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Behind Knees Itchy
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
I have itchy little red lumps behind my knees and on my shins. I don't shave because I'm scared it'll make it worse. Help?
See derm: See your dermatologist to find out if this is eczema or something else. It can be treated. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I have developed small circular raised bumps that are itchy. 4 behind my knee, 2 on my thigh and one near my elbow. Had for 1 week- causes?
See doctor: And get a diagnosis and then it can be treated. ...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
It is safe: But wasteful. Most itchy rashes are not bacterial in origin. ...Read more
I have itchy eyelid, fold of elbow, behind my knee. It always dark in colour after flare up go away. Is it ecxema?
Most likely: Those are places where eczema typically occur ...Read more
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
Can someone be admitted to the (general) hospital for chronic symptoms with itchiness of the skin folds (arm pits, in between fingers, behind knees, ankles, crease of the inner arm?
Does not sound: Like a reason to admit. Sounds like you need to is it a dermatologist. ...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
I'm a 23 year old male and I live a healthy life but I have this red burning itchy rash behind my knee, I am taking cream for it but it burns so much?
This is a: Common spot for eczema. You may need a different cream like a medium to high potency steroid. Show your doctor. ...Read more
Itchy bumps on under arms, behind knees and on thigh crease that come and go for last two years. Steroidal creams stop them for sometime. They come bck?
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
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
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 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
Itchy feelable skin rash behind the knee that spreading father&to 2d leg on 2 years old, no fever, no sickness. What is it? Ishydrocortisone2.5cream safe?
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
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
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
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
I have a non raised rash all over my body. Started behind right knee what looked to be a spider bite. Then spread over time. It burns on my face. Itchy?
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?
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
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