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Red Ring On Leg
I have a red ring on my leg that has not gone away in 2 weeks. First appeared in Peru. Also, small light brown. Both are on right leg only.
See doctor: Need to be able to see the skin issue. Sounds like you will need some treatment. See doctor ...Read more
Two choices likely:: This could be ringworm (a common fungal infection) or it could be a ring shaped patch of dry skin (annular excema). It can be difficult to sort out. Consider consulting on Prime where you can consult a doc and upload a pic of your rash before initiating the consult if you do video. (videos don't show skin conditions as well as pics taken with a phone). Or you can see your doc. Either one. ...Read more
I have a red "bit" about the size of a pencil eraser on my leg with a white ring around it. If its swollen I can't tell. Beleive got bit 3 hours ago?
Depends : This could worsen or just go away. You should see dermatologist for your answer. ...Read more
I've noticed a big red bump on my leg. It has a larger more faded purpleish ring around it. No pain. What could this be?
I had a blister on my leg and it has now gone down and developed a red ring around it. What could it be? Should i be concerned? Is it from an insect?
Can't tell: From your description, such skin condition needs to be examined, so kindly see your doctor to start with, or even have a virtual consult on HealthTap, best wishes ...Read more
I have a small bump on my leg with pus in it, red ring around it and itching is also happening i have it on 3 places on my leg please can you tell me?
I got bit at least 20 times on my legs. Some are starting to swell and obtain and red round ring around the bite. They are very itchy. What is this?
I have a small blackish bump on my leg, it has a red ring around it, and I am not sure if it is a mole or not. What is it and what should I do?
See a dermatologist!: Any time there is a pigmented lesion (one with color), and sometimes even a non-pigmented lesion, it is necessary to have them examined by a dermatologist. The red ring could simply indicate inflammation but the fact that it may be new to you or is a changing lesion is a real indication to have this examined by a professional. ...Read more
About an hour ago I noticed a ring of small pimples in red colour on my leg and it itches is it some sort of disease?
Pimples on legs: Need pictures. Can do this with 2nd opinion ...Read more
I have multiple scabs on my lower legs that aren't healing after months and each scab is surrounded by a small red ring.?
See a doctor: There are many causes for this. It can vary from something simple to life threatening. Looking at the rash and sores will help identify whether this is something as simple as bug bites or an insect infestation in your home or something dangerous. Sorry I can't be more help without getting a look ...Read more
My daughter has a small blister with a red ring about a CM away from it on her leg the nurse said it might be a burn but she hasn't burnt herself?
I have several small red bumps the size of a pea and smaller with white rings around them. They are located on my inner thighs and calf's on both leg.
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I have about 35 bites on the back of my leg from lower calf to just above my knee. They do not itch. They are red, slightly raised with a white ring. I was outside for a moment, but not in the grass. Any idea what they might be? This also happened a week
Multiple red papule: Could be allergic reaction/ eczema, rarely psoriasis, You can see if topical steroids and antihistamines zyrtec (cetirizine) helps. If worsens consider antibiotics bacitracin or oral antibiotics. It is summer and there are a lot of allergens outside. If it were bulleyes rash think tick/ lyme i always test for lyme because it is so treatable and effects are significant. F/U w/ doc/ urgent ca ...Read more
A burn caused by flames 2" long ×1" wide on leg. Red ring, white, can see veins & white bumps that itch sometimes. Possible infection?
Burn injury: It's probably a good idea to show this burn wound to a professional. "Redness" around a wound or injury like this could indicate localized infection. If there are 'white' bumps too it could be some exudate (pus) from the wound. If that's a second degree burn though it could also be healing zones that are popping out. You don't want this to get any worse, so I would recc seeing a doctor. ...Read more
I've been feeling unwell and just noticed a sore red/purpleish hard bump on my leg with a raised red ring around it. could this be a spider bite?
Everyone says I have a ringworm BUT it did not ooze nor did it dry out like normal ring worms do. I have a red circle in 2 spots on my leg with bruise?
I have many sore on my legs and itch, thought they were mosquito bites but haven't gone away. They seem to multiply and pop up with red ring and puss?
Please have your primary doctor refer you to a leg and foot specialist!
Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more
My daughter's developed a rash on her legs (red marks, white ring — raised). Her knee has now swollen up and hurts. What could it be?
Consider HSP: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura causes a skin rash typically below waist, pain in the joints, and sometimes stomach pain. The rash looks like small bruises or small reddish-purple spots. It's usually on the buttocks, around the elbows and on the legs. HSP can also cause fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms can last for about 4-6 weeks. HSP usually gets better without any treatment. ...Read more
I have small red dots on my arms, legs and hands. Some have white rings around them and 3 have brown patches of skin. Help please! Could be petechiae?
Uncertain diagnosis: These lesions would need to be examined, a history obtained & other tests may be necessary in order to diagnose them. Usually the lesions needs to be identified to determine the solution. ...Read more
My 6 mo has uneven red spots on her arms and legs, not many yet, but they have a white ring around them? She had a low fever yesterday.....
My sister has these red, itchless, flat circles on your upper legs. She's 7. What are they? Not chicken pox. Not ring worm. Not hives. Not eczema.
Rash: The truth of all rashes are that they need to be seen by a physician to be accurately diagnosed and treated. Rashes are like baskin-robbins, they come in 31 different flavors. ...Read more
Have a rash on stomach legs and fingers. Red bumps itchy one with ring white in middle that is gone did scabies treat still itchy and rash what is this?
My 11 year old has scattered severe bruising all over her legs, ringing in her ears, dizziness, headaches and a red bumpy rash? Chance of leukemia?
Needs to be tested: I would have a CBC (complete blood count) performed today. The bruising makes me think about low platelets. This can happen in leukemia, but is also common in post-infectious situations like itp. Her headaches and ringing in her ears could be viral infection, or even bacterial infection. However, headaches can be seen with anemia. A simple blood test will be very helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions. These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things. Maybe need checked. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of leg redness including skin rashes (eczema, psoriasis), infections (cellulitis, fungal infections, roseola, fifth disease), allergic reactions and insect bites (bedbugs, lice, mosquito, scabies). Varicose veins and hemorrhage under the skin are also causes. More serious causes include venous thrombosis (DVT) and serious allergic reactions such as erythema multiforme. ...Read more
What could be the cause of redness and swelling down my right side, started in my leg as a child and has expanded, could it be klippel trenauncy syndr?
Need evaluation: It sounds like some form of congenital condition but if it is changing or concerning you, you need an evaluation by a dermatologist. ...Read more