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Red rashes with knots under the skin on legs only no itching any ideas? Female

Red rashes with knots under the skin on legs only   no itching  any ideas? Female

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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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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 get dry skin and rashes on my lower legs. Tried moisturizers but none of them seem to work.. What could that be?

I get dry skin and rashes on my lower legs. Tried moisturizers but none of them seem to work.. What could that be?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. ...Read more

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I could not stop scratching between my legs . Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs , area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

I could not stop scratching between my legs . Rashes, dark skin and feels wety  between my legs , area around private par. Anus itching starting too.

Fungal infection?: May be from a fungal infection especially if you sweat a lot and are overweight. Try some talcum powder on a regular basis on the area and/or antifungal cream. If not helpful, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having rashes on my legs and arms. Can i wear long or thick clothes ?Because of doing this can make they less itchy. Will it affect my skin more?

I'm having rashes on my legs and arms. Can i wear long or thick clothes ?Because of doing this can make they less itchy.  Will it affect my skin more?

Sure: Experiment with different clothes and different fabrics. Usually cotton is very gentle on the skin and in your case the long clothes may really help. ...Read more

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After i undergo chemical peeling on my legs, when my skin peel I have this red humps more like rashes and its very itchy, is it normal?

After i undergo chemical peeling on my legs, when my skin peel I have this red humps more like rashes and its very itchy, is it normal?

Possibly: It's common to have some redness and peeling after a chemical peel (like a sunburn) which can last 5-7 days or longer depending on what kind of peel was performed. But sometimes allergic reactions or infection can occur after a peel so it's important to check with your doctor to see if the reaction you're having is normal. You should receive instructions on how to take care of your skin after peel. ...Read more

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I had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test. I get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. Why?

I had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test.  I get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. Why?

Nickel Allergy: Are you sure there is nickel in your watch/jewelry? Stainless steel (back of many watches) contains no nickel, and should not cause you a problem. Some jewelry is purposely made without nickel these days also. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however. ?

I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however. ?

Xerosis - dry skin: Dry skin is common in people living in northern climates where home heating during the winter results in very low relative humidity. Interventions that may improve xerosis and related pruritus include: ?Use mild cleansers – Use Dove, not Dial. ?Routine use of skin moisturizers – Vaseline and lotions w/ humectants such as glycerin, lactic acid, or urea. ?Avoid hot showers. ?Use a humidifier ...Read more

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I feel lethargic,have brittle toenails,get skin rashes often,am very thin & underweight,having a leg & back pain for a long time.Am I protein deficien?

I feel lethargic,have brittle toenails,get skin rashes often,am very thin & underweight,having a leg & back pain for a long time.Am I protein deficien?

Eval needed: You will need to be medically evaluated to determine the cause for these symptoms. The symptoms are of concern and merit assessment. ...Read more

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I feel pain in legs.n my breath shortens when i go upstairs.rashes on skin of thighs near knees on both legs like the scars due to scratching of nail?

I feel pain in legs.n my breath shortens when i go upstairs.rashes on skin of thighs near knees on both legs  like the scars due to scratching of nail?

Be seen: Many possibilities, I would encourage you to seen. One possibility in a 20 year old female is that you have developed a rheumatologist condition. Lupus is characterized by joint pain, rash, and some people can have cardiac involvement. This is not to say you have lupus, but I would be seen to have am accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Skin rashes mostly around my inner thighs n buttocks..there's a few tiny spots on my lower leg n arm..currently having yeast infection cuz of plan b..

Rash: Yeast infection is common is areas of the body that is moist like inner thighs, arm pits. See you physician. If it a yeast infection it will require antifungal topical medication and keeping the area dry. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping ?

I have very itchy skin all over my body. Mainly legs and stomach areas. There are no bumps or rashes anywhere. Mainly happens when showering/sleeping ?

Itching: Generalized itching without associated rash is often due to very dry skin. After showering, rub in a moisturizing substance like keri lotion to restore oils to your skin. Other causes could be diabetes,prickly heat, thyroid disorder or certain malignancies like lymphoma. A dermatologist could advise you and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since i took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch ?

I have itchy skin rashes over my thighs, legs, arms, and elbows, ever since i took paracetamol-codeine tablets. What can I use for this intense itch ?

Allergy: Sound like a reaction to the medication. Itching can usually be helped with Benadryl (diphenhydramine) otc. Just follow the directions on the package. You should also call the doc who gave you the medicine to let them know your symptoms. ...Read more

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Burning skin on leg but no rash, what is wrong?

Burning skin on leg but no rash, what is wrong?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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