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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Itchy Elbow (Overview)

Itching is a unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch skin. The elbow connects the upper and lower arm.


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What does it mean when you have one itchy elbow?

What does it mean when you have one itchy elbow?

Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis so that you can start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
8 Doctors shared insights

Itchy Elbow (Overview)

Itching is a unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch skin. The elbow connects the upper and lower arm.


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What's the treatment for itchy elbows?

What's the treatment for itchy elbows?

It depend on the: Reason, but in general streroid ontiment off the shelf and see how it go unless you obivous infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Tennis Elbow (Checklist)

Remember to rest your elbow and arm
Daily
Take anti-inflammatory medications to address your pain
Daily
Try physical therapy to help with your recovery
Weekly
Take breaks when you use your elbows during activities
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Itchy bumps on the outside of my elbow? What OTC creams can get rid of them?

Itchy bumps on the outside of my elbow? What OTC creams can get rid of them?

Most likely Eczema: Those are sign for eczema, use some otc cream see if help, if did not see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have one itchy elbow?

Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis so that you can start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Itchy elbow?

What is the definition or description of: Itchy elbow?

Itchy elbow: Itching is a unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch skin. The elbow connects the upper and lower arm. ...Read more

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Hot, red and very itchy elbow after long bus ride?

Hot, red and very itchy elbow after long bus ride?

Allergy: This could represent allergic reaction to material that touched skin. Try cold compress and hydrocrtisone cream. If it does not help may need to see doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for itchy elbows?

It depend on the: Reason, but in general streroid ontiment off the shelf and see how it go unless you obivous infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) for itchy elbows?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) for itchy elbows?

Not suggested: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic- itching of the eyebrows is not considered a bacterial infection. It can be caused by other processes such as dry skin or a skin reaction to a soap. By using this antibiotic, you run the change of developing a multridrug resistant bacteria on the skin that can potentially infect you in the future. Talk to your healthcare provider and have your eyebrows looked at- ...Read more

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

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

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

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Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?

Hi there, I have itchy elbows, no rashes or bumps, they just itch and I can't seem to make it go away?

ITCHY ELBOWS?: HOW LONG HAVE THEY BEEN ITCHY?
SOUNDS LIKE A CONTACT DERMATITIS FROM SOMETHING YOU HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH.
THINK HARD WHAT YOU WERE DOING JUST BEFORE THE ITCHING BEGAN. . .
IT DOESN'T SOUND SERIOUS OR CONTAGIOUS.
SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST TO RELIEVE YOUR WORRY.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I have itchy elbows and scrotum. What is the permanent remedy?

I have itchy elbows and scrotum. What is the permanent remedy?

Here are some...: Without further detailed history and a direct look, it is hard to come up a right diagnosis, but if the presence of itchy elbows and scrotum is chronic, the most likely diagnosis is psoriasis, which would be permanent with no cure, but manageable chiefly with judicious use of steroid-containing cream. For practical care, see a urologist first and a dermatologist to follow as needed. ...Read more

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I have itchy elbows, red with white bumps and scaliness. What is the best ointment/treatment?

I have itchy elbows, red with white bumps and scaliness. What is the best ointment/treatment?

Psoriasis: Most likely psoriasis, from your description, although we'd have to see it to be sure. The over-the-counter ointments are not much use against it, unless it's really mild; you'll need to see a dermatologist to get a prescription. ...Read more

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Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Knee itch: Knees and elbow are a common area for eczema, and psoriasis. See a dermatologist if topical moisturizer does not improve it. ...Read more

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Rash in inner elbows, itchy. What is it?

Rash in inner elbows, itchy. What is it?

Rash: There are a number of possibilities for this. An intercrural dermatitis is one. This may be related to heat and sweating. Are there any rashes in other places? Has there been contact with an allergen such as sumac or poison ivy? Often the treatment is a topical steroid as the cause may be illusive. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Hydrocortisone: Possible causes are contact allergy, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc. Start with applying steroid cream and take oral antihistamines. See a dermatologist to find out the diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy shoulders and elbow creases. And a few minutes after scratching them, they hurt and tingle.

I have itchy shoulders and elbow creases. And a few minutes after scratching them, they hurt and tingle.

Dermatologic eval: Recommend annual head to toe skin evaluation by dermatology. Recommend assessment to determine cause. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If not effective see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more

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Swollen, red, numb and itchy feeling in elbow?

Swollen, red, numb and itchy feeling in elbow?

Exam needed: This should be examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment especially in view of swelling and redness which are often signs of infection (cellulitis). Another possibility is a swollen bursa which can also be infected. ...Read more

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Are red itchy bumps inside elbow possibly heat rash?

Are red itchy bumps inside elbow possibly heat rash?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause the skin to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, sun exposure, insect bites, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I teen, I need u help because I have penis itchy I also have opposite of elbow itchy with bump and opposite of knee itchy with bump. Idonthavemuchspce?

I teen, I need u help because I have penis itchy I also have opposite of elbow itchy with bump and opposite of knee itchy with bump. Idonthavemuchspce?

See answer: Itching (aka pruritus) may be localized to a certain area of the body, or can be all over (generalized). Common causes of itching in the places you describe include atopic dermatitis/eczema and psoriasis. Best treatment is to determine the underlying cause of the itching, as well as treatment of the specific skin condition if present. Recommend you see your MD or a dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Non-itchy rash on elbow (s). Have been taking naproxen for 2 weeks. Could that be the cause?

Non-itchy rash on elbow (s). Have been taking naproxen for 2 weeks. Could that be the cause?

Generally not.......: If due to allergy to naproxen, it will be more generalized or regionalized. ...Read more

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I work in a veterinarian hospital as an assistant. Was wondering if I could of caught scabies from an infected dog? Have Itchy rash on elbow crease

I work in a veterinarian hospital as an assistant. Was wondering if I could of caught scabies from an infected dog? Have Itchy rash on elbow crease

Not Likely: Scabies is usually a diffuse reaction, not isolated to one area of the body. You might have eczema there or a contact dermatitis. If it does not get better see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can cause an upset stomach, along with itchy bumps on elbow and hands?

What can cause an upset stomach, along with itchy bumps on elbow and hands?

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. ...Read more