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What Is The Redness On The The Lower Part Of My Legs Of Some Elderly Folks
Can be poor veins: A common change as people get older is for the blood vessels in the legs to get weaker and often damaged. Poor vein function (varicose veins, venous insufficiency) can cause swelling, and blood pooling. Gravity makes it worse. Sometimes vessels leak blood which can make the skin look red or brownish. Prevent weak veins by staying active, stretching the legs, and putting them up when sitting. ...Read more
Stasis: Common cause may be stasis dermatitis brought on by weak veins in the legs. Fluid builds up in legs and cause inflammation and redness. This may respond to cortisone creams and compression hose. Other causes may include a skin infection(cellulitis)- best to be checked by your doctor. ...Read more
I have heaps of tiny little red dots on the lower part of my legs. They are about the size of the end of a needle and do not hurt or itch. What is it?
I have a round red rash that fades lighter in the center on the lower part of my legs. The bumps are flat and smooth. No itching or pain.
Have it looked at/dr: If you have what appears to look like a bull's-eye target or anything resembling that, and it feels hot or inflamed, even if there's no pain, you should have your doctor look at this. Don't let it fester, and depending on how long you've had it, if no one's looked at it yet, it's time to have it checked out. You recent history will help determine the cause, and further treatment. ...Read more
I have a red patch that started behind my leg on upper part of calf. Now it has moved to my lower back. It is now raised and itchy. What could it b?
I have derm appt - but in mean time I have red bumpy ITCHY rash on part of lower right leg. It's now started on left. What could this be?!
Could be minor...: Dermatology is all about appearance. I am guessing it is an erythematous papule ("red bumpy"), which honestly could be an insect bite, or contact dermatitis, both of which are common. However you mention pregnancy; there is a condition called PUPPP: Pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy, which are terribly itchy red bumps! See what the dermatologist thinks! ...Read more
When i stand on my leg, some veins bulge out. Not the whole vein but part of the vein gets a lump on it. No pain when touched or redness. What is this?
Maybe normal: Maybe normal veins. Veins near the ankle/foot can increase in size due to standing. Varicose veins are a result of pooling of blood with increased venous blood pressure. The best way to review veins can be determined on physical exam and a focus venous ultrasound examination by a physician skill in treating venous disease. Check out the american venous forum or american college of phlebology. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My legs are super itchy lately, for 2 weeks now. I have these tiny red bumbs in part of my legs.I've left bruises for scratching too hard.What is it?
Hyperkeratosis pilar: Well i almost got the whole name..... Do quick bathing rather than long hot showers or tub soaking. Then, after bathing, use some really good skin moisturizing lotion. ...Read more
There's a part of my skin in my leg the hair fall from it and its color become red
Do you know why that happened?
Tinea Corporis: There are several possible reasons for this problem. One of the reasons could be a skin fungal infection called tinea. It can cause hair loss and skin redness. Anti fungal skin cream can often clear up mild cases. But you really should go to your doctor or dermatologist to make sure the diagnosis is correct because it could be something different. ...Read more
I have polyhytemia and now im getting red spots on my legs and sometimes they hurt... Is the red spots part of my disorder?
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