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In adults, there are many different conditions that can affect the legs. In younger adults, the most common problems are simple bug bites and allergic contact dermatitis, such as that from poison ivy. Occasionally, large allergic rashes (eg hives, urticaria) will affect the legs. Chronic conditions such as psoriasis and eczema can also affect the legs. Older adults will often have trouble with the blood vessels in the legs. Varicose veins are caused by a failure of the superficial veins to empty properly. When the deeper veins become compromised in the legs, the skin can be involved, which causes stasis dermatitis and stasis ulcers. Click below to link to more information.
Allergic Contact Dermatitis
Contact dermatitis that has been present for longer periods of time can appear like many other rashes, with…
Bedbug bites can have a central darker area within the red circle of inflammation.
This image displays flat, cayenne-pepper-appearing areas of color change typical of capillaritis.
Red streaking may indicate that the infection is spreading.
Dermatofibromas frequently occur on the leg, usually as a single firm, raised pink to brown bump.
This image displays slow-healing skin lesions and ulcers due to simple trauma typical of diabetic dermopathy.
Dry Skin (Xerosis)
This image displays a dry, scaly rash due to itching from xerosis (dry skin).
Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
In atopic dermatitis (eczema), chronic itch and associated rubbing of the skin leads to skin thickening and the…
Tender, deep lesions are typically found on the legs in patients with erythema nodosum.
This image displays the pink-brown, circular, slightly scaling patches of erythrasma found in moist skin-fold…
These bumps on the ankle were caused by flea bites.
This image displays folliculitis (inflammation of the hair follicles) lesions in an immunocompromised…
This image displays a smooth, ring-like lesion typical of granuloma annulare.
Irritant Contact Dermatitis
This image displays irritant dermatitis, an irritation caused by a direct chemical reaction or friction on the…
Jock Itch (Tinea Cruris)
Tinea (ringworm or jock itch) will often affect the moist area of the groin and upper thighs, as displayed in this…
This image displays tiny, scaly elevations of the skin around the hair follicle typical of keratosis pilaris.
Lichen planus lesions may be numerous. The typical purple-brown discoloration and dull appearance due to…
Lichen Simplex Chronicus
Chronic rubbing or scratching of the same area leads to lichen simplex chronicus, with thickened, rough, and…
Small, but irregular, black and brown pigment is a sign of a melanoma, a serious skin cancer. Any new pigmented…
This image displays a pink, scaly, round, slightly elevated lesion typical of nummular dermatitis.
In psoriasis, this is a typical elevated lesion with white scale on the knee.
This image displays a patient with chronic leg swelling with stasis dermatitis and a stasis ulcer.
This image displays the dilated blood vessels typical of telangiectasia.