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Muscle ache, thigh gets red, sensitive to heat and showers

I started working out again 3 days ago. Yesterday and today I noticed that my left thigh gets a webbed looking redness when the skin is heated by the sun or warm showers and fades away as my skin cools. This is not triggered by anything else nor does it happen anywhere else on my body. My muscles are all achy but I do not feel as though I have injured that thigh. What could it be?
Asked On : Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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OBGYN 's  Response
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Yoru symptoms are suggestive of cholinergic urticaria. Usually avoiding haet and hot showers reduces the problem considerably. You can consult your dermatologist for a specific treatment.
I hope this information has been both informative and helpful for you.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal
Answered: Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Chinmaya Kumar Patra (PT)'s  Response
Hello there,
Your complaints are the signs of inflammation. That could be a delayed onset of muscle soreness (DOMS) or micro tear of thigh muscles due to overuse..

You need to give rest to that left thigh immediately at least for 2-3 days.
Apply cyopack every two(02) hourly.
Take some nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAID)
Keep a pillow beneth the knee while sleeping.

Wish your thigh would become symptoms free soon....
Answered: Mon, 11 Jun 2012
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