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What is the redness on the the lower part of my legs of some elderly folks?

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

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes redness in legs of elderly person?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes redness in legs of elderly person?

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

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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 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?

Exam needed: These may be petechiae which can be due to fragility of tiny blood vessels in your skin. It is not possible to be sure without examining them. See your physician if they persist. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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 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?

Dermatitis: Could be seborrhea, psoriasis, tinea or a bacterial infection (although unlikely). A photo and more of a story is most helpful when diagnosing rashes. ...Read more

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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?!

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

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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?

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 more

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I have a rash on the lower part of my thigh its light red and doesn't itch what could this be i think im going to die

I have a rash on the lower part of my thigh its light red and doesn't itch what could this be i think im going to die

Get it checked: It's difficult to say what your problem could be without visualization of the rash. It's best to follow up with a provider so they can evaluate your condition and determine it's seriousness or lack there of. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you get red bumps on the lower part of the inner thigh near the groin/genitals?

What does it mean when you get red bumps on the lower part of the inner thigh near the groin/genitals?

Foliculitis: Possible foliculitis ("ingrown hair"), although, any type of allergy may do that as well. Sexually transmitted diseases are less likely, except for herpes that presents with blisters on red skin associated with intense pain. ...Read more

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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?

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