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How to treat severe coccyx itching?

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Posted on Sat, 20 Jan 2018
Question: very itchy coccyx that wont go away.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (34 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Need more information and preferably an image

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.
I would like to gather more information about your problem so that I am able to guide you better.
Is there any skin lesion/dryness/scaling over the affected area?e.g a patch or an eczema?
How long since you have this problem?
Can you upload an image of the affected area in "Reports Section"

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (28 hours later)
It started spontaneously for the first time about 1 month ago and has gotten progressively worse. Skin is a bit dry and flaky. Bepanthen relieves symptoms slightly for a short while. No previous skin conditions such as excema , cold sores or shingles
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Eczematous dermatitis

Detailed Answer:
Thank you. I have viewed the image.

The skin looks eczematous.
I suggest you to use a moisturizer, frequently. In addition to this you must also use a moderately potent topical steroid cream e.g either mometasone furoate 0.1 %cream Or triamcinolone acetonide0.1 %cream, twice daily Or betamethasone valerate 0.1 %cream. These are prescription topical steroids.
I also suggest you to take a tab cetrizine 10mg once a day for symptomatic relief from itch.

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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. (4 hours later)
thank you, can I get a prescription through you or do I have to go see doctor?
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Kindly contact your general practitioner for a prescription

Detailed Answer:
Dear XXXXXXX

I wish I could have helped you with a prescription but unfortunately, I can't through online... You need to talk to your local practitioner for a prescription for medicines.

Regards


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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How to treat severe coccyx itching?

Brief Answer: Need more information and preferably an image Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you. I am Dr. Kakkar(Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern. I would like to gather more information about your problem so that I am able to guide you better. Is there any skin lesion/dryness/scaling over the affected area?e.g a patch or an eczema? How long since you have this problem? Can you upload an image of the affected area in "Reports Section" Regards