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Dr. John Chiu
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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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I have a speckled red rash on lower legs above ankles and is spreading, has slight itch some days, been like this for months now, any advice?!

I have a speckled red rash on lower legs above ankles and is spreading, has slight itch some days, been like this for months now, any advice?!

Rash: Start w/a visit to your doctor. Then consider things like laundry detergent change, medications you are on that may have side effects, low B12, sensitivity to one or another food which can be lab tested for. Avoid using skin products that contain alcohol. There are toxins in make up. Consider switching to a hypoallergenic brand. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on both my ankles?

I have a red rash on both my ankles?

Need exam: A priest and a guru walk into a bar. What did the bar tender have for lunch? ...Read more

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I have dark red rash on both inner ankles what could this be ?

I have dark red rash  on both inner ankles what could this be ?

Varicose vein?: Hi, are they new? do they hurt? Are they itchy?
If you have varicose vein then those dark dots are very common, Please see your provider. ...Read more

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What is - red, swollen ankle with many red blotches. Bites or rash?

What is - red, swollen ankle with many red blotches. Bites or rash?

Bites or rash: The word rash is used for a wide variety of skin disorders, and is really not a medical terminology. Bites could be called skin rashes by a lay person. It's like asking bites or botches. You would need to provide a complete history and then be examined before a doctor can help you with this. ...Read more

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Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly. ?

Legs, ankles swelling but ankles have a red rash and itches badly.   ?

Stasis dermatitis : Some people who have chronic swelling of their legs and feet due to edema may eventually developed a type of rash called stasis dermatitis. This is associated with redness and sometimes there can even be clear fluid seeping from the area. Sometimes compression stockings can help but consider a visit with your doctor to clarify why you're having so much swelling and what therapy can be used to reduce it ...Read more

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I am 23 years old with a red crusty looking rash on the outside of my ankle that hurts where the bone is what could it be?

I am 23 years old with a red crusty looking rash on the outside of my ankle  that hurts where the bone is what could it be?

Crusted rash leg: A red crusted rash on the leg could be one of many things, including psoriasis. Psoriasis produces red platches on the skin with whiite thick scale. There is usually no discomfort, but it may be tender or it may itch. You can buy some cortisone cream 1% and rub it into the area twice a day, to see whether it makes the rash go away and stop the pain. If it does improve, go to a skin doctor. ...Read more

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How do I heal a big rash that is itchy red and scabbing all over my ankle and is spreading but hasn't healed in half a year?

Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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I have a weird rash on my ankle. I've had it for about four years. It's dark red and EXTREMELY itchy. Got prescribed ointment a year ago- doesn't work?

That's a long time: Not to have a diagnosis. General rule of thumb is that if you try a treatment and it doesn't work, you can try another or you might of had the wrong diagnosis. With a rash, a simple biopsy of the tissue will help arrive at the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please help! I have red rash on foot/ankle. Could anyone help?

Please help! I have red rash on foot/ankle. Could anyone help?

Rash: Rashes can be caused by a wide variety of things. I would suspect tinea - or athlete's foot . Your podiatrist can help with this even if it isn't tinea. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot. ?

I have a red rash on both of my legs above the ankles it is itchy flaky and hot.  ?

Get checked: It's hard to make many guesses with that description. Could be anything from sunburn to allergic reaction. See a doc in person or do a virtual consult so someone can visualize the area. Get better soon! ...Read more

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I've had a slightly large red rash, or maybe fungus on my right ankle for over a year now with smaller spots near it, what could it be?

I've had a slightly large red rash, or maybe fungus on my right ankle for over a year now with smaller spots near it, what could it be?

It could be...: Athlete's foot. The best otc medication (in my opinion) is lotrimin (clotrimazole) ultra. Dilute vinegar soaks are good as well. Dry the inside of your shoes by placing them up-side down over an air return vent at home overnight. If this doesn't make things better in a couple days, see a podiatrist. ...Read more

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My ankles got swollen on vacation, a red rash on occasion. After 7 hr flight overnight Friday during which I had severe leg pain, still swollen.

My ankles got swollen on vacation, a red rash on occasion. After 7 hr flight overnight Friday during which I had severe leg pain, still swollen.

You should have : A venous duplex/ultrasound and make sure there is no blood clot in t hat painful leg. (This should be done ASAP and is considered a medical emergency) ...Read more

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I have a rash on the bottom of my feet up my ankles. It's itchy and red and raised but flat. The entire bottom is like this. More patchy near ankles.

I have a rash on the bottom of my feet up my ankles. It's itchy and red and raised but flat. The entire bottom is like this. More patchy near ankles.

Rash: It sounds like something you have been in contact with or less likely a fungal infection. Take a picture and see your doctor for the correct diagnosis. All the best. ...Read more

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Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

Red rash from some type of big but and itches and hurts like crazy. Ankle swollen from a bug bite it been like this for two weeks what to do? Thanks

See your physician: This rash needs definition. You will need to have a dermatologist clarify it. We need to be certain that the swollen ankle is not infected. Your physician will guide you\. ...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