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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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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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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?

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?

See MD: I would recommend you see your MD for workup with some bloodwork and evaluation of the skin changes. This is hard to give more advise on without seeing the rash. ...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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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?

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

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees
-recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths
-now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg
-help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have small purple spots on both knees. They aren't swollen. They don't itch or hurt. ?

I have small purple spots on both knees. They aren't swollen. They don't itch or hurt.
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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

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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?

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?

Be seen: Skin changes are usually not associated with problems inside the knee itself, so it is probably unrelated to your " bad knees". There are a number of potential causes. I would not hesitate to be seen to have it diagnosed. ...Read more

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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?

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

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A purple spot just above the knee & its size is increasing day by day.. whats its mean..??

A purple spot just above the knee & its size is increasing day by day.. whats its mean..??

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

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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.

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.

Spot and chest pain: Without more details it is hard to tell if your chest pain is due to a cold or flu, coughing, or heart disease. a painless purple spot on the knee in the absence of other spots is also difficult to pin down. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely: 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

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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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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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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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Hello! 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

Hello!
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