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What is the treatment for itching on the knee?

I have had an itchy knee for a couple of months now. The skin is often broken as a result of my scratching. In addition, my knee often feels numb. It doesn t seem worth going to my gp but I am concerned about the length of time I ve been experiencing the symptoms.
Wed, 1 Jul 2020
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Hi,

Itchy knee can be due to many conditions like:
1. Dermatitis
2. Hives
3. Atopic Eczema or dermatitis
4. xerosis (dry skin)
5. Dermatitis herpetiformis

It's important to identify the underlying cause and fixing it. So, I advise you to:
- Take oral antihistamines
- apply topical steroid cream or calamine lotion in the affected area for a course and watch for the symptoms to settle
- If it is due to dryness then moisturize your skin twice a day
- If you've contact dermatitis then identify the source and avoid it, avoid scratching
- maintain hygiene and good skin care

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Yogapriya Vasudevan, General & Family Physician
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What is the treatment for itching on the knee?

Hi, Itchy knee can be due to many conditions like: 1. Dermatitis 2. Hives 3. Atopic Eczema or dermatitis 4. xerosis (dry skin) 5. Dermatitis herpetiformis It s important to identify the underlying cause and fixing it. So, I advise you to: - Take oral antihistamines - apply topical steroid cream or calamine lotion in the affected area for a course and watch for the symptoms to settle - If it is due to dryness then moisturize your skin twice a day - If you ve contact dermatitis then identify the source and avoid it, avoid scratching - maintain hygiene and good skin care Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Yogapriya Vasudevan, General & Family Physician