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Hi there,

For the last year or so i have had this strange skin lesion on my left leg close to my ankle. I can't even remember how it started but it won't go away with any of the creams I have been prescribed. I am currently on the waiting list to see a speacalist but who knows how long that will take!
The skin lesion is red in color, has kind of a shiny look to it except when it gets itchy and starts flaking, it is about 1 inch in diameter and has gotten bigger over the last year. Is slightly sore to touch, feels kind of like a raised area but not by much. It can get very itchy at times and the skin will start to peel, once it peels it is VERY red and shiny and tight looking. I have been to the doctor about it and she has no idea (hence the wait for the specialist) have tried many diff creams on it, hydrocortisone, anti-fungal, topical ect
i have never had any skin problems before although i have very fair skin. The only other thing wrong with my skin is what I believe to be a psoriasis(sp) patch on my elbow, the patch on my leg is not at all similar. I am adding a photo in case that helps. I hope I have put enough info in here - please ask any questions. if you have ANY idea on what this might be and how I can get rid of it please please let me know Smile Thanks.
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replied February 14th, 2008
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Do you get the worse itchy feeling when this lesion start to peel?
Can you think of trauma or injury at that site, week or two before this lesion appear?
Do you find that the lesion is well defined and have sharply demarcated boundaries?
Are you experiencing ankle pain and stiffness on your left leg?
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replied February 14th, 2008
Hi and thanks for your reply, here are some answers to you questions,

1.Do you get the worse itchy feeling when this lesion start to peel?

Answer - YES!!!

2. Can you think of trauma or injury at that site, week or two before this lesion appear?

Answer - No that I can remember

3.Do you find that the lesion is well defined and have sharply demarcated boundaries?

Answer - Would have to say not really.

4.Are you experiencing ankle pain and stiffness on your left leg?

Answer - OH MY GOD!!!! YES I am and It is driving me nutty cos no one can tell me why, my ankle and leg can ache for hours sometimes days - keeps me awake at night, I take pain killers and nothing helps at all, it does not seem to matter if i am lying down, sitting in Desk chair or on my feet, it is just there!

Do you know what could be causing it????/ Would be ever so gratefull if you could shed some light Smile
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replied March 7th, 2008
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Do you have red, warm, tender, and inflamed joints (ankle joint)?
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replied August 11th, 2009
I was wondering if you figured out what this is. I think that I have something similar on my face. I have a red spot on my face that started out small but grows in size. It is now the size of a dime though started much smaller. It will not go away, but occasionally for some reason, it gets pissed, and when it does, it itches and burns like crazy, and I mean like crazy. When that happens, it begins to peel almost like a sunburn. After it peels, it just remains red. During the time it peels, it is very tender and somewhat painful but not too bad. I am going to try and see a doctor tomorrow. If you have figured out what this is, I would really appreciate some info. Thanks. I suppose I will check back througout the week.
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replied September 20th, 2010
I have something similar on my left leg it's right above my knee. I've had it for about a year now. I have no idea what it is but it's half an inch in size and has grown. It's pink but shiny and it usually quite itchy at times. It too will somewhat peel but not too much. I went to see a dermatologist but he thinks it's just a mole that gets inflammed. He looked at me for all of 5 minutes. I want to get a second opinion, I'm scared because I have no idea what it is. I'm fair skinned and I really would just like to know
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replied June 5th, 2011
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I think you all need to get checked for syphilis...Just saying..
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