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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

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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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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.?

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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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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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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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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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.

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

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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?

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?

Need for examination: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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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

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I get an itchy back frequently with pink/red spots like unraised pimples. What is this how to fix?

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 more

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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

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