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

Answered by
Dr. Sushil Kakkar
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 26, 2018

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?

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Hello,

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.

Regards.

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