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Red Purple Rash On Inner Thigh
There : There are several possibilities for this one including fungal infection, yeast, or intertrigo (a condition of irritation in the groin). Other possibilities include eczema or psoriasis in the area. For "jock-itch", i often prescribe a mild Hydrocortisone cream twice daily combined with an antifungal cream twice daily in the area. I would consider a visit to a dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. I hope that helps. ...Read more
Dry skin eczema: Nummular (coin shaped) eczema is extremely common on the lower legs. Dry skin starts the condition, and scratching (excoriation) worsens the itch and rash. Usually, a topical steroid is required, often a strong prescription steroid. If your condition worsens with steroids, ringworm (tinea corporis) must be ruled out. In general, i recommend shorter warm showers (not hot), nonscented lotion daily. ...Read more
Irritation? Fungus?: This is common area for fungal infection which would require antifungals such as lamisil, (terbinafine) micatin, lotrimin. Pther possibilities include bacterial infection or dermatitis from friction. These conditions are treated differently. If this persists see doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Sounds like hives: Urticaria, hives, are caused by exposure to something the body responds to in an allergic response. Pink raised areas that blanch when pressed, itchy is a typical hive. Anxiety can also be a cause. It could be from something that came in contact with upper thighs, perhaps new pants, new detergent, new scent. Most cases, cause not found. Rx with antihistamines. If very bad, may need rx w steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more
What causes purple redish blotches on lower legs with white fungus outline around purple redish blotches?
Need info: A picture would help a great deal in figuring this one out. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Hives localized to the inner thighs may be due to multiple causes. The area is warm and one thigh can rub against the other. It can be due to cloth or chemicals in pants, just to give a few examples. Wear non-tight pants; when itchy, apply Sarna with pramoxime. Otherwise, keep dry with cornstarch or talc. Take an antihistamine such as fexofenadine or cetirizine. No help - see your physician. ...Read more
Dry?: This time of year- winter itch/eczema flares in sensitive skinned people. These usually show up a dry patchy areas with skin colored bumps that may redden if irritated. Treatment is moisturize/no hot showers/drink plenty of water-60-80oz a day/ avoid harsh soaps or perfumed lotions.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hard to say maybe: From the fabric of your clothes, soap or detergent, ... Occasionally it can be from a mild inflammation of the hair follicles in that area... Try using a mild soap like dove(white).. Detergent like all free clear.. Trying yourself well after you bathe ... And maybe some over-the-counter cortisone cream. If these things don't help let your doctor take a look. Good luck. ...Read more
Rash: Ok! this is incomplete info to make any kind of guess. Is it pustular rash or just macular? For how long? Age of male? Sexually active male? Itchy? Discharge? Need all this--- to give you an educated differential. For exact diagnosis, need to see the rash. Consult with your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years. ?
Exam needed: Such an eruption could be due to inflammation of tiny blood vessels(vasculitis) which may be caused by an autoimmune disorder or leakage of blood from capillaries(petechiae) seen with low platelets,for example. Your physician or dermatologist would have to inspect this eruption in order to make a diagnosis and order any appropriate tests. ...Read more
IMG_5098.jpeg I don't know if you can see this image but I have a dark red/purple, non itchy, non raised rash on my upper thigh. No pain, what is it?
Can't see it!: It is not possible to upload images here, and since you don't say how long you have had it or enough history otherwise, guessing is pretty worthless. On Healthtap Prime you can upload a picture and consult with a doctor, if you wish. Otherwise get checked out in person with your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I found tiny little pebbles and red purple tiny bruises and a rash on my left upper leg. What does this sound like?
I have a dime size squishy lump on my inner thigh.It's a mix of red purple and white in color. Skin on top is dry. Only hurts if squeezed. What is it?
Probably: It is probably a cyst. See dermatologist to make sure. ...Read more
9 days ago I woke up with a bruise on my inner thigh. Over the next week it got worse. The center is now red purple. Edges are yellow green. Normal?
Tiny firm bump\bb size\moved easily, not painful, wouldn't pop, red/purple in color in upper inner crease of thigh. Poked it, bled, leaked yellow fluid?
Leg got red and formed a rock hard lump underneath then redness disappeared. on my other leg on thigh have a red/purple patch. What's going on?
An unusual growth showed up on my upper inner leg right by panty line. It protrudes above the skin. It looks red/ purple and is sore around it.
Skin polyp?: I would have your physician have you see a dermatologist to clarify the diagnosis. ...Read more
Red purple spots clustered on my right upper thigh. Appeared within an hour and is the second time in a couple of months it has appeared? NKA or meds
Exam needed: These will have to be inspected by a physician to be sure, but they may be ruptured skin capillaries from some sort of pressure or injury to this area. If they begin appearing elsewhere things like blood dyscrasias or vasculitis would be suspected. If they remain localized, they will gradually fade after 7-10 days. ...Read more
Hey, I have a rash like patch of red dots on my upper outer thigh. It's smooth and itches nonstop, it's purple-ish but is mostly red, what could that ?
I have red-purple marks/lines on the sides of my stomach, thighs, and lower back. What are they and are they bad?
Have cold & a 4cm by 3cm purple/red pinprick rash on my thigh that, doesnt fade under glass & hasn't spread. Doc didnt seem too worried but should i b?
I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & i also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?
Ecchymosis (Bruise): It sounds like you are describing easy bruising. This is almost always abnormal in someone 31 yrs old. You need to have this checked out and have testing done to find out why you are experiencing this problem. There are many causes for easy bruising. Some causes are relatively benign, but some are very serious. Get it checked out. Good luck to you. ...Read more
I am experiencing rash (quality: red or bluish purple) . It is mainly on lower leg and foot but has spread to some of my thighs, arms and tummy.
Hard to diagnose: unless visualized and touched. Please visit a healthcare provider as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
I had a red, dry, itchy rash on my thigh for 2 weeks that kept getting bigger because I scratched. It stopped itching and turned purple the day I applied fluconazole left-over from vaginal candida treatment. So, was my thigh rash from candida?
Did it improve?: It is never a good idea to use prescription medication for uses other than for what it was prescribed. That being said the question here is did your rash improve after applying the anti fungal cream? If so then most likely this was a fungal infection. If not improved consider a virtual visit with an image of the area attached and a Healthtap doctor can help you now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Livedo reticularis in thighs, knees red/purple like blood pooling, lower legs very white. LR spreading, now in buttocks and upper arms. Vascular?
Yes.: SAeeking ongoing medical attention and vascular evaluation-ASAP ...Read more
I am experiencing rash on face, fever, swollen lip, swelling around eyes, rash on back, thigh rash and rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple) . The following also describes me: Eyelid swelling. What should I do?
SEE A DR!!!: Preferably a skin specialist. When you go, bring with you any meds, vitamins, herbs, pills of any sort that you have used in the past several weeks. ...Read more
Would zyrtec or Claritin (loratadine) help me in my alcohol allergy? I get these red/purple rashes all over my body for weeks and it's hard to breath...
Veins and hemangioma: Vein in your thighs can be one of three types-spider veins which look like spider legs, blue veins which are called reticular veins or varicose veins which look like grapes. The red spots are called hemangiomas. They look like tiny red dots and tend to increase with age. They are due to aging, sun exposure and genetics. There are ways to treat all of these. See a vein specialist. ...Read more
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