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Rash On The Skin Behind The Knee
Stys: It's probably a sty, a moderately inflamed "sweat duct" in the eyelid. I tell my patients to get a damp wash cloth and pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Test it on your wrist to make sure it's not too hot. Place warm compress the closed eyelid for about5-10 minutes and re-heating as necessary. If it does not get better in a week or gets worse go to your eye doctor. ...Read more
A variety of infections caused by herpes simplex virus types 1 and 2. Type 1 infections are marked by the eruption of vesicles on lips or at the external nares; type 2 by such lesions on the genitalia. Both types often are dormant and reappear during febrile illnesses or even physiologic states such as menstruation. The viruses become latent and and may not ...Read more
Bursitis?: The prepatellar bursa sits on front of the knee and can get inflamed and feel very tight. That's one possibility. This bursa can also get infected. Seek medical attention if not improving with rest, anti-inflammatories, ice. If you have redness, increased warmth or fever/chills, then seek attention urgently. ...Read more
It isn't tough: Facial skin can be delicate and only becomes tough and leathery from sun damage. The scalp is protected by hair but if the hair is gone it will easily sunburn. The face and scalp should be treated differently. Wash your face with approprite cleanser for the face and wash your sclp with shampoo. Use sunscreen for both. ...Read more
What is this sort of red rash that look like stretch marks on the inner top thigh? And sort of red veins popping out on the inner leg by the knee?
Hard swelling and itchiness in ass(buttocks). Also, rashes on the buttocks till the front urinal part.
ITCHY BUTT: you have what it could be called pruritis anii which mean itchy butt caused by fungal infection could be treated by anti fungal cream or powder same medicine they use for athlete foot work the rashes could be heat rash or infected hair from scratching too hard use antibiotic cream alternation with hydrocortison cream best way to go and see a doctor that can look at the problem and have better idea ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sudden pain behind my knee that radiates around the inner side of my knee to the front of the knee below the kneecap on the inner side. Burning sensat?
I have two lumps on knee. One on the right knee on the outer side of the lower kneecap. The other is on the left knee , front and below knee cao?
If by "fix": You mean make it more or less permanent, Yes ...Read more
I have this big lump under the skin on the right side of my facial skin by my chin. The skin is reddish on top. The part under the surface feels huge?
What would cause a rash on the top of hands/feet/elbows after spending time in the sun? The rash on my feet was turning purplish/itchy/raised.
Tophaceous Gout: Gout can occur in just about any soft tissue in the body. The accumulation of uric acid crystals in the soft tissue forms nodules or masses called tophi. The singular of tophi is tophus or stone. These can become quite large and disfiguring. They can rupture through the skin and destroy not only soft tissue but joints. Tophi formation is the result of chronic high levels of uric acid in the blood. ...Read more
What can cause a red , large, hard lump under the skin on the outer region of the upper right thigh?
A few things : If a "red skin lump " is tender, has surrounding redness and enlarging, it may be a skin abscess from a bacterial infection. The body can sometimes "wall" these off without any treatment. A doctor performed incision and drainage may cure these +- antibiotics. Its better to see the doctor early rather than wait to see what your body may do. ...Read more
Is a malignant condition that may have the appearance of eczema, with skin changes involving the nipple of the breast. The incidence is approximately around 3%. Most of them are also associated with underlying breast cancer. Biopsy should be done to confirm. Mammogram, sonogram and perhaps MRI breast should be done-depending on the case to ...Read more
Biological therapy means treatment with agents that are natural biologic products (such as antibodies from other species, etc.). The new drugs like Humira (adalimumab) (that are constantly advertised on tv) are examples; these are usually used for immune caused diseases like ulcerative colitis, rheumatoid ...Read more
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