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My Hip Is Itchy
My joints in my wrists, knees, feet, a bit in my neck/back, and are sorswollen. My skin itches. I have a lump behind my ear. Blood wk ok. What is it?
Aches: Could be a lot of things. The itch and lump may not be related which confuses matters. Would be useful to know what labs you've had that were normal. Viral illnesses can do weird things to adults, include make your joints swell and your skin itch. I'd be concerned if you were having fevers or losing weight unexpectedly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More details: If it has been present for just a few days, try topical hydrocortisone. If this has been present for more than a month, look for exposure to material the wrist may be exposed to including wrist or watch bands (the itchy may not start until 103 days after the exposure). Sometimes you may need to consult a dermatologist or allergist to find out the cause if the problem persists. ...Read more
22 weeks pregnant back of legs very itchy? I between thighs and back of my knees is it my eczema or something else?
Hydrate: Most peeling is from dehydrated skin or an eczema type of reaction. Both may be easily treated with first drinking plenty of water. Second, every time your skin get wet (shower, wash, etc), while still soaking wet rub in petroleum jelly (vasaline, aquaphor) for 30 seconds then towel dry. Although this sounds greasy and gross, this should do the trick. ...Read more
I hav this pimply rash around my vagina, that is very painful. It has spread in patches over my butt and in my butt crack. I am a virgin. What is this?
I have a horrible rash on my crotch, testicles and it is now in between my buttocks. It is red and blotchy, and burns and itches terribly.
Fungal infection: What you described suggests a fungal infection, like ringworm or jock itch. You may try over the counter medication for ringworm, like Lamisil. If that does not resolve the issue in a week or so, it would be prudent to see a doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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
I have this extremely itchy rash on my back. It is now growing on my chest between my two breast. It is flat and dark. WHAT is it?
My lower abdominal is itchy and has a strange wobbly feeling, and my anus hole is extremely itchy, ?
Need more info: It would be impossible to even venture a guess about what is going on without more detailed history, a physical exam and possibly some laboratory tests. See your family doctor and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
I have a red bumpy rash on my back it itchs awful..I so itch at the bend of my knee and both sides of my breasts and there is no rash...?
Rash or not?: You said that you have a bumpy rash on your back. If i read your question correctly, you are having itching on your knees and chest but no rash. This could be a sign of eczema, dry skin, contact dermatitis or even another medical illness altogether (like thyroid disease). I would suggest you see your doctor. In the meantime, a topical antihistamine cream or steroid cream may help. ...Read more