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I have a rash on both ankles, just below the hemline of my

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I have a rash on both ankles, just below the hemline of my pants. No itch, although I kept thinking something was biting me and there is a tickling feeling (which I may be imagining). No raised skin, just looks like someone spattered drops of paint on my leg. I was walking a lot yesterday, although it was not especially hot and I was in the city, wearing sandals, with ankles exposed. Should I be concerned?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Hi
Thanks for requesting me
Can you attach a picture
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Hmm. Not sure how to do that. Can I email it to you?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
No
You can use the paper clip icon here or upload to photobucket.com and give me the link to the picture
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Where is the paper clip? I don't see it?
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Sorry, I can not see your end of things.
Is this rash flat?
Or bumps?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
It's flat. No bumps.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
OK
this can be from physical strain on the legs.
It can be from a plood thinning problems...not enough platelets.
If it spreads, it can indicate serious infection such as meningitis...but you would be getting other symptoms...if that happens, right to the ER.
Otherwise, doctor tomorrow.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have a vague feeling that something is crawling on me. (I realize that could be psychosomatic.) But that's all over my body.
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
That makes a systemic problem more likely
Allergy, blood problem as I mentioned, etc.
To be safe, i suggest you get it assessed now.
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