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Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

Almost a year ago. I got these 2 itchy red rashes on the back of my legs. My doctor said it could be from stress. What could be the cause of it?

RED ITCHY RASHES: SORRY, STRESS WILL NOT CAUSE THESE. THINK OF INSECT BITES, MEDICATIONS, POISON IVY, ETC DO YOU HAVE A CAT OR A DOG? HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN THERE? ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more


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I have a rash on my legs and seems to be spreading is this caused by stress and how should I treat it?

I have a rash on my legs and seems to be spreading is this caused by stress  and how should I treat it?

Rash: Yes it could be caused by stress especially if the rash is hives. In general the most common rash i seen on the lower legs of women is an itchy rash from shaving. See a dermatologist for more details about your problem because likely you need prescription medications if it is from "stress". ...Read more

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I have a really weird rash on my legs. Does stress cause this?

I have a really weird rash on my legs. Does stress cause this?

This would require: A medical history and physical examination of the rash on your legs to determine the type of rash. Some rashes can be related to stress but yours would need to be evaluated to answer that question. ...Read more

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I have these bumps on my hands, stomach, and legs and they itch. Are they from stress or are they a heat rash?

I have these bumps on my hands, stomach, and legs and they itch. Are they from stress or are they a heat rash?

Medical evaluation: Dear cheetah, this is one of those things that actually requires a medical history & examination of the lesions in order to provide an even remotely accure assessment. Suggest this be evaluated by your personal physician or a dermatologist. Take care. ...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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Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Been breaking out in small random rashes for last 3 months. On arms and legs. Lasts no longer than 10 minutes and goes away. Justrred and itchy?

Sounds like hives: Which can be triggered by allergies, & stress. Sometimes an antihistamine like benadryl, claritin, allegra, or zyrtec can help, as well as avoiding any triggers. Sometimes it can be associated w celiac disease and/or wheat allergy. Nickel can be another trigger. If it worsens please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Have friend with soriasis on her leg. Gets bigger/more inflamed with stress. What can she do for it? She is in the 40/50 yr range.

Have friend with soriasis on her leg. Gets bigger/more inflamed with stress.  What can she do for it?  She is in the 40/50 yr range.

Laser,ultraviolet: Steroid creams are temporarily suppressive and will stop working after prolonged use-tachyphylaxis. Sunlight, topical tar, and as icy pic a i'd can be useful in treating psoriasis. The excimer laser offers localized treatment to involved areas only. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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