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Lotion: Try consistently using a skin moisturizer especially after showers/baths. If it does not work then see a dermatologist. ...Read more
Hi I have head lice, dry scalp, knee pain, stomach pain, fatigue, floating green stool, stomach bubbling, cold symptoms etc and maybe a yeast infectio?
Way too much: This is way too much to address in a brief online Q & A. Please try to ask a focused, specific question. ...Read more
Red round itchy patches of dry skin on knees? I itch them enough that they bleed sometimes but never get any better.
Very old slightly raised skin colored 4 mm symm circle side of knee. Dry looking skin when scratched. Defined border. No itching, etc. Wart?
WITHOUT ACTUALLY SEEING THIS "CIRCLE" ON THE KNEE THERE IS NO WAY THAT I COULD EVEN GUESS WHAT THIS MIGHT BE.
BEST TO SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more
What reason could be for ALT 60; abs eosinophils 680; co2 31test results, symptoms - chest pain, chronic dry cough, left knee swollen & painful?
No easy answer: You're on Methotrexate and this itself may account for your elevated liver enzymes. The trivial elevation of your eosinophils isn't going to be helpful. If you're on this medication, it's likely to be for joint disease known best to you and your physician. Please forgive me, but your having to ask healthtap tells me you need to ask for better communication from your treating physician. ...Read more
My husband has white dry patches on both knees he says they're not itchy or sour. I put lotion and cream but nothing works they keep getting bigger.
Dry Patches: These could be several different things, it is time to see his doctor or a Dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I'm white, 52 M. I have a small grey dry spot on my knee cap that has been there for about 1 year. It is 1 cm x 2 cm. No pain or itch, does not ble?
I have a white dry patch on my knee. It is a little sore to touch. There are no sharp or stinging pain. It has grown pretty big over the past 6 months?
Get it checked out: That sounds concerning. You should definitely have it examined. Be well. ...Read more
I have a bunch of small lighter-colored, dry bumps on my knees. I thought maybe it could be from shaving? Not really surebut any idea of what it could be? Should I see a doctor or will it go away? They aren't itchy or anything, I am just getting more and
Moisturizer: This could very well be from shaving. Use good skin moisturizer on the affected areas for a couple of weeks, if it doesn't go away then go see a doctor. ...Read more
What would cause reddish, dry skin on lower knees of both legs? Would hypothyroidism cause it somehow?
Dry mouth, lips, throat. Knee/shoulder pain. Negative Ro/SS-A, La/SS-B and ANA and Rosa bengal test. Normal US parotid gland. Can still be Sjogren?
Yes: Stop the phenylbutazone as this can cause an aplastic anemia. Make sure your thyroid function tests are normal as well. That said, you can treat the dry eyes with meds suck as Salagen or Evoxac (cevimeline) and see if they help. Dry mouth alone makes Sjogrens unlikely but still possible, even with negative blood tests. In this situation, a lip biopsy can be helpful. ...Read more
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I've had dry scabby bumpy itchy back of the knees for almost a year now, I don't know what it could be ?
I have a dry rash on both of my knees i first had it on one now it's starting on the other and it won't go away. What can I do to treat it?
Dry skin in the winter that is in the area behind my knees. I keep putting lotion but it's not going away?
It feels like there's cold water dripping down on my left knee but it's dry. Why do I have this sensation?
Meralgia Peristhetic: The scary problem is only annoying. A nerve that exits your pelvis just under the bony point in the front is the culprit. It is irritated, often by tight clothing, and along with the wetness you may feel numbness on the outer side of the thigh with a cold feeling. Because it is numb people often burn themselves trying to warm it up. The nerve is the anterior femoral cutaneous. Nothing helps! ...Read more
On a beach holiday, my son has stitches on his knee after falling. The dr said he must keep it dry but can do everything else. Is that correct?
Sounds like : Good advice. Keep clean , dry and watch for signs of infection. ...Read more
I've had a dry itchy rash on my knees for several years. What can this be. I've tried everything but want go away?
I have these crazy white dry itchy pimple things on my knees I have an appt with my dr but I need the itching to stop now.
My niece has a large patch of dry skin under both of her knees. The patch is a couple shades lighter than the rest of her skin. How do we fix it?
Protect: Avoid things that make you break out, soaps & wetness. Wash your hands only when necessary. Wear gloves when needed. Wear clothes made of cotton. Bathe only with a small amount of mild unscented soap, such as dove. Keep the water temperature cool or warm, not hot! use the medicine your doctor gave you. Use a plain moisturizer daily. Avoid scratching or rubbing the itchy area. Manage stress. ...Read more
I've had dry, scabby from scratching , itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?
TryThisForTwoWeeks: After a year of dryness and scratching I can assume it's a mess back there.That's a common place for eczema-like rashes and there are a few ways to beat it.At this point you should consider a dermatologist to sort it out. But if you're short of time and cash start by using a moisturizing cream that contains lanolin and a mild topical steroid like 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Use each three times a day ...Read more
My son came home from school after a weekend away with carpet burn on his knees he said it had just happend at school but they were dry and not pink c?
See below: He may resent your inquiring about something that may be more embarrassing to him. Give him some time and perhaps he will reveal how he got it. Pick and choose your battles. I doubt it is anything that is dangerous if he is otherwise healthy and well. ...Read more
Behind my knees feels like dirt. There is nothing there. I bathe on a regular basis 1-2x a day. Maybe dry skin?
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There are weird really dry spots on my legs( mostly the knees), they look white with puffy pink around and underneath it.
Dry patches on leg, ankles close to the knees. Three have appeared. Circular. Quarter size. Scab quickly. What can they be?
Itchy feeling at the back of both my knees no rash or cuts. Does feel dry but no dry skin viable? What could be causing it?
Eczema: Use a cream containing a ceramide such as Eucerin Eczema Relief or Aveeno (oatmeal) Eczema Care, especially after washing. Wash with skin cleanser made for dry skin such as Dove. Try hydrocortisone cream. If this does not do enough, your DR. will give you a prescription steroid cream. No cure. So you will be doing maintainance off and on for a long time. ...Read more
I have a bump on my knee thats dried out. A darker shape surrounds it and tiny red spots are appearing on it but no pain. What should i do.
Hi so I have an abrasion on my knee and I put antibiotics but some of it dried up and I'm not sure whether to leave it or what to do to loosen it up.
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