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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 have very itchy cluster of raised bumps mainly on knees, worse on one knee, and somewhat on elbows? What is this? I haven't switched soap?
Could be : Could be an allergy an infection. Would be nice to have pictures. ...Read more
Tiny itchy pimples same color as flesh in elbows and knees, they come in groups. They itch when forming then they don't. Unvisible unless you searched?
Hives: Hives tend to be red, round, raised and very itchy. Yours aren't red but they match up otherwise. I like to think of hives as the baskin robbins of skin conditions, they come in 31 different flavors. Try a little over the counter non-sedating oral antihistamine or topical anti-itch creams twice daily. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
I have red itchy bumps on my knuckles and elbows. They've been there for about 2 months and don t show signs of going away. What can I do about it?
Red itchy bumps: If you haven't already, start with avoiding any hard scrubbing or washing with soap on those areas. Use a daily barrier ointment like aquaphor immediately after shower. You can also try a otc steroid ointment for a week or so to see if it improves. Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose and manage without a picture so make sure you see your doc if not improving. Good luck! ...Read more
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