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Three year old red rash behind knees and inside elbows, what could this be?

Three year old red rash behind knees and inside elbows, what could this be?

Eczema: This can be many things, but the most common is eczema. It is commonly associated with allergies and is treated with moisturizing and emollient creams and ointments. When more severe, steroid medications are sometimes used. ...Read more

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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I have a cough and sore thought and have now got a bad rash on my knees , elbows , ancles and hands . Could you please help ?

I have a cough  and sore thought  and have now got a bad rash on my knees , elbows , ancles and hands . Could you please help ?

Rash: See your doctor. There are a number of rashes that are associated with a bacterial or viral infection. The rash needs to be seen for a diagnosis to be made. ...Read more

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Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and feet that blister wen scratched?

Itchy clustery rash on hands knees elbows and  feet that blister wen scratched?

Psoriasis?: Although it is very difficult to diagnose rashes without actually looking at it. But it sounds like early psoriasis by the distribution and description that you have given. Please consider uploading pictures and consulting a dermatologist here on HealthTap. ...Read more

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Got a rash on legs knees elbows and buttocks from being at the beach today. Any ideas what caused this? Not itchy- but looked like hives.

Got a rash on legs knees elbows and buttocks from being at the beach today. Any ideas what caused this? Not itchy- but looked like hives.

Beach Rash: Several factors can cause you to be itchy after a trip to the beach. Bugs, like sand fleas and the mosquito, are not uncommon on some beaches. The sand itself can cause irritations, especially to sensitive skin or freshly shaved skin. Another cause could be sweat dermatitis, which is a rash caused when sweat is trapped in the skin. Itching and tiny red spots are a characteristic of this rash. ...Read more

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For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

For 5+yrs IV had progressive/extreme fatigue joint/neck/back pain headaches rash on knees/elbows, tingling/burning/pain legs feet arms hands. Ideas?

Also Lyme disease: If you have been bitten by a tick or live near the woods (or frequently go camping), consider getting tested for Lyme disease as well. Some of the symptoms, especially the (migratory?) rash are reminiscent of Lyme disease. ...Read more

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I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows , my stomach above belly button. What could this be?

I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows , my stomach above belly button. What could this be?

Eczema: But it could also be dry skin especially during the winter months. Need to lotion up with any moisturizing cream or lotion, you may also need prescription strength steroids depending on the severity. ...Read more

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My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head,elbows,knee,bumps,cheeks,neck,arm.her dad has psoriasis..cud it be d same n is it serious?using cetaphil.

My 8th mnt daughter has skin rashes on head,elbows,knee,bumps,cheeks,neck,arm.her dad has psoriasis..cud it be d same n is it serious?using cetaphil.

Itchy?: At this young age, I would be more suspicious of eczema (atopic dermatitis) which may be linked to food allergies as well as airborne allergens. If these rash itch, then eczema is more likely. If you are using Cetaphil lotion, be sure to use it regularly and apply it within 3 mins after bathing. Talk to your pediatrician. A discussion of eczema can be found elsewhere. ...Read more

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What to do about rash on hands, elbows, knees, feet, and now genitals?

What to do about rash on hands, elbows, knees, feet, and now genitals?

Rash: You need to have your rash checked by your doctor to determine what is going on and how to treat it, don't delay. ...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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Was taking amoxicillin. Ended up w/ a rash on hands, feet, elbows & knees. Now it's on my neck. Breathing fine, itch driving me crazy. Had for 1 day now?

Was taking amoxicillin. Ended up w/ a rash on hands, feet, elbows & knees. Now it's on my neck. Breathing fine, itch driving me crazy. Had for 1 day now?

Allergic reaction: Stop taking the amoxicillin. You are having a allergic reaction. Call your doctor now and let them know what is happening.Take 2 benedryl for the rash, it will make you sleepy. If you start to have breathing problems call 911. Remember this in the future and do not take Amoxicillin or penicillin. Always inform your doctors of this reaction. ...Read more

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Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Lupus flare: The symptoms you are describing sound pretty severe. The rash on the elbows and knees is consistent with psoriasiform lupus and I am concerned about your back pain which could be related to pancreatitis. Since you know you have an autoimmune disorder, i would make an appointment with your rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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I take ibuprofen for backpain yesterday, i woke up & rashes are on my elbows & knees & it's spreading to my legs & back today?! I have no food allerg.

I take ibuprofen for backpain yesterday, i woke up & rashes are on my elbows & knees & it's spreading to my legs & back today?! I have no food allerg.

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen is a NSAID that has been associated with hives. I don't know what type of rash you have, but at any rate you need to stop taking it and have an alternative pain medication. Btw if you wake up with a rash it is not a food allergy, these reactions are rapid and occur within minutes of food ingestion not hours later. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees. Is it just eczema?

My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees.  Is it just eczema?

Probably, but: I would not blow it off. Many infants are allergic to a food that is causing the rash. Getting an allergy evaluation to determine if a food is related to the rash may help to dramatically improve the rash once the food culprit is eliminated from the diet. ...Read more

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My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?

My 4 yr old son suffers from itching, rashes and redness after every 7-10 days behind his knees & back of his thighs, hips and elbow joints?

Eczema: Eczema is a skin problem which causes dry, itchy skin, especially in the areas you mentioned. It can come and go for years. Bathe with plain water, only mild soap as needed, no scrubbing. Pat dry and apply a good moisturizer (no fragrance, thick, not a watery lotion) regularly. If it worsens and causes raw skin, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is this rash on the back of my knee and inside of my elbow?

What is this rash on the back of my knee and inside of my elbow?

Eczema: This is typical of eczema and will respond to prescription cortisone. An exam might reveal something else. OTC hydrocortisone is usually not potent enough but no harm in trying. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on the inside bend of my elbows waist and knees?

I have a red rash on the inside bend of my elbows waist and knees?

Probably fungal: Given the location of your rash, this may be a fungal infection. Try some lotrimin (clotrimazole) (antifungal) also take measures to reduce moisture in these areas. ...Read more

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I have a rash on my hands , the side of my knees and on my elbows?

I have a rash on my hands , the side of my knees and on my elbows?

Could be a virus: There are viruses that can cause little red bumps or blisters on the hands, elbows, and knees. The rash will usually resolve in 4-6 weeks. You might also have eczema. Either way, you can try some cortisone cream to clear it up. If it persists, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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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