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Why do the back of your knees itch?

Why do the back of your knees itch?

Hydrocortisone: Maybe just a rash from irritation - try Hydrocortisone 1%. If does not help may need to see your doc as it could be fungal infection. In general the back of the knee tends to be moist and allergic rash as well as fungal infection are common. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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My joints in my wrists, knees, feet, a bit in my neck/back, and are sorswollen. My skin itches. I have a lump behind my ear. Blood wk ok. What is it?

My joints in my wrists, knees, feet, a bit in my neck/back, and are sorswollen. My skin itches. I have a lump behind my ear. Blood wk ok. What is it?

Aches: Could be a lot of things. The itch and lump may not be related which confuses matters. Would be useful to know what labs you've had that were normal. Viral illnesses can do weird things to adults, include make your joints swell and your skin itch. I'd be concerned if you were having fevers or losing weight unexpectedly. ...Read more

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I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

I have a bug bite behind my knee. It constantly itches and is swelling. The pain has gotten so severe that I cannot extend my leg. What do I do?

Infected?: If it is red and hot it may be infected. If you think that is possible then see a doctor as soon as you can. Infections can become more serious if left untreated. If it is not red and hot try some cool compresses and hydrocortisone cream to try do decrease the itching until it resolves. ...Read more

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My knee itches really bad. I think I have scoriosis. What can in i put on it.

My knee itches really bad. I think I have scoriosis. What can in i put on it.

Possibly: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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I have a patch on knee that itches and dark. Any idea?

I have a patch  on knee that itches and dark. Any idea?

Skin lesion: Unfortunately, without looking at it, it is impossible to arrive to a diagnosis. I recommend you see a local medical provider. ...Read more

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Had a knee scope two years ago now if I kneel it feels like my knee is ripping open and it itches really bad but I can't feel it when I itch it?

Had a knee scope two years ago now if I kneel it feels like my knee is ripping open and it itches really bad but I can't feel it when I itch it?

Knee: What was the scope for & what did they do? Was it just to see what was going on? Do you have a history of trauma to that knee? Consult with us to help guide you better to see if you need to see your orthopedist again. ...Read more