Skin rash behind knees

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Avatar m tn I am a 37 year old male, and for the last 5 years or so, I have had a skin condition. For a short time in the Spring and Fall, I get a rash on the inside of my elbows and behind my knees. If I can manage to not scratch it, it basically goes away in that area. But scratching it makes it worse. After a couple weeks, it goes away. By searching the web, I have found a couple conditions that it could be, but I was hoping someone with some expertise could narrow it down.
Avatar f tn It has cleared up and looks like a patch of dry skin now. But now there is a rash behind both of my knees and on the top of both of my arms that is also very itchy. I haven’t changed soaps or detergent.
Avatar f tn i have had a rash on my arms, under my arms, my lower stomach, my thighs and behind my knees. it has been there for 4 weeks. i thought it was poison oak but have tried creams to clear it up and nothing has worked. now i have red blochy places all over the mentioned areas that itch so bad. i have scabs that itch. it doesnt look like its gettin worse, but its not getting much better. i am so tired of scratching and creams on it.
Avatar m tn These rashes generally were behind my joints in the folds of skin of my elbows, thighs, and knees. Also it was on my behind region as well as my thighs and back. It was a burning sensation and hurt more whenever I itched and also got worse as I presume. The only thing that creates doubt in my mind as to the origin of these is they looked more akin to a nettle rash and the bumps were not discolored other than a red tint.
Avatar f tn The splotchy rash is not painful and is not accompained by swelling, but, the blistering rash behind my knees was quite painful and the skin was entirely covered with the blisters and the area was very swollen. Any ideas? I only get the blotchy rash after strenuous walking and usually in warm weather. This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/561960'>red rash on lower legs</a>.
Avatar n tn My daughter has always had a face that got very red in the sun, especially under her eyes...even w/ sun screen. This summer she has had a bout of fifth's disease and now has the same sun sensitivity and an itchy rash on her arms and behind her knees. The fifth's disease was almost 2 months ago. The rash is definately worse in the sun but also seems to get worse when she is very warm. The rash is itchy and burns when I put sunscreen on her.
Avatar n tn I have had a extremely itchy rash mostly on my torso (below my breasts, around my waist, armpits, inside of my elbows, behind my knees, etc.) for a few weeks now. There is no rash on my legs. I went to the doctor a couple of weeks ago and he said it was due to detergent. I took all of the steroids (10mg) he prescribed and it subsided. Today, it is back and very itchy! What should I do next? Is there something I can try OTC to get rid of this? I tried Cortizone creams, etc.
Avatar f tn no just the emolient to start with it is a light liquid that you put in the bath i do know that there is an emolient cream available but at the moment she is not scrathing her face her main problem is behind he knees.
1906461 tn?1321846373 They did take a throat culture and it came back negative for strep. He has had moderate dry skin, especially on his face, ever since the rash started. He had the rash 5 days before his appointment and he still has it. It does not seem to be getting better. Actually, in some spots it seems a little worse. Behind his knees and on his cheeks are the worst. Does anyone have any ideas what could be going on with him??
Avatar m tn Then i noticed a rash like large red ring right below under my underarms, both upper thighs with little red rashes, behind both thighs and both inner elbows and behind knees. Some area rather large ring most times no itchy feeling. went to Dermatology Dr and he tried corizone shot, then meds then cream. Dr. did a biopsy it came back as Grandoloma Annulare. Still till this day I still have it. Somedays it 's more prominent. Could it be somthing else?
Avatar m tn I can still tell where the rash is as the skin is still red. Another symptom I have is that my skin appears to be more red than normal, mostly on my hands and knees. The surface of my skin is fine, it just seems that there is an increase in blood in these areas. When I press down on my skin for a few seconds and then lift up, my skin is white for a few seconds and then turns back to red. I noticed this symptom about a week after the encounter.
Avatar n tn my 9 year old has a skin rash on his inner thighs and insides of knees and elbows; what is most likely the problem and how do I treat it?
1095404 tn?1333992839 I am 18 weeks and so itchy behind my knees, breasts, and underarms mostly but a little bit all over too is this normal?
Avatar n tn I have extemely itchy skin but NO rashes. It started on my arms behind my knees and my inter legs. What can I do to stop the itching. My girls are also having this problem now.
Avatar m tn m not sure if this is related but I have itching rash behind my knees (the dermatologisted prescribed Ratio-Ectosone crm 0.1% Betamethasone 0.1% cream), but it will not go away. I think I must have an infection or something of my skin that is picking on sensative areas. I have seen doctors abot this but have had very little, if any help. I intend of revisiting a physician, but would like to be a little more educated so that I can ask the right questions and get help.
Avatar f tn Usually rashes are localized to specific areas, like sweaty area such as armpits and backs of knees or whereever skin folds over, or to the back, or hands and feet, etc. Can you actually see a rash on her, or is she just scratching at some itch that you can't actually see? Does it look like it's possibly insect bites? Did it start in one specific location?
Avatar m tn eventually spread to my wrists and behind my knees. Went to a doctor they gave me a cortizone dose pack. helped but it came back worse. Went to another doctor said maybe a longer dose of steriods but gave me a second opinion with someone in the office they called the RASH QUEEN. She said some kind of mite. applied elimite cream twice head to toe. the red bumps are getting smalled or dissapearing for the most part its only been a week.
Avatar n tn Scabies is characterized by intense itching, usually at night and by small insect-type bites lesions on the skin. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs. For exact diagnosis, I suggest you to get it evaluated from a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn The rash is elevated, red, not painful and it would seem winter is when it acts up. Its usually gone by summer time. I also get the same rash behind my right ear. I've been using betamethasone on both my elbow rash and behind right ear rash on it and it's clearing up now. I can't for the life of me figure out what I might be allergic to.
Avatar m tn Later, developed an itchy rash that started behind both knees and progressed around my knees. I read where that could be a sign of syphilis or hiv. Went to a dermatologist. Without mentioning my std concerns, she took a skin punch biopsy and said depending on the results of the biopsy, they may call be back for a blood test to check for syphilis. She said that, again, without me mentioning any std concerns I had.
Avatar m tn Also 1 last thing, i read online you can have eczema on the penis. I currently have very red itchy irritated skin behind my knees and also wierdly my eyes have been a little gooky in the morning for the past 2 weeks, like I have a mild case of pink eye.
7469840 tn?1409845836 My rash spiraled out of control. I finally insisted that they order something. So they ordered a steroid ointment, Fluocinonide ointment. This helped some but the rash kept getting worse and spreading. Finally 7 weeks after first getting the rash, they referred me to a Deramtologist who ordered Fluocinonide ointment for the body, Clobetesol solution for the scalp, Hydrosone Valerate for the face, and Hydroxyzine 50 mg. orally every 6 hours for the rash and itching.
Avatar n tn I have been getting jabs of pain in my groin and behind my ear and sometimes knees. I am in the middle of an HIV scare but my dr cant see anything swollen. I just am getting pain off and on in these areas. I dont have any fever or rash and have not lost any weight or appetite. I had an HIV done after 7 weeks which was negative.
Avatar n tn Itchy rash is particularly noticeable on face and scalp, neck, inside of elbows, behind knees, and buttocks.Treatment is with a Corticosteroid ointment which will reduce the inflammation. But with your history of Psoriasis, it would likely be an extension of that.These measures area must to reduce the recurrence rate.There are many treatments available but because of its chronic recurrent nature psoriasis is a challenge to treat.
Avatar n tn These scaly patches then grew into patches that resemble a scab like if you scraped your elbow or knees (brownish in color and firm). Eventually, these would fall off leaving normal skin underneath only to have it happen again shortly after. I saw a dermotologist who said it looked like seborrhea and prescribed Clarifoam EF and Oxistat. Neither of these seemed to do the trick and I have lost my health insurance and can't afford to go back to the doctor.
Avatar f tn I'm searching for a diagnosis of skin condition that I have since childhood. The symptoms include extreme itching on skin with white/cloudy scaling, followed by darkening of the affected area. After scratching the area and removing scales, the skin burns. The symptoms start showing at random on skin. So far I've had the condition on legs (behind knees), arms (elbow joint) scalp (rear head), partially on lip and pelvis area.
Avatar f tn I went to the beach the other day, and had gotten a very bad sunburn (in the outline of my two-piece bathing suit-oops) and two days later, I woke up with a rash in the areas of my body which were not burnt, which include under my chin, around my chest (where my bathing suit covered) and also behind my knees. It is speckled, and has become very itchy and is spreading as the day goes on. What is it, and how do I make it go away!? HELP!
Avatar f tn So, I used to have pretty bad eczema when I was a kid. I also had a scratching habit that I grew out of 10 years ago. I'm now 19. Last winter, I started scratching behind my knees (like I did in 3rd grade), and on the tops of my feet. Nowhere else. It got so bad that I was beginning to draw blood, and then I would realize I was scratching. My feet have mostly healed since then, but the backs of my knees still look terrible.
Avatar m tn Hello I am freaking out at i am experiencing multiple skin problems, i always had a delicate skin and forbidden to go under the sun without protection etc so i decided to get a spray tan by a professional which turned terribly wrong and ended in a violent skin rash, purple and swollen and shiny on my inner elbows, chest, face, stomach and inner knees. After so many treatments, so much money spent and a horrible pain it eventually went away (after 6 weeks).