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What causes chronic itching behind the knee?

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: What causers chronic itching behind (posterior) the knee?
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get examined for eczema, psoriasis or fungal infections

Detailed Answer:
Hi Welcome to health care magic!

Based on your history, or symptoms it can be due to variety if causes. Such area which come at skin creases are exposed to sweat and allergens entrapment and lead to increased frequency of fungal infections or eczema. Psoriasis is a white or pinkish scaly mostly present at extensor surfaces but can be present at flexor portions of large joints. You need to examine it for any rash or accompanying temperature because in such case you will need to get evaluated for vascultis or beckers cysts.

Meanwhile keep using anti histamines, like cetrizine or loratidine for itching. Apply emolients to keep it moist like liquid paraffin and petroleum jelly solutions. If it persists consult your GP for a detailed evaluation.

Hoping you a speedy recovery. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.
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What causes chronic itching behind the knee?

Brief Answer: Get examined for eczema, psoriasis or fungal infections Detailed Answer: Hi Welcome to health care magic! Based on your history, or symptoms it can be due to variety if causes. Such area which come at skin creases are exposed to sweat and allergens entrapment and lead to increased frequency of fungal infections or eczema. Psoriasis is a white or pinkish scaly mostly present at extensor surfaces but can be present at flexor portions of large joints. You need to examine it for any rash or accompanying temperature because in such case you will need to get evaluated for vascultis or beckers cysts. Meanwhile keep using anti histamines, like cetrizine or loratidine for itching. Apply emolients to keep it moist like liquid paraffin and petroleum jelly solutions. If it persists consult your GP for a detailed evaluation. Hoping you a speedy recovery. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask. Regards.