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Having red dots on the lower parts of both legs, slightly raised, have a white ring around them. Climate is hot. Can this be heat related?

I have red dots on the lower parts of both of my legs. They are only slightly raised and have a white ring around them. They don t itch and I only noticed them today. It has been very hot here and last night was almost unbarable without air conditioning. I wonder if this could be heat related or if they are some kind of bites
Asked On : Thu, 24 May 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response

It seems that you may be having papular urticaria..also called lichen urticatus. It is a hypersentisive reaction to insects like bedbug.there may be papular eruptions on extremities. There may be mild to severe pruritus.Antihistaminics like levocetirizine may be taken till itch is relieved.steroids in tappering dose may be taken. Apply mild steroid cream on lesions.

Avoid stress and worries. Avoid soap bath. You may use dettol in water for bath.

I feel , you may be improved. Still, you consult dermatologist.

I hope you got my answer.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sat, 2 Nov 2013
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