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Rash of red bumps, puss, burst on knees - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi I have had lots of things wrong first is i am always tired, no matter how much i sleep, i told my doctor and he said just sleep then.

second i had an infection on my knee about 4months ago, at first it itched and within days a rash of red bumps appeared this turned filled with puss n burst then becoming flaky, it wasnt ring worm as the doctor said it wasnt but it left a dark round circle on my knee and its not going anywhere, occassionaly it becomes itchy again and 2-3 raised bumps appear but it doesnt last.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   can u see what i wrote before?
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   23
User :   f
Doctor :   Since when are these rashes noticed?
User :   4months ago
User :   it only lasted 2weeks
User :   or so
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but it has scarred and sometimes gets itchy again
User :   the scar is abnormal as it is perfectly round
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor?
Doctor :   Are you on medications?
User :   i saw a doctor
User :   he gave me anti fungal cream
User :   i am not on nething
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have they helped you?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i have been goin to them feeling ill with no energy for months and they jus brush me off
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   no
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have pain?
User :   no
User :   i am jus always tired
Doctor :   Are these rashes/lesions/pus filled lesions over the knee joints?
User :   and have this scar
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have pain over the joint?
User :   no non
Doctor :   Do you have any problem while moving the joint?
User :   no
User :   no pain in the joint or problems
Doctor :   Do you have diabetes/hypertension?
User :   no but at one point they thought i may hve diabetes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   If you have had pus filled lesions then the cause for these are bacterial infection.
User :   ok
Doctor :   A bacterial infection over the joint needs to be treated properly with appropriate antibiotics.
User :   ok
Doctor :   These are prescription medications and a culture test is mandatory before starting the medications.
User :   ok
User :   i will do thnx
Doctor :   So if you still have the pus lesions, I would suggest you to see a dermatologist for the needful.
User :   and my tiredness
User :   no no pus lesions jus scar
User :   hello
Doctor :   Then it probably would be a healed lesion.
Doctor :   They would slowly fade away.
User :   ok
User :   and tiredness
Doctor :   SInce the knee joint is a highly mobile joint that would need a few months though.
User :   ok
User :   now my tiredness plz
User :   i sleep whenever i get the chance
User :   jus going into town shoppin makes me tired
Doctor :   Can you briefly explain if your tiredness is present through out the day or only during some particular time of the day?
User :   its usually as soon as i wake up and then after lunch around 3pm
User :   and then again by 10pm
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Have you got your sugar checked?
User :   yes doctors said it was fine
User :   when i did a hme test it came back at the lowest colour on the chart
User :   but they said ignore tht
Doctor :   Since when have you been experiencing these symptoms and when were these tests done?
User :   i was about 6months ago
User :   same time tests were done
User :   docs jus ignore me
User :   so i have been struggling with it
User :   they said jus sleep then
Doctor :   Do you still have these symptoms of tiredness?
User :   yes
User :   ?
Doctor :   I would suggest you to repeat the blood sugar test.
Doctor :   Preferably a quantitative test to see if you have signs of diabetes.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Diabetes can cause symptoms of tiredness.
User :   ok
Doctor :   If they come out normal and your symptoms are persistent then you would need further evaluation to include hemoglobin analysis.
Doctor :   Have you followed with what I am saying?
User :   yes
User :   and i will do
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   jus my doc doesnt tke nethin seriously
Doctor :   It is better that you check your diabetic status, especially if you have symptoms and you've had past history of low sugars.
User :   ok will do
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no
User :   thnx
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form.
Doctor :  
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