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My 7 year old son has a cluster of red itchy spots around his right knee which is starting to spread to his thighs, shins and feet. What could it be?

My 7 year old son has a cluster of red itchy spots around his right knee which is starting to spread to his thighs, shins and feet.  What could it be?

Molluscum?: In this age group i'd suspect molluscum contagiosum. Pictured here. Easily treated in most cases, in fact they sometimes resolve on their own. You need to control the itch, that spreads this viral infection. ...Read more

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Red Spots (Definition)

One possibility for red spots is a collection of vessels in the skin and they are called hemangiomas. These can easily be treated. I usually will use ...Read more


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3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

3.5 wks post loa & debridement RT knee. Now 8-10 red spots scattered on old ACL incision/under knee area & addition 2 regular redness&swelling. Ideas?

Spots on ACL scar: I would contact your surgeon and have him evaluate your incision. It may very well be "normal" healing but he should evaluate for any possible occult infection that may require antibiotics and/or further work up. ...Read more

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I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

I have dry, itchy red spots on my skin that turn white. They're really bad on the back of my knees. What is this?

Eczema?: By location and symptoms, it sounds like eczema. When it goes away, it sometimes leaves lighter patches. Treated by cortisone creams and prevented by moisturizing the skin better, eczema is very common. Dry climate (winter) can worsen. Moisturize well--creams, not lotions. The color will return if it is eczema. ...Read more

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Pain in my knee. I get random red spots on my knee that feels like its on fire. I don't have any swelling just unstable feeling and can't straighten.

Pain in my knee. I get random red spots on my knee that feels like its on fire. I don't have any swelling just unstable feeling and can't straighten.

See your doctor: You should see your doctor to have a good history taken and a good examination done. There are lots of different things that could cause this, some of which are quite serious. I would get in without too much delay. ...Read more

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My mom is diabetic and fell and bruised her foot and knee with a couple of red spots?

My mom is diabetic and fell and bruised her foot and knee with a couple of red spots?

Have it evaluated.: Diabetics may develop numbness over the years and may not have normal pain perception. Have her evaluated and make sure she does not have any underlying injuries. ...Read more

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Well, 2 days i felt a itching place on my left knee.I didn't look what was it.But next morning i woke up and there was huge red spots on my leg with pus?

Well, 2 days i felt a itching place on my left knee.I didn't look what was it.But next morning i woke up and there was huge red spots on my leg with pus?

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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Hello, so I noticed 2 little red spots on my legs (1 is located on my left knee and one is located at the bottom part of my left leg), what is that?

Hello, so I noticed 2 little red spots on my legs (1 is located on my left knee and one is located at the bottom part of my left leg), what is that?

Unkown: Most likely it is just an inflammation of the gland by a hair follicle or sebaceous follicle. it could be a bug bite of soe kind. These usually reolve on their own and do well if kept clean. They can deveop seious infections in which case you will need to see a doctor ...Read more

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Hello, so I noticed 2 little red spots on my legs (1 is located on my left knee and one is located at the bottom part of my left leg), will it kill me?

Hello, so I noticed 2 little red spots on my legs (1 is located on my left knee and one is located at the bottom part of my left leg), will it kill me?

Red spots: There aren't many illnesses like this that can kill a person. How long have they been there? What do they look like? If you sent a picture of these with your question you would probably get a more helpful answer. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Red spots with a white centre on my hands, elbows, feet and knees, they are very itchy, what could this be?

Dermatitis: Dermatitis, or inflammation in the skin can cause this pattern. Eczema (atopic dermatitis) can do this, and the rash associated with gluten allergy (celiac sprue) called dermatitis herpetiformis can also do this. Hives can present similarly as well. Erythema multiforme is rare, but can appear this way and eventually makes little "target" lesions. A dermatologist should be able to diagnose you. ...Read more

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10 year old daughter complains of severe aches and pains in her knees ankles shoulders hips and back seeing big red spots, & asthma ?

10 year old daughter complains of severe aches and pains in her knees ankles shoulders hips and back seeing big red spots, & asthma ?

Unlikely related: the joint pains and asthma are probably not related.The spots may be a rash due to an allergy--and asthma can be triggered by an allergy--these may be related.See a pediatrician. ...Read more

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I get red spots on my legs (back of calfs, just above inside of knees, just below hip) what are they and how do I get rid of them?

I get red spots on my legs (back of calfs, just above inside of knees, just below hip) what are they and how do I get rid of them?

Multiple possibiliti: Spots or rashes really need to be seen to know what they are. Location alone does not help to diagnose. Important to know whether they're scaly, itchy, painful, irritated, or whether they come and go on their own, also with anything has helped or made ir worse. Spots can even be moles, warts or other growths that may need to be biopsied. Send a clear picture of them, it could help. ...Read more

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Rash strd under arms, few red spots, spread there, then knees area and higher. Irreg spots grow to circle ctr lighter, some subside. No itching. Txs

Rash strd under arms, few red spots, spread there, then knees area and higher.  Irreg spots grow to circle ctr lighter, some subside. No itching. Txs

Pityriasis rosea: It's difficult to be certain without seeing your rash but pityriasis rosea is a common and harmless rash that is thought to be viral in etiology. It usually starts with a larger oval shaped red scaling plaque and within a week multiple smaller oval shaped lesions following the cleavage lines of the skin develop. This rash disappears by itself in 6-12 wks. Sunlight exposure may hasten resolution. ...Read more

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I started seeing red spots appearing on my left foot then leg, no pain or iching. I had a total left knee replacement in 1994?

I started seeing red spots appearing on my left foot then leg, no pain or iching. I had a total left knee replacement in 1994?

Go to your doc: You should see your primary care doctor so he/she can get a good look at what these lesions look like. It is hard to say just by verbal description. ...Read more

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I have livedoid vasculitis since 5 years.I have red spots knee length and ulcer on both feet dsnt itch.What is the prescribed dosage for the same?

I have livedoid vasculitis since 5 years.I have red spots knee length and ulcer on both feet dsnt itch.What is the prescribed dosage for the same?

Vasculitis: Livedoid vasculopathy is an uncommon condition. If this is a confirmed diagnosis and other entities are ruled out, treatment options include: Pentoxifylline (trental) (400 mg 3 times/d), low molecular weight heparin, hyperbaric oxygen therapy and IV methylprednisolone. You should follow closely with your dermatologist or rheumatologist. ...Read more

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-psoriasis on elbows/knees -recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths -now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg -help!

-psoriasis on elbows/knees
-recently used apple cider vinegar (orally) & olive oil/acv baths
-now many bright red spots on thighs and lower leg
-help!

Psoriasis: Stay away from any harsh things on the skin. Topical Hydrocortisone may help as well as some sun exposure. Many times psoriasis will require prescription medications if you have already been diagnosed with it by your doctor. ...Read more

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Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Rash from ankle to knee both legs. Ankles and feet swell up.Red spots n loss of hair, weight.Always tired. Difficulty breathing. Stressed out...Lupus?

Differential LARGE?: Hard question to answer, simply because of the number of possible diagnoses! the best advice is go to a doctor who will\ perform a good history and physical exam and order appropriate studies. Since you feel bad, set up an appoinment asap! ...Read more

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