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Why Do My Legs Itch When I Run Sometimes
I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?
Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more
While at lake yestrdy & out of water saw sm pin mark w blood running down leg. Today site is red, slt swollen, warm and itches around site. Concerns?
Yes: You were probably bitten by some organism while in the water. Might be serious or not depending on what bit you. Your best bet now is to see your family physician or a dermatologist ASAP ...Read more
Rash on leg that itches but doesn't look like poison ivy it feels like there are little insects running around when it gets itchy?
See a dermatologist: Unless you have traveled someplace tropical the chances this is an insect infestation are low. However, until you have been examined "bugs" cannot be ruled out. I do recommend you be seen by a dermatologist. ...Read more
My two year old son has red bumps under his chin and his arm and leg and he itches. He is coughing ,running nose ,fever what could this be?
Mild Virus: This pattern suggests a mild virus with an allergic component (itchy rash). Support the child with fluids, Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the fever, and Benadryl for the itching if it bothers the child enough. If the fever lasts more than 2 days take your son to his doctor to be checked. ...Read more
My six year old son has a rash on his arms stomache and legs. It is red and itches the spots run together with very litt space in between what is it?
Salt!!!: Salt can irritate sensitive skin particularly i you have eczema or a similar hypersensitivity. When you exercise your sweat pores open up and the smallest punt of salt can enter and irritate the skin. Ie. Like pouring salt in a wound. Furthermore. You get an eczema like reaction when you exercise just because of the increased blood flow to the leg and hence the itching. ...Read more
I'm five months pregnant and my legs itch terribly everyday. Is it safe to take benedryl everyday? It seems to decrease the itching.
Burning/itching sensation in legs while walking or running lately. No rash or irritation. What causes this and how can I relieve this discomfort?
I have this extremely unbearable itching in my legs whenever walking or running making me scratch until red welts. Had it since I was a preteen.
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