It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Skin Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-22-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Jersey, United States
Posts: 1
Pomlida HB User
random rash on knees, elbows, and finger

Hey, a long time ago a few red itchy bumps sprouted on my right knee and expanded to a point where I had one large itchy bump on my knee. A couple weeks after that, the same thing happened to my left elbow, then right elbow, left knee, and finally on the knuckle of my right middle finger. I haven't been to the doctor because I am a college student and my mother wanted me to schedule a doctors appointment for my next break. In the the meantime, I've been using cortizone cream but it only works on my knees. Anyone have an idea of what could be a cause. Also, it's not the ringworm, I did research on ringworms, its something else.

 
Old 05-20-2010, 01:27 PM   #2
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Jim60660 HB User
Re: random rash on knees, elbows, and finger

[QUOTE=Pomlida;4231069]Hey, a long time ago a few red itchy bumps sprouted on my right knee and expanded to a point where I had one large itchy bump on my knee. A couple weeks after that, the same thing happened to my left elbow, then right elbow, left knee, and finally on the knuckle of my right middle finger. I haven't been to the doctor because I am a college student and my mother wanted me to schedule a doctors appointment for my next break. In the the meantime, I've been using cortizone cream but it only works on my knees. Anyone have an idea of what could be a cause. Also, it's not the ringworm, I did research on ringworms, its something else.[/QUOTE]

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-20-2010, 01:30 PM   #3
Newbie
(male)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Jim60660 HB User
Re: random rash on knees, elbows, and finger

I had something very similar. Started with what looked like a lot of bites on knees and spread to legs. Weeks later I started gettgin smaller bumps (looked like insect bits on knuckles, and a month later I now have them on my elbow. I had an exterminator come in and they said it was bed bug bites, but we never found any evidence of them after two treatments. And now I have these on my elbows.

 
Old 02-04-2011, 07:15 PM   #4
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PA
Posts: 3
Stef101 HB User
Re: random rash on knees, elbows, and finger

[QUOTE=Pomlida;4231069]Hey, a long time ago a few red itchy bumps sprouted on my right knee and expanded to a point where I had one large itchy bump on my knee. A couple weeks after that, the same thing happened to my left elbow, then right elbow, left knee, and finally on the knuckle of my right middle finger. I haven't been to the doctor because I am a college student and my mother wanted me to schedule a doctors appointment for my next break. In the the meantime, I've been using cortizone cream but it only works on my knees. Anyone have an idea of what could be a cause. Also, it's not the ringworm, I did research on ringworms, its something else.[/QUOTE]

Diagnosis ~ Dermatitis Herpetiformis
After reading this post, I just had to reply.

After a lot of searching, I finally found the source of my husbands itchy, painful bump and blisters that appeared on his elbows, knees, forehead, butt, and fingers. I had to come back here to post our findings to help others.

He went to 4 doctors (Dermatologists and allergists). None of them tested his skin. All they did was prescribe a steroid cream... that did not work.

One doc told him it was eczema...another said psoriasis...another told him it was shingles. Even I knew it wasn't those things! Why can't doctors just say that they DON'T KNOW what it is... instead of making something up?

After searching for weeks online, I finally found a picture of it. It was shown as Dermatitis Herpetiformis !! I printed the picture and he took the pic to the doc the next day and told him that he wanted his skin tested for Dermatitis Herpetiformis.

MAKE SURE A DERMATOLOGIST TAKES A SAMPLE OF YOUR SKIN BLISTER AND HAS IT TESTED!! My husbands test came back POSITIVE!

Cause = GLUTEN!!

He never had any stomach issues and that is why the docs never thought of it. A very small percentage only have Dermatitis Herpetiformis without the stomach issues. He went on a gluten diet and the sores are gone. He can tell when he eats gluten, because he gets some sores back.

He was prescribed Dapsone for times when he accidentally eats gluten and gets the sores. The Dapsone helps. Since he avoids gluten, he doesn't need the Dapsone very often.

I just had to post this, so others won't have to suffer with docs that are clueless. You are your own best advocate ; - )

Best of Luck!

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Extremely itchy mystery rash blackcatinthesky Skin Problems 4 07-08-2007 09:23 PM
Red, bumpy rash around mouth?? yogachic Skin Problems 2 12-26-2006 07:35 AM
random extremely sore muscles stainless Neuromuscular Diseases 0 09-25-2006 04:09 PM
Anyone ever experienced a grey like rash on the fingers, elbows and kness? Dave1968 Lupus 0 05-30-2006 10:53 AM
Red itchy rash fred34a Skin Problems 0 04-05-2005 10:16 AM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is Off
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



janewhite1 (9), sjb (7), ladybud (6), TheHappyMan (4), solofelix (4), Hating glasses (3), Titchou (3), seaduced (3), Marti (3), horsies (3)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1164), MSJayhawk (997), Apollo123 (896), Titchou (832), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (757), ladybud (745), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:45 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!