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Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Yash Khanna
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Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Dr. Yash Khanna
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Woke up with red spots on lower legs, have varicose veins, swollen ankles, and take high blood pressure meds?

Need to be examined: With your history we can not tell you what caused the red spots and it needs to be examined by your doctor so make an appointment and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Smith
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Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

Dr. Bassam Amawi
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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Itchy red spots to the lower leg?

As above: See u pcp for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Klein
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I have developed bright red spots on my lower leg after helping my parents in their yard. I am 41 & never seen this b4. What could it b?

Dr. Michael Klein
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I have developed bright red spots on my lower leg after helping my parents in their yard. I am 41 & never seen this b4. What could it b?

?? poison ivy: Some people are more sensitive or resistant to poison ivy than others, and it is common for people who had hardly any reactivity when younger to the plant (literally rubbing themselves with poison ivy-- don't try this btw- causes no reaction) to begin to get some sensitivity when older. 40 is an age when this can happen. Especially if rash is itchy you can see an md for treatment and advice. ...Read more

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Dr. Diane Brzezinski
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

Dr. Diane Brzezinski
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-psoriasis on elbows/knees
-recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths
-now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg
-help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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I have just noticed two red spots on my left leg near my calf and ankle.They have no sympton and i always wear sunscreen.What would they be?

Dr. Thomas Inwood
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I have just noticed two red spots on my left leg near my calf and ankle.They have no sympton and i always wear sunscreen.What would they be?

Red spots: This could be a lot of things and without you in front of us it's impossible to say. See your dermatologist for assistance. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
Board Certified, Podiatry
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My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh.My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

Dr. Scott Keith
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My boyfriend has itchy red spots along leg&inner thigh.My ankle have been&theres1spot on bra line. Switched sheets&detergent last week. Opinion&thghts?

They gotta sleep.: Without actually seeing these itchy red "spots", one cannot be certain. And understand that I am speculating. But you can look on the internet for pictures. Are you ready??? BEDBUG bites. Calm down. It's only an educated guess. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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I have pulmonary hypertension. Today i noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg. They don't itch. What could they be?

Dr. Walter Husar
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I have pulmonary hypertension.  Today i noticed red spots above my left ankle, and a few up my leg.  They don't itch.  What could they be?

Depends on cause.: Depends on what is causing the pulmonary hypertension. The red spots could be small blood vessels that are visualized by the heart failure or inflammation of the blood vessels, best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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At the bottom of my legs near my ankles it had been very sore with a burning pain, little red spots have appeared. What is this and will it go?

Dr. Olav Jaren
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At the bottom of my legs near my ankles it had been very sore with a burning pain, little red spots have appeared. What is this and will it go?

Several possible: There are several possible causes. You could have a rash from contacting something, such as plant material or metal, or irritation of the hair follicles, resulting in folliculitis. There could be a mild skin infection or bug bits. There could be changes in the blood chemistry causing these spots. A picture would help here, as would a little more history. Can't give an answer, just thoughts. ...Read more

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Dr. Edwin Perez
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The bottom of my legs (near my ankles) have been really sore and have had a burning pain lately, little red spots are appearing, what is this and will it go?

Dr. Edwin Perez
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The bottom of my legs (near my ankles) have been really sore and have had a burning pain lately, little red spots are appearing, what is this and will it go?

Vasculitis?: You might have vasculitis? or some other cause for the petechia (little red spots). Time to go get some labwork to determine the cause. ...Read more

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