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What Causes Red, Itchy Rashes On Thigh?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Apr 2015
Question: I have developed a large red rash on my right thigh, accompanied by warmth abd itching
I develpped a red rash on my right thigh 3 days ago..
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please answer and upload photos of affected parts

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome to HCM...

You gave very short history. You developed red rash on right thigh with itching. I would like to ask few questions...

- is it for the first time? Or previously you had similar rash?
- do you feel burning or pain besides itching?
- any other site affected?
- past history of any disease or medication?
- family history of any disease?
- do you have any internal disease like DM...?
- do you apply any cream on this rash?
- is the rash is spreading?
- please describe rash..patch,small bumps,infected,oozing serum or pus..etc

Kindly reply and upload the photos of affected rash,so that I guide you in managing your problem.

Awaiting your reply..

Thanks with best wishes..

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ilyas Patel (2 hours later)
Thanks for the reply.

1. It is frist time..
2. Ive not had any disease..ive had sulpha allergy in past but have not taken any sulpha drug recently
3. Radh us like a huge red patch...which strats narrow from the upper thigh with a very slight bump and then no bump but spreads to knee cap..its only located on front part of thigh and knee
4. No family history
5. I dif take a protein lean shake.
6. There is no pain as such..but when i stretch my legs..feels like skin is stetching n slight pain...
7. The region is hot when i touch it
8. No cut/serum/puss present
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload photos of affected part

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for answering. You did not post the photos.

It is very difficult to come to conclusion without seeing photos of the lesion. Please upload the photos on right side of query format.... Or email to YYYY@YYYY with Attn: Dr. Ilyas Patel

Thanks...

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Ilyas Patel (43 minutes later)
Hi sorry forgot to attach. Please find the same
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel (55 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Insect bite dermatitis most probably

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Welcome back...

Lot of thanks for the nice photos.

After seeing photos, I deeply feel that the lesion you developed may be insect bite dermatitis most probably.

There is an erythematous and bruised patch with mild scaling in a peculiar pattern. I think, the rash you might have found in the morning. There is a possibility of any insect sticked to the right thigh and would have rubbed during the sleep. The toxin of insects body would have caused such rash... Do not worry, the rash would reduce in few days.

Still, you consult the dermatologist for the firm diagnosis and treatment.

To have quick recovery, I would suggest as follow...

- apply the cream of combined mild steroid and antibiotic...Like Eumosone- G cream
- take antihistaminics like levocetirizine 5 mg at night to relieve itchy sensation
- take antibiotic to prevent secondary infection
- if needed, oral steroid in tappering dose for 2 to 3 weeks
- avoid soap bath
- make living areas insects free.

Above tips may be followed after consulting your doctor.

You may be improved after few days to few weeks.. So, do not be worried..ok

I hope this would be helpful to you..

Wishing you early recovery..

Thanks.

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
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Follow up: Dr. Ilyas Patel (17 minutes later)
Dear Dr.,

Thanks so much for the diagnosis! I really appreciate the effort n detail.

Will follow your advice!

Regards
XXXX
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Answered by Dr. Ilyas Patel (12 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Thanks

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thanks for accepting my answer.

You may contact me again on this forum if needed.

Wishing you healthy life.

Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
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What Causes Red, Itchy Rashes On Thigh?

Brief Answer: Please answer and upload photos of affected parts Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to HCM... You gave very short history. You developed red rash on right thigh with itching. I would like to ask few questions... - is it for the first time? Or previously you had similar rash? - do you feel burning or pain besides itching? - any other site affected? - past history of any disease or medication? - family history of any disease? - do you have any internal disease like DM...? - do you apply any cream on this rash? - is the rash is spreading? - please describe rash..patch,small bumps,infected,oozing serum or pus..etc Kindly reply and upload the photos of affected rash,so that I guide you in managing your problem. Awaiting your reply.. Thanks with best wishes.. Dr. Ilyas Patel MD