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Suggest treatment for rashes on the leg

I just got back from Florida had a bad sunburn. I have a bright red rash on my left foot and leg. Today my left ankle and foot are very swollen hard to walk, tingling and the rash spread to my right foot and my right foot and ankle is now swollen. I can t get into my doctor, but I called him and he said it could be sun poisoning or shingles? But without being seen, he said for me to go have it checked out. I am going tomorrow to an immediate care. Does sun poisoning cause rash and that much swelling in foot and ankle, leg? is this a free service? I don t have money.
Fri, 24 May 2019
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Hi Dear,

Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of rashes on the leg which is very common due to viral infection, sun poisoning and as dirt and moisture get trapped by your clothing and the friction that comes from sitting can cause pimple.

Need not to worry. I would suggest you to keep this area clean and dry. You should apply warm compresses with soaked towel and apply vitamin C serum at night. If condition doesn't get better then consult dermatologist for proper examination. Doctor will examine physically along with blood test and sample for lab test. Doctor may prescribe immunosuppressants and may prescribe benzoyl peroxide ointment.

Hope your concern has been resolved.

Best Wishes,
Dr. Harry Maheshwari
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Suggest treatment for rashes on the leg

Hi Dear, Understanding your concern. As per your query you have symptoms of rashes on the leg which is very common due to viral infection, sun poisoning and as dirt and moisture get trapped by your clothing and the friction that comes from sitting can cause pimple. Need not to worry. I would suggest you to keep this area clean and dry. You should apply warm compresses with soaked towel and apply vitamin C serum at night. If condition doesn t get better then consult dermatologist for proper examination. Doctor will examine physically along with blood test and sample for lab test. Doctor may prescribe immunosuppressants and may prescribe benzoyl peroxide ointment. Hope your concern has been resolved. Best Wishes, Dr. Harry Maheshwari