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dark skin on knees and elbows

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Psoriasis: Rough, scaly and itchy skin at the elbows and knees is very characteristic of psoriasis. She should be seen by a dermatologist as this is a life-long ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, but..: If not done already, you should obtain a consult with a board certified Dermatologist who specializes in skin lightening procedure, before getting las ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Have it evaluated.: Have it evaluated by your physician. They may want to referr you to a dermatologist.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience in Dermatology
Koebner: Some skin diseases, psoriasis being a good example, follow trauma- hence the distribution to elbows, knees, hands, feet. This is called the koebner ph ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
PPlease see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Dark patches: You may have a fungal condition. Consult your doctor or a dermatologist.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience in Dermatology
Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
33 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Several poss. causes: This could be a rash, such as ezcema or fungal infection. In your age, vascular (venous) insufficiency is not likely. I recommend that you see your ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Specializes in Family Medicine
Dry Skin Possibly: It could be that you are experiencing dry skin. Using a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower (while your skin is still damp) will lock in ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Go to doctor: Unfortunately "dark spots" is extremely ambiguous and is not descriptive in any way, if this rash is spreading please go see your physician.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Saunders
42 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dry skin: Could be psoriasis or callus sing from repetitive use. Your doctor can tell.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist for the answer. This can becaused by several diseases.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience in Dermatology
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Drug,infection: This could be from medication or an infection, but there also could be something wrong with your platelets.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Katz
Dr. Ira Katz answered
23 years experience in Endocrinology
Need Evaluation: This can be a lot of things, first thing that comes to mind is pemphigus, a skin condition that blisters and if rubbed the skin can slough off. You c ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Marcela Riojas
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Skin Bumps: It is difficult to provide recommendations without an image of your skin lesions. Can you upload a picture?
A 67-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Skin spots: Several possibilities. Best to have a dermatologist take a look.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience in Dermatology
See a dermatologist: Most likely it is just eczema. Though there some other conditions which can cause similar symptoms. For example, dermatitis herpetiformis.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Needs to be seen: Your rash needs to be examined to make a proper diagnosis and give you appropriate treatment, you need to see a physician to identify the rash.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience in Dermatology
Sun or other?: Sun exposure will hyperpigment the skin in sun exposed areas. There are also some medical conditions that can change skin color like addisons disease ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many answers: Commonly psoriasis or eczema occur in those areas. They usually flare up during anxiety, depression, and stress. See your doctor for the correct di ... Read More
A 11-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
5 years old?: Please clarify age. If you are calling for a child, say so. Otherwise, as it stands, we cannot answer questions posted by minors. Thanks for address ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randall Hrabko
44 years experience in Dermatology
Keratoses Pilaris: try emollients that have urea and alpha hydroxyl acid in them. It will smooth them out. Its a genetic condition you inherited from one or both of your ... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: It is hard to tell what may be causing it without a direct exam. Nonetheless you may try taking antihistamines to see if they help. A dermatology co ... Read More

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