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Why Do My Elbows Itch
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
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
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
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
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 cluster of white bumps under my left arm close to but above my elbow it does not hurt or itches I've had them since I was born what are they?
Bumps: No worries. You may opt to see a dermatologist for peace of mind. ...Read more
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
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
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
Good day I am getting a blister type of rash around my elbow area and on the inside of my arm. It burns and itches.
Rash: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more
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
I have a rash on my left arm near my elbow and half way down to my wrist. Its pimply pussy and red and itches sometimes. I have it on my left lower in?
Cellulitis: The red streaks suggest a cellulitic process for which you may need intravenous antibiotics. Better head to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
I have patches of dry itchy skin that go from my elbow and close my hand it only itches once in a while I've never had this before?
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?
I have bumps on my wrist that go to my elbow then from elbow to almost armpit I have a rash that also itches should I go to ER or just wait it out?
I have rashes all over my lap and my pernis itches with my knee lap buttocks elbow pls help I have images I have take fluconazole and gentamacin to no?
Rash: Need to see the rash before suggesting anything ...Read more
Wasp sting X sons fingers Thurs pm. Swollen hand Fri.= home tx. Sat. Arm puffy 1/2 way to elbow. Dr prescription steroid, Keflex, Claritin (loratadine). Hand way down. Arm now normal but 'sort of itches'. Sarnex use ok arm?
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Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that can be itchy. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
My elbows and ankles have started itching suddenly and have developed bumps as if ants have bitten me but I'm 110% sure that no insect has bitten me.
My son has a rash on both elbows. Intense itching mostly at night. Has had the rash for 2 weeks at least. Today he said it has now spread to armpits?
Hi my elbows started started itching yesterday really bad, and I put lotion on them but it did not help. They are turning really red and staying that color and when I woke up thid morning the skin around the redness is turning a darker color. Not sure wha
I have dark areas that are purplish in both of my elbows-it appears to be under the skin-no itching, dryness, scaly just ugly?
Is this really bad itching ok? I had a procedure on my right elbow on friday. I know that the site itching is a sign of healing, but should it itch from my wrist to my neck?
Itching is a very non-specific symptom. Do you have a bandage, splint, or cast in place? Do you have allergies to medications? Is there a rash?
A simple explanation may be the soap used to wash your skin for surgery. If they washed from fingertips to neck, as would be done for most elbow surgery, you could be having some irritation or an allergic reaction. If you have a significant rash, then the scrub soap should be noted in your records as a medical allergy. However, not removing enough soap and covering the skin with bulky bandages can lead to irritation without a true allergy.
Other possibilities are sweating underneath bandages and allergic reactions to medications. Most infections cause pain, not itching. ...Read more