What IS this?

This doesn’t have anything to do with MM, most likely. I can’t remember having an insect bite or walking into any unusual foliage. It’s been at least 3 weeks since my last chemo, so I don’t think it can be a reaction to that. I’ve had shingles a couple of times, so I’m familiar with how that would look and know it’s not that. This rash itches, but not so much that I have to claw at it. I can pretty much ignore it. It’s about 3 inches above my ankle on my left leg. What is it?

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9 Comments

  1. Michelle

    I have that same rash on my left lower leg. I also have something else on my right lower leg and ankle. They are a group of red sores or some kind of bite by an insect. It doesn’t hurt, it just looks nasty.
    I’ve been putting neosporin cream on it and covering it with a large bandaid.
    When I’m in the sun it feeling like it’s burning. Also chlorine water makes it worse.
    Help I just want it to go away.

  2. autumn

    Iv got that same rash, same spot, but Iv had it fore over a year…what is it!?

    • Beth

      Ooooh. Mine was a spider bite, I think. It went away completely within a few weeks. If yours has been there over a year, have you told your doctor about it?

  3. Peter

    Hi Beth. I to have MM and am now on Revlemid. Strange rahes developing on my legs. No itch / sensitivity.
    My MD suspects blood cel damage !? Back to the Onk in two weeks. Will kep you posted.
    Stay strong.
    Kind regards.
    Peter.

    • Beth

      Does it look like petechiae? Is that what’s making your doc think it’s related to blood cells? Maybe thrombocytopenia (low platelets)?

  4. jp

    this looks like what i have now on the top of my foot. i don’t remember being bitten or walking near plants, did either of you ever find out what it was? i thanks, jp.

  5. Justine

    Hi Beth,

    Did you ever find out what this rash is? It looks like the one I have on my leg.

    Thanks.

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