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What can cause a dry red circular rash on my leg?

What can cause a dry red circular rash on my leg?

Uncertain: 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

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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I have raised red circular patchy rash on my chest, leg, and back, Not itchy or painful. Localized. What could this be?

I have raised red circular patchy rash on my chest, leg, and back, Not itchy or painful. Localized. What could this be?

Tinea corporis: Tine a corporis is a common fungal skin problem which is easily treated with prescription medicine (cream or lotion). I would visit with your primary care physician to obtain a prescription. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has a red circular rash on the back of her upper leg accompanied by a few red bumps. She doesn't itch it?

My 3 year old daughter has a red circular rash on the back of her upper leg accompanied by a few red bumps. She doesn't itch it?

Rash: A circular rash could represent a fungal infection, bacterial skin infection or other less common causes. Have it examined to determine the cause and treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. Any ideas??

Constant recurring red circular skin rash. Ltl pimples all ova legs. Coughing green flem 4 8wks. Very poor slow skin healing. Bruise easy. Any ideas??

Yes: You have a mycoplasmal chest infection and erythema multiforme until proved otherwise. It's not a perfect fit for what you describe, but this is common and seriously enough that you need to be seen by a specialist, hopefully in derm. ...Read more

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I've been having some red rashes accompanied by a greenish color on my leg for about a week, and I think it's spreading.

I've been having some red rashes accompanied by a greenish color on my leg for about a week, and I think it's spreading.

Have it checked: This could be a number of things and hard to know what it is without looking at it. Most commonly, this could be reaction to something (like an allergy) or infection that may need to be treated. I suggest you see your doctor soon to have it checked out properly. ...Read more

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Had red rashes in my legs and very itchy what would be possible cure and what might it be?

Had red rashes in my legs and very itchy what would be possible cure and what might it be?

Can't tell: We need more details. Has this been going on for weeks or months or just for a few days? Has there been a new medication, cosmetics, lotion, or supplement introduced within a few weeks prior to the onset? Only when we know the cause can there be a cure. ...Read more

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I've just had a new tatoo done on my leg, and rashes are starting to develop, it's red, sore and painful, what cream should I use?

I've just had a new tatoo done on my leg, and rashes are starting to develop, it's red, sore and painful, what cream should I use?

Rash in tattoo: See a dermatologist. You may have an infection from tattoo equipment or reaction related to the tattoo ink. ...Read more

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Dr, I have severe itching in leg with red rashes for last two days & reduces on Avil tab. 'm on warf 6mg & HCQ 400. Is it medicine's allergy?

Dr, I have severe itching in leg with red rashes for last two days & reduces on Avil tab. 'm on warf 6mg & HCQ 400. Is it medicine's allergy?

Probably not: But you need to talk to your doctor about this issue. Warfarin rash tends to induce huge bruises and likely more generalized than confined to the legs. However it is possible that this may be from HCQ especially if it had been introduced within the past month or so. If problem persists, you may need to see a dermatologist. If it is helped by Advil, (ibuprofen) I would look for the presence of vasculitis. ...Read more

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I have small, painful rashes on my back and legs. My eyes are red and I have swelling everywhere. What is happening?

I have small, painful rashes on my back and legs. My eyes are red and I have swelling everywhere. What is happening?

Insect allergy?: Good morning,
painful rash on back and legs can be due to many causes. One patient developed such a rash after staying in a hotel; my diagnosis was bed-bug-allergy, as the rash was limited to the back of trunk, and back of legs, and the protected areas such as those covered by intimate clothing was not affected. Since your eyes are red and swelling everywhere other causes of need consideration. ...Read more

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I have some white rash between my legs right next to my penis and couple days after I saw some tiny redness about 4 to 5 of them and its itching?

I have some white rash between my legs right next to my penis and couple days after I saw some tiny redness about 4 to 5 of them and its itching?

See your doctor: This could be a number of things including eczema or vitiligo. It's best to see your dermatologist to have this evaluated and treated to prevent it from getting worse and to prevent it from spreading. ...Read more

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There is starting of rashes with itching on my both legs and it's spreading and it's in dark red. I uses a bacterial powder named CANDID but not work.

There is starting of rashes with itching on my both legs and it's spreading and it's in dark red. I uses a bacterial powder named CANDID but not work.

Dermatologist: Rashes need to be looked at in order for a physician to evaluate what is going on. You could try first with a live physician visit through this website, or see a local skin doctor (dermatologist) in person. I would also stop using the powder as you are not sure what you are treating. ...Read more

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Red pores/rashes on leg. Spreading on another leg. Is it chicken pox?

Red pores/rashes on leg. Spreading on another leg. Is it chicken pox?

Doubt it: Cpx is a rash that generally starts around the neck and face before spreading elsewhere. The pox starts as a small bump that quickly becomes a blister about 2X the size of a BB shot, ruptures and begins to dry all in the space of 12 hrs. They come up in waves of half a dozen or more. Your description does not bear any resemblance to this. ...Read more

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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

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Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

RED ITCHY RASHES: SORRY, STRESS WILL NOT CAUSE THESE.
THINK OF INSECT BITES, MEDICATIONS, POISON IVY, ETC
DO YOU HAVE A CAT OR A DOG?
HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN THERE? ...Read more

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Red rashes that last few days on legs but very itchy, no lotions or anything it just suddenly appear especially when I eat spicy foods what it be?

Red rashes that last few days on legs but very itchy, no lotions or anything it just suddenly appear especially when I eat spicy foods what it be?

Food allergy: What you are experiencing might be food related ezema. If you identify the triggering food might want to stay away from that. If still persist see a physician in person.
if you get fever, rash all over body, shortness of breath these are warning signs. Seek medical help immediatly ...Read more

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Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but I n

Toddler with rashes that comes and goes. Is this serious? Rashes (red with small white bumps) all over the body (usually on baby's legs) and face that comes and goes, lasting for about 30 minutes or even less. Does not seem to bother my 1 year old but I n

You: You can see a small fine red rash after a MMR vaccine but the rash you describe has occurred too long after receiving the vaccine. No need to fear the MMR vaccine. The rash you describe sounds like hives. The next time it happens, take a picture of it to show your pediatrician. Phone cameras are great for documenting short lived rashes like this since odds are your child may not have it at the time of the doctor visit. ...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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Been on clonazepam 1mg for 18 months. 5 months ago developed rash in arms and legs, redness, eruption, dryness in legs. Should I quit the drug?

Been on clonazepam 1mg for 18 months. 5 months ago developed rash in arms and legs, redness, eruption, dryness in legs. Should I quit the drug?

See your doctor: If you have already continued it for 5 months after your rash developed, I would not think that it is likely related, since it would probably have gotten MUCH worse. A health professional needs to take a look at your rash, get a full medical history and determine the cause. Talk to whoever is prescribing the clonazepam. You may need to see a dermatologist for the right answer. ...Read more

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Hi...I was taking Augmentin for 2 days and developed a rash on my leg and on the head of my penis, the redness on my leg is going away but on my peni?

Hi...I was taking Augmentin for 2 days and developed a rash on my leg and on the head of my penis, the redness on my leg is going away but on my peni?

Reasonable to. ..: To suspect skin reaction (allergy) after taking a drug like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is reasonable but not confirmative. Being not anaphylactic in nature, future repetitive experience may tell. At present, just leave it alone if bearable or just apply steroid-containing skin cream lightly 1-2 times daily and watch for 3-5 days; if not resolving as wished or worsening, seek evaluation and counseling timely. ...Read more

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What causes an itchy rash with little bumps on top of my feet and redness on lower legs? Also bumps are not itching anymore, now they are dry bumps.

Allergic reaction: Usually rashes on the top of your feet are casued by some type of allergic reaction or contact dermatits. With your lower legs involved I would rule out edema/swelling as an issue as well. Your socks or shoes could be creating the rash on your feet more so if they got wet while wearing them or if you have changed soaps or detergents. If the rash persists or returns get examined by a doctor. ...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