Red spots on skin and particularly in leg is most common dermatological disorder. The size can vary from large to smaller ones. They are present in children as well as in adults. Men and women are equally affected with red spots on legs. There are various reasons for large red spots on legs.
Following are the conditions where you may find large red patches on legs:
- Eczema: It is a form of inflammation on the outer layer of the skin. It is the most common skin condition amongst all the skin diseases. The disease is marked by red, swollen and itchy patch on the skin. There are various causes for eczema such as exposure to irritants, hereditary tendency, suppressed immune system etc.
- Hives or Urticaria: They are large red spots or patches on the legs, they can occur all over the body.
- Large blotches on legs can result due to bee sting or an insect bite. It can be a allergic reaction to the bites. Insect bite is common when you are in outdoor places.
- Excessive exposure to ultraviolet rays, as in case of sun bathing can cause large red blotches in legs.
- Psoriasis: It is an autoimmune disorder, psoriasis is a chronic condition. There is no complete cure for psoriasis, although there is a period of remission before it again flares up. Large red patches on legs with silvery scales are seen on the legs as well as on several other parts of the body.
- Cellulitis: bacterial infection in the leg can cause large red spots. Staphylococcus bacteria are the causative organisms.
- Certain viral fever such as dengue fever can cause small to large red spots on the lower leg in the first few days.
Treatment for Large Red Spot on Legs
Large red spots on legs vanish as soon as the underlying condition is treated.
However certain home remedies are useful in treating red spots on legs, and one such natural remedy is turmeric. Drink warm milk daily in the morning with a pinch of turmeric powder mixed in it to get rid of red spots in the legs.
If the reason for large patches on the leg is due to sun exposure, applying buttermilk e on the affected part will reduce the patches effectively.
Apply jojoba or almond oil on the large patches on legs when the cause is psoriasis or eczema. They act as good moisturizing agents.
Do not use cheap cosmetic and harsh chemical soaps on your legs.