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Skin Rash On Legs Only
My husband has developed really bad itchy rash all over his skin. It first started on the legs, spread to the sides of his groin n is spreading evrywhr?
Scabies?: Really bad itchy rash all over the body is common in a few conditions. If the intensity of itching is high with this distribution, I would suspect scabies. Chiggers is another condition that can start with the legs and then spread. Poison ivy also can start at the legs and could be very itchy. Any of these conditions could be responsible; he needs to be seen by his doctor to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
What is it? I have skin rash (quality: itchy, bumpy), enlarged lymph nodes. Sore on my leg that began itching as it healed, itchy rash all over body
Freckles: Could it be cafe au lait spots you are referring to? ...Read more
Many possibilities: The causes of a rash on the lower legs are almost endless. A picture would be beneficial in helping create a differential of possible causes. Sometimes, a biopsy is needed to identify the rash. Even then, although we can classify and treat the rash, we sometimes don't know exactly what caused it. ...Read more
What could be the cause of local skin rash on kids leg, looks like a big ring, that length for few weeks, usually not itch?
Ring worm: The Rash is either numular eczema or ring worm. You can try to treat ring worm by using an OTC ointment for fungi and yeast. Tinactin (tolnaftate) or lotrmin are examples. Use this 2-3 times a day for two weeks and it should fade. The ointment will help the eczema so you are treating both. But the eczema will return because it needs longer treatment. For eczema try hydrocortisone ointment as above ...Read more
I am experiencing skin rash (quality: bumpy). I have plantar warts all over my right leg how do I treat them?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. There may be more than one issue. It would be prudent to see your doctor.
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Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine ...Read more
HIV Rash: When a rash presents with initial HIV symptoms – it is usually more prominent on the central body then on extremities. Early HIV symptoms (fatigue, sore throat, mouth sores, joint or muscle pain, fever, headache, rash or swollen lymph nodes) often begin 1 to 2 months after transmission ; may be present from 1 to 4 weeks. ...Read more
I get dry skin and rashes on my lower legs. Tried moisturizers but none of them seem to work. What could that be?
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. 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
Severly itchy raiaes off skin rash that started on arm then spread to legs and back it get red and hot what is this?
Rash: It may be dermatographism, but it is best to have your rash evaluated by a doctor for a proper diagnosis. ...Read more
New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?
Stop: Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances. Something like ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is.... ...Read more
I could not stop scratching between my legs. Rashes, dark skin and feels wety between my legs, area around private par. Anus itching starting too.
I'm having rashes on my legs and arms. Can I wear long or thick clothes? Because of doing this can make they less itchy. Will it affect my skin more?
Sure: Experiment with different clothes and different fabrics. Usually cotton is very gentle on the skin and in your case the long clothes may really help. ...Read more
On new meds trazadone and risperdol. Mild skin rash on behind, legs and feet. Really don't want meds to be cause, cause I'm happy. What should I do?
Rash: Skin rashes are not uncommon with these types of medication. If it remains of little consequence then I would continue the medication. However if it persists and is getting worse you need to see your dr for a change of medication ...Read more
Hi sir. I do have a question. Because I do have a skin rashes on my arms and upper tight legs and they are not itchy. This rashes is almost 6months. What will I do for this?
Rash: If maybe a contact rash. Let your doctor look at it and give you an opinion. All the best. ...Read more
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
I have developed a skin rash on my legs - doctor called it contact dermatitis. I need to know what products to use?
Steroid creams: Check what you were using such as laundry detergent, soaps and moisturizers. Any of them may be the cause. Cheer free is a good detergent for many patients in a similar situation. Dove and basis soaps are tolerated well. Eucerin is a good moisturizer. Steroid creams will help reduce the rash. ...Read more
My 4 Y/o daughter has a skin rash after being bit by mosquito, but the rash is all over her hands & legs and it itches.
After I undergo chemical peeling on my legs, when my skin peel I have this red humps more like rashes and its very itchy, is it normal?
Possibly: It's common to have some redness and peeling after a chemical peel (like a sunburn) which can last 5-7 days or longer depending on what kind of peel was performed. But sometimes allergic reactions or infection can occur after a peel so it's important to check with your doctor to see if the reaction you're having is normal. You should receive instructions on how to take care of your skin after peel. ...Read more
I had a strong reaction to nickel for a patch test. I get rashes and itch all over my legs, arms, back and not where watches etc touch my skin. Why?
Nickel Allergy: Are you sure there is nickel in your watch/jewelry? Stainless steel (back of many watches) contains no nickel, and should not cause you a problem. Some jewelry is purposely made without nickel these days also. ...Read more
I have a skin rash nightmare. Started ou in circular clumps of bumps. That did not itch but left my skin lightened. Legs, arms, buttocks, and now face?
Peripheral to centra: You have a rash going from peripheral to central. It is small circles that do not itch. Take a picture. See your doctor and note if it is still worsening. The rash may be from your body rather than a reaction. It will be important. ...Read more
Skin rash lower leg itching and like pimples in small area and also up calf. But spread out - more on one leg than other?
Skin Rash Leg/itchin:
It is very difficult to say exactly what it can be for sure without looking at the rash. But from description it seems you have some kind of contact dermatitis of allergic type as it is only limited to one leg.
You should see your doctor to have it diagnosed and treated properly as it may be fungus or some other infection causing the rash. ...Read more
I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however.?
Xerosis - dry skin:
Dry skin is common in people living in northern climates where home heating during the winter results in very low relative humidity. Interventions that may improve xerosis and related pruritus include:
●Use mild cleansers – Use Dove, not Dial.
●Routine use of skin moisturizers – Vaseline and lotions w/ humectants such as glycerin, lactic acid, or urea.
●Avoid hot showers.
●Use a humidifier ...Read more
I hav developed rashes on my hand n legs slowly increasing turns red. N swells along withthe near by aera n den settel leavin spot n givin out dry skin?
Itchy feelable skin rash behind the knee that spreading father&to 2d leg on 2 years old, no fever, no sickness. What is it? Ishydrocortisone2.5cream safe?
Had a skin rash for a month, since 2 weeks after moving to a new apt. Arms, legs, and still spreading. Super itchy. Burns and spreads if scratched.
I feel lethargic, have brittle toenails, get skin rashes often, am very thin & underweight, having a leg & back pain for a long time. Am I protein deficien?
Eval needed: You will need to be medically evaluated to determine the cause for these symptoms. The symptoms are of concern and merit assessment. ...Read more
My 8.5 year old daughter, Eve Jordan, has a skin rash covering arms, legs and body. Diagnosed as viral condition - would like dermatologist to confirm?
You made this: Submission on Health Tap Basic. This portion of HeatlhTap is for general health/ medical education. We can't see uploads. You could obtain a consultation on HealthTap Prime or Concierge or see a dermatologist that is local to you. ...Read more
Getting small red skin rashes on hand and legs which dry after sometime. Not a sideaffect of medicines. Also ear swelled red?
Eczema: Commonly in the winter especially, eczema flares and the tx is steroidal creams and moisturizers ...Read more
Hi I have a skin rash and it's very itchy and it's on my bun crack (top) and my arms an chest and legs sometimes it's reallyyyy irritating please help?
Rashes: Are hard and basically impossible to diagnose over the computer. An anti-itch cream can help in the mean time, until you can get it diagnosed by a health care professional for the best treatment. Good luck. ...Read more