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    What causes a large red rash on the right calf?

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Posted on Thu, 26 May 2016 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: I have a large red rash on my right calf. The rash is smooth and warm to the touch. The rash started a couple of days ago. Recently a spot about the size of a quarter appeared. This spot was more intense than the rash around it. The spot is also sensitive to the touch. I can not pin point contact with poison ivy, etc.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Photograph required

Detailed Answer:
Hello
There is a possibility of contact dermatitis.
Can you please upload a photograph of the involved area.
This will help me in giving a closer diagnosis.
Waiting for your response.
Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar 14 hours later
Brief Answer:
Allergic reaction

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for the photographs.
It is looking like allergic contact dermatitis.
I treat such cases with a mild steroid cream like cortisone.
Apply cortisone 2.5% cream twice daily for a week.
It should help you.
I can see lot of dialated veins on your leg
It suggests varicosity.
Please meet a surgeon and take an opinion.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you.
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