What causes red itchy bumps on knees? - Online Doctor Chats
I broke out in red itchy bumps on both my knees five days post op after bilateral partial knee replacement. The itching comes and goes but the little red bumps are daily constant. Some days I scratch until I bleed. I have been to hospital and urgent care. They gave me hydroxyzine, cortisone creams, antibiotic creams with no improvement. I am six weeks post op and it still occurs making PT difficult. Any ideas? It's misery.
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Around the incision is starting to feel scabby.
The itchiness could be because of healing process
but the rashes are unusual
It would be difficult for me to come to a conclusion about what might be going on without examining you in person
If possible, could you please upload a photo of these red bumps?
Yes. Figured. Do you think that I must go to dermatologist or would internist be fine. I fly to see surgeon next week. Worried about infection from scratching. Try not too but covers entirety of each knee.
Yes. Let me figure out how.
Take a photo from your cell phone
I have photos on phone.
send it to your computer on which you are chatting
and click the option where it says upload reports
Let me have a look at the picture
Took of each knee
I think the red bumps you are seeing are a result of itching
Yes, I have seen both the pictures
So painful. Oh well.
I think you develop these rashes/bumps due to scratching
and the scratching is due to healing process
Is there anything that I haven't already tried to help the itching
I would advice you take benadryl
or similar tablet
Try levocetrizine or ebastine if you don't like the sedating effect of benadryl
Yeah. No luck. My knees rubbing against my pants causes inflammation.
that would reduce constant irritation from the pants
In that case put a soft cotton pad and apply a bandage
Well - worth a shot.
and then apply the bandage
Ok to put on incision at this time??
and continue taking levocetrizine
Yes, it's been 6 weeks
so not a problem at all
You can take levocetrizine or ebastine, they are more potent than benadryl
Those are by prescription?
I guess not\
they belong to the same category as benadryl
You can confirm with your pharmacist
and You should consult a dermatologist
Never heard of or seen at pharmacy. Ok.
that would be better
Will do. Thank you.
Have a good evening.
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