An Annoying Fit
Skin rashes can be extremely comfortable whenever one gets to suffer from them. Although often they do not carry any additional symptoms with them except the obvious redness, and disappear during the course of several days, sometimes, the reasons behind skin rashes may be far more serious. Many people suffer from this condition appearing on the surface of the skin on their legs. This mostly takes place during long walks on a hot day, or other outings of this sorts, mostly those which involve walking or moving your legs. The redness around the rash is always present. However, other symptoms like irritation, pain and minor swelling may take place as well. It is important to know how and why does this take place in order do prevent it or treat these rashes once they appear.
Reasons Behind Leg Rashes
First of all, one of the causes of rashes on one's leg is dermatitis. Actually, there are more different types of this disease, several possibly causing leg rashes. These appear behind the knee or on the inside of thighs. It can take place due to many different factors including bathing for too long in soapy water.
Some vein damage may take place if you are bound to stand or walk for longer periods of time. This may lead to the appearance of certain eczema on the surface of our legs. Namely, this involves redness, itching and irritation around our varicose veins, or other types of this venous eczema.
Alternatively, if the rash appears on your calf area or above your sock endings, this is due to vein irritation caused by excessive walking, standing or spending time in the sun. Luckily, these rashes do not irritate and are not prone to inflammations. Rather, they disappear during a period of several hours.
There are several other conditions that might cause your leg rashes. Among these are leg ulcers, psoriasis and many other different conditions. Finally, the rash may be an allergic reaction. Namely, while outing, you might get in contact with poison ivy or get bitten by various insects. This would cause swelling, redness, itching and irritation around the troublesome spot. If this was your leg, rash-like symptoms would appear, along with pain, discomfort and swelling.
How To Treat Leg Rashes?
If you get to suffer from these leg rashes, which remain persistent and do not vanish for more than a day, it is best to seek medical assistance. After examining your rash, the doctor will connect it to the symptoms, and therefore the right condition behind it. Then, he or she will give you the best treatment possible. After receiving medications, you may speed up the recovery process by applying some herbs, anti-inflammatory oils, aloe vera and/or many others onto the troublesome spots.