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Herbal Treatment For Itchy Elbow
Over-the-counter: Drug stores have over-the-counter creams that have no "medications" like skin anesthetics, to relieve itching. One can consider the creams containing some type of menthol to be herbal. Such creams and oils have be used for many years, maybe even centuries. The ones in stores now are just the modern versions of them. Sometimes, general itching is due to internal disease, so a doctor should check. ...Read more
I go tanning in a bed noticed two white patches size of a penny near my elbow had them for a few months not itchy what is this?
Tinea Versicolor: Consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. My guess is tinea versicolor also called pityriasis versicolor, is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches. Tinea versicolor usually respond and can be treated with topical antifungal creams. ...Read more
My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?
Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Probably eczema: This is the classic description of atopic (allergic) eczema. It usually occurs in people with history of allergies, and is made worse by exposure to allergens, scratching the skin, and loss of skin moisture. Treatment is to apply moisturizers liberally, prevent further drying from soaps, etc, and stop scratching. Steroid creams from your doctor can help, too. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more
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