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I have itchy reddish spots on both inner elbows, what does this mean?

I have itchy reddish spots on both inner elbows, what does this mean?

Allergic dermatitis?: If its recent and itching most common is atopic dermatitis, try some steroid creams for few days. If not improving see s dermatologist. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have one itchy elbow?

What does it mean when you have one itchy elbow?

Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis so that you can start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have blood and mucus in stool, bloating, mouth sores and an itchy rash on my elbows. Are these related? What could it mean?

I have blood and mucus in stool, bloating, mouth sores and an itchy rash on my elbows. Are these related? What could it mean?

They may be related: This sounds as if you should be seen by a GI doctor and evaluated in detail as you may be having the onset of an inflammatory bowel condition, and these can also present with skin and mucous membrane findings. See someone asap. Bring a full list of all your symptoms and the time frames in which they occur, along with all medical records. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Very itchy rash under arms and breast, behind knees and ears, inside elbows and in vaginal and anal area. Skin biopsy show eosinophils. What does this mean? Could this be a food sensitivity?

Eosinophilic rashes: A variety of diseases can cause diffused skin rashes with eosinophilic infiltration including those mentioned in previous answers. However it seems like it affects both skin and mucus membrane and it is very diffused. Hypereosinophilic syndrome is a concern. Either an allergist, dermatologist, or hematologist can help you in this case. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for itchy elbows?

What's the treatment for itchy elbows?

It depend on the: Reason, but in general streroid ontiment off the shelf and see how it go unless you obivous infection. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! What do I do?

Bumps on my itchy elbows don't go away! What do I do?

Hyperkeratosis: When skin thickens on the elbows and knees it gets bumpy, rough and sometimes itch. This is best treated with a skin exfoliating cream. There are over-the-counter creams with 12% ammonium lactate to start with. However, sometimes you may need a prescription cream to help those really stubborn spots. ...Read more

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My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?

My son has had these bumps on his elbows for almost and a year now. Sometimes they get reddish and itchy. What can it be?

Eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Rash in inner elbows, itchy. What is it?

Rash in inner elbows, itchy. What is it?

Rash: There are a number of possibilities for this. An intercrural dermatitis is one. This may be related to heat and sweating. Are there any rashes in other places? Has there been contact with an allergen such as sumac or poison ivy? Often the treatment is a topical steroid as the cause may be illusive. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on elbows and knees. Why?

Allerfy? Psoriaisis?: This could represent dermatitis or psoriasis. This could be assocated with food allergy or atopic dermatitis. Try hydrocrotisone over the counter. If not effective see dermatologist for evaluation amd treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

I have itchy bumps on elbows and knees. What could it be?

Rash: Any skin condition is difficult to identify without seeing it or having more history. What does it look like? Is it red? Flad/raised? Etc. It could be that your knees have come into contact with something and is showing an allergic reaction. Could be eczema or psoriasis or skin rashes can sometimes be a sign of something going on internally. Best to have a doctor take a look and take a full history. ...Read more

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Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Itchy bump near elbow, what is it?

Knee itch: Knees and elbow are a common area for eczema, and psoriasis. See a dermatologist if topical moisturizer does not improve it. ...Read more

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Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) for itchy elbows?

Can I use bactroban (mupirocin) for itchy elbows?

Not suggested: Bactroban (mupirocin) is an antibiotic- itching of the eyebrows is not considered a bacterial infection. It can be caused by other processes such as dry skin or a skin reaction to a soap. By using this antibiotic, you run the change of developing a multridrug resistant bacteria on the skin that can potentially infect you in the future. Talk to your healthcare provider and have your eyebrows looked at- ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Itchy elbow?

What is the definition or description of: Itchy elbow?

Itchy elbow: Itching is a unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch skin. The elbow connects the upper and lower arm. ...Read more

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What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

What to do if I have small itchy bumps on both of my elbows?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Can you give me advice with itchy bumps on elbows looks nasty! Help!?

Hydrocortisone: Possible causes are contact allergy, eczema, psoriasis, scabies, etc. Start with applying steroid cream and take oral antihistamines. See a dermatologist to find out the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My elbow looks bad and itchy how can I fix it?

Could use your help docs! My elbow looks bad and itchy how can I fix it?

Steroid cream: Causes of itchy skin might be eczema, allergy, contact, psoriasis, scabies, poison ivy, etc. Calamin lotion and steroid cream may help, plus oral antihistamines. Some skin conditions are permanent though. ...Read more

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I had an itchy dry rash on the inside of my elbows for 3 weeks. What could be the causes?

Eczema: Try otc Hydrocortisone cream or see your dr. For prescription. 1% triamcinolone cream. Allergy tests will not help you. It is not related to stress, or laundry detergent, or food. ...Read more

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I had an itchy dry rash on the inside of my elbows for 3 weeks. What could be the causes?

I had an itchy dry rash on the inside of my elbows for 3 weeks. What could be the causes?

Probably eczema: This is the classic description of atopic (allergic) eczema. It usually occurs in people with history of allergies, and is made worse by exposure to allergens, scratching the skin, and loss of skin moisture. Treatment is to apply moisturizers liberally, prevent further drying from soaps, etc, and stop scratching. Steroid creams from your doctor can help, too. See your doctor for more info. ...Read more

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I have itchy shoulders and elbow creases. And a few minutes after scratching them, they hurt and tingle.

I have itchy shoulders and elbow creases. And a few minutes after scratching them, they hurt and tingle.

Dermatologic eval: Recommend annual head to toe skin evaluation by dermatology. Recommend assessment to determine cause. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red patch on the inside of my elbow. It has been there a month. What is this, and what should I do?

I have an itchy red patch on the inside of my elbow. It has been there a month. What is this, and what should I do?

Skin patch on arm: This may be a form of psoriasis or eczema. Look at some pictures online to compare and schedule a consultation with dermatotolgist for evaluation. ...Read more

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I go tanning in a bed noticed two white patches size of a penny near my elbow had them for a few months not itchy what is this?

I go tanning in a bed noticed two white patches size of a penny near my elbow had them for a few months not itchy what is this?

Tinea Versicolor: Consult a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. My guess is tinea versicolor also called pityriasis versicolor, is a common fungal infection of the skin. The fungus interferes with the normal pigmentation of the skin, resulting in small, discolored patches. Tinea versicolor usually respond and can be treated with topical antifungal creams. ...Read more

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My son has a itchy pink/flesh colored bumps that began on his elbows and spread to his whole body overnight. Any idea what this could be.

My son has a itchy pink/flesh colored bumps that began on his elbows and spread to his whole body overnight. Any idea what this could be.

Needs to be checked: Rash which has spread all over the body needs to be checked. It may be a viral infection, allergy or something else. So take him to the doctor and get it checked. ...Read more

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Why are there itchy bumps on my inside of elbow?

Why are there itchy bumps on my inside of elbow?

See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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Just found lumps on elbow which is really itchy and raw?

Pruritis: Dry skin is a very common reason for itchy skin. Two other possible causes of itchy skin on the elbows may be from skin conditions like eczema or psoriasis. See your doctor for a comprehensive evaluation and diagnosis so that you can start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I need to know what's this rash called in my inner elbows, not itchy?

I need to know what's this rash called in my inner elbows, not itchy?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy elbows and scrotum. What is the permanent remedy?

I have itchy elbows and scrotum. What is the permanent remedy?

Here are some...: Without further detailed history and a direct look, it is hard to come up a right diagnosis, but if the presence of itchy elbows and scrotum is chronic, the most likely diagnosis is psoriasis, which would be permanent with no cure, but manageable chiefly with judicious use of steroid-containing cream. For practical care, see a urologist first and a dermatologist to follow as needed. ...Read more

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What causes red itchy bumps on the arms and elbows?

Rash on Arms: Dermatitis herpetiformis is an extremely itchy rash made of bumps and blisters. The rash is chronic, which means it continues over a long period of time. This rash occurs on the arms and elbows. Other causes include eczema, allergies, contact dermatitis, psoriasis and others. See your dermatologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more