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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?

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

Sacrum (Definition)

Below the lumbar spine and above the tailbone or coccyx lies the sacrum. The sacrum is part of the spine and interacts with the pelvis ...Read more


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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 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?

Wouldn't anticipate: Bed bugs would only bite one particular area. Bites are usually in areas exposed while sleeping-arms, shoulders, neck ; legs. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Dermatitis: Could be seborrhea, psoriasis, tinea or a bacterial infection (although unlikely). A photo and more of a story is most helpful when diagnosing rashes. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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Chickenpox 8 yrs ago left with scar turned Pink red firm small itchy spot lower back dermatologist in a week but can a old chickenpox scar itch?

Chickenpox 8 yrs ago left with scar turned Pink red firm small itchy spot lower back dermatologist in a week but can a old chickenpox scar itch?

Yes but at age 34?: Was the chickenpox or was it shingles. At age 34 which was eight years ago I wonder if it really was chickenpox. The old scar Can itch. Let's see what the dermatologist says ...Read more

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I had radiofrequency ablation done on my lower back about a week ago. This week I got red itchy bumps where the injection sites were. Is this normal?

I had radiofrequency ablation done on my lower back about a week ago. This week I got red itchy bumps where the injection sites were. Is this normal?

Possibly: Could be just a post procedure reaction however if it continues to irritate you or gets worse I would speak with your doctor to look at it and make sure you don't have an infection. ...Read more

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I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

I have sudden pimple like rash which appeared on the lower back of my leg, began itchy and as healing is dark red dots slowly fading? Picture added

Exposure to plant.?: Have you been hiking... short pants..., insect bite? Are pimples more like pus? Spring time is very common to encounter plant which can cause rash (poison oak & other). If itchy Take antihistamine, topical steroid cream for 7-14 days. If increased pain, spreading redness. See MD to check for infection (cellulitis. ...Read more

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Red bump in middle of spine. Doesn't hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?

Red bump in middle of spine. Doesn't hurt and is not itchy. Also been having lower back pain. Is it cancer?

Less likely: Your presentation is unlikely to be cancer. This is to answer your question. As to what it can be - not sure without further history and physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a itchy red rash on the back of my thighs that is spreading to my stomach and on my hips and on my lower back above my butt what can I do?

I have a itchy red rash on the back of my thighs that is spreading to my stomach and on my hips and on my lower back above my butt what can I do?

Rash: The rash you are experiencing sounds like an allergic reaction, however a good history including drugs, soaps, perfumes clothes is necessary. I would suggest seeing your doctor but you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itching ...Read more

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C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

C section 14 weeks ago. Since then have had a red, itchy rash in a band around lower back. Is small red bumpy spots, itches on and off. What is it?

Infection?: To know for sure what it is, you would need to see a Dermatologist. A common cause of your symptoms is a yeast infection or bacterial infection in the skin. These can usually be treated with non-prescription antifungal or antibacterial skin creams. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I'm 13 wks pregnant and developed a itchy raised rash on left lower back. They are red bumps that seem to spread anywhere when itched.

I'm 13 wks pregnant and developed a itchy raised rash on left lower back. They are red bumps that seem to spread anywhere when itched.

Dermatologist: A doctor will need to see this to make a diagnosis. Scabies is one possibility. If you can not see a doctor soon consider using Healthtap Prime. One of the primary care doctors can look at the rash and probably make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi doctors I have rash red spots on feet lower back side of hips its quite itchy I am wheat and gluten and dairy have illuminated chicken?

Hi doctors I have rash red spots on feet lower back side of hips its quite itchy I am wheat and gluten and dairy have illuminated chicken?

See a dermatologist: This is not related to any food. Eat a normal diet. You need an exam, diagnosis, and probably a prescription cream. ...Read more

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What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

What can I do?, medical problem, irritated eyes, nosebleed, pain in lower back, extremely itchy, red spots on skin.?

Need exam: Those are a lot of often unrelated and fairly non-specific symptoms. You're going to need an exam by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have itchy tiny red bumps on arms, upper stomach, upper thighs, near my elbows, and lower back. Is this chicken pox or hives?

Rash: They can be either, you really need to have your rash examined to know how to treat it and if you are contagious or not, see your doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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I have small, red & sometimes itchty bumps on my lower back I've had this for over a year now. How did I get this and how do I get rid of them?

I have small, red & sometimes itchty bumps on my lower back I've had this for over a year now. How did I get this and how do I get rid of them?

Needs Evauation: Without seeing them it is impossible to tell what these represent. It can any number of conditions that can be treated. Since it is persistent it is best to see dermatologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi over past2weeks hav facial redness feels hot and itchy im 45 female

Hi over past2weeks hav facial redness feels hot and itchy im 45 female

Facial redness: You are at the age where you may be having hormonal changes due to premenopause. These changes can cause hot flashes, or facial redness to occur. See your doctor about a check up concerning premenopause. ...Read more

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My son has some white patchy rash area with a circle of redness around it some pain and itchy?

My son has some white patchy rash area with a circle of redness around it some pain and itchy?

See primary care Dr.: The description suggests nummular eczema with secondary bacterial infection. ...Read more

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I had sex with my partner and relized the next day Alot of fluid itchy and redness what can I do?

I had sex with my partner and relized the next day Alot of fluid itchy and redness what can I do?

Vaginitis: You likely have vaginal inflammation. This can be due to bacterial vaginitis for which treatment is metronidazole 2g once, or yeast infection, for which treatment is fluconazole 150 mg once orally or vaginal miconazole over the counter. Trichomonas is another possibility - treatment is metronidazole 2 g once. Could also be chlamydia, gonorrhea, mycoplasma, or trichomonas. See an ob- gyn Doctor. ...Read more

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I wear a tampon a lot of the time. Is the spot, itchiness and redness due to shaving, dryness or something else?

I wear a tampon a lot of the time. Is the spot, itchiness and redness due to shaving, dryness or something else?

Tampons: Are you referring to interior of vagina, labia etc? Do you mean you wear a tampon even when you don't have a period. The cotton from tampon can be rough and may inflame tissues if you use them "a lot of the time." Take care. ...Read more

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My skin has a redness to it, and when rubbed there is an itchy sensation?

My skin has a redness to it, and when rubbed there is an itchy sensation?

Dry? Rash? History?: Your skin may be dry, especially if you've been out in the sun a lot, or there may be something more going on. Is there a rash, or just vague/generalized redness? Any other symptoms? Exposure to any foods, plants, chemicals? Any medications or medical conditions? Try moisturizer lotion 2-4x/day for a few days, and if not getting better, get checked by a dr. ...Read more