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Itchy Painful Coccyx
I have a bubbly blistery rash on my lower back a bit like cold sores, very painful and itchy. What could this be?
Herpes simplex I: Cold sores, are contagious and usually occur outside the mouth, appearing as small red blisters on the lips, chin, cheeks, or in the nostrils. Also, known as fever blisters, 95-percent of recurrent cold sore outbreaks are caused by type 1 herpes simplex virus, not the type 2 strain that can cause genital herpes. ...Read more
I have this itchy red pus looking bump on my lower back above butt crack. It's not painful just very itchy, most part of the day it wasn't itchy.?
Abscess cyst: What you are describing is most likely a congenital condition known as a pilonidal cyst. It is not a dangerous condition, but should be fullly evaluated by a physician and then treated appropriately. It may require excision or just incision and drainage and obliteration of the cyst walls. You should be evaluated by a physician to determine the exact diagnosis. ...Read more
I worked in a vineyard on Wed. Got an itchy/painful rash that night. I sat on net w/rat in it. Rash is on left butt cheek/lower back to front groin.?
Itchy/numb patch, L buttock, close to coccyx, 3x4" patch noticed after csection (6/17/14) why? Worried about MS!
NOT MS: Why are you worried about MS? Discuss with your obstetrician, as your localized patch is likely just a transient issue associated with your C-section. ...Read more
My side and lower back on my right side always feels itchy. Not itchy on my skin but more inside of my body I don't know how to explain it?
The feelings of an itch are complex and fascinating.
People often think of an itch sensation as something related to the skin, which it often is. However, can also get an itching sensation from a pinched nerve. If the sensation is in the distribution of a nerve, like from the lower back to the leg, an irritation or inflammation of the nerve root in the lower lumbar spine can cause this. ...Read more
I've just woke up this morning and realised I have been getting spots around my body area that feel itchy .... A lot on my lower back and on my body?
Allery, infection?: Need more information. See you family physician asap. ...Read more
Simple things first: Most people would use moisturizing creams if weather is dry or it's wintertime, or over the counter steroid creams and antihistamines. If continues, make an appointment with your doc/medical provider. ...Read more
Folliculitis? Heat?: Folliculitis is tiny pustules where the hair follicles are. Heat rash is related to sweating a lot, with or without "blocked" sweat glands or oil glands. Other times it's related to sport equipment friction, bacteria, moisture, etc... Being in a hot tub can lead to a "hot tub" rashes. Rashes are quite difficult to describe in words, so a doctor needs to look at the rash to make a diagnosis. ...Read more
Rash: Need to see a picture of it. Perform a virtual consult ...Read more
6wks ago I got local anesthesia on my lower back. And is still itchy where I got the shot, is not red, is it normal?
Local: 6 weeks ago you got the shot — this is probably not related. Given that it is not red etc. Did you have band aid on it? Could be some left over adhesive. ...Read more
I have these itchy, bumpy scabs and reddish areas in multiple places on my lower back towards the hip area. What is it?
I have red itchy marks on one side of my lower back which increase each morning and look like insect bites. Could this be bed bugs?
I been having this small itchy buglike bumps on my inner thighs n on lower back, also @ but crak. Very itchy, tried all creams n no work? What is it
Eczema: May people have eczema, skin irritation or allergy that does not respond to over the counter medication. Your description of the rash sounds like this, and the location is probable for eczema. See your doctor for a stronger cream, and remember to keep treating it till gone, sometimes takes weeks. If one or two creams does not work, you will need to see a skin specialist for biopsy and treatment. ...Read more
Red itchy area showed up on lower back out of no where Wed. Thurs it grew larger & bumpy; Fri. Tons of tiny blisters formed. Super itchy & sensitive?
Shingles: The best way to diagnosis a rash is to actually see the rash and/or feel it, so it is difficult to provide information based on this question. The rash of shingles usually starts as a red itchy (often painful) area, and then develops blisters. Shingles rash usually occurs on only one side of the body, and stops abruptly at the spine when it is on the back. ...Read more
Mystomach has gotten spotty, given loporox but hasn't worked-it has spread now to my lower back, spots aren't itchy but can look like dry skin. Spotty?
Tine Versicolor: Possibly could be tinea versicolor. Often times this disorder can be treated with over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos, but in some cases may require oral medication such as ketoconazole to treat completely. Some rashes may look similar to tinea versicolor and if persistent may need to be evaluated by a dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a red patch that started behind my leg on upper part of calf. Now it has moved to my lower back. It is now raised and itchy. What could it b?
Folliculitis: Hair root infection common. Flea, allergy to lotion etc possible.......... See pmd. ...Read more
A mole on my lower back is red, and itchy. I have a picture and I'm not sure if I should be worried or not.
Yes, you should: In my opinion you should ALWAYS be worried when a mole acts up. Either it is being irritated, or it may be infected, or it may be becoming a melanoma. Some dermatologists say this is often the first symptom. It may not be serious at all, but no one can make this diagnosis from a photo. You are young and shouldn't take any chances with this horrible sneaky disease. You should be seen. ...Read more
There are a 7 small raised bumps on my lower back. They are itchy and firm but not red. What are these lumps and how can I get rid of them?
Hives?: Probably you eat something that you are allergic to. Over the counter antihistaminics can help. ...Read more
Hallo, recently I noticed a pink, not itchy rash on my lower back (looks almost like acne) but it's exactly in the middle of my lower back. What can?
Can't tell: You need to be seen, either your doctor or a dermatologist for a definitive diagnosis, a virtual consult on HealthTap may be an option too, good luck ...Read more
Itchy back: You might be allergic to your shampoo or another hair care product. Without a medical exam it would be difficult to say. Consider using only a non sensitizing shampoo such as free and clear and avoid other treatments. If that doesn't work seek out a board certified allergist or dermatologist. ...Read more
I have a cluster of itchy bumps on my lower back, in almost a line shape, the entire thing no bigger than my thumb nail, some bumps have clear fluid...
It sounds like:
Shingles. Check this link for an overview of shingles http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/shingles/basics/definition/con-20019574
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Had protectedsex wit a lady who has Herp 5week ago only symptoms are low bac pain and itchy but for a week. Is lower back pain a true sign of herpes?
Depends: It is hard to tell even with direct examination but impossible without a more detailed description. Having said that, most rash tends to be transient. However, if it lasts more than 2 weeks or gets bothersome enough, see your doctor. ...Read more