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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User :   i am experiencing itchy left thigh came about 3 days ago out of nowhere stays almost the full day. also my left hip hurts like the joints but only in the morning once i move around gets better but itch seems to say all day gets worse at night. Also i have likr 6 red dots in my inner thigh but the itchyness is all over the tight in fact the red spots dont itch.
Doctor :   hi
User :   i am experiencing itchy left thigh came about 3 days ago out of nowhere stays almost the full day. also my left hip hurts like the joints but only in the morning once i move around gets better but itch seems to say all day gets worse at night. Also i have likr 6 red dots in my inner thigh but the itchyness is all over the tight in fact the red spots dont itch.
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   hello
Doctor :   LET me read your query
Doctor :   may i know your age, weight, height ?
User :   im 29, 162 pounds 5.7
Doctor :   So other then itching, left hip pain, and red dots , u dont have any other symptom . is this right ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Any prior medical condtion, or medications you are on?
User :   no
Doctor :   any travel history?
User :   no
Doctor :   can u describe the hip pain, does it radiate anywhere else, does it affect your gait ?
Doctor :   any sleep problems ?
User :   no its like a joint pain only when i move only happens in the morning
User :   i will wake up and feel the itch so sometims its hard to fall back to sleep
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Do u work out in the gym?
User :   no
Doctor :   whats your occupation?
User :   im a XXX
User :   i dont do any heavy work
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   so do u feel the hip pain, even at work, ?
User :   no jsut when i wake up
User :   once i walk around i dont feel it
User :   but the itchy leg is all day
Doctor :   are u always in a seated position, and do feel the pain, while seated position?
Doctor :   Also do u follow proper posture while at work?
User :   i feel the hip and i move around while laying down
Doctor :   ok,
Doctor :   now, i consider your hip problem to be due to stiff joint
User :   like today i got up it hurt then i moved around a little and it stoped
User :   ok
User :   i do sit a lot at work
Doctor :   and will be relieved by a few lifestyle changes and adopting proper posture.
User :   and i drive a lot
User :   what about the itch witch botter me a lot now
Doctor :   sitting in wrong posture for a long time, as in office and driving for long time can induce stress on your hip
Doctor :   Keep moving around in office once in 15 - 30 min
Doctor :   and so some stretch excercises
Doctor :   ABOUT THE ITCH, sometimes, when mositure gets accumulated , it can cause contact dermatitis, and this can cause itchingh
Doctor :   i suggest you to avoid the urge for itching
User :   i been doing that
Doctor :   apply ice packs, which will relieve the sensation, and numb the area
User :   ok
Doctor :   also use hydrocortisone ointment, on the area, which will releive the itching sensaion
Doctor :   also benadryl will help
Doctor :   the 6 dots, could be due to folliculiutis, since it is not itchy
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