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why do my elbows itch

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Pruritis: Itching can be caused by several things including local dermatitis (rash), heat rashes, fungal infections, etc. If this continues, get it evaluated. ... Read More

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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael DePietro
34 years experience in Pulmonary Critical Care
Need to see MD: A persistent rash or lesion of some kind should be viewed directly by a health care provider to sort out what it is.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Eczema: The appearance of eczema can vary from person to person. In adults, eczema occurs most frequently on the hands and elbows, and in "bending" areas such ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
24 years experience in Dermatology
Sensitive skin: It is possible that you have developed a reaction something. Anything from sweat to perfume/cologne and many other things. Eczema is also possible. ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
18 years experience in Urgent Care
Palmar itching : Check a home pregnancy test. It may indicate liver disease such as chilestssid of pregnancy or you could have an allergic reaction on your hands. Need ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Many causes: Could be environmental allergies, or metabolic issues. If moisturizers do not work, see a derm.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience in Podiatry
A couple of reasons: It could be something on the skin like a fungus, an allergy or other reaction to an irritant (ie. Insect bite). However, it can also be the first sig ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not sure: The breasts may itch as they expand with weight gain, puberty, pregnancy, pms, and breast-feeding.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Many possibilities: This can be anything from clothing rubbing (a hazard especially of joggers) to using a new kind of bath soap to early pregnancy or a new medication. I ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ally-Khan Somani
18 years experience in Dermatology
May be psoriasis: Hard to say without seeing. The presence of thickened red scaly plaques on the elbows & knees can be common sites for psoriasis. I would see a dermato ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
LEGS ITCH: Your legs might itch from the soap you are using. Have you changed your soap lately? Or it might be from the towels you are using to dry them off aft ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Need an exam: There are many, many reasons that your feet may hurt. It would be best to have an examination.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Nipple Itching: Nipple itching could be secondary to dry skin you can use a water base skin lotion remember there are ducts you don't want to use an oil base that can ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Khachikian
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Allergy/Sensitivity: You may have an allergy or your eyes may just be sensitive to the alcohol or scent in the perfume. If the irritation persists throughout the day i wou ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
39 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Blood flow: Itchy legs can be caused by histamine release due to increased arterial pressure from your muscles squeezing the blood vessels. It can also be caused ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
lupus or epicondylit: Lupus can do this, but tennis elbow more likely.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Sweat?: Sometimes sweat and exercise can induce itching. If you run outside, could be environmentally related - pollen, etc. Try taking antihistamine like zyr ... Read More
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Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends...: Eczema, syphilis, contact dermatitis are the culprits.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience in Podiatry
See you PCP: Foot swelling can be from different problems like vein, arthritis, or medication. If you itch all over your body, you could be having a reaction to m ... Read More
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Good question: Itch can be due to many causes but it might be best to have the doctor look at the breast and do a thorough exam as the first step to rule out anythin ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience in Dermatology
PRIVATE AREA ITCH: How long have you had it? Does anyone else you know have this itch? It could be crabs (crab lice) or, depending where on your private area it is, it c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
See below: Wash in warm soapy water and use an antifungal to the affected areas.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience in Dermatology
Do you mean: Do you mean on your scalp or face?

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