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Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If not effective see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

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

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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?

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?

Hives: Hives come and go. The best therapy is to decrease the itch-scratch cycle by taking higher doses of non-sedating antihistamines during the daylight hours and the sedating antihistamines at nighttime to get some sleep. See you allergist if this persists. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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I woke up with bumps on both my elbows and knees and also my fingers what this be?

I woke up with bumps on both my elbows and knees and also my fingers what this be?

Varrious causes: You need to see your doctor so they can examine you in order to try to diagnose the bumps. ...Read more

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Itchi elbows and knees. Bumps come and go?

Itchi elbows and knees. Bumps come and go?

Probably: This is probably eczema. Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have tiny itchy bumps little bit reddish in elbow and knees, how can I treat this?

I have tiny itchy bumps little bit reddish in elbow and knees, how can I treat this?

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

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What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

What are these red itchy bumps on the back of my knees, elbows and wrists?

Skin Bumps: It is difficult to provide recommendations without an image of your skin lesions. Can you upload a picture? ...Read more

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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?

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

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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.?

Need pic: I think a picture wil be helpful in diagnosing your problem. It could be anything from eczema to molluscum, to scabies. ...Read more

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Skin coloured bumps (rarely itchy) over area near elbow, knee and wrist. Disappears and reappear after 1-2 hours. Worsen after having food?

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

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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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?!

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

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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 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?

Get an eval: Probably bit elbow, during fall. Olecranon bursitis, swelling over the elbow point, is very common. Get an ortho eval to insure no fractures have occurred, and if the elbow swelling needs watching or treatment ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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.....?

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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Itchis bumbs on left elbow and right knee?

Itchis bumbs on left elbow and right knee?

Various causes: Itchy bumps on elbow or knee could be due to allergic reaction to clothing or other substances, insect bites, early psoriasis, fungus, etc. If cortisone cream doesn't clear these eruptions, see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why would I have swelling in both knees and elbow?

Why would I have swelling in both knees and elbow?

See a rheumatologist: There are numerous causes for an inflammatory arthritis. See a rheumatologist to determine the cause and to start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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