Are you overweight?
Which ankle is involved?
Any medical history like Diabetes,Hypertension?
Any fluid discharge from rash?
Is area warm to touch?
When have you seen your doctor recently?
Are you taking any medications?
yes I am 5'1, 155 lbs. and I smoke. left ankle. no diabetes or hypertension except when on steroids. both conditions went away. last blood test sugar was low. yes I have arthritis. no fluid discharge. yes warm to touch. I take valium, paxil, Prilosec.
saw dr. a few months ago for extreme fatigue but did not follow up. hospitalized in winter for sinusitis/bronchitis.
Hello,Thanks for providing more information.
Well as you have recurrent swelling,rash on ankle and calf so possible causes may include Stasis dermatitis,Venous insufficiency,Deep vein thrombosis.
In my opinion,you shouldn't ignore your symptoms and a clinical examination by your regular doctor should be considered ASAP.
If you leave it untreated then it can be dangerous.
Also avoid prolonged hours of sitting or standing in same positions.
Elevate your legs.
Apply OTC 1% hydrocortisone cream mixed with Bacitracin.
And take OTC Motrin and Claritin.
Further color doppler study of lower limb should be advised.
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I also have a history of exzema and psoriasis. could this be psoriatic arthritis?
Well psoriatic arthritis can result in ankle swelling.
However other possible causes should be ruled out as they can be serious if left untreated.
So in my opinion,you shouldn't ignore your symptoms and it is good to see your doctor ASAP.
I hope this helps.
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