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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for Shin Skin Changes

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced shin skin changes. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Non - Specific Dermatitis (Skin Inflammation)

    Dermatitis is the inflammation ("-itis") of the skin ("derma" is a layer of the skin). It can be caused by any number of causes, from allergies to infections to autoimmune issues. Dermatitis of Normal Variation (also called, "NOS") means that all of those other causes of your rash have been ruled out. This is very common.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    red rash, itchy rash, painful rash
    Symptoms that always occur with non-specific dermatitis (skin inflammation):
    red rash
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. The patches mostly affect the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet.

    Psoriasis is a chronic condition. Often flare-ups come and go. In some cases, psoriasis goes away over time.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin, rash with well-defined border, painful rash, scaly rash
    Symptoms that never occur with psoriasis:
    fever, black-colored skin changes, brown-colored skin changes, blue-colored skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

    Eczema is a form of skin inflammation that causes skin to be dry, itchy, red, and irritated.

    This is a long-term, recurring condition but symptoms are manageable with care.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, feeling itchy or tingling all over, dry skin, scalp itchiness, flexor surface rash
    Symptoms that never occur with eczema (atopic dermatitis):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Shin Skin Changes

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.What color is the skin change?
  • Q.Are there bumps on your rash?
  • Q.Does the rash have a clearly defined border?

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Shin Skin Changes Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced shin skin changes have also experienced:

    • 34% Shin Lump
    • 2% Shin Itch
    • 2% Leg Skin Changes
  • People who have experienced shin skin changes had symptoms persist for:

    • 29% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 25% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced shin skin changes were most often matched with:

    • 50% Psoriasis
    • 33% Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • 16% Non - Specific Dermatitis (Skin Inflammation)
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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