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Localized Rash on Knee, No Itch

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 22, 2011
  • 07:33 AM

I have a rash consisting of a handful of raised, red, non-itching red bumps on both of my knees. The bumps on my right knee (16) look a little larger and more swollen than the bumps on the left (12). They look like bug bites, but they don't sting. There are no bumps like this anywhere on my body except for my knee caps. I went to a beach in SE Asia for a few days, and on the last night, when I was sleeping the rash descended upon me. I have no access to a good dermatologist until I come back to the US in three months, and boy am I in a pickle. To add to the conundrum, they don't itch or sting or hurt to the touch. Here are some of the unusual things I have contacted in the last few days:

The waters of the Gulf of Thailand
Contact with numerous dogs who were hanging around the hotel
Lots of sun (I have a good tan going now)
Stomach problem (puked)
Coppertone Sunscreen, SPF 8
OFF Bugspray, with Deet
Shrimp and Red Snapper dinners
A Long Island Iced Tea

At first, only my vanity suffered, but now, I am in a hypochondriac fit. What do these bumps mean? When will they go away?

The stronger, right-knee bumps are in the shape of an "S" with a period next to it (like "S.") or a "5." The ones on the left more vaguely resemble a money symbol ("$.")

Why are they only on my knees? The rest of my skin looks pretty smooth and tan, with the exception of a bird mark I got from a motorbike. Why no pain? Why the oblique message? Help!

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