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I started getting a very sharp itch along both of my

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Hi I started getting a very sharp itch along both of my shoulders and top of back. Is there anything you can recommend for pretty bad itch
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

if the skin is dry, you can use thick skin moisturizers like gold bond or vasaline intensive care

you need a doctor to look at your back and see if you have eczema or a skin fungal infection on your back which can cause itching.

for eczema you might need steroid creams to help calm down itchiness

for a skin fungal infection you would need antifungal creams like clotrimazole

if you have a pinched nerve in your spine causing abnormal nerve sensation on your back then you would need a spine MRI scan to look for pinched nerve.

so there are several possible causes for your symptoms of itchy skin

let me know if you have questions.