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On the page below, you will see pictures and links to information about the many conditions that can affect the legs in adults. For younger adults, bug bites and allergic reactions, like poison ivy, are common. Sometimes, allergic reactions that involve large parts of the body, known as hives (urticaria), can significantly involve the legs. Eczema and psoriasis are long-standing inflammatory conditions that can involve the legs. As we age, more problems can plague the legs. Varicose veins are often seen in older adults and are due to the inability of the leg veins to drain blood well. When the damage progresses to involve deeper veins, a skin change called stasis dermatitis can develop that eventually leads to stasis ulcers.
Bedbug bites can have a central darker area within the red circle of inflammation.
Bug Bite or Sting
Insect bites in exposed skin areas may be numerous and leave flat, brown marks for weeks after the bites are…
This image displays numerous "cayenne pepper" flat lesions are formed when blood leaks into the skin.
Red streaking may indicate that the infection is spreading.
Dermatofibromas are usually very firm to hard to the touch. They are most frequent on the arms and legs but can…
Brown, scar-like, slightly elevated lesions on the legs are typical in long-standing diabetics.
This image displays multiple red lesions on a leg, typical of erythema nodosum.
This image shows the pink-red fluorescence of corynebacteria, an infection of the body folds known as…
Small bug bites that occur on the ankles are often due to fleas.
This image displays a close-up of folliculitis with one of the lesions being pus-filled.
The typical lesions of granuloma annulare are ring-like, brownish-red, and slightly elevated lesions.
Irritant Contact Dermatitis
This image displays irritant dermatitis, an irritation caused by a direct chemical reaction or friction on the…
This image displays tiny, scaly elevations of the skin around the hair follicle typical of keratosis pilaris.
Lichen planus (seen near the ankle area here) often has a purple-brown discoloration, sometimes with scale.
Small, but irregular, black and brown pigment is a sign of a melanoma, a serious skin cancer. Any new pigmented…
Poison Ivy, Oak, and Sumac
This image displays broad areas of inflammation with a linear pattern typical of poison ivy (Eastern U.S.) or…
Psoriasis can be slightly scaly with bright red, well-demarcated areas.
This image displays a large area of skin inflammation and skin breakdown on the ankle typical to stasis ulcers.
This image displays the dilated blood vessels typical of telangiectasia.