Raised non itchy red spots all over legs??

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Over the last day and night, lots of raised red spots have appeared on my legs and ankles. They are not anywhere else and they do not itch. They have a red centre (the raised part) with a white outer circle round them. More are coming up over my legs but there is no reason I can see or think of. Has anyone else had this before? I'm completely confused?

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    I have also had Henoch Schonlein Purpura at the age of 4/5 if this helps.
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      I have purpura as a side effect of steroids. They are not raised though and do not sound like what you have now, I may be wrong of course.
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      Just a thought, why don't you ask your pharmacist for advice, they are usually very helpful and often more knowledgable than some doctors.
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      Thank you I may try that, I went to the doctors and she had no clue what this is. At the moment it does not look like the Purpura rash but the way they are right now is how they looked when I had Henoch and the Purpura rash started forming. Thanks for the advice!
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    Hi Jodie 22541,

    I'd be checking it’s not a STAFF style infection.

    I had an itchy skin rash (that seemed to be under my skin) for 8 years and Dr's & specialists never knew what is was, so I suffered for that long until NOW! ~ when I FINNALY discovered that it was a SYSTEMIC BACTERIAL INFECTION) The antibiotic that CURED IT was Bactrim DS = ( Sulfamethoxazole & Trimethoprim) 300/160mg (10 double strength tablets), and the cream was Bactroban Ointment 15g (Muprocin 2% w/w) apply 3 times a day! ~ I got repeats for both just in case and I used 2 of the ointments and (slept with the cream on & gloves over my hands at night), so it would have a better effect.

    My 8 years of Dr’s and specialists diagnosis; was everything from eczema or psoriasis as that’s what they ALL say ANY rash is, ~ and CORTISONE CRM is what they will prescribe ~ which they did for me too!  

    * If you go to a DR ( and I suggest you do), USE your Dr’s appointment money wisely and demand that they TEST you for EVERYTHING - like STAFF! ~ (Fungal) – (Bacterial) & (Blood test Allergies to Nickel & Cadmium & Silver & Gold & some common foods!) If they don’t cover as much as possible you’ll spend $1000’s going back to them and that’s what they want, Your Dollars $$!

    * Unfortunately you WILL have to DEMAND ALL of those tests when you go to the Dr and say you WANT them ALL done now, Because they will ONLY LOOK for one thing at a time ON PURPOSE!, So they can get money out of you every time you have to go back to them - which will be again and again. ( In my case that was an awful lot OF TIME, MONEY- And learning the hard way!).


    If it is BACTERIAL and systemic or anything like mine: You may need the same or similar Antibiotic listed above (It’s 10 tablet’s treatment - of Bactrim DS Antibiotics), and you can also use the Bactrim Antibiotic Cream listed above externally. (My bacterial infection was in under my skin and established for 8 years through my system and this is the ONLY thing that worked for me & I tried EVERTHING, trust me). MY ITCH IS FINNALY GONE - but my palms are still healing as the THICKEND SKIN FROM SCARING on them, also has to know heal. So I just use the DERMAL brand HEEL BALM to moisturize now and that keeps it soothed and is helping it heal.

    If does turn out to be BACTERIAL  - Then it could be the same rash, that seems to be effecting literally 100's of people listing their problem ALL OVER THE INTERNET on sites like this – and who are suffering from the SAME insane itchy rash that was on mine, on their body’s.)



    If it turns out to be FUNGAL: Then you can used two over the counter products like (DALTOZIN ointment which is great for all fungal including jock itch & Nappy rash!), The ZINC in the ointment is also very soothing to an itch and red skin. Just rub that on and if it goes away or has a good effect, then it could be fungus related and not Bacterial and it may just clear up with that cream eventually. If it gets better but is still there, you can also try a (systemic) (antifungal tablet – that is a boy FUNGUS treatment). It is also available over the counter at chemist for approx. $16.00 AU, (I tried that first too for my rash, actually I tried everything ~ and bought every cream under the sun! But nothing worked for my problem). So I am ecstatic I found mine was Bacterial and now have a cure!) 

    I’m not a Dr, but my cure also didn’t come from a Dr, it was discovered on the Internet, just like this. I however did work in chemist for many years so have some good product knowledge there.

    I hope this information helps and you find your cure and some relief..!

    Good luck! Donna.



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