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A 50-year-old member asked:

My knees have started turning red and itchy and the tops of my feet in a red like from big toe to ankle- symmetrical, what's going on?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine 26 years experience
Nothing beats exam: For a proper diagnosis, it really is necessary to be seen; nothing beats a physical exam and obtaining a full history. In the case you describe, it really is necessary; red rashes in the lower extremities can be a sign of infection (e.g. Cellulitis, which is serious and needs treatment immediately), contact dermatitis (such as poison ivy), eczema, psoriasis, and a variety of other problems.
Dr. David Bloome
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Dermatologist: These symptoms may represent a dermatological condition. I recommend that you see your primary care physician or a dermatologist for further evaluation and treatment (if needed).
Last updated Mar 18, 2019

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