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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...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?

See your doctor: You describe symptoms that can only be honestly assessed by your doctor in his or her office. Only after a thorough evauation will he/she be able to come up with what's wrong and what to do to get you better. ...Read more

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What is this on the inside of both elbows and knees? It itches and is sometimes a little bit painfull as well. How can we treat it?

What is this on the inside of both elbows and knees? It itches and is sometimes a little bit painfull as well. How can we treat it?

Need to see MD: A persistent rash or lesion of some kind should be viewed directly by a health care provider to sort out what it is. ...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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My right elbow is swollen, red and itches. At first there were some small openings on the skin and I squeezed it and blood and pus ooze out, . It is ca?

My right elbow is swollen, red and itches. At first there were some small openings on the skin and I squeezed it and blood and pus ooze out, . It is ca?

Infection not cancer: Cancer doesn't behave at all like this. You have some sort of infection, like an infected sebaceous cyst or cellulitis. If the elbow joint is swollen, perhaps a more serious infection, e.g. septic arthritis or bursitis. These problems can be even more serious than cancer, so don't mess around with this. See a doctor soon. (If you have fever or the area is painful, do it immediately.) ...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. I'm 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

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Hit my elbow and it bruised. Bruise is now gone but there is a lump on the inside of my elbow. It still hurts, but it itches really bad. Is that normal?

Hit my elbow and it bruised. Bruise is now gone but there is a lump on the inside of my elbow. It still hurts, but it itches really bad. Is that normal?

Not exactly: Sound like you have developed a condition called "Olecranon bursitis, " commonly known as "baker's elbow." This is due to increase synovial fluid collection in the Olecranon bursa as result of the initial injury to the area. It is body's response to injury and/or inflammation to the region. However, other possibilities, include: hematoma and infection, which needs to be evaluated by your doctor. ...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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Tiny red dots around inner elbow 5 days after getting blood drawn. No itching just visible?

Tiny red dots around inner elbow 5 days after getting blood drawn. No itching just visible?

Spots after blood: May just be from capillary breakeage from the turniquet. Would not worry, if persists or worsens (appears in other parts of body) then consider CBC, platelet count ...Read more

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I'm it it itching everywhere. Started on wrists and elbow now on my genitals, butt cheeks, inner thighs, and abdomen. Could this be more than scabies?

I'm it it itching everywhere. Started on wrists and elbow now on my genitals, butt cheeks, inner thighs, and abdomen. Could this be more than scabies?

Maybe: Lots of causes for "pruritus"-itching, including scabies, but also other metabolic disorders, parasitic, infectious, dietary, liver, skin, kidney, blood, hormonal problems, etc. Sometimes, causes remains unknown. See md. ...Read more