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A 51-year-old female asked:

Sudden appearance of red itchy rash behind my knee, swelling and spreading. i scratched my eyelid and got four bumps there too so its spreading?

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Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. Behind the knees and on the inside part of the elbow too.This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra.
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Have you been: Outdoors? Sounds like a contact dermatitis, such as poison ivy! see a doctor if the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't working.

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