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Old 11-21-2009, 01:05 PM   #1
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Ruby1987 HB User
Bite like rash on legs


I hope someone can help me work out what is wrong. I will go to a doctor if necessary, but don't really like to bother them unless my leg is actually falling off and I need to!

For the last 3 months or so, I have developed a bite like rash on my legs and sometimes my feet. This seems to stay for up to a week and I often don't see it again for a fortnight or so. The rash tends to be in a cluster of between 2-4 lumps and is intensely itchy. It almost always appears on my legs (mostly around my thigh and knee, usually on my left) but has occurred on my feet and once on my arms and chest. The rash is sometimes accompanied by small red dots, but is usually clear. They appear as white flat bumps the size of a mosquito bite and with or without itching eventually turn red.

I've made no changes to soaps or detergents used. My eating habits rarely change and have not since its first appearance. I'm 22 and have no history of skin problems and my known allergies are limited to penicillin and Calpol (obviously this has a massive effect on my life now. )

I'm not sure what other information is helpful, but would be grateful for some ideas.


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Old 11-21-2009, 02:26 PM   #2
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Re: Bite like rash on legs

maybe fleas or bed bugs?

Old 11-21-2009, 02:44 PM   #3
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Re: Bite like rash on legs

Originally Posted by pinkpixies View Post
maybe fleas or bed bugs?
The only animals I come into contact with are my gerbils and I've ruled out bedbugs after an investigation and the fact that my boyfriend doesn't suffer from them. Thanks for the suggestion.

EDIT: Incidentally, I've noticed three more on my right leg have appeared while I've been at work today. Supposing it isn't bed related.

Last edited by Ruby1987; 11-21-2009 at 03:01 PM. Reason: New information.

Old 02-03-2010, 09:44 AM   #4
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HaleyZ HB User
Re: Bite like rash on legs

Hey. I came across your message while googling. I have been having the same exact problem for the past 5 months. Have you found out what it is?

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