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What Are Red Lines On My Legs
About three days ago I dropped a hot pocket on my leg and it burned it . Now the skin is re growing but there is redness around it . Is it serious
Maybe: Some redness around a new wound is ok, but if you have any questions about infection you should have it looked at. Burns are at high risk for infection. You should be applying a topical antibiotic ointment, like neosporin, to help the wound heal and also reduce risk for infection. You should also keep it covered with gauze. If you have any drainage or fever you should definitely see a doctor. ...Read more
Possible blood clot: My main worry with those symptoms would be a blood clot in the leg veins called a deep venous thrombosis (dvt). Causes can be long trips/immobility, recent surgery and inherited conditions.These can be life-threatening so need attention. Infections such as cellulitis can also cause those symptoms, as can gout (not always the toe), a baker's cyst behind the knee, and other things.Maybe need checked. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many causes of leg redness including skin rashes (eczema, psoriasis), infections (cellulitis, fungal infections, roseola, fifth disease), allergic reactions and insect bites (bedbugs, lice, mosquito, scabies). Varicose veins and hemorrhage under the skin are also causes. More serious causes include venous thrombosis (DVT) and serious allergic reactions such as erythema multiforme. ...Read more
I cut myself shaving my leg and its really red- how long does it take for redness to go away- this was a week ago?
May be infected: If yu have an open wound that is getting more painful, with spreading redness, increasing skin temp, or drainage from the skin you may have an infection. Red streaks from the area or symptoms like pain behind the knee or at the groin area indicate spreading infection, and progressive symptoms like fever, nausea or abdominal painty indicate blood poisoning. See a doctor right away to be evaluated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My hubby has cellulitis of the rt leg x1 week. He has been taking bacterum. Redness has gone but not the painful swelling..Is this normal? Yes? No?
Wrong Diagnosis ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to have one leg .25 in bigger than the other? No redness, swelling or warmth. Just noticed left leg .25 in bigger
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