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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?

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?

Could be serious: Pafjs, you need to let your obstetrician know this is happening. Definitely not normal and could be dangerous if for example you have high blood pressure or blood clots or headache. Call today please. ...Read more

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Lots of red splotches covering calves and tops of feet. Starting to move up thighs. Doesn't itch.?

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

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My grandma has like a red rash on the calves and both calves are swollen.

My grandma has like a red rash on the calves and both calves are swollen.

Calf rash: See medical attention TODAY at doctor/ urgent care. She could have fluid overload from a heart problem, liver problem or a clot and may be developing cellulitis an infection ...Read more

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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?

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?

Red spots on calvee: You may have a skin infection from shaving too deeply. Clean and then apply antibiotic like neosporum. Protect with band-aid until healed. If spots get worse or spread, call your doctor. ...Read more

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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

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 : 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

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I'm have red dots all over my calves. What could it be?

I'm have red dots all over my calves. What could it be?

Been around chiggers: There are so many possible cause of these symptoms, that it would require dermatologic assessment to narrow this down. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or swelling?

Sharp pain in lt calf sudden pain no redness or swelling?

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

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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.?

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

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In what way can I prevent redness on my legs?

In what way can I prevent redness on my legs?

Depends on the cause: Are you having dry skin, allergic reaction, ... What is the cause and then the treatment/prevention options will be known. ...Read more

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Please help! I have redness and irritation between legs?

Please help! I have redness and irritation between legs?

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

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Please help! I have redness and irratation between legs?

Please help! I have redness and irratation between legs?

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

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What is the redness on the lower part of my legs of some elderly folks?

What is the redness on the lower part of my legs of some elderly folks?

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

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Antihistamine: Itchiness can be from many causes. You can take an antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin to help with symptoms, but you will need evaluation to determine the reason for your issue. ...Read more

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Stinging pain both calves, & behind knees, not from exercise. Legs feel heavy. No redness/swelling. Worse in AM but never goes away completely.?

Stinging pain both calves, & behind knees, not from exercise.  Legs feel heavy.  No redness/swelling.  Worse in AM but never goes away completely.?

Get checked: A proper neuromuscular/vascular exam can typically pinpoint the issue in question... check with your doctor in person for proper diagnosis and treatment. If you have any pain or discomfort in your calves you should be seen immediately in urgent care. ...Read more

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Bilateral calf/knee pain after rest. Pain subsides with movement. Calves tender to touch. No redness, rash, swelling. No strenuous exercise before.

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

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Severe itching on legs with redness in summer?

Severe itching on legs with redness in summer?

Itchy legs: Don't scratch. This makes it worse in most cases. There are many things that cause itching of the legs, including: swelling, dermatographism, and xerosis (dry skin). ...Read more

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Left calf is tender on the inside of the leg no redness or swelling?

Left calf is tender on the inside of the leg no redness or swelling?

More information: More information is needed in your history. Please call healthtap virtual consults for further assistance ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes redness in legs of elderly person?

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

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What's the expert opinion, could the redness on a diabetic's legs be warm to the touch?

What's the expert opinion, could the redness on a diabetic's legs be warm to the touch?

Redness of the legs: Usually the area where the redness is located will be warm to the touch. This is due to inflamation. Either due to venous insufficiency, lymph edema, or decreased arterial blood supply. A vascular evalauation and non-invasive vascular study would be recommended. ...Read more

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What would cause intermittent pain in left calf? No redness. Just a small spot at the bottom of the inside of the calf muscle.

Pain in calf: The desciption you give makes me think of a muscle or tendon problem. Could be a tendonitis-an irritation of the tendon from overuse, or a muscle strain/tear.
If it continues have your doctor evaluate. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 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?

Achilles tendonitis?: OK so if your ultrasound was 'OK' then we can safely assume this is not a blood clot. This may be Achilles Tendonitis. Check here to see if your symptoms fit.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/achilles-tendinitis/basics/definition/con-20024518 ...Read more