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What could these spreading red spots on legs and feet be?

What could these spreading red spots on legs and feet be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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I have some red spots all over my legs and some on my feet, some are smooth but others are lumpy. They don't itch.

I have some red spots all over my legs and some on my feet, some are smooth but others are lumpy. They don't itch.

A rash on: the legs and feet could simply be from a reaction. Most commonly patients can get a dermatitis reaction to a new skincare product, a different detergent, a different material of clothing or even from the heat. Check with your doctor if you are concerned for proper exam and treatment plan! ...Read more

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I started seeing red spots appearing on my left foot then leg, no pain or iching. I had a total left knee replacement in 1994?

I started seeing red spots appearing on my left foot then leg, no pain or iching. I had a total left knee replacement in 1994?

Go to your doc: You should see your primary care doctor so he/she can get a good look at what these lesions look like. It is hard to say just by verbal description. ...Read more

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Why is it for the last 3 days I have small red spots that itch and sting like ants, particularly on the hands, elbows, legs, and feet?

Why is it for the last 3 days I have small red spots that itch and sting like ants, particularly on the hands, elbows, legs, and feet?

Many possibilities: What you describe, painful and itching red spots on your extremities, could be related to an allergic reaction, to something you have come in contact with or eaten, or could be due to a viral infection. It is hard to be more specific, but i see you are trying an antihistamine and topical steroid cream. See your doctor soon if these treatments are not working. ...Read more

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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! the best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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My mom is diabetic and fell and bruised her foot and knee with a couple of red spots?

My mom is diabetic and fell and bruised her foot and knee with a couple of red spots?

Have it evaluated.: Diabetics may develop numbness over the years and may not have normal pain perception. Have her evaluated and make sure she does not have any underlying injuries. ...Read more

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I have livedoid vasculitis since 5 years.I have red spots knee length and ulcer on both feet dsnt itch.What is the prescribed dosage for the same?

I have livedoid vasculitis since 5 years.I have red spots knee length and ulcer on both feet dsnt itch.What is the prescribed dosage for the same?

Vasculitis: Livedoid vasculopathy is an uncommon condition. If this is a confirmed diagnosis and other entities are ruled out, treatment options include: Pentoxifylline (trental) (400 mg 3 times/d), low molecular weight heparin, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and IV methylprednisolone. You should follow closely with your dermatologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Red spots on my upper legs?

Red spots on my upper legs?

Please have this: Medically assessed in person to obtain an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have little red spots on legs, what is it?

I have little red spots on legs, what is it?

Please clarify: Using the words "red spots' is probably using the most ambiguous possible terms to ask for help. Can you be a bit more specific or give more of your story. What has happened recently? Where and when did these appear? What do they look like? ...Read more

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How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

How to get rid of red spots on legs after shaving?

Try this: Try using a different shaving cream for sensitive skin and get a razor for sensitive skin also. It is best to shave your legs after taking a bath of hot shower as the pores open up and the legs would be most susceptible to a close shave. Be sure to clean your razor often and or use disposable sensitive ones. God luck. ...Read more

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I have bad red spots and blotches on my legs and lower back. Would OTC meds work?

I have bad red spots and blotches on my legs and lower back. Would OTC meds work?

Depends on the cause: There are many things that could cause a skin rash. 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

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I have red spots on just my lower legs we have ruled out bug bites its been 6 weeks now?

I have red spots on just my lower legs  we have ruled out bug bites  its been 6 weeks now?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. You may need a biopsy to find out what this is on your legs. ...Read more

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Hello, i here's my problem - my skin is too sensitive and when i shave my legs appear little red spots . What should I do?

Hello, i here's my problem - my skin is too sensitive and when i shave my legs appear little red spots . What should I do?

Sensitive skin: Try using an electric razor. It minimizes irritation of the skin. You could also test a chemical depilatory (like nair) in a small area to see if it would irritate your skin. ...Read more

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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?

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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I have dime sized red blotches on my legs but they don't itch, burn, nor flake. What are they? They cause me no pain at all, just ugly red spots?

Ugly red spots: If they are bilateral, it is possible that you have erythema nodosom. They may sometime appear as strep throat or a myriad of other diseases.Most helpful would have been a picture. In lieu of the picture check with your doctor he may want to determine what the cause is. ...Read more