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Recurring 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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 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'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
I have an itchy back, itchy scalp and any hair that touches my face makes my face itchy too!! What are possible causes of this. ?
Mam has an itchy back. There are tiny red spots on her shoulder blades and the bottom of her back. She is 86. Could it be serious.
Honestly without: seeing your mom I can't be sure. If you are worried and these spots are relatively new, see a dermatolgoist. If they are cherry angiomas which are tiny pink papules (bright red pinpoint dots) those are benign, but i would see a doctor to be sure. Hope that helps ...Read more
Itchy back of neck area for yr, past month got worse with rash spread to armpits and 3 swollen nodes on back neck. What could this be?
My five year old son has been complaining about an itchy back for months. Lotions, oil, even rooibos tea seem to help in the short term. No allergies?
Itchy back: If he has dry skin then he may have eczema which means you have to moisturize the skin regularly in order to control dryness and itchyness and flare ups of rash. He also may get itchy back from sweating, and the effects of artificial fabrics or wool clothing-try to but plain cotton shirts and rinse out detergents well. I wouldn't necessarily attribute allergies as a cause unless he has hives. ...Read more
I get an itchy back frequently with pink/red spots like unraised pimples. What is this how to fix?
Urticaria : Studies show people with allergies and hypersensitivity can develop hives on their back in response to an allergen , possibly in your detergent, possibly in the environment. I advise allergy testing and a full medical exam with your physician. Take a pregnancy test and try Benadryl, an over the counter antihistamine, to try to alleviate your itching and apply 1% hydrocortisone. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have suffered extremely itchy back and torso acne since a total thyroidectomy7 years ago after amiodarone induced thyrotoxicosis. Any help ?
I have a slight rash on my right forearm that doesn't itch but it is making my arm feel slightly numb what could the be? Also very itchy back and side
There are so many: causes for rashes, I would suggest you see a doctor for correct diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I have had a rash on my upper lip for 2 to 3 years. it wasnt itchy back then but now its very itchy and i have a black patch on my lower lip?
Can't tell: with such description what you really have, you need to be seen by your doctor / dermatologist, best wishes ...Read more
I take biotin 10,000 mcg Solgar. And so far I'm breaking out so much and getting painful itchy back acne. Help? I need biotin for hair loss nd thining
Not the biotin: biotin is used to help with hair loss and nail growth as well as some skin conditions. It should not cause back acne or rashes unless you are allergic to it. You can try decreasing the dose or holding it for a few weeks to see if your acne improves but if it doesn't you should see your doctor to discuss causes and treatment options. ...Read more