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Swollen Knee With Skin Rash Behind It
New laundry detergent caused me to get a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. Now it seems behind my knees is a little swollen. What can I do?
Stop: Stop using the new detergent and switch to one without harsh chemicals or fragrances. Something like ivory or similar store brands...See your family doc for a check of the symptoms to make sure that is what it actually is.... ...Read more
Sudden appearance of red itchy rash behind my knee, swelling and spreading. I scratched my eyelid and got four bumps there too so its spreading?
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. Behind the knees and on the inside part of the elbow too. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more
I had acl/meniscus repair on 18/12/2012 stil I have swollen knee when u think it will go and the darkness of skin where the cuts are, when will it go?
New laundry detergant gave me a skin rash on my legs and behind my knees. There is also some swelling behind my knees.?
Itchy feelable skin rash behind the knee that spreading father&to 2d leg on 2 years old, no fever, no sickness. What is it? Ishydrocortisone2.5cream safe?
Tough to say: Could be a Baker's Cyst. Tough to say for sure. Ultrasound behind knee could show this. ...Read more
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
I've developed a persistent rash in areas like crook of elbows, armpits, behind knees, between fingers. Skin feels rough and dry. What is this?
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.?
I have 4 circular rashes on my feet, knee and knuckles. They don't itch or hurt but are growing. As a side note, my knuckles are swollen. Any ideas?
Many possibilities: Rashes that are circular could be due to a number of possible conditions including psoriasis, eczema, lichen planus, and some granulomatous conditions. Psoriasis can be associated within arthritis. Consult a dermatologist to check the rash and for a potential biopsy and lab work for your symptoms. ...Read more
My four year old has always had sensitive skin. At times, she breaks out with a flat pink/red dry looking rash clustered mostly on her face, behind her knees, legs and in the folds of her arms on the front side of her elbows. Could it be pediatric eczema?
I tore my ACL and meniscus 1-1 1/2 years ago then my legs/ ankles swell up almost every morning and my hairs has got thin, I have red spots on the top of my head, a large rash (looks like sun spots/large freckles) on both of my lower legs from knee to shin
Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?
Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more
I'm in need of a knee cartilage graft from a car wreck, but now the back of my knee is puffy and swollen and has a bit of rash. Is it related to injy?
I am experiencing a red skin rash about an inch long on my shinbone which showed up the day after being on my knees while planting a small garden months ago, it does not itch, it has not changed, it has not spread..
Monitor: Monitor it, if worse, please see a physician or upload an image of it. If it is an infection you will most likely need antibiotics. ...Read more
I have swollen knees and red rash that does not itch on both legs for 2 days now what could it be?
My daughter's developed a rash on her legs (red marks, white ring - raised). Her knee has now swollen up and hurts. What could it be?
Consider HSP: Henoch-Schonlein Purpura causes a skin rash typically below waist, pain in the joints, and sometimes stomach pain. The rash looks like small bruises or small reddish-purple spots. It's usually on the buttocks, around the elbows and on the legs. HSP can also cause fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Symptoms can last for about 4-6 weeks. HSP usually gets better without any treatment. ...Read more
Our son had ACL surgery 3 weeks ago and started to get a rash about a week ago around the knee which is very red swollen and itchy. What to do?
I developed skin rashes-2 on stomach, 1 in the navel, 1 on neck, 1 below knee and seems it is spreading. It is red and looks like it has small skin peel off and it doesn't itch me. I don't take medicines which could cause it. How to cure it?
My 8 year old daughter has been on miralax (polyethylene glycol) since she was a year old. For the past 2 years she has had a skin rash on elbows and knees. Any link possib?
DETAILS????: Why is the child using a laxative? If there is not a very, very good reason, this needs serious attention from a DR, preferably a gastroenterologist. No, the rash, probably eczema or psoriasis, is not due to miralax (polyethylene glycol). This is best addressed by a dermatologist. ...Read more
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
Fever 2 weeks ago followed by red itchy body rashes, knee jointache while sitting for 5 mins, neck pain, constant pressure in my head, vision changes?
See details: Then see a doctor and get evaluated and treated. ...Read more
I got a red rash looking spot on my lower leg and now my skin is tight from there down and my foot is swollen. I haven't got bit by any bugs or hit it?
Well time to see doc: Sounds like you need treatment. So you better set appt with doctors here or wherever you wish but get checked out ...Read more
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
I feel pain in legs. N my breath shortens when I go upstairs. Rashes on skin of thighs near knees on both legs like the scars due to scratching of nail?
Be seen: Many possibilities, I would encourage you to seen. One possibility in a 20 year old female is that you have developed a rheumatologist condition. Lupus is characterized by joint pain, rash, and some people can have cardiac involvement. This is not to say you have lupus, but I would be seen to have am accurate diagnosis. ...Read more
Have a petal like dry skin rash on back of knee, to front, also a round one below belly button, was told it was ringworm/lotrimin, nope, any ideas?
Eczema: What you are describing sounds like eczema or an allergic contact dermatitis to nickel. Sometimes the nickel found in the metal snaps on jeans will contact the skin and cause an allergic reaction where it contacts. The rash on the back of your knee is likely more along the lines of eczema. It is difficult to tell, so I would recommend you see a dermatologist to check it out. ...Read more
Skin on instep of foot is pink and swollen. No visible rash. DVT in opposite leg. Phenagren, protonix, (pantoprazole) norco. Cellulitis or clot? No pain, some itch
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