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Stress Rash On Legs
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?
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
On 3rd day of period, saw red rashes on my hands & legs. Doc. said may b bcoz of stress. CRP quantitative is 9.7 mg/l. Should i consult another doc.?
Skin rash: best to see a dermatologist for this ...Read more
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
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
I'm exhausted all the time, rash on arm that gets really itchy when stressed and my feet and legs hurt Continously. What could it be?
Multiple symptoms: You need a thorough history and physical examination to resolve the issues ...Read more
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?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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