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Doctor insights on: Skin Rashes On Lower Legs

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Dr. John Chiu
2,663 Doctors shared insights

Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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I get a skin rash on my lower legs after I stand on my feet allday long. What should I do?

I get a skin rash on my lower legs after I stand on my feet allday long. What should I do?

Capillaritis: Minute red dots that appear after standing all day is called a capillaritis. Do you have varicose veins? That could also contribute to your problem. ...Read more

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I get dry skin and rashes on my lower legs. Tried moisturizers but none of them seem to work. What could that be?

I get dry skin and rashes on my lower legs. Tried moisturizers but none of them seem to work. What could that be?

Lubricate: High doses of marine fish oil and/or coconut oil can help lubricate from the inside. Please avoid lotions w/alcohol in them because they are drying. Winter is high season for dry skin. ...Read more

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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 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

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My skin has been itchy for over a week with no rash especially the torso and lower legs.

My skin has been itchy for over a week with no rash especially the torso and lower legs.

Dry skin?: Depending on where you live and time of year, winter itch or dry skin can be a problem. Applying moisturizer several times a day may be helpful. If no improvement after a week, see your doctor for evaluation. Could also be a sign of allergy even with no rash. OTC antihistamine may help. Again if no one provement within a week, see your doctor. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

I have a sunburn looking rash on lower legs also have lumps under my skin walnut to 1/2 orange in size now feeling lumps in stomach. My dr has no clue?

See a dermatologist: You need an experienced skin specialist. Your dr should call a dermatologist to explain that you need prompt attention. When you go, be ready to provide all tests & names of all meds. ...Read more

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My Son has a pale red skin rash on his back arms and legs. Parts of it are round (back arms lower legs) but it is all over his buttocks help?

My Son has a pale red skin rash on his back arms and legs. Parts of it are round (back arms lower legs) but it is all over his buttocks help?

? Viral rash: Many viruses can cause the kind of rash you are describing. Also key to know if there are other symptoms such as red eyes, runny nose or fever. Your son's age also can narrow down the possible cause. Needs follow up with your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?

9 month old ringworm like rashes on arms torso and lower legs trued anti fungal pills for ringworm did nothing?

See a Dermatologist: For better management of this condition, if you have already seen one, get a revisit or get a second opinion, best wishes ...Read more

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What would cause a rash on lower legs and lower amrs?

What would cause a rash on lower legs and lower amrs?

Too many possible: There are just too many rashes that it could be. Have it seen by the doctor to find out what it is and how to treat it. ...Read more

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What could a rash (lesion like) on my legs (inner thigh and outer thigh, and lower legs be?

What could a rash (lesion like) on my legs (inner thigh and outer thigh, and lower legs be?

Leg rash: Rashes, or what people call rashes, are due to a long list of diagnoses that require an evaluation by a clinician. See help as soon as you can so that a treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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My lower legs are ithy but only at night. I have no signs of a rash or anything visible. What could be causing the u controllable itchiness?

My lower legs are ithy but only at night. I have no signs of a rash or anything visible. What could be causing the u controllable itchiness?

Dry skin?: Try applying moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing and see it this helps. It may take a few days for the effect to show. It appears that the lower legs are more likely to get dry ...Read more

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I have what I think might be some sort of rash on my lower legs for a few weeks now. It doesn't itch or anything. It kinda looks like broken blood bli?

I have what I think might be some sort of rash on my lower legs for a few weeks now. It doesn't itch or anything. It kinda looks like broken blood bli?

Rash skin legs: There are a great number of possible reasons to acquire a rash. You need to be seen by your doctor to diagnosis your problem. ...Read more

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What can cause a cold/menthal type feeling in skin. Calves, lower legs mainly. Not diabetes?

What can cause a cold/menthal type feeling in skin. Calves, lower legs mainly. Not diabetes?

Cold feeling of skin: Any cause of peripheral neuropathy like that from Diabetes or B12 deficiency can do that. Problems with vasculature like vasoconstriction in Raynaud's, for example, can leave extremities feeling cold and numb. May need an NCV/EMG to evaluate for peripheral neuropathy and B12 level at least. ...Read more

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I have a speckled red rash on lower legs above ankles and is spreading, has slight itch some days, been like this for months now, any advice?!

I have a speckled red rash on lower legs above ankles and is spreading, has slight itch some days, been like this for months now, any advice?!

Rash: Start w/a visit to your doctor. Then consider things like laundry detergent change, medications you are on that may have side effects, low B12, sensitivity to one or another food which can be lab tested for. Avoid using skin products that contain alcohol. There are toxins in make up. Consider switching to a hypoallergenic brand. ...Read more

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Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing. Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?

Itchy, scaly, dark patches of skin on both lower legs since a kid. Problem is now it's increasing. Wht shld I do? Is the dark skin permanent?

Sounds like Eczema: Could be eczema which can get worse over time. Avoid long hot showers and harsh and drying cleansers. Apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Dark skin can improve over time with proper treatment. ...Read more

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I've found some skin irritation on my lower legs - has been itching a lot, especially after showers. How can I deal with the irritation/itching?

I've found some skin irritation on my lower legs - has been itching a lot, especially after showers. How can I deal with the irritation/itching?

Irritation: Irritation is usually the reason we itch. Were you doing something when this started, does it happen after you start something, it could be caused by your soap or shampoo and many other reasons. Use otc antihistamin cream. Also change your soap or shampoo or other possibly offensive agents in your environment. If it persist see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a light brown skin tone. I have light pink blotches (not thick or do not rise) all over my thighs and lower legs. What is this? Legs feel heavy

I have a light brown skin tone. I have light pink blotches (not thick or do not rise) all over my thighs and lower legs. What is this? Legs feel heavy

Light pink patches: Without seeing the skin, it is difficult to make a diagnosis. However, the lesions could be an an allergic contact dermatitis which would be treated with prescription cortisone cream. If you were in the sun, the rash could be caused by a photo drug reaction. Without more history and seeing the skin lesion it is difficult to make an exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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The past week, I've been experiencing painful burning on the surface of my skin on my lower legs. Before it started, I used to experience numbness in those areas & sometimes tingling. What is causing the painful burning?

The past week, I've been experiencing painful burning on the surface of my skin on my lower legs. Before it started, I used to experience numbness in those areas & sometimes tingling. What is causing the painful burning?

It sounds: Suspiciously like a "neuropathy" (nerve malfunction which has MANY possible causes. I suggest strongly that you not ignore this but see your Primary Care Provider will perform some initial studies and may refer you to a NEUROLOGIST for further diagnosis etc

Hope this is helpful!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Red rash on lower legs not itchy or swollen?

See your doctor: A docto it r will need to see the rash to diagnose it a picture (seeing the rash) is worth a thousand words.! 0 people can describe the rash 10 different ways. There can be many causes of a rash on the legs so see your doctor. ...Read more

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My lower legs itch badly. No rash. No new soaps or detergents. Often happens during the winter.

My lower legs itch badly. No rash. No new soaps or detergents. Often happens during the winter.

Dry skin?: If this is more so in the winter it may be related to dry skin. Start moisturizing with a simple cream or detergent 2-3 times a day and see if this will help the itching to go away. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more