Erythema ab igne

What is Erythema ab igne?

Erythema ab igne is a skin condition with erythema, hyperpigmentation, scaling and telangiectasias caused by prolonged thermal radiation exposure (infrared radiations). Also called as hot water bottle rash, fire stains, laptop thigh, granny's tartan and toasted skin syndrome.

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I have red and brown blotches on the front of my legs, mostly on my left leg. I don't have any other symptons, but I do notice my legs gets redder...

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Thanks for writing in.
the condition could be erythema ab igne.
It is due to poor circulation and exposure to heat.
It is benign condition.

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Can laying on a heating pad irritate nerves and actually make you feel like you have a...

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Actually they can. It is recommend to only lay on the heating pad after it has been heated up and removed from its electrical source....

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Hi, I have several very itchy patches on my skins of both legs that look like there is a red line under the skin that connects the red itchy...

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It looks like Erythema ab igne or Livido reticularis as per...

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