What Is A Rash On Top Of Swollen Legs And Ankles?

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If you have any kind of rash or uncomfortable swelling of any kind, it is recommended that you go to your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor should be able to identify the rash upon sight, but if they cannot, they will do some tests to find out what it is. It is important that identification occurs quickly as the rash could be infectious and could spread to those around you or spread to other parts of your body.
Swelling in the legs and ankles is extremely common, particularly in older people. It can be caused by prolonged standing, long airplane flights or automobile rides, menstrual periods (for some women), pregnancy -- excessive swelling may be a sign of preeclampsia, a serious condition sometimes called toxemia, which includes high blood pressure and swelling. It can be cause by being overweight, increased age or injury or trauma to your ankle or foot. If none of the causes could apply to you then you should definitely seek medical attention as it could be a symptom of a serious underlying illness such as a blood clot or infection. Elevate your legs and try some gentle exercise to get the blood flow through your legs and this should help the swelling subside.
If the rash is itchy, apply a cool face cloth to help subside the itching and do your very best to avoid scratching. If you end up scratching in your sleep, cut your nails as short as possible so you minimise the amount of damage you do while you scratch. Itching a rash will only make it worse. It will worsen the irritation, slow down the healing process and also increase the likelihood that it will spread. Apply a soothing, itch relief cream and if the rash is lumpy, take an antihistamine to reduce the swelling.
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Question is not clear and make two senses. Firstly, legs and ankles were swollen and rash develop later on. Secondly, rash developed first and then swelling of legs and ankles occur. Both are different conditions.
Swelling in second condition can be due to continuous scabbing and rash can be due to allergy,  eczema, bacterial or fungal infection.
First condition in which swelling in legs and ankles (peripheral edema) occur can be due to diabetes, kidney failure, liver disease, coronary heart disease, emphysema and leg ulcers etc.
So, your both conditions  (leg swelling and rash) are symptoms of some underlying cause. It will be good to see a doctor to find out underlying cause and its proper treatment.

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Pinecones, Thanks Harry_m , took your advice , Saw Doctor, to clear up problem. The swelling came first , as a side effect of the meds, which bloated the legs and stretched the skin so badly. To get relief I was told to wear surgical stockings for the swelling and apply "Mometasone Furoate Topical" Twice a day . The legs look and feel so much better now
Thanxx Guys.
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My husband has had brown dark freckled splotches on his top feet and ankles for about 6 months now. They are not painful and there is no different feel to them. His ankles are very swollen though. I am worried about it because now they are getting a little red. Its like a discoloration of brown and red. What do you think this is?

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I had swolllen toes to my groin and swollen fingers to my shoulder, with a red rash, didn'/t burn or itch, the spots are still on me, nearly 3a weeks, but are faded to pink, and swollen is down, what is it?
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Ok, so I accidentally stepped on a gardening tool he other day. My one calf starts to hurt very badly now a days. Now I have rashes running from my thigh to my foot,and on the ends of my butt. I thought I might have been from my bathing suit so I wore t shirt and shorts in the pool ut that made the rash get worse. Is it from the chlorine in the pool or from the accident I had?

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