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What can I put on an itchy back?

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Dr. Christopher Nicora
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Xerosis

Moisturizer.Most common cause is dry skin by far. Apply after shower for best results.

In brief: Xerosis

Moisturizer.Most common cause is dry skin by far. Apply after shower for best results.
Dr. Christopher Nicora
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Dr. Jennifer Haley
Dermatology

In brief: Notalgia paresthetic

Definitely use good moisturizer to eliminate xerosis (dry skin) as the cause.
I prefer cetaphil or cerave cream 1-2x daily (not lotion). If it is localized to the middle of your back , it may be a condition called notalgia paresthetica which is best described as nerves misfiring and causing itching. No great treatment, may apply pramoxine a few times a day. Also, if focal may have itchy growth.

In brief: Notalgia paresthetic

Definitely use good moisturizer to eliminate xerosis (dry skin) as the cause.
I prefer cetaphil or cerave cream 1-2x daily (not lotion). If it is localized to the middle of your back , it may be a condition called notalgia paresthetica which is best described as nerves misfiring and causing itching. No great treatment, may apply pramoxine a few times a day. Also, if focal may have itchy growth.
Dr. Jennifer Haley
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