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Baby Rash Behind Knees
My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees. Is it just eczema?
Yes: The rash could be physical irritation from the carpet. It could also be a symptom of eczema or contact dermatitis. The first thing to do is apply some thick ointment to the rash and cover with long pants. If it is itchy, you could try some Hydrocortisone cream. If it is painful or oozing, this might require medical attention. ...Read more
I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows, my stomach above belly button. What could this be?
My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?
Eczema: Eczema is a skin problem which causes dry, itchy skin, especially in the areas you mentioned. It can come and go for years. Bathe with plain water, only mild soap as needed, no scrubbing. Pat dry and apply a good moisturizer (no fragrance, thick, not a watery lotion) regularly. If it worsens and causes raw skin, see your doctor. ...Read more
For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What
My daughter has a small pimply looking rash behind her knee. It has made a couple of clusters and is traveling to the front of her leg.?
? Shingles: I'd think about shingles as a possibility. Please have it seen by a doctor. The sooner shingles is treated, the better the outcome. ...Read more
My 15 weeks old is 1 of those chubby babies. The folds behind her knees & in her armpits are so red & irritated. What medication will help heal it?
Candida: The antecubital and popliteal fossae in young chubby babies are areas where they can get a candidal yeast infection due to humidity and wetness. You can use nystatin topically three times a day for 4 weeks. Also important to keep the area dry, consider using vaseline to keep the area from getting wet. ...Read more
Doubtful.: A rash probably is not a blood vessel unless you have a group of spider veins in that area which would give the appearance of spider legs. Varicose veins would be raised, blue and grape-like in appearance. A red rash doesn't sound like veins. You should see a vein specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Rash from sitting: Possibly. There are many causes of skin rashes in these areas, but sweating and friction is a common cause on the back of the upper legs. ...Read more
Behind my knee I have seemed to have got a slight rash with black dots on. It doesn't itch but I don't know what to do to get rid of it.?
Rash: Examining the rash is the only way to know for sure what it is. I only worry about rashes that are spreading, itch and show bruising. I would suggest watching the rash over a few days to see if it changes. If better don't worry if worse see you doctor. ...Read more
Dermatologist: You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation. ...Read more
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 proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
My 3 year old son has a rash in both armpits and behind both knees. They itch. His armpit ones are spreading. What could this be?
Sounds like it: Could be eczema, a contact rash or a fungal infection. For the first 2, the treatment would be a cortisone cream and for the third an anti-fungal cream. If he is otherwise well, you could try these over-the-counter and if not better, or worsening or appears ill in any way, I would recommend seeing his pediatrician. ...Read more
I have a rash next to my knee in a square shape that's been there for months. It's even has a little bruise behind it. Any ideas what it is?
I've developed a persistent rash in areas like crook of elbows, armpits, behind knees, between fingers. Skin feels rough and dry. What is this?
I have a deep bruise behind my left knee dors not go away and does not hurt, now im noticing the same above my elbows with a rash.
Bruising: If this bruising is happening spontaneously without any injury or trauma please see your doctor as soon as you can to be examined. This could be a sign of a more serious issue. ...Read more
Skin behind knee feels like I have a small burn. But the skin is normal with no rash or redness or swelling. I don't have pain just a rash feeling.?
My husband has a rash under his arms, behind his knees and around his waist. He thinks it's a allergy of some sort, should I make him go to the dr?
Yes: I think if its a concern then yes. ...Read more
I got a sweat rash behind my knee a year ago. It disappeared a long time ago but it's coming back again since the weather's getting warmer. Normal?
Eczema behind knees: Most of the time eczema gets worse when it is cold outside due to dryness of air both inside and outside. However in some people eczema flares in the spring and summer when humidity goes up. In this case keeping the area cool and using a fragrance-free moisturizing cream may help relieve the symptoms and improve rash. If not, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a non-itchy rash behind my knee. How long should I watch it before going to the doctor? I am 66 years old. I have had the rash for about 3 days
I have had a rash behind my knee for about a month. It is about an inch wide, oval, and dark red. It stings and it itches and pus forms. What is it?
It is safe: But wasteful. Most itchy rashes are not bacterial in origin. ...Read more
New laundry detergant gave me a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. There is also some swelling behind my knees.?
New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?
Stop: Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances. Something like ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is.... ...Read more
Rash on both of my legs behind my knees and up to approx mid thigh?? from exercise have had loratadine but now keeping me awake and very itchy
Duration?: Have you had this problem for years or just recently. Are your elbow crease areas also affected (think eczema)? Are these areas in contact with new gym clothing with spandex (think contact allergy)? You may try topical cortisone cream but will likely need to see a dermatologist to find out the cause. ...Read more
Hi im simply askin for help for some problem ive been having behind my knee, it very itchy, red rash like bumps that hurt to and sting, pleasw help!
Wrong forum: You have an acute medical problem that requires the help of your doctor. In person. Health tap is here for education. We clearly state that this is not health care. We do not offer treatment. Please go see your doctor. ...Read more