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Red Scabs On Legs
I am 28 yr old mom to 5 boys (1 recently passed to sids) in last 6 months I have been getting red scabs that itch all over legs and arms? What is this
DERMATITIS: Best seen by md to give rx. Have you tried steroid cream? ...Read more
Scabies?: When someone has very itchy lesions especially at night involving also the webs of the fingers and toes, the bell of scabies rings in my head. On the other hand, scabies usually affects more parts of the body than the lower extremities. I do agree that you need to see a dermatologist but not a podiatrist since your problem is not confined to the feet. ...Read more
Random pea-sized (and smaller) spots on my legs? They are almost like holes. They are red and some form scabs?
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...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
First question is: The cause of the scabs, (? infection), see dermatologist for correct diagnosis, possible biopsy, and treatment. Hope that helps ...Read more
My baby is 5 months old and keeps getting red pimples on feet, hands, arms, legs, face that turn to scabs shortly after. What could this be?
Rash: It is so hard to diagnose rashes, without seeing them. Please have your doctor evaluate it. It could be infection, allergies, insect bites. ...Read more
Red bumps some with puss and some like scabs and burn on back, neck, legs and face? Randomly showed up and irritating. Started taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine)
Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Red spot lower right leg. Used to have a pitch black scab on top but fell off now been like this for 8 months. Not itchy. Gets dry and doesn't hurt?
New skin: Wound healed, new skin pink. If it bleeds, itches, grows, you may need to seek help. But it sounds like non-specific result of injury. ...Read more
I found a strange circular scab that's red around and dried out in the middle. Its located above my knee cap on my right leg. Is it serious?
Derm lesion: I recommend seeing a dermatologist if it doesn't resolve, is painful or itches. Lesions that are concerning to you need to be evaluated by a specialist as it is difficult to diagnose these lesions over the internet and could be benign or something more serious. ...Read more
I fell on sidewalk&scraped my leg 4 weeks ago. It didn't bleed but did form a scab, now it's red and I'm wondering if it's still healing or if it's scar?
Healing: Likely still healing as the skin under the scab will continue to heal and will go back to normal looking skin in another 2 weeks. ...Read more
I cut myself shaving my legs about a week and a half ago. Cut is itchy and red around the scab area. Scab reopened. Could it be an infection?
I have a scab that itches on my left leg, when I pick it it turns red and bleeds and comes back the same way kind of like a callus or a wart, it isblac?
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
Little bumps I have little bumps on my legs where I shaved. They almost look like giant pimples. They're red, and painful. After a while, they pop, swelling goes down, and scab over. Then after that ones gone, I get another one. What are they?
Very: Very difficult to answer without a clinical examination so I would see a dermatologist. Perhaps they are seborrheic keratoses, warts, molluscum, folliculitis (bacterial spread from shaving), or other possibilities. See a picture of these conditions at the link below. I hope that helps. ...Read more
I have red bumps around waste, arms, legs, buttocks. They take weeks to heal and scab dark after. I get itches. I have used Iverzine lotion. Bug bite?
I have red, itchy, and dry bites in my inner thigh. They have turned into giant dry spots all over my body. #scabs?
I have 2 bites next to each other on my thigh that now have scabs in the middle and the surrounding area was red - now bruise like color?
Healing?: If they don't have redness, they are not painful, swollen or having any pus coming out of them then it is less likely to be infected. If they are still itchy and swollen this might still need evaluation. However, if what you refer as bruise color is like a purplish color and they seem to be shrinking then they are most likely healing and you would just need to observe them for any changes. ...Read more
I have some red circular scabs on my right calf and am wondering if this is something I should be concerned about?
Maybe: See your dermatologist if you have ne recollection of injury. Could be many things, including deer tic bites which can lead to lyme's disease -- serious. Go soon! ...Read more
I have a cluster of little red bumps on my inner thigh, they turn into scabs after and its a little itchy. 3rd time coming back. I'm freaking out!!!
Small red rash itchy scabs has lasted months started nape of neck migrated to back then to back of thigh-right side only--mild shingles possible?
Hi, I woke up with an itchy red rash on back of knee. Looks inflamed w/ brown dots & little scabs on the follicles. Used cortisone 3 days, not better?
See Specialist!: It could be a general contact dermatitis. If after 3 days of using an anti-inflammatory cream with no relief, I recommend getting it looked at in person. If you have any symptoms such as increased redness, swelling, fever or nausea, make sure you seek medical treatment immediately! Get better soon! ...Read more
Hi, if there is a red bump on a thigh that has a scab on it that has lasted 2 years and then the scab changed shape, could this be cancer?
I have a lump on my thigh. It is hard, painful to the touch, red with a brown mark on top. It looks like a scab, but is not. Cancer history in family
See your doctor: It sounds like a infected cyst that needs I&D antibiotics or some thing else either way have to see your doctor. ...Read more
My 3 yr old daughter has a bite on back of ankle, is very swollen and red mark is spreading, bite area has a weird scab, quite worried.
Scab on knee from fall is yellow and large. After I shower it is soft and oozes sticky fluid. Is red and sore around scab. Infected?
The scab on my knee is yellow. Could this be a sign of infection? The area surrounding it is red and sore as well.
See your doctor: These symptoms need to be directly observed by your doctor for a precise diagnosis. ...Read more
Got bitten by something on back of ankle 24 hrs ago looked like mosquito bite, now has weird scab very swollen and red rash spreading around foot..
Spider bite: Sounds like a spider bite. I am not sure what types of spiders are common or poisonous in Australlia. If poisonous spiders are common around your town, I would visit the doctor. If you experience severe pain, abdominal cramping, or the bite site begins to open up like a wound, immediately go to the hospital. ...Read more