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Dr. Jeffrey Roh
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Coccyx (Definition)

Coccyx is the triangular piece of bone at the end of the spine. It is commonly ...Read more


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What could cause cyclical flare ups of tailbone & rectal itching & redness few times per day? (e.g. dawn, sleeping, long sitting, randomly).

What could cause cyclical flare ups of tailbone & rectal itching & redness few times per day? (e.g. dawn, sleeping, long sitting, randomly).

Could be: fungus infection, pilonidal sinus, peri-anal/peri-rectal abscess. Treatment is different for each, so consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Itching and irritation in rectal area and near tailbone, intermittent, but often spontaneously, sometime at night. Can be pinworms?

Itching and irritation in rectal area and near tailbone, intermittent, but often spontaneously, sometime at night. Can be pinworms?

Possible: An appropriate test can be done by your doctor.
Treatment is easy, but diagnosis is important.
Empiric ie. Non diagnosed treatment is sometimes is given by docs, but do consult with your primary doctor. ...Read more

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Hi I fell on my tailbone about a week ago - no fracture. Since yesterday its been itching. Is that normal?

Hi I fell on my tailbone about a week ago - no fracture. Since yesterday its been itching. Is that normal?

No relatioship: Idoubt if the itching had anything to do with the fall look for other causes with the help of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Upper tailbone been itching 3 days between buttocks mainly notice itching in shower I just sprayed tinatin for athletes foot there will that fix it?

Upper tailbone been itching 3 days between buttocks mainly notice itching in shower I just sprayed tinatin for athletes foot there will that fix it?

Itch: Itch in that area is often due to moisture or friction. Occasionally a yeast infection is the cause. If tinactin isn't effective, keep the area clean and dry, avoid tight jeans, wear white cotton underwear and apply a cortisone type ointment. If rash appears have your physician examine the area. ...Read more

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The side of pantie line itches what is it?

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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Can one use pain relief medicine for itches?

Can one use pain relief medicine for itches?

Itches: Not usually. Using pain medications for an itch may blunt the itch feeling but you will still itch. You have to find out why you have the itch. Topical creams may help. ...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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Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Dry hair, scalp, dandruff, seborrhea of the scalp, folliculitis, reaction to soaps, shampoo or condition. Please seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my head itches like crazy?

Several possibilitie: Itches like crazy sounds pretty darn serious. You might have someone check for hair lice or other offending agents. Less intense itching might be related to your shampoo, hair products, including reaction to dyes, etc. Less intense itching could also be related to a fungus infection of the scalp, which would need some anti-fungal treatments. ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more

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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure, Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! Can you help?

Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read more

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What can I use for a spot on my back that constantly itches?

What can I use for a spot on my back that constantly itches?

Back itch: You have a condition known as notalgia parasthetica. It usually involves the back under the scapula. The cause is not known but is thought to be caused by irritation of the nerve endings. Of late, Botox has been proposed for treatment. ...Read more

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When your skin itches, does that mean my skin cells are dry?

When your skin itches, does that mean my skin cells are dry?

Yes, it can.: Dry skin definitely itches, especially when it stretches a little, like when you bend over or reach for something. Try a daily moisturizer to help with this. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my whole body itches, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my whole body itches, what do you suggest?

Suggest: A complete evaluation by your Primary Care Provider. There are a number of reasons for systemic (total body) itching! These include but are not limited to liver and kidney problems. Simple blood tests will answer a lot of questions.
Hope this is helpful!

Dr Z ...Read more

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I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

Have it looked at.: 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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What can I do if my whole body itches like crazy, can someone help?

What can I do if my whole body itches like crazy, can someone help?

Hives? Other?: You could have been exposed to something that's causing hives -- or you could have urticaria (itching & rash) for other reasons like hyperbilrubinemia too. For your best help, please see your doctor so s/he can examine your skin and treat you effectively. Be well. ...Read more

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Hot to the touch. Hurts on the tip. Red. Somewhat swallon & itches?

Hot to the touch. Hurts on the tip. Red. Somewhat swallon & itches?

Medical Evaluation: Whatever part of the body you are describing, it appears to be infected. Seek medical care immediately and get treated ...Read more

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My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

Cold urticaria: Most likely related to the ice causing release of histamines from the cell. Not an allergic reaction, however I would advice against sudden exposure to cold temperatures. ...Read more

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Why does my butthole itch? I'm 23 female and it only itches inside of it. 

Why does my butthole itch? I'm 23 female and it only itches inside of it. 

Depends: Many things could be going on ranging from a healing tear to a hemorrhoid to poor hygiene. As with so many things if it is persistent and bothering you get in and see your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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