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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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Starting to get these flat round bumps in my inner elbow, shoulder, under arm areas it itches really bad i don't know what it is?

Starting to get these flat round bumps in my  inner elbow, shoulder, under arm areas it itches really bad  i don't know what it is?

Possibly eczema..: Can't be sure what it is without seeing it, but you probably have eczema. It tends to get worse during dry/colder weather and better with warmer and more humid temperature. Keep skin moist, avoid excessive cleansing/scrubbing/hot bath/showers etc...Generous use of skin lotion helps. At times, topical meds/steroids, or oral medications may be needed. Consult your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a rash that appears on the inside of my elbow that itches and then goes away for few weeks. What is it?

Could be eczema: This rash sounds like it may be an eczema type rash- which typically appears on the skin folds (especially elbows and knees). Try hydrocortizone 1% cream a couple of times a day when you are having the rash/itching. If the skin is dry, try a good moisturizer such as eucerin, cetaphil, cerave, or even vasoline. ...Read more

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I have a rash that only appears on the inside of my elbow that is pinkish and itches and then goes away. What is it?

I have a rash that only appears on the inside of my elbow that is pinkish and itches and then goes away. What is it?

Sensitive skin: It is possible that you have developed a reaction something. Anything from sweat to perfume/cologne and many other things. Eczema is also possible. You should have this examined. ...Read more

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I currently have tennis elbow. Can you tell me why all of the sudden,(last couple of days) it itches so much. Thanks.

I currently have tennis elbow. Can you tell me why all of the sudden,(last couple of days) it itches so much. Thanks.

Elbow splint?: Are you using a tennis elbow splint of some kind? Neoprene and some elastics can cause contact dermatitis. The longer the skin is in contact with the "allergen" the worse the reaction. If you are using a splint, talking with your doctor about using it only when necessary, modify activities that worsen your symptoms and ask for Rx for cortisone cream to ease the itching. ...Read more

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I have a big, colorless bump on the back of my right elbow that itches, it's flat, slightly hot, red, no pain and I have no idea where it came from?

I have a big, colorless bump on the back of my right elbow that itches, it's flat, slightly hot, red, no pain and I have no idea where it came from?

Olecranon bursitis: This is most likely a condition called olecranon bursitis which is a swelling in a sac on the back of the elbow. If this is hot and red this could be an infection of the bursa. I recommend seeing a physician to be evaluated and possibly be started on antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a red rash on my back, my shoulder and my elbow. It itches and I don't know what it is.. Im scared it might be something dangerous or allergy. Help?!

Likely not dangerous: There are many potential answers but it is unlikely to be dangerous. Consult your doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist. ...Read more