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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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Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Have a bruise on my shin that itches and burns and making my leg hurt. Can't remember doing anything.

Shins are sensitive: Shins do not have a lot of padding there so it is easy to get a small bump and end up with a bruise. If it does not heal up notmally as a bruise should in a week to 10 days then see a doctor. ...Read more

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Rash that itches and has spread to both shin?

Rash that itches and has spread to both shin?

Shin rash: Your symptoms can be from multiple causes and your rash needs to be examined and probably biopsied for a good answer, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a knot/bulge right beside of my shin bone. I think its on the muscle. Its been there for about two months and it itches. What is it?

I have a knot/bulge right beside of my shin bone. I think its on the muscle. Its been there for about two months and it itches. What is it?

Depends: If there has been a trauma to the area then a hematoma is possible. Otherwise it could be several things. In general any mass (or "knot") that has been present for a while and is not getting smaller should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

Can dyshidrotic eczema be located on top of hands & shins? Hubby has seen drs. No answers creams don't seem to work. Hand itches, cracks & scabs over

NO: Dyshidrotic eczema presents on palms & soles. You need to see a dermatologist. You do not specify which cream was tried. That is very important as some are 1000x more potent than others. Probably he needs an ointment. ...Read more

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Purple red sore on shin itching taken a while to heal?

Purple red sore on shin itching taken a while to heal?

See dermatologist: A sore that does not heal is a "red flag" for skin cancer. Please see your primary care doctor or dermatologist for examination. ...Read more

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Dark spot on my shin with itching for 10 mo. No inflammation, rash or leakage, just severe itching?

Dark spot on my shin with itching for 10 mo. No inflammation, rash or leakage, just severe itching?

Get examined: In my opinion, ANY dark spot on the skin that is symptomatic must be examined for melanoma, a deadly form of cancer. One of the most common early symptoms apparently is itching. Not to say that this is what you have, but you owe it to yourself to have it checked. You don't want to mess around with that disease. Good luck! ...Read more