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A 46-year-old member asked:

i have these red itchy blotches on my elbows. use pcs at library a lot. tables are dirty. is that why?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
See dermatologist: This may be a form of psoriasis, and you may have lesions elsewhere, particularly on extensor surfaces, behind your ears, etc, the best way to get a definitive answer is to see a skin doctor.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! what do I do?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are over-the-counter creams with 12% ammonium lactate to start with. However, sometimes you may need a prescription cream to help those really stubborn spots.
A 35-year-old member asked:

Red, bumpy, itchy elbows?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Itchy elbows: Have dermatologist look at it to rule out possible dermatitis or psoriasis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What's the treatment for itchy elbows?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
It depend on the: Reason, but in general streroid ontiment off the shelf and see how it go unless you obivous infection .Good luck.
A 25-year-old male asked:

I have itchy reddish spots on both inner elbows, what does this mean?

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Dr. Vicken Poochikian
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Allergic dermatitis?: If its recent and itching most common is atopic dermatitis , try some steroid creams for few days. If not improving see s dermatologist.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when the inside of your elbows itch?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 61 years experience
Itch: Nothing! It is probably due to minor skin irritation. Try using some vitamin E cream

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