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Increased sensitivity along inner thighs, itching triggered on using hot water. Cause?

Recently, (withing the last three weeks) I have developed very sensitive sensations along my inner thighs towards my knees. Hot water and slight scratching makes this into an almost unbearable itch . I once overscratched and had bruises. Now I just massage with slight pressure and hydrocortisone creme. What could be causing this condition. I m very active, male and 60 years of age.
Asked On : Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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Thanks for your query . I would be pleased to assist you with the same.

You seem to be having a condition called Neurodermatitis which has an element of increased senstivity of the skin and an itch scratch cycle .

This cycle needs to be broken with intake of anti histamines like fexofenadine in the morning and doxepin at night . These are available as prescription from the Dermatologist .

You can also apply Doxepin gel on the area to reduce the hyper sensitivity .

Thanks and Take care
Answered: Fri, 15 Feb 2013
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