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Itchy back in the evening only?

Itchy back in the evening only?

Dry skin : Probably too busy in the day to pay attention . Is true with a lot of things, when active and buy we are distracted and don't pay attention. At night when settleling down we start to notice them ...Read more

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Itchy Skin (Definition)

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


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What can I put on an itchy back?

What can I put on an itchy back?

Xerosis: Moisturizer.Most common cause is dry skin by far. Apply after shower for best results. ...Read more

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I have an itchy back, what should I do?

Family practice : It sounds like excema or dermatitis from sweating. You treat it with cortisone cream or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for the itch. Watch for a rash or persistence see your dr if it continues. ...Read more

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Which are some inexpensive remedies for itchy back?

Which are some inexpensive remedies for itchy back?

A $2 bamboo: Back scratcher works well. Prevent skin on the back from becoming too dry. Believe it or not - most people don't need to soap up their back every time they bath or shower. You can use a gentle soap when you shower - preferably one that has some lotion. Moisturizer applied to back can help. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have an itchy back and i'm a 14 year old male?

What do you suggest if I have an itchy back and i'm a 14 year old male?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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I wake up in the middle of the night with a very itchy back, but would feel much better just before day breaks. It started since winter.?

Some more details?: Anything else you can tell us? Any rash associated with it? Where on ur back is itchy? Is it relieved with scratching or does the itch remain? Does anything else help (i.E cooling the area down, any meds). ...Read more

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I've had dry scabby bumpy itchy back of the knees for almost a year now, I don't know what it could be ?

I've had dry scabby bumpy itchy back of the knees for almost a year now, I don't know what it could be ?

Eczema or psoriasis: This could be eczema or psoriasis. Try hydrocortisone cream. You may need MD to prescribe a higher concentration though. The pharmacy should have mild cortisone cream available. ...Read more

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I woke up two mornings ago with a very itchy back that soon spread to my entire body. Severe itching and sensitive skin. I feel completely healthy.

I woke up two mornings ago with a very itchy back that soon spread to my entire body. Severe itching and sensitive skin. I feel completely healthy.

Medication?: The top two reasons that come to mind would be a medication reaction, if you are taking medication, vs. Possibly a contact dermatitis; have you recently changed laundry soap or softener? ...Read more

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I've had dry, scabby from scratching , itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?

I've had dry, scabby from scratching , itchy back of the knees for a year now, I don't know what it could be and the skin is red and darkened & bumpy?

TryThisForTwoWeeks: After a year of dryness and scratching I can assume it's a mess back there.That's a common place for eczema-like rashes and there are a few ways to beat it.At this point you should consider a dermatologist to sort it out. But if you're short of time and cash start by using a moisturizing cream that contains lanolin and a mild topical steroid like 1% Hydrocortisone cream. Use each three times a day ...Read more