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Rash Behind My Knee
I got a sweat rash behind my knee a year ago. It disappeared a long time ago but it's coming back again since the weather's getting warmer. Normal?
Eczema behind knees: Most of the time eczema gets worse when it is cold outside due to dryness of air both inside and outside. However in some people eczema flares in the spring and summer when humidity goes up. In this case keeping the area cool and using a fragrance-free moisturizing cream may help relieve the symptoms and improve rash. If not, please see your dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a non-itchy rash behind my knee. How long should I watch it before going to the doctor? I am 66 years old. I have had the rash for about 3 days
I have had a rash behind my knee for about a month. It is about an inch wide, oval, and dark red. It stings and it itches and pus forms. What is it?
It is safe: But wasteful. Most itchy rashes are not bacterial in origin. ...Read more
I'm a 23 year old male and I live a healthy life but I have this red burning itchy rash behind my knee, I am taking cream for it but it burns so much?
This is a: Common spot for eczema. You may need a different cream like a medium to high potency steroid. Show your doctor. ...Read more
Sudden appearance of red itchy rash behind my knee, swelling and spreading. I scratched my eyelid and got four bumps there too so its spreading?
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. Behind the knees and on the inside part of the elbow too. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more
After I drink several glasses of red wine, my right calf swells up, my leg aches, and I get an itchy rash behind my knee. What's going on?
Reaction to sulfites: Is possible. Sometimes, more expensive red wines can contain sulfites. I don't know why your left calf will be spared though. Stick with cheap white wine. ...Read more
I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows, my stomach above belly button. What could this be?
Behind my knee I have seemed to have got a slight rash with black dots on. It doesn't itch but I don't know what to do to get rid of it.?
Rash: Examining the rash is the only way to know for sure what it is. I only worry about rashes that are spreading, itch and show bruising. I would suggest watching the rash over a few days to see if it changes. If better don't worry if worse see you doctor. ...Read more
Hi im simply askin for help for some problem ive been having behind my knee, it very itchy, red rash like bumps that hurt to and sting, pleasw help!
Wrong forum: You have an acute medical problem that requires the help of your doctor. In person. Health tap is here for education. We clearly state that this is not health care. We do not offer treatment. Please go see your doctor. ...Read more
Weeping rash that keeps running. Not from food or poison ivy. I used neosporin and clotrimazole antifungal cream but nothing works. Its behind my knee?
Tendon: It depends. There tendons and muscles that insert there, and you may have an injury. If it worsens or doesn't show improvement over the next several days, you can visit your doctor for a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more
Lymph nodes?: Painful bumps behind the knee could be lymph nodes, which generally appear in response to local inflammation or infection, below that knee for example, like in the shin, calf or foot. If there's no infection or inflammation evident, or if they've been there for more than two weeks, you need to see a local doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Se orthopedist: There could be many reasons for pain behind the knee. A pulse would imply a possible vascular source such as an aneurysm of an artery. A knee popliteal cyst or mass may also manifest itself in the back of the knee. Other common causes include tendinitis, early arthritis/wear/tear, ligament injury or meniscus tear. Low back pain may also radiate to the back of the knee. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
Consult doctor: It could be ruptured muscle, or ruptured cyst which can be confirmed by scan, please discuss with your physician. ...Read more
Could be: A Bakers cyst but get checked out to get examined ...Read more
When I sit down "criss-cross-applesauce" I get a pain on the right side (behind my knee). It happens if I land wrong too. Can this be a problem?
Possible: Pain behind the knee can be from tendons, hamstrings especially, which insert onto the back of the knee or possibly a Bakers" Cyst which can "pop out" from the knee. It is the synovial lining of your knee. Less likely would be a blood clot, but this would not come and go and it would be associated with swelling. ...Read more
I fell, since then my leg is painful behind my knee. It radiates up and down a bit. It is worst when fully extended and when changing positions.
Baker's cyst: By far the most common cause for pain in this location is a benign baker's cyst. These sit between the hamstring muscle/ tendon group and the calf (gastrocsoleus) muscles. Most common cause iskneearthritis w/ a degenerative meniscus (cartilage) tear. The tear can cause a rent in the knee joint capsule and allow joint fluid to escape into the back of the knee and form the cyst. ...Read more
My knee started to feel like it needs to pop a day ago. I tried kicking etc to try and make it pop. But wont. There's pain behind my knee. What do I do?
Knee pain: Please see your doctor or ask for a referral to an Orthopedist. ...Read more
Orthopedic eval: You should see an orthopedist. A pop sound and impaired ability to bear weight are suspicious for a soft tissue injury to the ligaments or tendons in the knee. In the short term, you can ice it, elevate it, compress it with an ace wrap, and take some Motrin or advil (ibuprofen). ...Read more
Baker's Cyst: A "hernia" of the knee is pushing of the cushioning sac between the thigh bone (femur) and lower leg bones (tibia and fibula); it is rarely called a "hernia". When upright and the knee is completely straight, a cystic swelling may appear as a bulging mass on the inside of the knee pit below the skin creases. Physical exam by an orthopedist will usually confirm the diagnosis. They can be removed. ...Read more
I have a thumping like behind my knee and I can see it thumping and feel it is that normal? 14 femal
Try: Try and see if the thumping is in time with your pulse, or if it appears to be from a muscle spasm. If you can see palpable pulse, that would be very concerning and you should be seen immediately. If you are having muscle spasms, you could try taking an anti-inflammatory and observe, but if it persists or you have pain or new symptoms then you should have a medical evaluation. ...Read more