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Red rashes and dark patches on legs

Answered by: Dr Sashini Seeni

Last Updated: March 25, 2021 5:46 PM
Anonymous 4 months

Grandma (85 yo) has red rashes and dark (black) patches on her legs. Has been like this for 10 days - red patches (quite a few) looks like rash and the size of a potato , black patches smaller and darker near the ankles area.

Dr Sashini Seeni 4 months
General Practitioner

Greetings! Thank you for your questions.

First and foremost, we truly understand your concerns regarding your grandma’s symptoms. From your complaints, we believe that her condition may have multifactorial causes such as:

  • allergic reaction
  • eczema
  • psoriasis
  • insect bites
  • fungal/viral/bacterial infection
  • other skin conditions

There are also certain risk factors that might trigger such condition:

  • warm weather
  • poor hygiene
  • obesity
  • use of antibiotics and corticosteroids
  • diabetes
  • incomplete drying of damp or wet skin

In order for us to provide you with an accurate choice of treatment and management, we need additional details to explore further into your current complaints. Therefore, we greatly suggest that you refer this to your nearest medical doctor for full examination. You may also click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to speak with our doctors online. We assure you that our conversations are kept in confidentiality unless additional consultation needed with other medical parties.The following answers are just general descriptions.Thank you.

Still worried about the red rashes? Get a Dermatologist to help you!


Last Updated: Thu Mar 25 2021 17:46:25 GMT+0800 (Malaysia Time)
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