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W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

Yes: The area around the bottom and upper legs is a common additional site of hfm, it just didn't make it to the label when the pattern was being named. If that's the only site and there are no blisters it could be something else. Te variability of hfm is quite diverse, with some having only one area involved. ...Read more

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I have small red dots (not raised, don't itch) on my ankle/foot. Some go away others end up as permanent brown spots. I have two medium marks on ankle.?

I have small red dots (not raised, don't itch) on my ankle/foot. Some go away others end up as permanent brown spots. I have two medium marks on ankle.?

Veins: Hemosiderin stains secondary to veins and or ankle swelling. Not dangerous but one should watch for itching to start or increased swelling. Venous ulcer could start. Wear good compression hose or socks 20-30 mm Hg is fine. ...Read more

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What could it be if my feet have suddenly swollen with small red-brown rash like dots that seem to be in a cluster on the top of my foot and calf?

What could it be if my feet have suddenly swollen with small red-brown rash like dots that seem to be in a cluster on the top of my foot and calf?

Many possibilities: There are several different things this could be. You really should see a dermatologist and have a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?

Chronic: small red patches on the inner ankles branching out quickly, feet &leg pain after walking, looks worse after walking/shower, what's this?

Red patches: The description, unfortunately, doesn't give enough information. As it could be a lot of different things it merits an exam to decide. See your podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I just dropped a small book shelf on my foot and there is now a red hard bump size quarter on top my foot and all up back my leg hurts do I need b see?

I just dropped a small book shelf on my foot and there is now a red hard bump size quarter on top my foot and all up back my leg hurts do I need b see?

The choice is yours: You could ice it and take antiinflammatories and see how you feel, or can see the foot doc who will likely take an xray to see if just a contusion or if you broke anything. Ice it on/off 20 minutes when you get a chance for the next 24 hours. ...Read more

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I have a little bitty red dots around my ankles across my foot in up my leg they don't in the bother me they only hurt with hot water get it checked?

I have a little bitty red dots around my ankles across my foot in up my leg they don't in the bother me they only hurt with hot water get it checked?

I have a little: Rash such as you are describing could be caused by an allergy or reaction to a medication or contact dermatitis from any substance that is touching your feet/legs. If also itchy, scabies. Discuss with your internist all the meds you are taking. See podiatrist or dermatologist for PO or topical meds, if not better get a biopsy that will tell you the cause of rash. ...Read more

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I have these tiny red dots that have formed on the top of my feet and on my legs near my ankles. They look like tiny pin pricks they don't hurt or itch?

I have these tiny red dots that have formed on the top of my feet and on my legs near my ankles. They look like tiny pin pricks they don't hurt or itch?

Petechiae?: Rashes are always a bit of a diagnostic dilemma, but one possibility for this rash is caused a low platelet count. Are you having any new bruising, nose bleeds, or gum bleeding? Platelets are important for the appropriate clotting of blood, and when your platelet count is low, you can get this typical petechial rash. If it spreads or appears elsewhere, a platelet check might be warranted. ...Read more

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I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesn't itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?

I have clusters of red dots on lower legs & feet, worse on left leg. Doesn't dissappear, doesn't itch & is not raised, just there. What could it be?

One look is worth a: 1000 words. A broad differential would be; bug bites of some type, a viral rash, some broken blood vessels, contact dermatitis from some plant, localized allergic reaction. If they cause you no symptoms it is probably safe to watch for 7-10 days and see if they go away. You could also try to use an over the counter steroid cream. ...Read more

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Tiny red dots all over body do not itch at all they started at my arms and now they are spreading to my legs and feet. The dots are the size of a pin?

Tiny red dots all over body do not itch at all they started at my arms and now they are spreading to my legs and feet. The dots are the size of a pin?

See Your Doctor: There are several possible causes of for the rash you described such as viruses, insect bites, allergies, & more. Additionally, more info is needed to pin down the diagnosis such as duration, recent illness/exposures, your medical history (recent & past), & more. Notably, diagnosing rashes without visual inspection is challenging. See your doctor for correct diagnosis & prompt treatment. ...Read more

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I have swelling occasionally on my feet and legs. I have also tiny red dots on my arms appear. I am in no pain and am wondering what I should do?

I have swelling occasionally on my feet and legs. I have also tiny red dots on my arms appear. I am in no pain and am wondering what I should do?

Be seen by your doct: New onset ankle swelling may represent protein loss in urine, possible heart issues or too much salt in your diet. Tiny red dots may be associated with low platelets or skin issues. Best to be seen and have exam, blood counts, and a urine check. Hope everything will be okay. ...Read more

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About weekly a red dot appears in one of my legs nornally the knee or foot, happebs to both legs, and area gets hot and tight.

About weekly a red dot appears in one of my legs nornally the knee or foot, happebs to both legs, and area gets hot and tight.

Leg and red dot: This could be anything. If it bothers you enough to search online, it is time to see a professional. A few possibilities are folliculitis, fixed drug eruption, nummulite dermatitis. ...Read more

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My brother in law having small red bumps on fingers legs, a[so feet look l ike they turning black.?

My brother in law having small red bumps on fingers legs, a[so feet look l ike they turning black.?

Petechiae?: He needs to be checked by his doctor or take him to E to be checked. The bumps need to be looked it. It may be Petechiae, or another kind of red rash. Petechiae appear when cappilaries bleed under the skin. It can be caused by a number of medical conditions. From some medications, some injuriesetc. But only way you can find out what it is by History and Physical Exam ...Read more

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2 yr old with 104.7 fever yesterday, 100 fever today and now has a small red bump rash on his chest, all over legs and top of feet. What is this?

2 yr old with 104.7 fever yesterday, 100 fever today and now has a small red bump rash on his chest, all over legs and top of feet. What is this?

Will get better: Many common viruses can cause bumpy red rashes all over. However, a toddler with a rash after a high fever breaks may very well have ROSEOLA, or exanthem subitem, which is identified by this appearance after high fever. It is common and goes away by itself. Your child should be getting better and behaving normally. Best wishes! ...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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Yesterday I developed swollen lower legs with a outbreak of red dots. My nail beds on my feet are blue. Bld sugars good. Bad headaches. Should I worry?

Yesterday I developed swollen lower legs with a outbreak of red dots. My nail beds on my feet are blue. Bld sugars good. Bad headaches. Should I worry?

Yes.: Swelling of the legs with red dots, especially with your other symptoms, could represent vasculitis, an inflammation of blood vessels that affects the skin and internal organs. You should see a dermatologist as soon as possible to have a biopsy done. ...Read more

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My son has developed a rash and it seems to be getting worse. Any ideas? It is on legs, feet, hands and face. It's not bothering him. Red circles but the inside of these are pale. The ones on his face are different again just small red spots

My son has developed a rash and it seems to be getting worse. Any ideas? It is on legs, feet, hands and face. It's not bothering him. Red circles but the inside of these are pale. The ones on his face are different again just small red spots

Hand, foot and mouth: This could be the classical symptoms of Hand, foot and mouth disease which is caused by the Coxsackie virus. It typically begins with a fever and feeling generally unwell. This is followed a day later by flat discolored spots or bumps that may blister, on the hands, feet, and mout. Signs and symptoms normally appear 3–6 days after exposure and resolves in a week. See you doctor to confirm this. ...Read more

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I have small red bumps on my feet (80%), and some on my hands, belly, back or legs. They are itchy at first, then they hurt and then dry out.

I have small red bumps on my feet (80%), and some on my hands, belly, back or legs. They are itchy at first, then they hurt and then dry out.

Dermatologist: I recommend that you consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. This could be a problem of insect bites such as bed bugs, etc and it would be important to have a specialist diagnose the condition as soon as possible so that whatever treatment you need, even if it's not an insect problem, can be started without much delay. ...Read more

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First tingling hands&feet about a week (now only here and there)than dry flacky skin including face (up arm/leg to)month later numbness now 2 days, small red painless spot under skin finger print area?

Schedule a visit: You need to set up an office visit with your doctor. There are too many possibilities that need to be excluded. I would not be surprised if lab work is indicated. ...Read more

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Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Small red bumpy spots on hands feet very itchy then dry blisters started feet then palms now arms and legs severe itching?

Red bumps on arms l: It seems like you have some kind of ongoing contact dermatitis and you need to be evaluated by you physician. If it was viral illness which can present like you describe, but that clears up without any tratment. In your case description you got spread to your arms with otching which makes me think it is some kind of contact or allergic dermatitis, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Not hives no redness cluster of small hard clear fluid filled bumps on heel of palm on both hands palms and soles of feet itchy Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help?

Not hives no redness cluster of small hard clear fluid filled bumps on heel of palm on both hands palms and soles of feet itchy Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help?

A form of dermatitis: There are a few different conditions that may cause such a presentation. This could be due to an organism. But there are a variety of causes which could be due to eczema or a less common condition called pompholyx. It can be challenging to diagnose in a clinical presentation, so I'm thinking the blisters should be cultured and biopsied. Some rx's usually include a topical steroid. ...Read more

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I have itchiness and redness on my legs. Not in the same place but always on the legs and feet and in the afternoon often?

I have itchiness and redness on my legs. Not in the same place but always on the legs and feet and in the afternoon often?

Dry skin: You may try using an emollient like Vaseline.
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Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.

Sudden big lump on knee (size of pingpong ball) with redness at top of lump and slight swelling of foot on same leg.

Swelling of knee and: Foot. It will be helpful to state age and any previous history of injury or surgery and any other medical history to be able to offer a reasonable differential. See a doctor ...Read more

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Hello, I just pushed my foot on a rusty nail, but there is no pull on my leg or even redness. Should I fear for tetanus?

Hello, I just pushed my foot on a rusty nail, but there is no pull on my leg or even redness. Should I fear for tetanus?

Not really: If the skin was not injured or broken into then you are safe.
To be safer, please have a booster tetanus shot. ...Read more

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Cellulitis on my foot 4 days ago, it traveled on my inner leg to mid calf. The swelling and redness is gone, but my foot & leg still hurt. Normal?

Cellulitis on my foot 4 days ago, it traveled on my inner leg to mid calf. The swelling and redness is gone, but my foot & leg still hurt. Normal?

What's the cause?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender). It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

What causes server swelling in left foot and ankle with pain and blotchy redness in foot, ankle area up to 4 or 5 inches or more up your leg twice now?

May not be related.: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), circulatory, musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more