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Aspecific back area itches: upper left 1/4 area. Often severe. Sporadic. What does this mean?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
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In brief: Nostalgia parastheti

This is a localized itching or even burning sensation on the upper back which will become disclosed from scratching and rubbing.
There is damage to a small nerve fiber .Treatmentvcan include topical steroids and anesthetic, for resistant cases an injection of dilute steroids and anesthetic can improve the condition.

In brief: Nostalgia parastheti

This is a localized itching or even burning sensation on the upper back which will become disclosed from scratching and rubbing.
There is damage to a small nerve fiber .Treatmentvcan include topical steroids and anesthetic, for resistant cases an injection of dilute steroids and anesthetic can improve the condition.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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Dr. Steven Zimmet
Aesthetic Medicine

In brief: Back itching

This may be a condition called nostalgia paraesthetica, a localized itch most commonly localized to just below the scapula on one side - see http://rarediseases.
Info.Nih.Gov/gard/disease.Aspx?Pageid=4&diseaseid=7225. Of course, it's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis without examining the area. Other causes are possible, so see your dermatologist.

In brief: Back itching

This may be a condition called nostalgia paraesthetica, a localized itch most commonly localized to just below the scapula on one side - see http://rarediseases.
Info.Nih.Gov/gard/disease.Aspx?Pageid=4&diseaseid=7225. Of course, it's impossible to make an accurate diagnosis without examining the area. Other causes are possible, so see your dermatologist.
Dr. Steven Zimmet
Dr. Steven Zimmet
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Dr. Michio Abe
Internal Medicine

In brief: Itchy area

It could be due to a dermatitis involving that specific local area, such as contact dermatitis or fungal infection.
The area should be examined by a physician to find out exactly what this means.

In brief: Itchy area

It could be due to a dermatitis involving that specific local area, such as contact dermatitis or fungal infection.
The area should be examined by a physician to find out exactly what this means.
Dr. Michio Abe
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