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I have red raised blotchy red spots on my legs & they are swollen?

I have red raised blotchy red spots on my  legs & they are swollen?

Red Spots on Legs: Red blotches on legs: the emergence of red blotches on legs could be due to many reasons that range from allergies, infections or insect bites and could include several other factors as well such as psoriasis or urticaria or folliculitis. In order to identify the lesions and give a diagnosis, see your local dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have blotchy brown circular spots coming from under the skin on my calf muscle ( only one leg ) ?

I have blotchy brown circular spots coming from under the skin on my calf muscle ( only one leg ) ?

Animal at home?: Dogs and cats can give you ringworn, an annular fungus that usually clears with otc lotrimin. Ask someone you know with pets if they have ever had a rash like yours. If it persists more than 2 weeks see a physician. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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I have a lump on my leg and its redish almost blotchy like, there is a brown spot next to it, I'm not sure if its a mole or a deer tick, how do I tell?

I have a lump on my leg and its redish almost blotchy like, there is a brown spot next to it, I'm not sure if its a mole or a deer tick, how do I tell?

See a DR: Best for you is a dermatologist. A deer tick is tiny and FEELS much different than a mole. If it is a tick you need to remove it and probably take a single dose of doxy or Minocycline 200mg. ...Read more

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I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

I was camping & got a red spot on my leg. It's painful, has swelling, itching redness and a lump under the skin. How can I know what it is?

Bug bite: You probably got bitten by a bug of some sort - impossible to tell what sort without seeing it in person. Could also be a small staph infection, or a bite that has become infected. Apply warm soaks 2-3 times/day, but if it doesn't resolve in a few days see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have trochanteric bursitis in my hip. I also have a very tender indented spot 6-8 inches down my leg. No injury/trauma or redness/swelling concern?

I have trochanteric bursitis in my hip. I also have a very tender indented spot 6-8 inches down my leg. No injury/trauma or redness/swelling  concern?

Treat bursitis: Treatment for bursitis is very successful. A simple injection often does wonders. See your orthopedist and mention the dent as well. ...Read more

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What are the red blotchy spots that appear on skin when you drink too much?

What are the red blotchy spots that appear on skin when you drink too much?

Maybe vasodilation: Alcohol can act as a vasodilator causing flushing with drinking. Some people also react to tannins in wine. ...Read more

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