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Hip Itch Symptoms, Causes & Statistics

Understand your hip itch symptoms with Buoy, including 4 causes and common questions concerning your hip itch.

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4 Possible Hip Itch Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced hip itch. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

Allergic contact dermatitis of the hip

Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

Rarity: Common

Top Symptoms: hip itch, hip redness

Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the hip: hip redness

Urgency: Self-treatment

Irritant contact dermatitis

Irritant contact dermatitis means a skin reaction that is caused by directly touching an irritating substance, and not by an infectious agent such as a bacteria or virus.

Common causes are soap, bleach, cleaning agents, chemicals, and even water. Almost any substance can cause it with prolonged exposure. Contact dermatitis is not contagious.

Anyone who works with an irritating substance can contract the condition. Mechanics, beauticians, housekeepers, restaurant workers, and health care providers are all susceptible.

Symptoms include skin that feels swollen, stiff, and dry, and becomes cracked and blistered with painful open sores.

A medical provider can give the best advice on how to heal the skin and avoid further irritation. Self-treatment can make the problem worse if the wrong creams or ointments are used.

Diagnosis is made through patient history, to find out what substances the patient comes into contact with, and through physical examination of the damaged skin.

Treatment involves avoiding the irritating substance if possible. Otherwise, the person can use petroleum jelly on the hands underneath cotton and then rubber gloves.

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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Eczema (atopic dermatitis)

Eczema (atopic dermatitis) is a non-contagious chronic skin condition that produces an itchy rash. It is caused by a genetic condition that affects the skin's ability to protect itself from bacteria and allergens. The most susceptible are those with a family hi...

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Jock itch (tinea cruris)

Tinea cruris is a common fungal infection of the skin in the groin area. It can cause ring-shaped redness, and sometimes itching or pain.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: groin redness, groin itch, scabbed area of the groin, rash, itchy rash

Symptoms that always occur with jock itch (tinea cruris): groin redness

Urgency: Self-treatment

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Hip Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

People who have experienced hip itch have also experienced:

  • 9% Upper Leg Itch
  • 8% Lower Leg Itch
  • 6% Knee Itch

People who have experienced hip itch were most often matched with:

  • 50% Eczema (Atopic Dermatitis)
  • 25% Allergic Contact Dermatitis Of The Hip
  • 25% Irritant Contact Dermatitis

People who have experienced hip itch had symptoms persist for:

  • 41% Over a month
  • 19% Less than a day
  • 19% Less than a week

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.