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What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

What could a red itchy rash on knuckles and elbows be?

Psoriasis?: It could be psoriasis. It could be something else. I would see a dermatologist for it. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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I have been experiencing pink rashes on my groin, feet, hand, elbow and in between fingers. I'm scared to take an STD test so pls what cod it be. Thanks?

I have been experiencing pink rashes on my groin, feet, hand, elbow and in between fingers. I'm scared to take an STD test so pls what cod it be. Thanks?

Show this to a doc: Doctors are professionals and they will not 'judge' you for coming to them with a problem. You need a diagnosis. This could be an STD, but it could easily be something else — so there is no reason to suffer. Besides, this disease may become worse-so you want to take action now. If you show a photo of the rash on Health Tap, maybe we could better guide you. Don't be afraid — you need help. ...Read more

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What can cause rash with itching on the hand near the elbow ?

What can cause rash with itching on the hand near the elbow
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RASH HAND AND ELBOW: HOW LONG HAVE YOU HAD THIS?
MY ELBOW IS ABOUT SEVEN INCHES FROM MY HAND!
COULD YOU BE A BIT MORE SPECIFIC?
DEPENDING ON HOW LONG YOU HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM, IT MAY BE ASSOCIATED WITH SOMETHING YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH.
COULD IT BE WORK RELATED?
PLEASE SEE YOUR GENERAL DOCTOR OR PCP.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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Hi wat can cause rash with itching on your hand near to you elbow?

Hi wat can cause rash with itching on your hand near to you elbow?

Allergic: Skin reaction or early infection. You must be seen, examined, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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I have really bad rash on hands and legs and back and arms n elbows, its very itchy of a nighttime, and my hand r really dry and elbows? Help

I have really bad rash on hands and legs and back and arms n elbows, its very itchy of a nighttime, and my hand r really dry and elbows? Help

Rash: Before you can get medicine, see your physician for the correct diagnosis and proper treatment. Your condition could range from simple eczema to unfriendly scabies. ...Read more

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As the past two nights i have been having severe swollen fingers and a rash that spreads from my knuckles to my arm. Help please?

As the past two nights i have been having severe swollen fingers and a rash that spreads from my knuckles to my arm. Help please?

You need evaluation: Schedule an appointment with your PCP this week or go to an urgent care facility if you are unable to be seen to have this evaluated. These symptoms could represent a number of things including an infection, an allergic reaction, an inflammatory or auto-immune reaction to name a few. Please have this evaluated ASAP to avoid any serious complications. ...Read more

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For the last few months I've been getting sores on my knuckles and elbows. They don't hurt, and they last for weeks. What is it and is it dangerous?

For the last few months I've been getting sores on my knuckles and elbows. They don't hurt, and they last for weeks. What is it and is it dangerous?

Hard to say: Its difficult so say without being able to see the lesions in person! Psoriasis is notorious for causing red or silvery scales on the elbows. Dermatomyositis is a skin condition that can present with "gottrons papules" on the knuckles. Best of luck to you :) ...Read more

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Please answer! What vitamin is lacking when you have dark elbows and knuckles?

Please answer! What vitamin is lacking when you have dark elbows and knuckles?

None - Psoriasis?: It is unlikely that this has any relation to any vitamin deficiency. Vitamins are molecules in all kinds of foods and deficiencies in first world countries, with lots of foods available ; eaten, are relatively rare (with possible exception of vitamin d3). Given skin over the extensor surface of joints, this is a pattern c/w psoriasis, very variable in presentation but a possibility. ...Read more

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Red bumps on my elbows and knuckles, what are they?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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I have white itchy bumps on my knuckles and a cluster of itchy bumps around my elbow that appear out of no where?

I have white itchy bumps on my knuckles and a cluster of itchy bumps around my elbow that appear out of no where?

Perhaps Psoriasis: The location of the skin condition you are describing reminds me of Psoriasis. This is a chronic medical skin condition that can come and go. Some feel that it is genetically linked. Did a parent have this condition? In any respect it usually is treated with topical steroids, more severe cases need oral meds. Check with your PCP, send a photo, or see a dermatologist for work up. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?

I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away.  What can I do about it?

Red itchy bumps: If you haven't already, start with avoiding any hard scrubbing or washing with soap on those areas. Use a daily barrier ointment like aquaphor immediately after shower. You can also try an otc steroid ointment for a week or so to see if it improves. Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose and manage without a picture so make sure you see your doc if not improving. Good luck! ...Read more

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Will painkillers help with pain on elbow and in knuckle?

Will painkillers help with pain on elbow and in knuckle?

Generally, yes: Painkillers, also known as analgesic medications, come in many forms. Generally, these medications will help with pain from a musculoskeletal cause such as that affecting the elbow or hand. ...Read more

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Pain in wrists, knuckles, elbows and shoulders. Occurs mainly at night. Left arm will go numb every so often. 21 years old, too young for this.

Pain in wrists, knuckles, elbows and shoulders. Occurs mainly at night. Left arm will go numb every so often. 21 years old, too young for this.

Arthralgia: These are pains in your joints and can be associated with an inflammatory disease. I would recommend you see a rheumatologist that specializes in this ASAP. ...Read more

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A severe pulsating pain started between my knuckles, over three days the pain has moved up my(right)arm to above my elbow. No injury sustained prior.?

A severe pulsating pain started between my knuckles, over three days the pain has moved up my(right)arm to above my elbow. No injury sustained prior.?

Inflamation: Sounds like you are having a flare up of the joints and soft tissue. Any injury? Try to rest the hand, ice it and try your anti inflammatories. If no improvement see your doctor ...Read more

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Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Pinched nerve: Pain in the chest or arm that goes to the hand or fingers is almost never due to a heart problem. Just the same, if the pain is assoicated with muscle weakness, keeps you up at night, interferes with daily activities, and/or is not responding to whatever medication you have at home, you should see a doctor for an evaluation and a step up in treatment. Physical therapy or steroids are examples. ...Read more

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Pinky is twitching mild pain in elbow & mild burning over top of wrist. Also, the knuckle joint of the pinky (top knuckle) is sticking in morning?

Hand surgeon: The locking finger suggests joint damage of your 5th finger. The pain on motion at the wrist radiating toward the elbow is consistent with an impingement by wrist ligament. Either condition would be best evaluated and treated by a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Pain on top of left shoulder, left elbow, left forearm, wrist and ring finger and knuckle and slight pain in left upper chest. What could this be?

Fibromyalgia: Fibromyalgia can cause widespread pain such as what you describe.
You may feel as if there is swelling and morning stiffness but no visible evidence of swelling. One side of the body is usually worse than the other and symptoms can be associated with fatigue, insomnia and depression. This is a clinical diagnosis but other forms of arthralgias are ruled out with a complete h&p, labs and xrays if. ...Read more

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I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

I have non itchy, red bumps on my elbows, knuckles, knees, and thighs. Not allergy or psoriasis. Had a fever last week don't know if it's related. What could it be?

Viral rash: Many viruses can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms such as fever and cough. Many of these rashes are not specific or characteristic enough to identify the virus. The viral rash itself is not usually serious. But it is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection such a meningococcal infection. If you have any concerns then contact your doctor immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more