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How can I treat the small red dots on the side of my knee?


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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At June 26, 2018
Reviewed AtFebruary 5, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have a cluster of small red dots on side of the knee. It looks like a hickey. It is smooth, painless, and itch-free. It has been on the knee for about two months. I have attached images for your reference. What medicines should I take?

Answered by Dr. Sushil Kakkar


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have noted your concern and I have viewed the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Perhaps it is a Schamberg's purpura which is caused due to capillaritis. I suggest an oral vitamin C once daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicine. I suggest for topical use, you may use a moderately potent topical steroid like Mometasone furoate 0.1% cream or Triamcinolone acetonide 0.1% cream twice daily.


Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Sushil Kakkar
Dr. Sushil Kakkar


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