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My daughter has many bumps on her knees, elbow and the outside of legs. No fever though any clue? Some big some small some with white.Heads.

My daughter has many bumps on her knees, elbow and the outside of legs. No fever though any clue? Some big some small some with white.Heads.

Molluscum?: Hard to say without seeing it but from what you're describing it sounds like something called molluscum contagiosum, which is caused by a benign skin virus. There are treatments for this but often it resolves on it's own. Take her to your pediatrician or a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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I have a huge bump on the side of my knee and when touched it hurts and feels hard. I have appointment in october and what is this should I be worrie?

I have a huge bump on the side of my knee and when touched it hurts and feels hard. I have appointment in october  and what is this should I be worrie?

Get appoint. sooner: This could represent an old injury, bursitis or some other inflammation. Either way, i think october is a long time to wait for an acute problem. First you should see your primary care doctor if it is an orthopedist who has the long appointment time. They can often help you solve the problem and if not can help you get a more rapid appointment with the correct specialist. ...Read more

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Bump under skin above knee for 3 days?

Bump under skin above knee for 3 days?

Many possibilities: Hard to say what this is. Could be a cyst, lipoma (collection of fat), inflammation, etc. ...Read more

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How do u know if your knee is broken because mine is a little bump that hurts when you touch it?

How do u know if your knee is broken because mine is a little bump that hurts when you touch it?

The only way to get : A correct diagnosis is to be evaluated by a physician and have the indicated imaging studies for an acurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Random bumps underneath my knees. Itched at first and now have been there for 4 days. What are they?

Random bumps underneath my knees. Itched at first and now have been there for 4 days. What are they?

Bumps: Hard to say. Multiple possibilities from folliculitis from shaving to insect bites to dermatitis. Given you are a sexually active young female who is or recently took plan b, do you have abrasions on your knees. Consider a topical antibiotic ointment first. If spreading or persistent more than a week seek in person consultation. ...Read more

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What are possible causes of bumps on the top of my knee?

What are possible causes of bumps on the top of my knee?

Nodules or bursae: Nodules can be soft and full of fluid ie bursae or hard and firm and be crystals of uric acid or other forms or cartilage fragments from trauma or with sytemic symptoms could be a manifestation of underlying inflammation in diseases such as rheumaatic fever sarcoidosis or others. ...Read more

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Cluster of bumps located on the inner knee and on the knee of a 1 year old boy?

Cluster of bumps located on the inner knee and on the knee of a 1 year old boy?

Could be a few thing: Could be several things, but commonly is contact irritation, ezcema, etc... Moisture is key on an ongoing basis, as dry skin is irritated skin. It could also be a sign of infection and should be seen by a doctor to be sure. Things like impetigo can cause bumps, most often with crusting and oozing, but can start with simple bumps. Hydrocortisone twice a day with help, but see your doc. ...Read more

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