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Spots On Elbows
Noticed a few red spots on my elbow last night. They don't itch but other wise look like bug bites. Are there any skin conditions that ca do this?
Insect bites: Most likely an insect bite; being localized on an elbow, we should not worry about anything! ...Read more
Red itchy spots on shins, elbows, behind knees & neck. No one else in home is afflicted. What is it and how do I get rid of it?
See your physician to get checked for accurate diagnosis. My guess is tinea corporis which is a fungal infection of the skin. It causes an itchy, red, often ring-shaped rash in these warm, moist areas of your body.
It is common in people who sweat a lot, as do athletes. It usually respond to topical anti fungals creams. ...Read more
Psoriasis: Or other similar condition comes to mind. Otherwise any answer is a guess without a picture or without being able to feel the texture of the skin lesion. Start by seeing a family doctor or internist. See a dermatologist is the problem persists and your doctor's diagnosis is "skin rash". ...Read more
Had for I week of reddish /brown flat spots rash? Above my elbow on forearm. I'd say bout 5 spots, what can it be? Is it danger? No other symtoms
Pretty rash: Based on your observation over time, doesn't seem likely to be dangerous. You didn't note that they are painful, itch, are raised or fluid filled or blanch on pressure. With the limited location - something came in contact with your skin cells - and they've responded mostly by changing the amount of pigment. Take a picture -- leave them alone unless get new signals - and compare in 1 week/mo. ...Read more
My 3 year old has cluster of red spots like pimples on her elbow, its there for 2 weeks now and its spreading, what it could b?
Hello! I've been getting hives and red swollen spots on my wrists, hands, elbows, and knees after I started using whey protein powder. I do wanna keep drinking protein powder but I'm tired of having the itching welts and hives. I eat a Benadryl every day
Urticaria: There's a lot of different formulations of protein powder out there. You should look at the ingredients and try to use the one with least preservatives. Hives on just wrists, elbows hands and knees sounds a bit odd. But anything can happen with the human body. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) will only mask symptoms and make you drowsy. Ask your friends if they are having any issues with their supplements as well. ...Read more
I have a light pink spot on my elbow that has slowly grown over time. Now more spots are forming on the same arm. Should I be concerned?
Rashes and spots are difficult to diagnose without a visual exam.
It is impossible to give you an accurate diagnosis in this format. ...Read more
I sometimes get a bunch of weird itchy spots on the side of my knees and all over my elbows, what could these be?
I have dark knees and elbows. On my knees I have dark spots on the top outer side. Are their any remedies you can tell me or can I see my local Dermo?
See dermo: Begin with a diagnosis. Acanthosis nigricans? Post-inflammatory? Genetic? Subject to repeated pressure or friction? Fade cream may help a little. ...Read more
2 spots showed up on my arm on the inner side of my elbow. They go away the same day or fade. Then come back a couple days later. Then it became 3 and?
Nonspecific: This is nonspecific and the lesions will have to be inspected by a physician or dermatologist for diagnosis. Could the spots be pressure spots since they seem to come and go? ...Read more
I have a itchy rush on inner sidw of wrists elbows and top of my torso. It is hardly ever in all mentioned spots at the same time. Would it be allergy?
After the blood drawn for the test near elbow of left arm I had a pain in the arm near elbow & forearms for a days now I see some blood spots on arm?
Bruise: Any puncture wound, whether intentional or accidental, can cause pain and bruising. If it is severe pain, or there is spreading redness and swelling, it may have gotten infected and need treatment. If your pain and bruising is minor, don't fret, and it will go away soon. Getting mild pain and bruising is no sign of poor technique either and it can happen with expertly performed blood draws too. ...Read more
I have 2 red smooth quarter sized spots on my left backside upper arm and one red smooth spot on my right arm by my elbow what is it?
Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. I go with the process occurrring (which could be infection or insect mediated) and the location to give clues.
Bites, ringworm, even syphillis are possible.
many other possibilities I Psoriasis if it has scaley parts is possible; eczema if itchy. Reactions if you've had an exposure at JUST those locations, but those seem less likely ...Read more
I have a strange rash, it's in small circles on my chest and inner elbow. Not itchy at all. Spots are the size of a 10cent coin and red/brown?
Tinea versicolor: A benign fungal rash. Can be treated with over the counter remedies ...Read more
I have an itchy rash that appears only on my elbows. It appears as red dots or sometimes pus filled spots. I notice outbreaks mainly in the summer.
I have a few new stretch marks under my arms near my armpit, they're really itchy now I have tiny spots under my arm and my elbow, had for 4 days.
I have what looks like blood spots on my arm and looks like solid dark around the elbow and also same on legs. Blood or dark spots and solid clot look?
Get medical check up: If these are pink in color, it could be blood. Such bleeding under the skin (if it is new) can be a serious medical condition caused by low platelets or some other blood diseases. So you should see a doctor who can check your blood with what is called a CBC and platelet counts. ...Read more
The red bumps could be a form of hives in skin that is more tight by the elbow.
Hives may be caused by allergies to
1. Pollens - unlikely this time of the year in the north
5. Autoimmune reasons (lupus for example)
6. Infections (even hepatitis)
7. Thyroid abnormalities. ...Read more
Hi I have a rash on both my inside arms from just above my elbow to just before my armpit it's achy, hot, the skin is red and so are the spots x?
Itchy rash: This can result from a multitude of things and needs to be examined to determine its cause, you need to see your doctor first and if necessary they can refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
I have looks like blood spots on my arm and looks like solid dark around the elbow and also same on legs. Blood or dark spots and solid clot udr knee?
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.
How to get rid of discoloration around neck and on elbows&knees without effecting my skin. (21yr old female) also I have acne spots left after pimples?
Hyperpigmentation: You need to see a dermatologist who can make a recommendation for the treatment. The post acne pigmentation can be treated with peels, topical bleaching agents, topical antioxidants and more importantly, treatment for the acne. The other issue may respond to a moisturizer called LacHydrin (lactic acid) or AmLactin. Additionally it may be a sign of hormone issues, especially if you are overweight. ...Read more
Why is it for the last 3 days I have small red spots that itch and sting like ants, particularly on the hands, elbows, legs, and feet?
Many possibilities: What you describe, painful and itching red spots on your extremities, could be related to an allergic reaction, to something you have come in contact with or eaten, or could be due to a viral infection. It is hard to be more specific, but I see you are trying an antihistamine and topical steroid cream. See your doctor soon if these treatments are not working. ...Read more
Itchy red rash looks like petichiae (pink red pin spots) raises up when itched. Crook of elbow-bicep-stomach. Platelets are 160-230. Do petich. Itch?
Platelet count ok:
You should not get symptoms of low platlets until your count drops to around 50
also petichiae in general do not itch. You probably have a fungal rash based on the location, but could be allergies as well.
See your doc. ...Read more
-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!
My 11 yr old daughter has hot hands and feet (hot spots on body), rarely solid stool, weight gain, firm belly, lump above left elbow. Short version?
Evaluation: She need to be evaluated by her pediatrician to have blood test and Pet CT to find the cause so be treated. ...Read more
I've found this spot on my elbow and it hurts when I rest it on any surface. Why is it so sensitive?
Elbow pain: Sounds like the olecranon bursa is irritated. I would begin be getting a elbow sleeve that has a small silicon pain the covers over the spot. Wear this at every opportunity that you may be resting on your elbow. Expect less problems and sensitivity in that area in couple weeks. ...Read more