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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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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