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Itchy inner thighs (rashes)swollen large patches. When I spread my legs it's like a half basketball size. Symmetrical. 5days so far. Can't be friction?

Itchy inner thighs (rashes)swollen large patches. When I spread my legs it's like a half basketball size. Symmetrical. 5days so far. Can't be friction?

Possible: Possibly heat rash. Also may be fungal or even an allergic reaction or sensitivity to your underwear. Consider chaffing gel, and cotton only underwear or boxers. If fungal may benefit from over the counter fungal products. If gets worse or persists, I would seek out an opinion from your family doc to get a look at it and possibly benefit from a prescription. ...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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What is it:red rash on my legs, quite symmetrical (not itchy, not flakey, rather discolouration). No other symptoms. Gets more or less red, no pattern?

What is it:red rash on my legs, quite symmetrical (not itchy, not flakey, rather discolouration). No other symptoms. Gets more or less red, no pattern?

Rashes: While it is impossible to say with seeing it, my first hunch would be that you are experiencing contact dermatitis. You may have used a new laundry detergent or got a new pair of pants or sox that is causing skin irritation. Try Hydrocortisone 1% cream. If that doesn't work see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red rash symetrical on arms and top of legs. No lumps or itchiness.

Red rash symetrical on arms and top of legs. No lumps or itchiness.

Rash: We would need to see the rash to help diagnose it. Suggest a visit with your doctor or virtual consultation. ...Read more

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Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Have been treating entire body for fungal infection with coconut oil rash gone skin dry and flaky now still itches really bad possible I'd reaction? Symmetrical rash started on torso spread to arms and legs has reached ankles still extremely itchy on breas

Sounds fungal: Would need more background information as there are several potential causes for rash such as this. However, ruling out fungal infection is at top of list. Coconut oil has good antimicrobial properties and may have helped calm an inflammatory reaction to the infection, but does not seem to have completed the task. Would see a physician to confirm and take antifungal medication. ...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?

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?

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've rashes especially on butt n my legs since a year ago. I've applied different medicine since then but none works. What could this be?

I've rashes especially on butt n my legs since a year ago. I've applied different medicine since then but none works. What could this be?

Groin Rash: The area between the buttocks and the upper inner thighs, is warm and prone to friction rubbing. It is a common place for a fungal infection, called dermatophytes, and also yeast infections. Other kinds of rashes can also affect these areas, like psoriasis, and dermatitis. A year is a long time, and so it may be best to see a skin doctor, who can make the diagnosis and prescribe the right medicines. ...Read more

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Hello I hv cellulitics on left leg. All rashes has been gone but swelling... swelling is till there & it almost one month m suffering from it.?

Hello I hv cellulitics on left leg. All rashes has been gone but swelling... swelling is till there & it almost one month m suffering from it.?

Chronic lymphedema: Your lymphatic system that drains fluids from various body parts was likely inflamed during the cellulitis. The resulting leg swelling can take months to years to forever to completely resolve. Use compression hose, elevate leg as much as possible above level of heart and consider use of a compression machine or massage to reduce the fluid burden. Consult with a vascular surgeon may be helpful. ...Read more

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How long do leg heat rashes stay?

How long do leg heat rashes stay?

Variable: Depends on cause, but usually no more than a few weeks. ...Read more

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Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Should I use a different detergent if my baby keeps getting rashes on her leg?

Usually won't matter: Recurrent rashes on the arms and legs of babies are often eczema, which appears as reddened, rough, dry skin areas. On severe eczema areas, the skin will get tiny cracks that ooze moisture. Changing the laundry detergent usually doesn't make a difference in the rash, but parents can try using no detergent for 2-3 weeks and see if the rash resolves (just wash the laundry with hot or warm water). ...Read more

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I've been having some red rashes accompanied by a greenish color on my leg for about a week, and I think it's spreading.

I've been having some red rashes accompanied by a greenish color on my leg for about a week, and I think it's spreading.

Have it checked: This could be a number of things and hard to know what it is without looking at it. Most commonly, this could be reaction to something (like an allergy) or infection that may need to be treated. I suggest you see your doctor soon to have it checked out properly. ...Read more

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Unusual rashes on leg? It's itchy and little swelled. It's in two places and I'm also itchy other places (back, etc) what is it?

Unusual rashes on leg? It's itchy and little swelled. It's in two places and I'm also itchy other places (back, etc) what is it?

Multiple causes: Without seeing the rash, it is hard to be certain. The most common rashes that could fit the description include eczema, hives, fungal infections or other causes. See a physician to be evaluated and treated as treatment varies depending on the cause. ...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.?

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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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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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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What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg?

What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg?

See a doc: You need a physical examintion and evalution. Talk to your PCP ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg and im wondering should I be worried?

What do you recommend if I have a lot of rashes on my leg and im wondering should I be worried?

In order to provide: You with reassurance or treatment recommendations - the rash needs to medically evaluated. There are a number of difference causes for rashes. ...Read more

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I have rashes all over my legs and back after a day at the pool and a bath?

I have rashes all over my legs and back after a day at the pool and a bath?

Summer's rash: Rash after swimming in a pool can be due to a reaction to chlorine in the pool or from bacteria if there is not enough chlorine in the pool water. Bathe carefully to remove chlorine from your skin and hair and take antihistamines like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or claritin. If you're not sure whether too much or too little chlorine was the problem, get help from your physician or a dermatologist ...Read more

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How long do heat rashes take to go away? They are on the inside of my legs and on my scrotom

How long do heat rashes take to go away? They are on the inside of my legs and on my scrotom

Here are some. ..: If what you concerned is truly heat rash, it should go away in 3-5 days after giving the affected area a good clean & dry environment with regular care + adequate ventilation. But, oftentimes, the rashes in the areas you described may have skin yeast infection, for which applying antifungal - steroid cream lightly once or twice daily will help quickly in 2-3 days. For detail or in doubt, see Doc. ...Read more

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I have some raised circular rashes on my legs and thighs. Can you tell me what is causing it?

Nummular Eczema: Nummular eczema is an allergy-related disorder in which itchy, coin-shaped spots or patches appear on the skin.
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
the cause of nummular eczema is unknown, but there usually is a personal or family history of:
allergies
asthma
atopic dermatitis
other possibilities are fungal inections and psoriasis. ...Read more

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Why do I get itchy but have no rashes or bumps? What can I do? It bothers me in my left leg mainly but also everywhere else. What do I do?

Why do I get itchy but have no rashes or bumps? What can I do? It bothers me in my left leg mainly but also everywhere else. What do I do?

Hypothyroidism: Can cause this due to dry skin and other factors, hydrate yourself well, moisturize your skin after bathing with cream soap, revisit your doctor for re-evaluation, good luck ...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