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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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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Red/purple spots on thigh, clustered closely together, covering large area, long streaks. Had very similar rash before several times over the years. ?

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

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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?

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 more

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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?

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?

See MD: You need to be seen to establish what is going on. I do not understand where on your legs the redness and "rock hard lump " are. Trauma comes to mind, but you may have some blood vessel issue, as an inflammed vein or blood clot issue. Please be seen today in a clinic or an ER. ...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