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Red On Calves
Had baby 8 wks ago. Still swelling of calves and feet. Now also having flushing of face, feet, and redness up calves what's going on?
Lots of red splotches covering calves and tops of feet. Starting to move up thighs. Doesn't itch.?
RED SPLOTCHES: Don't know your age. Don't know if it itches. Don't know how long you have had it. Don't know if you are a male or female. Don't know it you take any medications. If this rash has been there for a while, you must see a dermatologist with all deliberate speed. ...Read more
I have these two very red spots on my calves, I think it's because of shaving and it also releasing sticky yellow fluid. What should I do?
Should I take my daughter to the hospital? She has small red dots all her calves, she's had them about three days, she now has a fever of 101, she doesn't want to eat, she is extremely cranky, and she isn't urinating as frequantly. She's 14 months
Fevers for the most part aren't dangerous and are just the body's natural reaction to fighting off an infection. Most of these infections are viral and may be accompanied by runny nose, sore throat, congestion, mild rash, or nothing at all. Since fevers aren't dangerous, we usually treat the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen just to make the child more comfortable as their body fights the illness.
"Red flags" that we look for with fever to indicate something more serious is going on are: -fevers that last 5 days or more -fevers persistently above 104f orally -a child that acts very sick — very irritable or difficult to wake -difficulty breathing -vomiting, diarrhea, refusal to drink, or dehydration (no urination in 8 hours) -a purple rash, esp on the legs -stiff neck -any complaints of pain such as the ear, throat, stomach or a joint -worsening symptoms
As always, use your judgement. If you think that your child is ill, err on the side of caution and call your child's doctor. ...Read more
Been around chiggers: There are so many possible cause of these symptoms, that it would require dermatologic assessment to narrow this down. ...Read more
I have small red spots on my feet/calves. They're slightly raised and do not itch or hurt at all. Do not blanch when pressed on.?
Rash: Do they itch,? Suggest dermatologist consult.Get a more detailed answer ›
I have SLE for the past few week my ankles and legs have been swelling I also have red marks on ankles and calves what could this be?
Sle: You may be goingthrough a flare up, you should contact your rheumatologist ...Read more
Muscle cramps: This is commonly known as Charlie horse. It occur due to fatigue of the muscles. It can also occur in the unconditioned athlete. If that happens to you again you can stop what you're doing massage the muscle apply either hot or cold compress. You can also do some stretching of the muscle. If the problem continues visit your PCP for further evaluationyou may need to have your calcium an ...Read more
About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch.?
Severl possibilities: Exist and thus you should be seen first by your primary care MD. Then they can evaluate for referred pain from GI or Gyn sources. Additional Ortho possibilities include: Iliotibial band syndrome, hip issues or muscle strain vs muscle spasm vs sciatica. Since the treatment differs but most involve a trial of physical therapy and/or antiinflammatories, we need to be sure of the diagnosis. Keep me updated ...Read more
Leg redness: Most likely you have a fungal infection, keeping the area dry, cleaning it every day would help, you could use OTC anti-fungal cream, like Clotrimazole, if that didn't help you should see your provider for further examination. Also in over weight people this issue is common therefore losing weight is very helpful. ...Read more
Poss fungal infectio: Not sure if you r male or female. For female, I think of poss yeast infection which can start In vagina. This can cause itching and a white 'cottage cheese-like' vaginal discharge. In both sexes the area between the inner thighs can also have a fungal infection on the skin caused by poss diabetes, heavy sweating, even friction from thighs rubbing together when walking. Needs to be examined. ...Read more
Can be poor veins: A common change as people get older is for the blood vessels in the legs to get weaker and often damaged. Poor vein function (varicose veins, venous insufficiency) can cause swelling, and blood pooling. Gravity makes it worse. Sometimes vessels leak blood which can make the skin look red or brownish. Prevent weak veins by staying active, stretching the legs, and putting them up when sitting. ...Read more
Knot size of nickel on back inner calf. No pain, redness, kind of squishy when pressed but usually hard. Knot went down but pain when bending leg.
Best to See a Doctor: This could just be a flare up of your varicose veins, it could be a superficial blood clot in the leg. U said U have leg swelling, it matters if it is a lot or a little. Do U have any risk factors for blood clots? Smoking, Birth control pills & inactivity all are risk factors 4 blood clots in the leg. Some clots are a nuisance, & some a serious problems. If you fee a lump it is probably not deep ...Read more
I have had a severe itchness all over my body specially on my legs. No signs of swelling but redness is present due to constant scratching. Please help.
Stinging pain both calves, & behind knees, not from exercise. Legs feel heavy. No redness/swelling. Worse in AM but never goes away completely.?
Bilateral calf/knee pain after rest. Pain subsides with movement. Calves tender to touch. No redness, rash, swelling. No strenuous exercise before.
Get an evaluation: Pain in the calf area usually comes from one of the 2 muscles in the area (gastrocnemius or soleus) but it can be cause by referred pain from other structures. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
4 days Leg calves itch bad, slight swollen started new job on feet lot. No redness. 2 days later feet burn, BP fine. Normally have little edema. Age 61?
Common: This is a common problem for your situation. Support hose and proper fitting footwear are helpful ...Read more
More information: More information is needed in your history. Please call healthtap virtual consults for further assistance ...Read more
Stasis: Common cause may be stasis dermatitis brought on by weak veins in the legs. Fluid builds up in legs and cause inflammation and redness. This may respond to cortisone creams and compression hose. Other causes may include a skin infection(cellulitis)- best to be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
What would cause intermittent pain in left calf? No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.
I got bites on both my legs, with so much pain, redness, swelling& I can't always stand to long on my right leg. Please help, I'm suffering?
Cellulitis ?: You may have developed an infection of the skin in the area from the bites. Have a doctor examine it as you may need antibiotics ...Read more
I have had pain in my right calf, just below the large muscle for a week or so. Little redness, ultrasound came back clear. What is causing this?
I have six insect bites on my legs and back they have a white center and redness around outside what insect does this sound like and what should I do?
At noon, I had mild discomfort on my left calf, now i have 3 water blisters, 1 med/big and 2 small ones with redness underneath, what could cause this?
Severe throbbing pain deep in l calf x weeks. Fine one day, terrible the next x hrs. No redness or warmth. Always same spot. Worse w/ sitting. Ok jogging
See you doctor: Sounds urgent. I suggest u see a doctor asap. ...Read more