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Itchiness with Costochondritis?? There's a deep itching inside my chest and around my ribs where I am affected by costochondritis. I haven't heard anyone else report this symptom. Any advice?

Itchiness with Costochondritis?? There's a deep itching inside my chest and around my ribs where I am affected by costochondritis. I haven't heard anyone else report this symptom. Any advice?

Costochondritis: Itching is not a symptom of costochondritis.
Is there a skin rash present? Did it start after starting to take medication for costochondritis?
Please consult a physician if it continues to bother you. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Why do the bottoms of my feet itch so badly? It is a deep itch inside my foot, but horrible. No red skin or rash. Not scaley. Thanks!

Nerve problem: This is most likely due to a nerve irritation under the skin. There are multiple causes for this and seeing your podiatrist would help by getting you on the right medication to stop the itching and burning. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

What does it mean if my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Skin or foreign body: This may be from a skin condition such as eczema, or fungus in the ear. It may be ear wax that is irritating the ear canal. It may be something that is caught in the ear such as a bug or piece of something that is deep in the ear canal. An examination by medical personal may tell which it is. ...Read more

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Please explain why does my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Please explain why does my ear itches deep inside and out of reach?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Bottom of foot is itching deep inside. Like I can't reach it deep. Any thoughts?

Bottom of foot is itching deep inside. Like I can't reach it deep. Any thoughts?

Itching feet: Itching at the bottom of the knee could be just from dry feet. See the bottom of your feet or you may have some contact from your socks or shoes. Are you taking any meds? Or do you have athletes feet? See your Dr please. ...Read more

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I am 31 yrs old male. I often feel intense itching deep inside my limbs. Its impossible to scratch because its below the skin surface, deep under. Its often inside one leg, foot or hand. What is this?

I am 31 yrs old male. I often feel intense itching deep inside my limbs. Its impossible to scratch because its below the skin surface, deep under. Its often inside one leg, foot or hand. What is this?

I do not know: That symptom as described is an odd one. Maybe the feeling you feel is nerve related or a deep muscle ache referred to as an itch? See a dr. And get an evaluation with some routine lab work to check your electrolytes etc. And maybe something will be discovered to account for this issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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NEVER drain wax, though I have memories of getting wax extractions as a child.Blockage or just dont produce anymore?Also strong itch DEEP inside, why?

NEVER drain wax, though I have memories of getting wax extractions as a child.Blockage or just dont produce anymore?Also strong itch DEEP inside, why?

Ear wax: Your ears need to be checked if you are concerned about blockage or deep itch. Ear wax is formed throughout life- usually falls out on it's own. Ear canals are larger in adults than children so there is usually less blockage in adults. Never put anything smaller than your elbow in your ear:) Follow up with doctor who can take a look into your ears. ...Read more

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Weird itchy sensation in my back or upper back in the lung area? Its like i need to scratch but the itch is deep inside.

Weird itchy sensation in my back or upper back in the lung area? Its like i need to scratch but the itch is deep inside.

Itchy: Have you had a virus or bacterial infection? ever been tested for Tuberculosis? History of smoking? Consult with us to see if you need a Chest xray. ...Read more

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My lower legs get very itchy despite using lotions and creams. Seems itch is deep inside. What could be causing this?

My lower legs get very itchy despite using lotions and creams. Seems itch is deep inside. What could be causing this?

Dermatitis: Common this time of year is a condition called asteatotic dermatitis. Dry skin, soap or laundry fragrance and cheap lotions all make it worse. Bathe gently with less hot water and use a steroid ointment for a couple weeks and it should clear right up. ...Read more

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Son has itches which when scratched arise from deep within skin. They do not heal but develop watery pustules, which bleed, dry up then return?

Son has itches which when scratched  arise from deep within skin.  They do not heal but develop watery pustules, which bleed, dry up then return?

See doctor: Does your child have eczema? if so the pustules might have been from staph introduced into the skin from the scratching. Regardless, an allergist or dermatologist would be ones you should consult. ...Read more

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My ear is driving me nuts! it itches way down deep and has been for 3 days. People say allergies but those aren't bothering me. What's the deal?

My ear is driving me nuts! it itches way down deep and has been for 3 days. People say allergies but  those aren't bothering me. What's the deal?

Ear itch: Ask a doctor to look in your ear first of all to make sure there is nothing in there. It could still be allergies since itchy ears is another part of allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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Hi.. I have dry ear problem n need to use ear bud every two days to remove wax else it itches very badly. Sometimes I get black wax n black skin flakes . If I penetrative deep..I feel relieved but after a day or so get pus n blood. .seems like a boil i

Hi.. I have dry ear problem n need to use ear bud every two days to remove wax else it itches very badly.  Sometimes I get black wax n black skin flakes . 

If I penetrative deep..I feel relieved but after a day or so get pus n blood. .seems like a boil i

See DR: Seborrheic dermatitis is very common. Frequently ear drops containing aminoglycosides are used. These are common sensitizers. The allergic contact dermatitis due to neomycin or colymycin or bacitracin results in itch + weeping + sweling. Itch may be so severe as to cause brisk rubbing. The rubbing can be hard enough to cause pain, swelling, bleeding, weeping. Remedy is to use only cortisone drops. ...Read more

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Throat itches and is sore deep in neck and deep inside ears hurt and pop when i swallow what could this be?

Throat itches  and is sore deep in neck and deep inside ears hurt and pop when i swallow what could this be?

It sounds like: You have a sore throat, also known as pharyngitis. Its also causing your ear problems, if recurrent you may benefit from a nasal steroid to reduce allergies that can predispose you to this problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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The side of pantie line itches what is it?

Itch: Pressure and warm sites tend to be susceptible areas for rash. Any rash can be itchy, although hives tend to be red, raised and mosquito-bite like rashes that are very itchy. Topical anti-itch cream is a start. If it doesn't resolve or spreads, see a doctor for a true diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a place. On my back that allways itches?

I have a place. On my back that allways itches?

Itchy Back: Too bad i cannot see exactly where this itchy spot is on your back. If it's near the shoulder blade, on one side, there is a condition called brachioradial pruritus. It is thought that this condition may be a result of a long-ago injury to some of the vertebrae in your spine. Your general physician would be in better shape to see exactly where this "place" is. ...Read more

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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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My vaginal area itches why?

My vaginal area itches why?

Yeast infection: You most likely have a common problem known as a yeast infection. Anti-fungal medications are readily available. ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time what could it be?

My skin itches all the time what could it be?

Dry skin?: Common cause of all over itching is dry skin, but many other possibilities. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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I just stepped on something and it stung me, and it itches really bad, how should I treat it?

Baking soda: Remove stinger by scraping along edge of skin with a credit card. Clean with soap & warm water. Apply ice in 10 minute. Increments; alternating 10 on & 10 off. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) Aspirin or Motrin for pain or Benadryl for swelling. Make a paste of 2 parts baking soda & 1 part water & apply. Or you can apply a meat tenderizer poultice to the area. Throat, airway or tongue swelling – call 911. ...Read more

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Why does my pearl tongue itches?

Why does my pearl tongue itches?

Pearl piercing?: Some people are very allergic to the metals and materials in tongue piercing. Also, the hole around the piercing can get infected. Allergy and infection can cause the area to itch. Wound induced neuropathy can cause your tongue to itch. In general, tongue piercings put you at risk for many serious and annoying side effects. ...Read more

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My leg itches. What should I do?

Leg itches: Try to determine where your leg itches and if you see anything on the skin. So many possibilities. Try to figure it out. Post again with more information and help. ...Read more

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What do u do when your sty itches?

What do u do when your sty itches?

Stye/Hordeolum: Which are infections of either an apocrine or sebaceous gland are usually easily treated. However, if you have persistent swelling and have followed the course of treatment prescribed, an incision and drainage may be indicated if resolution does not begin in the next 48-72 hours after warm compresses are started. ...Read more