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What could my lower back pain and fever be from along with a cold sore on noes and on off itchy skin?

What could my lower back pain and fever be from along with a cold sore on noes and on off itchy skin?

Mono: Epstein-barr virus which causes mononucleousis, and has variable symptoms on the body. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more


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I have been having itchy skin on the back of my neck and stomach. What could be the causes?

Allergy?: Could be an allergy to something you applied to those areas of skin, or to something you ate or inhaled, or to a medication, or to a new detergent or fabric softener. Many times the cause is difficult to find. Try a long-acting antihistamine like allegra; if that doesn't work, let your doctor or a dermatologist examine you. ...Read more

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Itchy skin on my back, sides of stom and back of neck. no bumps or redness unless i scratch then feels hot after..

Itchy skin on my back, sides of stom and back of neck. no bumps or redness unless i scratch then feels hot after..

Dermatographic: This may or may not be a chronic situation. Try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. Sometimes dry skin can also cause this type of reaction and thus applying a moisturizer <3 minutes after bathing may help. If problem persists, see derm or allergist. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin on my back and shoulders. I get raised bumps which bleed when I scratch them. My skin feels dry and burns. ?

I have very itchy skin on my back and shoulders.  I get raised bumps which bleed when I scratch them.  My skin feels dry and burns.  ?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have had a knot on my lymph node for years. I am always tired and always have itchy skin. Blood tests come back normal. ?

I have had a knot on my lymph node for years. I am always tired and always have itchy skin. Blood tests come back normal. ?

Incomplete info: Normal blood test are not a clean bill of health. It depends on what was tested. The lymph node is probably unrelated to your symptoms. It would need a detailed history, physical examination and may be additional tests to provide a meaningful opinion. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor and it would be prudent to discuss the issue with her/him. ...Read more

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I have a itchy skin next to my ball and inner tight, when i put anti-itchy cream its better but come back,what is it? has rash when i scrach it.

Tinea Cruris: Probably "jock itch" a fungal infection also known as ringworm, although it isn't cause by worms. You can treat it with Lamisil (terbinafine) twice daily for 2-4 weeks or clotrimazole cream twice daily for 4-8 weeks. Clotrimazole is cheaper, but both are affordable for OTC products. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?

Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?

Agree and...: You don't give us much information but is it small sandpaper "goosebumps"? If so, may be keratosis pilaris which is famous for coming back again & again. This rash is caused by keratin plugs in hair follicles and is worse in winter & in those with dry skin, eczema. When you see the doctor, they would treat it with retin a, or cream with vitamin d, urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid. ...Read more

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