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What are the signs of sepsis I have an abcess and its really painful red hot to the touch and the pains.Going up my leg?

What are the signs of sepsis I have an abcess and its really painful red hot to the touch and the pains.Going up my leg?

Fever, low bp...: Sepsis requires immediate attention at a hospital. The symptoms can rapidly evolve from fever, hypotension, chills, increased heart rate, etc. The issue is the pain going up the leg, and it would be worthwhile to check into the local er at this point to make sure that there isn't a more serious underlying problem. ...Read more

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I am awaiting biopsy on tops of both legs for psorisis confirmation but now both are very red hot and seeping liquid with bits of skin coming off?

I am awaiting biopsy on tops of both legs for psorisis confirmation but now both are very red hot and seeping liquid with bits of skin coming off?

Need more info: It is not often necessary to biopsy for a diagnosis of psoriasis. ITCH??? PAIN?? Bad veins? Phlebitis in the past? Obese? Swollen legs? How long? Do you have stasis dermatitis or psoriasis? If both legs are the same, why biopsy both? Have you seen a dermatologist? If not, do NOTHING UNTIL YOU DO. ...Read more

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Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg , about 4 inches round , last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Red swollen hot to touch spots on right leg , about  4 inches round , last for a few days then bruise before going away I am 20 years old, female.?

Infection?: Red hot swollen spots make me think of infection, perhaps abscess or folliculitis, or sebaceous cysts. Abscesses don't usually go away by themselves but rather need to be drained. Folliculitis might come & go but not usually 4" in diameter (that's huge!). Not common to have several sebaceous cysts in one area. Go see your family doc for evaluation, testing & treatment. Perhaps bleeding disorder? ...Read more

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Why does my skin become hot and red randomly. Mostly my one ear, chest, cheeks? Legs? It gets red hot and blotchy out of no where

Why does my skin become hot and red randomly. Mostly my one ear, chest, cheeks? Legs? It gets red hot and blotchy out of no where

Is it itchy?: If these symptoms have been occurring for a while you may be allergic to one of your medications or have another skin condition such as cold urticaria. See if your symptoms occur around the time of taking your medication or are related to exposure to cold. Is your rash itchy and how long does it last? If it does not go away in minutes see your doctor right away so that a precise diagnosis can m ...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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My daughters legs get very red hot and itchy when standing for any period of time. at times one toe has turned grey/white after shower on cold day?

My daughters legs get very red hot and itchy when standing for any period of time. at times one toe has turned grey/white after shower on cold day?

? Vascular: It looks like a blood vessels problem, sensitive to temperature changes, usually on standing, blood gushes to lower part of the body, becomes warmer, usually there is physiologic adaptation, which can be disrupted at times, in the cold weather, the tiny blood vessels in her toe shrunk limiting blood supply so that's why it looked grey, thermal underwear and socks might help, if not see your doctor ...Read more