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Bump Elbow Knee
Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more
I woke up with hives 2 mornings in a row. On day 3, in the middle of the day, I have itchy red bumps on my elbows & knees. What could this be?
My 8 year old daughter has multiple, tightly packed clusters of itchy, slight red, non fluid filled bumps on her elbows, knees, ankles, toes, and back of her hands.
Atopic Dermatitis?: Your description is very suggestive of Atopic Dermatitis or Eczema. This condition tends to worsen with changes in weather, humidity, use of strong detergents or harsh body soap. Sometimes it may get super infected with bacteria or fungus. If moisturizers don't improve rapidly the condition, I suggest to see a doctor. ...Read more
My husband has a small rash, just little bumps, on his elbows and knees. He said some times they itch but not badly. Ideas on what it is or treatment?
Lots: He will probably need a biopsy to find out. See your dermatologist. ...Read more
My nephew has red, itchy raised bumps on his elbows and knees. Was prescribed a steroid which didn't improve the rasH, what could this be? He's 3
Itchy Rash: Red, Raised, Itchy bumps sounds like a description of hives. Usually oral steroids improve a hive-like rash. This type of rash can be brought on by recent viral infections, food ingestion or drug ingestion. There are, however, many causes of rash in a 3 year old child so seeing the rash would be helpful to assist in diagnosis. I would be happy to consult with your nephews mom as I am in Ohio. ...Read more
My daughter has many bumps on her knees, elbow and the outside of legs. No fever though any clue? Some big some small some with white. Heads.
Molluscum?: Hard to say without seeing it but from what you're describing it sounds like something called molluscum contagiosum, which is caused by a benign skin virus. There are treatments for this but often it resolves on it's own. Take her to your pediatrician or a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more
My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head, elbows, knee, bumps, cheeks, neck, arm. Her dad has psoriasis. Cud it be d same n is it serious? Using cetaphil.
Itchy?: At this young age, I would be more suspicious of eczema (atopic dermatitis) which may be linked to food allergies as well as airborne allergens. If these rash itch, then eczema is more likely. If you are using Cetaphil lotion, be sure to use it regularly and apply it within 3 mins after bathing. Talk to your pediatrician. A discussion of eczema can be found elsewhere. ...Read more
I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?
Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Varrious causes: You need to see your doctor so they can examine you in order to try to diagnose the bumps. ...Read more
I have bumps on my knees and elbows and I'm not sure what they are, I have sensitive skin, and I've put medicine on them, but they haven't went away.?
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. 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
I have very itchy cluster of raised bumps mainly on knees, worse on one knee, and somewhat on elbows? What is this? I haven't switched soap?
Could be: Could be an allergy an infection. Would be nice to have pictures. ...Read more
What blood test should I get to find out if there's something in my blood that causes recurring bumps only on my elbow and knees and sometimes feet?
Need for examination: It is not feasible to recommend a blood test without examining you. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and it is not a suitable do it yourself activity. ...Read more
I have itchy bumps on the side of my elbow, side of my knees, side of my armpits, on my waist and my lower spine.?
Skin coloured bumps (rarely itchy) over area near elbow, knee and wrist. Disappears and reappear after 1-2 hours. Worsen after having food?
Uncertain: How long after eating would you note this reaction since food allergic reaction usually occurs within 2 hours after eating and usually associated with itching. I suspect also that you may have a dry skin issue and suggest that you apply a moisturizer on your skin <3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. Does exercise or after a hot shower induce the same reaction? Let's hear from others. ...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?
My 8 year old son has flesh colored NOT itchy bumps that sort of look like bug bites or hives but only on his knees and elbows, what could it be?
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I teen, I need u help because I have penis itchy I also have opposite of elbow itchy with bump and opposite of knee itchy with bump. Idonthavemuchspce?
See answer: Itching (aka pruritus) may be localized to a certain area of the body, or can be all over (generalized). Common causes of itching in the places you describe include atopic dermatitis/eczema and psoriasis. Best treatment is to determine the underlying cause of the itching, as well as treatment of the specific skin condition if present. Recommend you see your MD or a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more
My 3 year old daughter has a rash that started on her outer knee and is now on her outer elbow they are white bumps and don't appear to be causing itch?
See doctor: And get a diagnosis and then it can be treated. ...Read more
My 4 year old son has clusters of small skin colored bumps on his wrist (inside), underarms, elbows, and knees. Then there are some on his torso.?
Possibilities are...: Greetings. The bumps described can be from several different causes. Viruses can cause firm flesh colored bumps that are similar to warts. Mites such as scabies can look like this in early stages. Sensitive skin can also cause these types of bumps. Some of these causes require treatment and some just obsevation. I recommend a visit to your Pediatrician to asses if treatment is needed. Best regards. ...Read more
I have tiny red itchy bumps on my elbows and upper arm. They come and go. And sometimes appear on knees, thighs and bottom. What can be causing this?!
See a dermatologist: Can be one of several possibilities, you need to be evaluated and physically examined, you can start by your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more
I was ice skating fell down about 4 hours ago. I twisted my entire lower leg and soon my knee hurt, but now its gone. I have a bump right under my elbow?
I have a discovered a sort of bumps with water on my daughters elbows knees and foot and hand when I squeeze it water came out any clue?
I have a patch of bumps on my left and right arm between my antecubital and my elbow. They are really itchy and they come and go through out the day. I also get patches of itchy hives on my thighs and the sides of my knees. It all seems to be symmetrical.
Urticaria: Seems acute urticaria, may due to something you ate or exposed too or a medicine, or may be a pet, OTC antihistamines would help, start with the less sedating as loratadine or fexofenadine, don't drive if you feel drowsy, avoid the cause of the rash if known, if no improvement see your doctor ...Read more
I have small red like blisters bumps that are itchy on my hand and mow I have it on my elbows and on my knee im not sure if this an allergic reaction?
Difficult to say: As you can imagine, rashes of any type are difficult to diagnosis definitively without an examination. Recurring rashes can be due to allergies, eczema, infections or other causes. Best to see your family doctor, internist, or dermatologist to get a diagnosis and treatment plan. ...Read more
I have these little water bumps coming up on my knee, calf, on the middle of my but and behind my arm on my tricep?
See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Alright this all started may 26. I have red itchy bumps going in a line from under my arm (by armpit) going all the way down to my knee there clusted?
Picture: Dear HFernandez, we might need more details and probably a picture of this rash. Please consider a consult. ...Read more
My son has developed a rash in his belly button the fold of his arm and being his knees. It's not bumps just red and itchy any suggestions he's three?
Have it evaluated: 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
What bit me? I have a red bump on my knee and upper arm. They are both bumpy and it squirts out a clear liquid. Its itchy and when I tap it it stings.
Insect bites: Insect bites usually show up as a bump with red around the edges. Usually there is not a lot of liquid that squirts out. If the bump resolves on its own, then likely it was an insect bite. If it worsens, continues to drain liquid, gets larger or more painful, then you should have a physician evaluate it. ...Read more
I have a reoccurring itchy rash/red bumps, not in the same spots. Started on back, then gone quickly. 3 months later to foot, then gone. Then arm, and gone. Now knee, almost gone. What could it be?
Thank GOD: Its gone be happy, if comes back see an allergist and or dern M.D. ...Read more
Started breaking out several weeks ago with clusters and some single red raised itchie bumps has been on leg foot elbow upper arm come and go?
10 days before the 40th birthday I could not move out of bed. Something was wrong with my back in the upper region toward my neck.....?
Honest: This is not a case for HealthTap. You need a 1-1 evaluation by a neurologist and/or rheumatologist. The efforts of the available HealthTap MD's have been outstanding as far as they could go In fact, if you are near the Mayo or Lahey clinics, then you should go there for an inter-discipline evaluation. In absolutely no sense of criticism, you have been through what I call "too much:" and need important psychological support to help you work this thru. H. Robert Silverstein, MD, FACC ...Read more
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