Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
186 Doctors are Online

Small raised red bumps around ankles, elbows and knees. What are these symptoms ?

Hi there, My partner returned from a 2 day music festival (sunny weather / camping involved) 2 weeks ago. On her last day and up to now, she has been displaying small raised red bumps - a few around her ankles and knees, a few around her elbows but a small rash/a lot of these bumps on the back of her upper arm (near her armpit). I am worried as to what this could be, as the symptoms started showing pretty quickly. She had recently changed her washing powder, and still continues to use this, but will be changing back to the old one as a test. Thanks, AAAAA.
Asked On : Thu, 16 Aug 2012
Answers:  1 Views:  2106
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Dear Penta-A, the rash seems fairly innocuous & does suggest either some form of contact dermatitis as you suggest (possibly to detergent or textiles) or a form of infection eg. scabies. I suggest meeting a local dermatologist & the problem is mild & easily sorted in either case. Large gatherings such as music festivals where people mingle or come into contact easily with each other are often harbingers of infections such as scabies or other insect borne skin ailments even insect bite reactions. it does require visual confirmation & a topical crotamiton cream followed by a corticosteroid one after 3 days may resolve the rash completely. Do hope this helps. Visit your derma. Cheers!
Answered: Thu, 16 Aug 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor