Red Legs

Legs | Dermatology | Red Legs (Symptom)


Swollen and red legs may be a sign of a circulation problem and it needs special care from a medical professional.


Redness of legs and ankles can be a symptom of venous insufficiency. Venous insufficiency is caused by problems in one or more of the deep veins of the legs. Normally, valves in the veins keep blood flowing back toward the heart, so that it does not accumulate in one place, but the valves in varicose veins are damaged or missing. This causes the veins to remain filled with blood, especially when standing.

The redness of legs also can be derived from the rash, flushing, rash, bleeding, burns, sunburn, actinic keratosis, dermatitis, contact dermatitis, eczema, erythrasma, fever and viral diseases.