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I have a question and I wanted expert advice cause I can't find info anywhere...but when its really cold outside my ankles up to my mid ankles get welts on them...they burn and sometime itch but I can't scartch cause its best describ it,it looks like my cat attacked me with like 8 to 9 long scratches but the thing is I don't live with my cat and I realized this last winter that I was getting this everytime it was cold outside or in my apt if it was cold so I suffered for the whole winter with these scratches and my legs burning the whole winter. I started getting this last winter and its happening again..I can't go to the doctor cause I don't have health insurance and I can't afford to get any cause my jobs health insurace is tooooo expensive and I "make to much"to get free heath insurance which is crazy cause I dont make no money 9hr is not a lot with rent that's my whole check? I just need some insight cause this is bugging me hurts really bad and burns and these welts are freaking me out. Thanks so much for whatever advice you can give about this
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Really, this is something you will need to ask a general doctor about. I understand (I've been uninsured for over 20 years now) how tough it can be to get healthcare when you need it, but you can likely find a walk-in public health clinic where you can pay a sliding fee to be seen.

And without someone taking a health history and looking at this in-person, online resources are unlikely to be helpful. It may be an issue of dry skin or a circulation problem, but someone is going to have to look who is a general doctor and who can see you and see this.

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