Circulation: You may have circulation problems, but there are lots of diseases that can cause itching. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more

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3 month old has had fever for two days now and has broken out in a rash on legs and arms and a litle bit on her face overnight?

3 month old has had fever for two days now and has broken out in a rash on legs and arms and a litle bit on her face overnight?

Likely, viral rash: Many viruses will cause a fine, symmetrical rash on the body and may be preceded by a fever. If the rash looks more like a sunburn or pimple, I would recommend evaluation by a doctor. Otherwise, if your infant is feeding well and acting fairly normal, it should be safe to give it a few days and it will likely fade. ...Read more

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I have itchy legs (top) regually and it leaves a love bite type rash with bruises that a painful to touch what could this be please?

Need more info: It's hard to make a diagnosis without visualizing the skin condition. Please either consult with your family physician or a dermatologist now to get help. ...Read more

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My 4 Y/o daughter has a skin rash after being bit by mosquito, but the rash is all over her hands & legs and it itches.

Poss. Allergic...: It could be an overt allergic reaction to the bite especially if it is hive like. There are many other causes for it too, but the rash has to be seen by a doctor to assess it. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may help if allergic, but please have it seen. ...Read more

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My 16 year old daughter has itchy skin (legs only) no visable rash - when she scratches for a while some bumps like mosquito bites faintly appear?

My 16 year old daughter has itchy skin (legs only) no visable rash - when she scratches for a while some bumps like mosquito bites faintly appear?

Dry skin?: Try unscented soap and application of moisturizer 2x daily with one <3 minutes after bathing to see if this helps. Dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching without any rash. ...Read more

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I have a very itchy scabs/rash that looks similar to flea bites only on my arms and legs for the last 2 months no change in detergent or diet No fleas?

I have a very itchy scabs/rash that looks similar to flea bites only on my arms and legs for the last 2 months no change in detergent or diet No fleas?

Itchy rash: From the characteristics of the rash, you should still consider insect bites, especially if only exposed skin is affected as well as if anyone else is affected. You should allow the skin to heal by avoid scratching. Use Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help decrease the itching. Use Neosporin on any open sores to cut down on infection. Ultimately, you should see your doc and maybe a Dermatologist for more help. ...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