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DrRussMd, Internist/homeopath
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  Internal medicine doctor/homeopathy medical and homeopathic approaches to skin disorders.
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I'm female, 68, healthy. I live in Maryland, having moved

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I'm female, 68, healthy. I live in Maryland, having moved from Hawaii 5 years ago. For last two years about this time of the year, my back breaks out horribly. It itches to distraction. I use a moisturizing body wash in the shower and a humidifier in my home. I take biotin. What is happening? What can I do to return to my clear, non itching skin in my back? The situation even disrupts my sleep.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.


If this is seasonal it is likely you are coming into contact with something that gives you a dermatitis.

A doctor can look at this and decide if this is likely.

I can look at a picture here.

If this is the case, an over the counter medicine such as claritin might help.

However, you do need an exam, and a doctors care.

If the diagnosis is unclear, a sample can be sent to the lab.

This is easy to do, and helps with a definitive diagnosis.

OK, so that is an initial answer….

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. I will make an appointment with my local dermatologist for the exam you recommend.
Expert:  DrRussMd replied 1 year ago.

You are welcome anytime

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