Dermatologists of Reddit... Can you tell me what this thing on my leg is??? (Pic link in comments)

Ok, so I've had this weird rash thing on my leg since April, it's showing no signs of going away... has anyone ever seen this before?

http://imgur.com/g6awF8M

I'm planning on going to the Dermatologist as soon as I get insurance again (just a few more weeks!), just wondering if anyone has seen this before...

Thanks!

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PancakesAndPenguins
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When my skin is dry it's itchy, and yeah sometimes it feels a little warmer. No oozing of anything.

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Made an appointment, I'll post the results soon!

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Goodluck!

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Is the area painful or itchy? Does the area feel warmer than other areas on your leg? Is there any oozing of fluids out of the small sores?

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Followup- have you figured it out yet? been able to go to the doc?

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Very strange. I did run across a [comment stream](http://www.healthcentral.com/skin-care/c/question/89253/70694) of people all pretty much in the same boat as you. Some are even saying they think it might have something to do with sugar substitute Splenda. But could be a whole variety of things. Maybe reading through them you will find more information on what it could be or what can help.

Definitely go to a dermatologist as soon as you are able though. The muscle pain symptom could mean something more serious than a simple rash.

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I'm not in the medical field but normally pretty good at web sleuthing and finding information like this. This has me stumped. I found [this site](http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/health-tools/search-by-symptom/skin-rashes.html#12) with a yes/no chart to help diagnose and it doesn't really match anything.

Is that just weird lighting or is there bruising on the lower part of your leg and foot? And have you taken any medicines or supplements since this started that you have never taken before? Switched detergents? Brands of soap?

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It isn't bruising, must just be the lighting... although, the muscle underneath is sore every now and again. Haven't changed anything, started or stopped taking anything, I'm so confused! I tried using eczema cream thinking it might be that, but it hasn't helped at all.

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