So I have been having some knee pain and while going to the doctor and getting all the expensive test he wishes to do (multiple visits, x-rays, MRI....) I also bought a knee brace after he told me I have "weak ligaments".
I started to use it and it was fantastic for the knee support, the pain was almost gone. The problem I have now is I have two different horrible rashes on my leg, in the area where the knee brace goes. One below the knee looks like a burn and the other one on the top part of the knee looks like hundred red mini hives and it goes all the way around and itches like crazy (gross I know).
I have taken allergy medicine (zyrtec) but it hasn't really helped. I applied some Caladryl but it didn't help at all (actually I think it itched more). I also washed the knee brace with soap and water. I even tried putting an old piece of cotton clothing between the knee brace and my skin, but all it did was make it uncomfortable, tight, and super sweaty.
Has anyone experienced this before? Any suggestions as to what to do to make the rash go away and prevent it from happening again? I don't want to stop using the brace as it REALLY REALLy helps with the support and therefore the pain and with out it I can't really run........
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