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Why is the bottom of my left rib so itchy?

Why is the bottom of my left rib so itchy?

SEE A DOCTOR: If you can' t figure it out by inspecting the area then have your doctor examine you. Any rash you can see or skin abnormality? Wait couple days may be developing shingles. ...Read more

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I woke up with a red patch on my left side of face. Not itchy and not spreading. Have this before, it was gone after a day. What's it?

I woke up with a red patch on my left side of face. Not itchy and not spreading. Have this before, it was gone after a day. What's it?

Good photo needed: Please submit a good quality photo through a HealthTap Virtual Consult. Impossible to say what it might be without being able to see it. ...Read more

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I have an itchy feeling within the left side of my chest and pain but II don't exactly know where the pain, is occurring what should II do?

I have an itchy feeling within the left side of my chest and pain but II don't exactly know where the pain, is occurring what should II do?

See your doctor: The symptoms you are describing could be a number of things but chest pain is one that needs further attention and evaluation by a doctor. An 'itchy feeling' with pain on only one side of the chest could be the initial symptoms of shingles(herpes zoster), and a red vesicular(pimple like)rash may or may not follow shortly. It is however impossible to be certain without going to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel like something is crawling on top of my head sometimes it feels itchy but it only happens on the left side of my head what could it be?

I feel like something is crawling on top of my head sometimes it feels itchy but it only happens on the left side of my head what could it be?

If problem, see doc: You may be experiencing scalp (skin) problems. You may also have a peripheral nerve irritation. If problematic, then do get this assessed by your clinician. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Reasons why left nostril is itchy?

Reasons why left nostril is itchy?

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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Itchy burny pinchy sensation in the middle left side of my back?

Itchy burny pinchy sensation in the middle left side of my back?

Itchy back: From your description, is sounds like it may be a condition known as notalgia paresthetica. Also called brachioradial pruritus. See a dermatologist for this common disorder. ...Read more

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I have this itchy spot on the left side of my clit. There is nothing there and it's been going on for over 6 weeks now. What could it be?

Possible yeast: Sometimes yeast on the outside of the vulva can cause itching. Sometimes there could be some exczema. You could try some over the counter anti-fungal cream, or you could also try some 1% Hydrocortisone just on that one spot. Don't do both at the same time, otherwise you won't know what caused the itch :-). ...Read more