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Should I seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, I can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Should I seek medical attention? My left leg and foot is so swollen, I can't move my toes. Also has what seems to be a rash that looks like broken blood vessels. My leg is also red and warm to the touch

Cellulitis: What you are describing may be either cellulitis (which is an infection of the skin), or DVT (clot in the veins), either of these require urgent treatment and you should go to the emergency room as soon as possible. If cellulitis, then the treatment is antibiotics and local care. If dvt, then the treatment is blood thinners. The er can make the diagnosis and begin treatment. Read more

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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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My brother has had these 2 red patches on his outer thigh for 2wks. Some itching no pus. It look likes a rash. No hot or warm to touch. Any cream to use?

My brother has had these 2 red patches on his outer thigh for 2wks. Some itching no pus. It look likes a rash. No hot or warm to touch. Any cream to use?

Difficult to tell: Skin issues are very difficult to diagnosis without actually seeing and touching the lesion. Occasionally, doctors may even need to biopsy or culture the lesion to make a determination. Best to see you family doctor or dermatologist to get you the best answer. Read more

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Bitten in my sleep a few days ago - my ankle is swollen, painful at times to walk on, red rash, itchy, warm sometimes, what could this be? What helps?

Bitten in my sleep a few days ago - my ankle is swollen, painful at times to walk on, red rash, itchy, warm sometimes, what could this be? What helps?

Bitten: A bug bite can easily lead to an infection or allergic reaction the venom the bite injects. Having pain and swelling and the failure of otc meds indicates the need for professional assistance. Don't delay. Good luck! Read more

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2 and 4 yr old siblings always have rash on face/body. Usually cheeks/limbs, top of feet. Worse w/heat and sun. Raised, red, warm, blotchy, not itchy

2 and 4 yr old siblings always have rash on face/body. Usually cheeks/limbs, top of feet. Worse w/heat and sun. Raised, red, warm, blotchy, not itchy

Based on D history: You've given, heat rash is the primary consideration. It could be from skin sensitivity to the sun or from blood vessels opening up with increased blood flow after sun exposure. Get them checked also for allergic, atopic and contact dermatitis. Best wishes! . http://www. M.webmd. Com/children/skin-rashes-in-children-treatment. Read more

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What's the expert opinion, could the redness on a diabetic's legs be warm to the touch?

What's the expert opinion, could the redness on a diabetic's legs be warm to the touch?

Redness of the legs: Usually the area where the redness is located will be warm to the touch. This is due to inflamation. Either due to venous insufficiency, lymph edema, or decreased arterial blood supply. A vascular evalauation and non-invasive vascular study would be recommended. Read more

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About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch.?

About 4-5 times a day I get this warm sensation going down the left outer calf of my leg, I have no pain no redness and no warmth to the touch.?

Severl possibilities: Exist and thus you should be seen first by your primary care MD. Then they can evaluate for referred pain from GI or Gyn sources. Additional Ortho possibilities include: Iliotibial band syndrome, hip issues or muscle strain vs muscle spasm vs sciatica.Since the treatment differs but most involve a trial of physical therapy and/or antiinflammatories, we need to be sure of the diagnosis. Keep me updated Read more

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Sudden onset r calf pain, worse with standing and walking. Lower leg edema, no redness, not warm. Have been dx'd with scleroderma or dile, related?

Sudden onset r calf pain, worse with standing and walking. Lower leg edema, no redness, not warm. Have been dx'd with scleroderma or dile, related?

Related.: Scleroderma is associated with vascular problems, including DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Your symptoms suggest DVT and merits an immediate visit to the nearest hospital emergency dept for anticoagulant therapy. Dvt can lead to a pulmonary embolism which can be fatal. Read more

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In winter my legs get warmer redness, strongly irritation and I cant walk until put them in cold water doctor gave me texacort 0.1 cream but itsnt work?

In winter my legs get warmer redness, strongly irritation and I cant walk until put them in cold water doctor gave me texacort 0.1 cream but itsnt work?

Wrap up. Moisturize.: It may be that you have COLD URTICARIA, a very common condition that leads to redness, itching and pain to exposed parts in the cold. The only effective remedy is prevention. Dress up warm with stockings on your legs. Get the blood flowing by exercising a little before you go out and treat dry skin areas with moisturizing cream. Read more

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Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

Husband has very red skin w/yellow blisters in his crotch and inside leg area. Temperature 99.9. Yesterday just looked like a heat rash w/itching and burning. Today seems much worse. The reddest I have ever seen

This: This rash could be a few different things.
- impetigo is a skin infection caused by bacteria - either streptococcus or staph. This needs to be treated with antibiotics.
- contact dermatitis is skin inflammation. It can be caused by plants such as poison ivy or poison oak or it can be from contact of a chemical or item that a person is particularly sensitive to. This is usually treated with steroid creams or oral steroids.
- viral illness such as chicken pox, shingles or herpes can also cause painful blisters on a red base. This can be treated with anti-virals or just needs to run its course depending on the severity of the infection.

The best thing to do is to contact his doctor and have him seen, since each possible problem requires different treatments. Good luck. Read more

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Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat

Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. Read more

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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