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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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Hi I have poison oak rashes under my kneecap and around that area. I was just wondering when you know it is starting to heal.

Hi I have poison oak rashes under my kneecap and around that area. I was just wondering when you know it is starting to heal.

You left out too muc: Where do you live? Are you sure of the cause of this? "Poison Oak" is in western US. The rash is an allergic reaction. It would be unusual for it to be confined to the area described and unusual to be the same on both sides. Eczema is common behind the knees. The duration depends on the diagnosis, 4 weeks after contact with a plant, much longer if eczema. Both respond to prescription cortisones. ...Read more

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I fell this morning, landing directly on my right knee on concrete. Have "road rash", bruising and swelling, as well as a distinct feeling of liquid around the kneecap, which is my main concern. Can flex and walk on it. Safe to treat at home?

I fell this morning, landing directly on my right knee on concrete. Have "road rash", bruising and swelling, as well as a distinct feeling of liquid around the kneecap, which is my main concern. Can flex and walk on it. Safe to treat at home?

Knee injury: The concern here would be a fracture of your patella(knee cap) in view of the type of trauma and the presence of knee swelling. We know that at the very least a contusion of the patella occurred. If pain and swelling are pronounced, get examined and an xray. In the meantime apply cold and elevate your leg. ...Read more

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Symptoms- worried about this new itchy bumpy rash up and down my leg, what is it?

Symptoms- worried about this new itchy bumpy rash up and down my leg, what is it?

Be seen: Rashes cannot be properly diagnosed without being seen. Itchy leg rash could be shaving reaction, could be viral, could be poison ivy or contact dermatitis. Make an appointment ...Read more

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Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should i be worried?

Have a burning sensation up one side of my leg, no rash and no other symptoms. Should i be worried?

Depends: Some conditions, the rash appears later. May be a nerve related issue? May be a muscle problem as well (e.g. Tendon injury). If the pain is severe, i'd have your regular doctor give it a check out. ...Read more

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I've a rash like symptom on my left leg thumb. It is from years and it is annoying me when i wear chappals. I've used nuforce g cream. Please help.

I've a rash like symptom on my left leg thumb. It is from years and it is annoying me when i wear chappals. I've used nuforce g cream. Please help.

Rash: With most rashes, it is extremely helpful for your physician to see the rash in question as it helps considerably with the diagnosis. Once appropriately diagnosed, it can then be treated. Avoid anything that can rub against or irritate the area until you can be seen. ...Read more

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Randomly got 4 or 5 rash in my hand and leg. Is it the symptom of hiv?

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Randomly got 4 or 5 rash in my hand and leg. Is it the symptom of hiv?

Not necessarily: Rashes are extremely nonspecific, and to say that it is a symptom of HIV would be inappropriate. If there is a concern, go get tested! ...Read more

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22 month old has rash under armpits (both) and tiny spot on upper back of only 1 leg. Tried baking soda bath and creams....no other symptoms. ...??

22 month old has rash under armpits (both) and tiny spot on upper back of only 1 leg. Tried baking soda bath and creams....no other symptoms. ...??

Not enough informati: With only that information, and the inability to see the rash, it's impossible to tell you what it is. I'm sure the child pediatrician could tell you ...Read more

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What are main symptoms of a yeast infection? Can it cause the vaginal labia to rash,peel and discoloration and inner leg connection?

What are main symptoms of a yeast infection? Can it cause the vaginal labia to rash,peel and discoloration and inner leg connection?

Whitish discharge: The classic signs and symptoms of a yeast infection of the vagina are redness, white cottage cheese like discharge and itching or pain. If an over the counter cream such as Monistat does not work, you may have something else. See you gynecologist, if that is the case ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a dislocated kneecap?

What are symptoms of  a dislocated kneecap?

It depends: If the dislocation recent and traumatic, you will have a lot of pain and cannot move your knee and cannot straighten the knee your knee, some of those are recurrent they are less violent. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for a torn patella tendon?

What are the symptoms for a torn patella tendon?

Usually dramatic: This is typically a painful, traumatic and debilitating injury. Initial symptoms would be pain in the front of the knee, diffuse swelling around the knee, and difficulty straightening the knee without assistance. Often the leg feels powerless and as if you are dragging it, because the powerful quad muscle in your thigh is no longer connected to the lower leg (tibia). Seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of a torn patella tendon?

What are the main symptoms of a torn patella tendon?

Can't extend knee: If your patella tendon is completely torn, you can't actively straighten out your knee. Because your patella tendon connects your thigh muscle and patella to your shin bone (tibia). If its partially torn you have weakness with knee extension, difficulty with stair climbing and anterior knee pain. ...Read more

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I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?

I have knee pain. Symptoms include grinding, catching of patella, buckling and locking. What does it mean?

Cartilage damage: You probably have degeneration of cartilaginous components in the joint. The most common culprit is the meniscus. Diagnosis is done by mri, and arthroscopy provides the needed clean up. ...Read more

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Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem? Please help

Can a piece of cartilage get stuck under the kneecap? What are the symptoms of having a ACL problem?
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Knee pain: These are two very different problems.When a piece of cartilage gets stuck under your kneecap you will have a locking or catching type problem. You could have problems flexing or extending your knee and certainly problems with going up and down steps. With an ACL injury,there is usually a sense of instability and a sense of the knees shifting.There's usually a sense of apprehension with activities ...Read more

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Day after run lateral knee pops when i bend. Location is between pointy bone and kneecap. No pain during runs and do not have normal it band symptoms.

Day after run lateral knee pops when i bend. Location is between pointy bone and kneecap. No pain during runs and do not have normal it band symptoms.

Hard to say: There are multiple potential causes. One of the more common disorders that you already mentioned is itb syndrome, but as you mentioned that may have been ruled out. One example of nother potential cause is plica syndrome, which is an abnormal fibrous band in the knee that can cause pain and popping as you describe. Usually a very meticulous exam can determine the cause. Thank you. ...Read more

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I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?

I suffered a compound fracture of the tib and fib (L) also a cracked patella (L) at age 22 now I'm experiencing "growing pain" like symptoms at age 26?

Be seen: At 26, your growth is certainly complete and so your pain is likely coming from something else. A detailed exam and X-ray will likely determine the cause. Consider being seen. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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Patella (Definition)

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