When should I worry about a rash on my leg?
Painful rashes should quickly be evaluated by a physician. The rash is infected. If you have an itchy rash and you scratch it, it may become infected. Signs of an infected rash are yellow or green fluid; swelling, crusting, pain and warmth in the area of the rash; or a red streak coming from the rash.
What do cancerous rashes look like?
It may start to bleed in the center, where an indentation may form. In other areas of the body, BCC may appear as a small, scaly, pink patch or a pigmented, shiny bump. It may even present as an irregular scar. As the cancer progresses, the area may become crusty and start to bleed or ooze.
How do you treat a rash on your legs?
If you have a rash:
- Apply cool compresses to soothe irritation and reduce itching. Oatmeal baths help, too.
- Use OTC hydrocortisone creams or antihistamines (with your doctor’s approval) to help relieve itching.
- Avoid anything you think may be irritating your skin.
What does dermatitis look like on legs?
Thickened, discolored (reddish) skin on the ankles or shins. Itching. Open sores, oozing and crusting.
What does a viral skin rash look like?
The characteristics of viral rashes can vary greatly. However, most look like splotchy red spots. These spots might come on suddenly or appear gradually over several days. They can also appear in a small section or cover multiple areas.
What do heat spots look like?
The rash often looks red, but this may be less obvious on brown or black skin. The symptoms of heat rash are often the same in adults and children. It can appear anywhere on the body and spread, but it cannot be passed on to other people. Heat rash appears as raised spots that are 2mm to 4mm across.
What does heat rash on legs look like?
Common symptoms of heat rash include red bumps on the skin, and a prickly or itchy feeling to the skin (also known as prickly heat). The rash appears as reddened skin with tiny blisters and is due to inflammation. It often occurs in skin creases or areas of tight clothing where air cannot circulate.
What is good home remedy for rash between my legs?
Take a cup of ground oatmeal and use enough water to make a paste. Apply the oatmeal treatment to the affected area between your legs and leave for up to 20 minutes. Rinse off with warm water and completely dry the area between your legs.
How do you get rid of rash on your legs?
In most cases heat rash on the legs disappear on their own. In some cases, an Oral anti-histamine or beta-blocker can help to get rid of the symptoms. Lowering your body temperature using an ice pack, cold wash cloth or air conditioning can improve the rash’s condition.
What are the causes of red spots on your legs?
Causes of red bumps.
What are the flat red rashes on the legs?
Allergies to things such as insect bites can cause red bumps to appear on the affected area which may include the legs. Failing to cover the legs properly when you are outdoors can cause your legs to develop these rashes. Allergies to cosmetics such as lotions can also cause red spots to appear on the legs.