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Purple Spots On Elbows And Knees
I sometimes get a bunch of weird itchy spots on the side of my knees and all over my elbows, what could these be?
I have dark knees and elbows. On my knees I have dark spots on the top outer side. Are their any remedies you can tell me or can I see my local Dermo?
See dermo: Begin with a diagnosis. Acanthosis nigricans? Post-inflammatory? Genetic? Subject to repeated pressure or friction? Fade cream may help a little. ...Read more
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?
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
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
I have looks like blood spots on my arm and looks like solid dark around the elbow and also same on legs. Blood or dark spots and solid clot udr knee?
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.
How to get rid of discoloration around neck and on elbows&knees without effecting my skin. (21yr old female) also I have acne spots left after pimples?
Hyperpigmentation: You need to see a dermatologist who can make a recommendation for the treatment. The post acne pigmentation can be treated with peels, topical bleaching agents, topical antioxidants and more importantly, treatment for the acne. The other issue may respond to a moisturizer called LacHydrin (lactic acid) or AmLactin. Additionally it may be a sign of hormone issues, especially if you are overweight. ...Read more
-psoriasis on elbows/knees
-recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths
-now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg
Knees: More than likely you knelt on something that caused small bruises on your knees. If you have this no other place on your body and have no other symptoms I would not worry about it. If it starts spreading then you should get it checked. ...Read more
I suffer with bad knees and knee pain and now I have a purple patch on the back of my leg and I get hot spots allover my legs..why and what is it?
Small purple spots on knees. No swelling or hurting or itching was in the sun all day. I drank water and wore sunblock. Could it still be from sun?
Yes, could be: You may missed to put the sunblock on those areas. ...Read more
I have dark red/purple spots on my thighs knee & feet. Not always there, but mostly at night & i also bruise very easy. Do u know what this could be?
Ecchymosis (Bruise): It sounds like you are describing easy bruising. This is almost always abnormal in someone 31 yrs old. You need to have this checked out and have testing done to find out why you are experiencing this problem. There are many causes for easy bruising. Some causes are relatively benign, but some are very serious. Get it checked out. Good luck to you. ...Read more
Very small purple bruises like blood spots on back of knee, quite itchy. Could it be an insect bite as i have been cutting in bushes?
Itchy spots: It could be but if symptoms persist or worsen get examined ...Read more
I'm having a bad reaxn to Diflucan (fluconazole) inc. rash on face (brown sun spots peeling off) legs have red/purple spot w/severe knee/ankle pain. Could be yeast?
Allergic reaction: With such severe symptoms you should go to the ER. Go now. DrG ...Read more
Needs to be checked:
It is hard for us to tell you what it may be without more information and visual examination
Since it is increasing in size I suggest have it checked by your Doctor
It may be a resolving hematoma(collection of clotted blood) or a bite by an insect or something else or an infection ...Read more
Unlikely: Unlikely, see physician.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hello Dr. Allan, I woke up worried today because I noticed a purple spot on my knee that doesn't hurt or itch. I also get chest pains.
I have a light purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It sometimes itches scratching makes white crust to come off it and it sometimes weeps too
Sounds like LSC: Lichen simplex chronicus is the thickening of your skin after chronic itching and scratching. If you scratch hard enough you can cause weeping and even secondary infection. Try aquaphor and AM lactam to reduce itching and help healing. Sometimes you may need prescription strength cordran tape to help from derm. ...Read more
Dark purple spot on front of knee with tiny hard bump under it. Did not hit it and it isn't a bite. Is it a sign of a dvt?
The deep veins do not run in the area you describe.
Purple is frequently a bruise-?
Any other illnesses or bruising tendency?
Commonly we forget a minor trauma? ...Read more
A purple/pink spot on the skin of my knee cap It's been there for years Sometimes itches heavy scratching makes it weep and white dead skin comes off?
See dermatologist: Most likely a psoriatic patch BUT if it is enlarging or weeping more definitely see a skin doctor. ...Read more
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
13 year old girl gets splotchy legs when she is standing. Red hot spots on her knees and calves that itch and purplish darker patches. What is this?
I have a reoccurring itchy rash/red bumps, not in the same spots. Started on back, then gone quickly. 3 months later to foot, then gone. Then arm, and gone. Now knee, almost gone. What could it be?
Thank GOD: Its gone be happy, if comes back see an allergist and or dern M.D. ...Read more
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
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?
Light pain in the right leg, no swelling, redness and no purplish. Just small swelling behind the knee and blazing in that spot. Can it be thrombosis?
GM, woke up with a muscle contract in my right calf(below my knee) and now I'm seeing a dark red spot (blood clot) on my left upper arm. ?
Cramps: doesn't sound relatedGet a more detailed answer ›
I've been getting hives and red swollen spots on my wrists, hands, elbows, and knees after I started using whey protein powder. I do wanna keep drinking protein powder but I'm tired of having the itching welts and hives. I eat a Benadryl every day
Urticaria: There's a lot of different formulations of protein powder out there. You should look at the ingredients and try to use the one with least preservatives. Hives on just wrists, elbows hands and knees sounds a bit odd..but anything can happen with the human body. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will only mask symptoms and make you drowsy. Ask your friends if they are having any issues with their supplements as well. ...Read more
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