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Doctor insights on: Itchy Swollen Knees Symptoms

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My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?

My knee is swollen, itchy, red, hot to touch and painful in an area, could this be a boil or something else?

Could be.: It could be a boil, could be something else - like an infection or arthritis in the knee joint. Don't take chances with your knees - if it is something significant, you won't be able to walk without proper treatment. See your doctor and find out for sure what it is. ...Read more

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Woke up 2 days ago with itchy areas (feet, knees, back) and my fingers are swollen so much that I can't completely close my fists.

Woke up 2 days ago with itchy areas (feet, knees, back) and my fingers are swollen so much that I can't completely close my fists.

Itching/swelling: This sounds like something you have been in contact with or less likely something you ingested. You can take antihistamines to help and see your doctor who may be able to help with a more exact diagnosis and treatment. But it does sound like an exposure to an allergen. No new medications? All the best. ...Read more

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14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

14 days ago swollen itchy area on outside of lower legs, one week later it causes swollen round areas on tops of knees and now where leg meets by butt?

See doctor: If the problem is progressing after over a week, it is time for you to consult your doctor. The best guess I can give you is poison ivy but one needs to make sure that there is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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I'm concerned because I have swollen hands and knees and red itchy rash!?

I'm concerned because I have swollen hands and knees and red itchy rash!?

Arthritis rash can b: Inflammatory, and psoriais can be associated with a condition know as dactylitis and can affect the knees as psoriatic arthritis

. Other causes are infection, gout, lyme disease, . ...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 had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still.?

I had a knee replacement 10 weeks ago. I have dark skin around my upper ankle that is itchy and swollen. My leg becomes restless when sitting still.?

A few thoughts: Swollen ankle could be due to surg., infection, lymphatic stasis, etc. If tiny blisters-could be Zoster. Poss. Poor circulation or nerve injury due to knee surgery.Restless legs often mean circulation prob. Or nerve inflammation in lower leg. Physical exam is imperative. If no other cause found, inflammed nerve should be considered. Treatment could incl osteopathic manipulaiton neuroprolotherapy, etc. ...Read more

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Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Lupus flare: The symptoms you are describing sound pretty severe. The rash on the elbows and knees is consistent with psoriasiform lupus and I am concerned about your back pain which could be related to pancreatitis. Since you know you have an autoimmune disorder, I would make an appointment with your rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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Red and itchy bumps on the back part of my knee and then the area began to swell and the bumps started spreading. I had a steroid shot and pill. Help?

Red and itchy bumps on the back part of my knee and then the area began to swell and the bumps started spreading. I had a steroid shot and pill. Help?

Red: Given you are describing a red rash that is spreading, I would be concerned for an infection. Sounds like you were treated for a contact dermatitis, but this should respond. I suggest you get checked. ...Read more

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My son has a bumpy itchy rash on his outer elbows and knees. Recurs every few months only in these areas. Cortisone/anti fungal and anti bacterial cream not helping. No other symptoms. Not a rash I have seen before. Help!

My son has a bumpy itchy rash on his outer elbows and knees. Recurs every few months only in these areas. Cortisone/anti fungal and anti bacterial cream not helping. No other symptoms. Not a rash I have seen before. Help!

Dermatologist: Such an eruption may be seen in eczema, psoriasis or reaction to gluten in his diet. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat him. If he's already been seen by a dermatologist, I recommend getting a second opinion. Appropriate tests can be done. ...Read more

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I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?

I woke up the other night with 4 what looks like bites but also white so welts but swollen red and itchy but I've had a few on my leg before they alwa?

Hives vs bites: The question is whether these are bites or hives indicating an allergic response to something internal or external. If the welts clear after a day only to appear elsewhere, this would favor an allergic reaction to food, medication, etc rather than insect bites which last several days at each site. Antihistamines relieve hives and the itching of bites. See your MD as needed. ...Read more

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I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?

I have just a large red lump on my leg, hard to the touch and very itchy, and very large. Swollen and red. Should I be alarmed?

Have it seen: It is difficult to diagnose issues with the skin without having them seen by a physician. As a "very large, swollen, red lump" is not normal on the leg it would be a good idea to have a physician look at it. The fact that the area itches would make me suspicious of possibly it starting out as an insect bite; however, a secondary infection requiring antibiotics is certainly possible. ...Read more

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A few days ago I woke up with a couple bites on my leg and elbow. They are very itchy and got swollen now they're purple and hard?

A few days ago I woke up with a couple bites on my leg and elbow. They are very itchy and got swollen now they're purple and hard?

Insect bite?: Use over the counter antihistaminics such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) according to the instruction on the medication container. Plus topical over the counter Hydrocortisone. If it does not get any better in a couple days see your doctor. ...Read more

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Some kind of skin infection. Signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?

Some kind of skin infection. Signs is that the wound in the leg has itchiness, swollen reddish, fluid field lesion what could it be?

Exam: You must be examined and evaluated and the blister fluids must be cultured. Since you did not mention how long this has been going on, I would assume this is a skin infection. ...Read more

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How to treat spider bite on leg? It is red swollen and itchy, worsens when I move. Still red after 3 days from bite, doesn't seem to get better if I move

How to treat spider bite on leg? It is red swollen and itchy, worsens when I move. Still red after 3 days from bite, doesn't seem to get better if I move

See your physician: Spider bites notoriously are slow to heal, and can leave large openings. This is something you need to discuss with your position, and you need to keep it clean and protect against infection ...Read more

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My right leg is swollen and has a red itchy rash. What's going on?

My right leg is swollen and has a red itchy rash. What's going on?

Needs to be seen: This could be an infection or allergy. You need to see a health care practitioner to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Small red lumps on lower leg very swollen but not itchy? Hurts to walk

Red lumps: Swollen red bumps on your legs may be due to erythema nodosum which can be present a variety of illnesses like strep, TB and many other causes. See your doctor for a full medical exam to determine the cause. ...Read more

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Sore on leg that looks like a cigarette burn x3 weeks. Not itchy now and no pain. Swollen and hard?

Sore on leg that looks like a cigarette burn x3 weeks. Not itchy now and no pain. Swollen and hard?

Many possibilities: And would require direct visualization, along with a bit more history. Major concerns would be infection or a tumor, but diagnosis is absolutely unreliable without visualization and more details. ...Read more