Where can leg rash pictures be found online?


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Healthline.com, DermNetNZ.org, MayoClinic.org, WebMD.com, MedicineNet.com and skinsight.com offer images of leg rashes. Healthline.com provides pictures of contact dermatitis rashes and diaper rash. It also includes images of fungal infections, flea bites, stings, impetigo and shingles. DermNetNZ.org presents pictures of dermatitis, discoid and varicose eczema, gravitational dermatitis and prurigo nodularis. MayClinic.org's skin rash slideshow features atopic dermatitis, Christmas tree rash, contact dermatitis, allergic reactions, heat rash and psoriasis. WebMD.com provides close-up images of psoriasis and contact dermatitis rashes.

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DermNetNZ.org, which is maintained by DermNet New Zealand Trust, dedicates a page to lower leg rashes. It explains that the terms "dermatitis" and "eczema" can be used to describe the same type of rash. Close-up photographs of leg rashes detail the swollen, blistered appearance of chronic lower-leg dermatitis. In young children, atopic dermatitis more commonly appears around the feet and ankles, while adults and older children typically experience the rash around the knees. These rashes itch and can become infected.

According to DermNetNZ.org, discoid eczema can begin on one leg and spread to parts of the upper body if it is left untreated. Discoid eczema rashes are circular plaques that can result from injuries to the skin, such as bug bites or burns. Lesions can become infected by bacteria, such as Staphylococcus aureus. An image of varicose eczema depicts discoid eczema plaques that have formed along varicose veins.

The photo of gravitational dermatitis reveals a dark red rash that is large and blotchy. The condition is often caused by prior injury to the veins, such as deep vein thrombosis and skin infection. This rash can result in scaly skin, and may itch, ooze or crust. It can affect part of the leg or may appear all over the limb. Ulceration and other secondary problems may result from this type of leg rash.

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