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Hi, my husband has a small light red patch on his lower leg

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Hi, my husband has a small light red patch on his lower leg for sometime. about 4-6 weeks ago i saw its got redder and today i noticed it's spreaded 70% bigger in area and develope further marks on his foot. He said it is not itch and did not want to see a doctor. I want to check for him that this isn't something lethal and what can be done to improve this as it doesn look attractive. For eg any cream from pharmacy counter that will help? I attached photos. He is male, healthy, 58 years old, average weight of average height (5. 11)

Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
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Does he have any associated symptoms like swelling/ fever? Does he have any diagnosed medical condition?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi, No other symptoms?

Expert:  Ken replied 3 years ago.
I saw the the images.
We need to consider few causes - Infection {viral or bacterial}/ allergic/ abnormal blood flow to the vein leading to infection or inflammation at the subcutaneous skin {can be due to atherosclerosis/ varicose veins or deep vein thrombosis}. I would also like to rule out diabetes.
He needs to see his doctor for sure. Till than Motrin {Ibuprofen} and Benadryl should give relief. Avoid pricking the area. Keep it dry.