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Your Bilateral Upper Leg Itch May Also be Known as:
Itchy upper legs
Scratchy upper legs
Upper legs itchiness
Upper legs itching
Upper legs itchy

Top 6 Bilateral Upper Leg Itch Causes

  1. 1.Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)

    Eczema is a form of skin inflammation that causes skin to be dry, itchy, red, and irritated.

    You should go to your local pharmacy or retail clinic to be treated. The usual treatment for atopic eczema involves avoiding irritants and other triggers, using moisturizers to prevent inflammation, as well as steroid creams and ointments when the inflammation flares up.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    trouble sleeping, feeling itchy or tingling all over, dry skin, scalp itchiness, flexor surface rash
    Symptoms that never occur with eczema (atopic dermatitis):
    fever
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  2. 2.Dermatofibroma

    Dermatofibroma (superficial benign fibrous histiocytoma) is a common cutaneous nodule of unknown etiology that occurs more often in women. Dermatofibroma frequently develops on the extremities (mostly the lower legs) and is usually asymptomatic, although pruritus and tenderness can be present

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    small facial lump, pink or red facial bump, painful facial bump, face itch, skin-colored facial bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  3. 3.Irritant Contact Dermatitis

    Contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes red, sore, or inflamed after direct contact with a substance. This condition most often affects skin of the hands, and may occur after repeated and prolonged exposure to substances such as water, detergents (soaps, bleach), solvents (such as gasoline), acids, powders, dust, and soil. The onset of the skin reaction is usually within 48 hours of coming in contact with the substance.

    You can safely treat this condition on your own. The main treatment for this disease is to avoid the substance that triggers the skin inflammation. Moisturizer can also be helpful to provide relief for your inflamed skin.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with well-defined border, itchy rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin, painful rash, red rash
    Symptoms that always occur with irritant contact dermatitis:
    rash with well-defined border
    Symptoms that never occur with irritant contact dermatitis:
    fever, black-colored skin changes, brown-colored skin changes, blue-colored skin changes
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Seborrheic Dermatitis

    Seborrheic dermatitis is a common chronic inflammatory skin condition that causes flaky, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas such as the scalp, face or inside the ear. It can occur with or without reddened skin. The exact cause of this condition is not known, although doctors think that some common skin yeast organisms, called Malassezia, may play a role in some people.

    You should go to a retail clinic to be treated. There are a variety of medicated creams that are used for this condition such as prescription or over-the-counter shampoos containing zinc pyrithione, hydrocortisone, selenium sulfide, or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy rash, rash with well-defined border, red or pink, rough patch of skin, cheek skin changes, scalp skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with seborrheic dermatitis:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  5. 5.Peptic Ulcer Disease

    A peptic ulcer is a sore in the lining of the stomach or the first part of your small intestine (the duodenum), which causes pain following meals or on an empty stomach.

    You should go see your doctor in the next few days for a sick visit. He/she will assess the need for certain tests (such as for a bacteria in the stomach and/or a procedure to take a picture of your stomach wall). He/she will definitely suggest taking an anti-acid medication, such as omeprazole, which you can take over-the-counter to help your pain.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, abdominal pain (stomach ache), nausea, loss of appetite, moderate abdominal pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is a skin disease that causes itchy or sore patches of thick, red skin with silvery scales. The patches mostly affect the elbows, knees, scalp, back, face, palms and feet.

    There are many over-the-counter creams that could help which you can first try to see if your symptoms get better. However, psoriasis is a diagnosis that should be made by a physician and might need longer term follow up.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    itchy rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin, rash with well-defined border, painful rash, scaly rash
    Symptoms that never occur with psoriasis:
    fever, black-colored skin changes, brown-colored skin changes, blue-colored skin changes
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Bilateral Upper Leg Itch

  • Q.How long ago did your upper leg first start to itch?
  • Q.How badly is your upper leg itching?
  • Q.Is your upper leg itchiness getting better or worse?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Bilateral Upper Leg Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced bilateral upper leg itch have also experienced:

    • 6% Anal Itching
    • 4% Abdominal Pain (Stomach Ache)
    • 4% Bilateral Ear Itch
  • People who have experienced bilateral upper leg itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 33% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 19% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced bilateral upper leg itch were most often matched with:

    • 16% Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
    • 5% Dermatofibroma
    • 5% Irritant Contact Dermatitis

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