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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!

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

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Itchy bites on inside upper leg behind knee on butt. What could this be?

Itchy bites on inside upper leg behind knee on butt. What could this be?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

Yes they appeared quite quick big red itchy lumps behind my left knee almost within a few minutes and quite large only on one knee?

What happened first?: What happened before the lumps appeared? Were you stung/bitten by an insect? Had you rubbed against some plants/weeds? We need more information to provide the best answer. Possibly using topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or taking zyrtec/benadryl/claritin by mouth will resolve issue, but fp should see lumps & get complete history. ...Read more

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I have a few raised red dots only on one leg behind my knee on both outside and inside. They aren't itchy, but I have never seen them before.?

I have a few raised red dots only on one leg behind my knee on both outside and inside. They aren't itchy, but I have never seen them before.?

Simple skin irritation: Start by just observing. If it's gone in 1-5 days, Don't worry.
If it's getting worse or persisting more than five days look for an irritation source like clothing or an exercise machine that pushes/rubs too hard on your skin there.
Try simple skin creams. ...Read more

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I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

I have a itchy rash looks blike dry skin it started on my chest and behind my knees. Ir?

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

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Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Jock itch: See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis. My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin. It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more

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After swimming if I don't have a shower straight afterwards I get itchy where my eczema usually occurs (crease of my arm, behind the knees) what is it?

Skin Irritation: Chlorinated pools can be very drying to the skin and can cause acute worsening of eczema. With eczema it is always important to shower or bathe right after swimming in a chlorinated pool or using a hot tub. Use a gentle cleanser to remove chemicals, then apply moisturizer right afterward. ...Read more

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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

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

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Prickly heat? Very itchy ankles, full of tiny blisters and swollen. It is also spreading to behind my knees. It seems to start in warm weather. Help!

Sounds like eczema: Ankles & behind the knees are common places for eczema. Most of the time, eczema flares in the winter when it's cold and dry, but can flare in the spring & summer. Blisters may be part of eczema or a superinfection with bacteria or even viruses, like herpes. Herpes infection of eczema has little ulcers and is very painful. Since there are blisters, best to show it to your dermatologist asap. ...Read more

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I have had a very itchy rash that has traveled around my body for more than 3 weeks. Started inner thighs and inner arms. Moved behind knees, buttocks?

I have had a very itchy rash that has traveled around my body for more than 3 weeks. Started inner thighs and inner arms. Moved behind knees, buttocks?

Allergy consult: The issue is complex and you should consult an allergist. Do realize that even though we can usually control the rash, not uncommonly no cause can be found despite exhaustive studies. In the meanwhile, try taking antihistamine 3 to 4 times a day to see if this may help. The dose needed for itchy skin is much higher than what is needed to control hay fever but even then it may not work. ...Read more

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I have a rash under my arms and on the inner biceps, on my inner thigh area on my back and behind my knees in the bend. Very itchy what is this please?

I have a rash under my arms and on the inner biceps, on my inner thigh area on my back and behind my knees in the bend. Very itchy what is this please?

Rash: Sounds like contact with an allergen or eczema. See your doctor or send us a picture. If you are not allergic to Benadryl (diphenhydramine) take it every 6-8 hours for symptoms. ...Read more

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I keep breaking out in itchy red lumps on anywhere I heat up. Under my arms behind my knees even on my face today. Its really uncomfortable.?

I keep breaking out in itchy red lumps on anywhere I heat up. Under my arms behind my knees even on my face today. Its really uncomfortable.?

Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis is due to a hypersensitivity reaction (similar to an allergy) in the skin, which leads to long-term swelling and redness (inflammation) of the skin. People with atopic dermititis may lack certain proteins in the skin, which leads to greater sensitivity. Treatment is with prescription topical cortisone and emollients. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I have had an itchy, burning, stingy rash on my chest, arms (that look like round bites), hips, right rib cage and a few behind my knees and ankles.

I have had an itchy, burning, stingy rash on my chest, arms (that look like round bites), hips, right rib cage and a few behind my knees and ankles.

Itchy burning rash: In a new bed? Could be bed bugs, or could be eczema (hydrocortisone cream), psoriasis (cortisone or systemic meds), fungal (may respond anti-fungal cream,) or pitryiasis rosea -a viral infection that resolves in 6-8 weeks. If traveled to South America, Caribbean could be chikungunya. F/u/ w/ dermatology.

https://www. Aad. Org/public/diseases/rashes/pityriasis-rosea#overview ...Read more

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After I drink several glasses of red wine, my right calf swells up, my leg aches, and I get an itchy rash behind my knee. What's going on?

Reaction to sulfites: Is possible. Sometimes, more expensive red wines can contain sulfites. I don't know why your left calf will be spared though. Stick with cheap white wine. ...Read more

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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

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

Dry skin?: First try applying a moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. For the rash, topical hydrocortisone for a few days may be helpful. However if this is a persistent or worsening problem, I would recommend a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Off/on for past year+ I've been fighting an itchy rash on my butt (btwn chks). It comes/go. Recently I have had other symp-hair loss, rash on back of neck, behind knees. I have hypo thyroid. What cause?

Skin: Hypothyroidis even uncorrected would unlikely to cause the skin lesions you described. I think at this time you need to have a work up to rule out other autoimmune diseases. Also, seeing a dermatologist would be helpful. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more