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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Is it normal for a birth mark to itch?! I have a dark dark brown almost black small birth mark on my ribs that itches a lot is this normal

Is it normal for a birth mark to itch?! I have a dark dark brown almost black small birth mark on my ribs that itches a lot is this normal

Not usially: Are there any changes in the birth mark.has it become bigger,developed hair,become irregular.if so see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I had poison oak for two weeks. It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

I had poison oak for two weeks.  It has now being replaced by a rash with small red bumps on my ribs, chest, back-itches, burns and a yeast infection ?

Possible: looking at the rash in the picture without actually seeing the patient will suspected a viral lesion condyloma contagiosum. This can occur in patients with weakened immune system if you took Prednisone. It will spread by scratching it. It will usually resolve after a long time without treatment. Use anti itch meds may help. A visit to a Dermatologist may clarify diagnosis and help in management ...Read more

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What makes under my right rib inside to feel like it expands then release and itches outside under both ribs?

What makes under my right rib inside to feel like it expands then release and itches outside under both ribs?

Need more info: Pain? Trouble breathing? Interferes with work or significant activities? Constant vs. recurring? Recent onset or not? Not sure about the cause, but so far it does not seem a threat to your health. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Strange numbness under my rib cage on the right sharp pain sometimes been a week with it sometimes it itches but I can't cause it feels really funny?

Strange numbness under my rib cage on the right sharp pain sometimes been a week with it sometimes it itches but I can't cause it feels really funny?

Nondiagnostic: Your symptoms are nondiagnostic at this time, but early shingles is a possibility as an inflammation/irritability of a nerve in that area is suggested. Observe for the appearance of a rash there. Gall bladder or liver disorder seems less likely as a cause of your symptoms. If symptoms persist see your physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hurts in upper abdomen under right rib cage when bending. Skin itches and is sensitive to touch?

Hurts in upper abdomen under right rib cage when bending. Skin itches and is sensitive to touch?

Consider shingles: If you had chickenpox earlier in your life, you should think about shingles (Zoster infection). Check if a rash is starting and try to see if the painful/sensitive area of the skin is in a swath or rectangular area. If so, this is likely to be Zoster and you should consider visiting your doctor. If none of that applies, maybe provide more info like any lifting or recent injury... ...Read more

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My daughter. Said her heart itches and it feel like her rib cage tighten when it itches?

My daughter. Said her heart itches and it feel like her rib cage tighten when it itches?

Further: testing required to determine if there is any thing to worry about, like proper physical examination and may be an EKG is required. ...Read more

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Pain in right arm between shoulder an elbow kinda itches also an muscle tension in back an ribs could it be anything serious of just muscle pains?

Pain in right arm between shoulder an elbow kinda itches also an muscle tension in back an ribs could it be anything serious of just muscle pains?

Musculo skeletal: The pain sound like muscular, you may have tendinitis of the shoulder girdle muscles. Have it checked out and may benefit from anti inflammatory and physical therapy. ...Read more

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I am itching in my face, especially eyes nose and ears. I also experience some itching along rib cage area. I have been feeling warm inside with that feeling going into my feet. Any suggestions??!

I am itching in my face, especially eyes  nose and ears.  I also experience some itching along rib cage area.  I have been feeling warm inside with that feeling going into my feet.  Any suggestions??!

Allergic reaction: Take benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25-50 mg as tolerated. Be a detective-any new meds- prescribed or OTC? Any offending cosmetic,detergent etc etc New sheets,clothes? If you have any difficulty in breathing or throat tightness go to ER. ...Read more