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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more

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Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?

Jock itch: See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis.My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin .It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more

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Me and my partner have both got really red itchy spots appeared mine are around my knee and on right arm and partners am over his shoulder and arms?

Me and my partner have both got really red itchy spots appeared mine are around my knee and on right  arm and partners am over his shoulder and arms?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son has a cluster of red itchy spots around his right knee which is starting to spread to his thighs, shins and feet. What could it be?

My 7 year old son has a cluster of red itchy spots around his right knee which is starting to spread to his thighs, shins and feet.  What could it be?

Molluscum?: In this age group i'd suspect molluscum contagiosum. Pictured here. Easily treated in most cases, in fact they sometimes resolve on their own. You need to control the itch, that spreads this viral infection. ...Read more

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Dark spots appeared one on side of knee and then spread to arms and torso itchy skin?

Dark spots appeared one on side of knee and then spread to arms and torso itchy skin?

Go to doctor: Unfortunately "dark spots" is extremely ambiguous and is not descriptive in any way, if this rash is spreading please go see your physician. ...Read more

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Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis, or inflammation in the skin can cause this pattern. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) can do this, and the rash associated with gluten allergy (celiac sprue) called dermatitis herpetiformis can also do this. Hives can present similarly as well. Erythema multiforme is rare, but can appear this way and eventually makes little "target" lesions. A dermatologist should be able to diagnose you. ...Read more

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My 7 year old son has red itchy spots on his knees thighs and top of feet and it seems to be spreading to his stomach and bottom what is it ?

My 7 year old son has red itchy spots on his knees thighs and top of feet and it seems to be spreading to his stomach and bottom what is it ?

Allergy/Insect: From your description appears like allergic spots. But check to make sure he does not have any insect bite marks.
Try topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) by mouth. If not subsiding try steroid cream 1% or 0.5% (tiny amount). If both not helping consult physician. ...Read more

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I have severe itchy spots on my arms, fingers, back of my knees/hands & ankles. After scratching i get white elevated nickle-sized spots. What is it?

I have severe itchy spots on my arms, fingers, back of my knees/hands & ankles. After scratching i get white elevated nickle-sized spots. What is it?

Most likely....: Dermatitis in these areas is most likely an allergic reaction, systemic. Perhaps a food.
Early eczema or even psoriasis could also be the culprit. Please visit your dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis and proper treatment. ...Read more

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4 yr old son has non-itchy rash for 10 days on knees, elbows, wrists. Rash is raised and started as spots but now joining. Gp said coxsackie not sure.

4 yr old son has non-itchy rash for 10 days on knees, elbows, wrists. Rash is raised and started as spots but now joining. Gp said coxsackie not sure.

Rash in kids: Rash is a common symptom of many viral illnesses. Coxsackie virus causes rash but also may have other accompanying symptoms including fever. If in doubt get a second opinion especially if it last longer especially if ur child has other symptoms. ...Read more

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For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs. They start out as tiny little spots. Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes. I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area). What

For a few weeks now, I've had itchy areas on my arms and legs.  They start out as tiny little spots.  Then I started scratching and they become red, itchy rashes.  I have 2 places on my left arm, 1 on my right and behind both of my legs (knee area).  What

Dry skin?: First try applying a moisturizer all over your body within 3 minutes after bathing and see if this helps. For the rash, topical hydrocortisone for a few days may be helpful. However if this is a persistent or worsening problem, I would recommend a dermatology consult. ...Read more

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Itchy spot inside thigh just above knee have bakers cyst and 2 dvts are these related?

Itchy spot inside thigh just above knee have bakers cyst and 2 dvts are these related?

No: I do not think that they are related at all, but you need to see doctor for the itchy spot to get proper cream for it. ...Read more

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I have just developed a painful rash around my knee; one huge painful itchy spot while I've noticed lots of small ones around it, what could this be?

I have just developed a painful rash around my knee; one huge painful itchy spot while I've noticed lots of small ones around it, what could this be?

R/O CELLULITIS: Cellulitis is a superficial skin infection that can be caused after an abrasion . Keep the area clean and apply topical antibiotics. Seek prompt evaluation for potential need of oral antibiotics/X-ray /labs. ...Read more

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Itchy red spot on back of knee. Bite or blood clot?

Itchy red spot on back of knee. Bite or blood clot?

Depends: It is unlikely a blood clot but it may be a skin rash or a bite. If it does not resolve see your doctor for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have itchy white spots on my tounge?

What should I do if I have itchy white spots on my tounge?

White itchy spots: See your general dentist or an oral surgeon for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Hi I have small white spots on my knuckles. They are painless and are not itchy... I got hem around 3 weeks ago ... Should I be worried?

Hi I have small white spots on my knuckles. They are painless and are not itchy... I got hem around 3 weeks ago ... Should I be worried?

White spots on hands: Do you have exposure to chemicals or foliage? Could be contact dermatitis or eczema. Alternatively could be fungal, though that is less common. Would try over the counter topical steroid cream, if that does not work consider anti-fungal. Should moisturizer daily. f/u w/ doctor ...Read more

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I have itchy white spots on the tip of my tounge. They come and go about once a week to every 2 weeks. What is wrong with my tounge? I have pictures

I have itchy white spots on the tip of my tounge. They come and go about once a week to every 2 weeks. What is wrong with my tounge? I have pictures

Relax; Cool It!: The tongue responds to trauma such as hot or cold liquids, hot peppers, and caustic drinks. Avoid these incidents and you will have less "bumps". ...Read more