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Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hive & rash: You have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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 felt a sting on back of leg just above the knee. Now there is purple rash?

I felt a sting on back of leg just above the knee. Now there is purple rash?

Reaction...: If there was a sting or bite the usual response is a skin reaction. Monitor the area and if the symptoms increase, the rash spreads and/or gets painful you will need to go to the ED as that could be a potential allergy. Get better soon! ...Read more

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I've been having this odd red rash on my legs that stings when it shows up. Been coming and going for years along with red dots. Can it be eczema?

I've been having this odd red rash on my legs that stings when it shows up. Been coming and going for years along with red dots. Can it be eczema?

Could be many things: Eczema, contact dermatitis, or even shingles, if you had chicken pox as a child. However, shingles would be rare in an adolescent with a normal immune system. Try switching to a hypoallergenic laundry detergent and bathe with hypoallergenic soaps. Patients with eczema have higher sensitivity to allergens. See a dermatologist if simple prevention does not help. ...Read more

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I have sting burning between my legs and red rash on bottom of feet palm of hands what is it?

I have sting burning between my legs and red rash on bottom of feet palm of hands what is it?

Rash: You should see you doctor or a dermatologist to have your rash evaluated. There are a number of different possibilities and they can't be diagnosed without examination and testing history of the development of the rash as well as fungal cultures will be helpful. Treatment before adequate diagnosis may make it more difficult to diagnose. ...Read more

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Hi im simply askin for help for some problem ive been having behind my knee, it very itchy, red rash like bumps that hurt to and sting, pleasw help!

Hi im simply askin for help for some problem ive been having behind my knee, it very itchy, red rash like bumps that hurt to and sting, pleasw help!

Wrong forum: You have an acute medical problem that requires the help of your doctor. In person. Health tap is here for education. We clearly state that this is not health care. We do not offer treatment. Please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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On my inner thigh n on the side of my vagina I have a rash that is itchy something's burn and sting also have dry skin I can pull off?

On my inner thigh n on the side of my vagina I have a rash that is itchy something's burn and sting also have dry skin I can pull off?

Fungal infection: Unilateral dermatiis on the inner thigh is probably related to an infection. You should have it evaluated by your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Burning stinging sensation in legs at night?

Burning stinging sensation in legs at night?

Neuropathy?: Try Vit B complex and Vit E, Magnesium and potassium supplements. All available OTC. It seems you had whipple's procedure so you must be under doctor's close care. Please ask him/her who has all the other Medical information regarding your other medications and associated conditions. ...Read more

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I have a bee sting like pain in my leg. Does anyone know why?

I have a bee sting like pain in my leg. Does anyone know why?

Stung by bee?: Is it possible it is a bee sting? Or other insect bite? I would imagine if you injured yourself you would of mentioned that. Try putting ice on the area and see if pain subsides. ...Read more

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I have got a sting between my legs, what us the quickest way to treat it?

I have got a sting between my legs, what us the quickest way to treat it?

Antihistamine and: 1% hydrocortisone. You can Use Advil for pain and swelling and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching and stinging. Local ice will be helpful. Remove any stinger with tweezers. ...Read more

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Sir I have a icehing between my both legs and rashes please recomand some think?

Sir I have a icehing between my both legs and rashes please recomand some think?

Tinea cruris: Fungal infections may occur in damp/moist areas. Also known as "jock itch" can usually be treated by over the counter anti-fungal creams. ...Read more

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I got rashes at my leg joints. They are round swelled black spotted in middle.?

I got rashes at my leg joints. They are round swelled black spotted in middle.?

Need to be seen: Any rash that is widespread or increasing, especially if there is also joint pain or swelling, needs to be evaluated by a provider to rule out dangerous conditions. Good luck! ...Read more

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Recuring lower leg pain, pinpoint sharp/stinging follow by warm flushing, should I asked by dr? X2months

Recuring lower leg pain, pinpoint sharp/stinging follow by warm flushing, should I asked by dr? X2months

See a doctor: Sometimes lower leg pain is postural in nature and can be helped with stretches, proper shoes and arch supports. Medical issues such as diabetes, arthritis or thyroid issues can cause neuropathy. If it is activity related, it might represent a stress injury or something more serious like complartment syndrome. Discuss this with your doctor and don't disregard the pain anymore. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have 2 small lumps on my leg that look like mosquito bites with black dots in the center and it stings! What could it be?

I have 2 small lumps on my leg that look like mosquito bites with black dots in the center and it stings! What could it be?

Other insect bites: Lots of possible causes, but the list includes other forms of insect bites such as spider bites. Small puncture wounds or pin pricks can sometimes look like that too - (and see your doctor if they don't get better with warm compresses and a tincture of time). ...Read more

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Hi, I have a decent sized squishy lump on the inside of my leg. Its quite painful and stings when touched. It feels abit like chafing?

Hi, I have a decent sized squishy lump on the inside of my leg. Its quite painful and stings when touched. It feels abit like chafing?

Abscess, boil?: If you have a newly tender lump it could be a skin infecton: boil (aka abscess, furuncle, carbuncle). Don't squeeze it. Apply warm compresses. (heat on 30 minutes off an hour) 4 times or so a day. If it is as large as a walnut and squshy it might needed to be drained. Your doc or an UC can do this. If you have fever over 101, red streaks going up your leg, and it gets bigger rapidly, go to ER ...Read more

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Greetings I often get this flea infection get some rashes around my thigh or leg I use a ointment get relief but it appears any permanent solution?

Greetings I often get this flea infection get some rashes around my thigh or leg I use a ointment get relief but it appears any permanent solution?

Avoid fleas: The question is a little hard to understand, but seems as though if you get flea bites, you get an infection. Obviously avoiding the causing agent (or bug in this case) is the permanent solution. Using some kind of flea repellent, treating rugs, clothes and having pets flea free are all components of making this happen. ...Read more

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I wore a compression sleeve real tight one day at work on my leg due to a calf tear. Couldve I damaged a nerve? Cause im feeling occasional stinging.

I wore a compression sleeve real tight one day at work on my leg due to a calf tear. Couldve I damaged a nerve? Cause im feeling occasional stinging.

Temporary: Compressive sleeves can cause compression of nerve (s) in the leg which may result in " tingling" (parasthesias). This will usually improve w/ time. If it doesn't then see your physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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Since August I developed a few eczema looking rashes, mostly on my leg. I also developed within this time, on my leg, a few cysts. What's causing them?

Since August I developed a few eczema looking rashes, mostly on my leg. I also developed within this time, on my leg, a few cysts. What's causing them?

Dermatologist: Your best bet is to see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. Your description of the rash and cyst like lesions are nondiagnostic without inspecting them. ...Read more

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Got rashes on the insides of both of my legs?

Got rashes on the insides of both of my legs?

Lots of rash causes: Mary,
your question is pretty broad. It would be helpful to know if the rash begins in the groin or is midway down inner thighs. It is also helpful to know if the rash is warm and tender. The most common causes of a rash where skin might rub against itself is irritation. For an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan please see a general practitioner or dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have strange rashes on my legs, what is this?

Sorry can't even: Venture a guess with the info available. A dermatologist can usually identify rashes. Take care. ...Read more

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How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

How come I have random rashes on my arm and leg?

There is no: Simple answer to that. Please consider that the possibilities are almost limitless without more history and an exam. Maybe you have dry skin. Have you tried a moisturizer? ...Read more

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Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Does dry skin rashes follow the vains up the leg?

Yes: So called "venous eczema" are skin changes that can overlie varicose veins, and are due to the underlying venous hypertension. They can be moisturized, and should get better with compression, or if you have surgery on your veins. ...Read more

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I have bite mark rashes on my legs, they've been there for two months. Can you help me identify them?

Bites?: How do you know they are "bites"? Confined to the legs and persisting 2 months suggests stasis dermatitis, possibly eczema. Best advise is to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have 2 sores on my lower leg, one showed up this morning, the other showed up a week ago. There is a painful sting and weeping.

I have 2 sores on my lower leg, one showed up this morning, the other showed up a week ago. There is a painful sting and weeping.

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion or rupture of a boil. If it is extending up your leg, SEEK PROMPT MEDICAL ATTENTION YOU MAY NEED IV ANTIBIOTICS. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of IV VS oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. SEEK PROMPT EVALUATION SINCE INFECTION IS PROGRESSING ...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