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Reddish patch spreading on the leg near ankle, pain and numbness. Smoking addiction

Hi I ad a small red patch on the lower part of left leg near to the ankle bout 10 years a go never bothered me but in the last 2 years it has got much larger spreading across my leg sometimes it appears darker and looks like bruises , I av constant pain and tierdness in my legs mand the numbness is happpening more often and staying for longer periods of time . . I have noticed another small patch appearing on my other leg. I am a female aged 49 and yes I have the nasty habit of smoking which I have tried to quit so many times ,I smoke on average 6 -15 a day .Can you help me please
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic forum
Thank you for your query.
I understand your concern regarding your skin problem
I am dr Gaurav patel ,dermatologist and will answer your query.
It is very difficult to come to diagnosis from your detail
It may be due to infection and eczema
You need to consult dermatologist for proper examination.
Do not rub or scratch the lesion.
I hope I answered your question.
Let me know if you have any further query.
Answered: Mon, 21 Oct 2013
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