Red Spots on Legs

It is quite common to have red spots on the legs because they are exposed to any number of allergens and chemicals. You can have a wide variety of spots on your legs that aren't necessarily life threatening or even a problem.

The red spots on your legs can be raised or flat, itchy or completely painless. Sometimes the red lesions will fade to a darker patch on the skin. The red spots on your legs can congregate around your feet and ankles or they can work their way up the whole leg, even spreading to other areas of the body. It is important to keep track of the details of the red spots on your legs so that you can adequately explain them to your doctor. Red spots that persist with unknown cause should be examined by a physician.

Common Causes of Red Spots on Legs

Other Causes of Red Spots on Legs

Suggestions for Treatment

In general, you should avoid dry skin on your legs by using a cleanser without soap in it and simple emollients. You may want to get hypoallergenic products to reduce the risk of causing a breakout from the ingredients.

You also want to avoid swelling in the legs from standing for long periods or having your legs hang down when sitting. Propping your feet up on a stool or wearing compression hose can keep your legs from breaking out in spots.

If you are going to use a cream for your legs look for a brand that has coal tar as an ingredient because it helps with the itchiness. You may also need antibiotics or an antibiotic cream if the rash becomes infected. Sometimes topical steroids are used to decrease the swelling and inflammation that is causing the red spots on the legs. If you suspect infection or just can't get the spots to go away, you need to see your doctor for a more thorough assessment.

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