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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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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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After hot showers have red rash on thighs, knees, and feet. Feet r bright red, swollen, & numb. Same symptoms on hand 2 nights ago, any thoughts?

Increase blood flow: Increase in temperature (hot shower) cause increase blood flow to the extremities and skin and you could have red rash type appearance and associated swelling and numbness. ...Read more

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Could my baby be getting scaling red rashes on her knees due to the carpet?

Could my baby be getting scaling red rashes on her knees due to the carpet?

Yes: The rash could be physical irritation from the carpet. It could also be a symptom of eczema or contact dermatitis. The first thing to do is apply some thick ointment to the rash and cover with long pants. If it is itchy, you could try some Hydrocortisone cream. If it is painful or oozing, this might require medical attention. ...Read more

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Skin behind knee feels like I have a small burn. But the skin is normal with no rash or redness or swelling. I don't have pain just a rash feeling. ?

Skin behind knee feels like I have a small burn. But the skin is normal with no rash or redness or swelling. I don't have pain just a rash feeling. ?

Nerve endings: It appears that you have irritable nerve endings in the superficial nerves behind the knee. As long as there are no other symptoms of redness,tenderness,swelling or distended veins,there appears to be no serious problem. ...Read more

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I've had extreme itching and bruising from my knees up to my hips for 6 weeks. No rash, bumps or redness. I haven't changed dials and I am not allergi?

I've had extreme itching and bruising from my knees up to my hips for 6 weeks. No rash, bumps or redness. I haven't changed dials and I am not allergi?

Itch and bruises: Extreme itching without a rash can be caused by dry skin, diabetes, prickly heat, hyperthyroidism, polycythemia(too many red blood cells) as well as other diseases like lymphoma. If the bruises are not from scratching, a bone marrow or hematologic disorder is suspected. Your physician should evaluate you and order appropriate tests and referrals to specialists may be advised. ...Read more

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Bilateral calf/knee pain after rest. Pain subsides with movement. Calves tender to touch. No redness, rash, swelling. No strenuous exercise before.

Bilateral calf/knee pain after rest. Pain subsides with movement. Calves tender to touch. No redness, rash, swelling. No strenuous exercise before.

Get an evaluation: Pain in the calf area usually comes from one of the 2 muscles in the area (gastrocnemius or soleus) but it can be cause by referred pain from other structures. Visit your doctor for an evaluation. ...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