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89 yr old with right side of back itching, is it anxiety?

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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Itching one side bac

Best bet is to examine the pt.
Make sure there is no scabies or skin disorder, urticaria or something else.

In brief: Itching one side bac

Best bet is to examine the pt.
Make sure there is no scabies or skin disorder, urticaria or something else.
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
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Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: BACK ITCH

How long has this been going on? From your description, is sounds like it may be a condition known as notalgia paresthetica.
Also called brachioradial pruritus. Have you had an injury to your neck before this began? Change your laundry detergent to all free & clear. Use an otc Hydrocortisone cream twice daily. See a dermatologist for this common disorder if it doesn't disappear.

In brief: BACK ITCH

How long has this been going on? From your description, is sounds like it may be a condition known as notalgia paresthetica.
Also called brachioradial pruritus. Have you had an injury to your neck before this began? Change your laundry detergent to all free & clear. Use an otc Hydrocortisone cream twice daily. See a dermatologist for this common disorder if it doesn't disappear.
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dr. Jerome Litt
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