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Upper Leg Itch Checker

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Your Upper Leg Itch May Also be Known as:
Hamstring itchiness
Hamstring itching
Hamstring itchy
Hamstring scratchiness
Hamstring scratching
Hamstring scratchy
Itchy hamstring
Itchy leg
Itchy quad
Itchy quadricep

Top 3 Upper Leg Itch Causes

  1. 1.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Thigh

    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.

    You can safely treat this condition on at home. 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:
    upper leg itch, upper leg redness, scabbed area of the upper leg
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the thigh:
    upper leg redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Folliculitis

    Folliculitis is a common skin problem where hair follicles are infected by bacteria or fungi.

    You can take take care of this at home by using a topical antibacterial or benzoyl peroxide. Also, reduce exposures to irritants like shaving, contaminated water, and other chemicals.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small upper leg lump, upper leg itch, pink or red upper leg bump, yellow or white upper leg bump, upper leg bump leaking yellow/milky fluid
    Symptoms that always occur with folliculitis:
    small upper leg lump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.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:
    skin-colored upper leg bump, painful thigh lump, small upper leg lump, marble sized upper leg lump, upper leg itch
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Upper Leg Itch

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

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our upper leg itch symptom checker.

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Upper Leg Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

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

    • 9% Lower Leg Itch
    • 3% Penis Itch
    • 3% Foot / Toe Itch
  • People who have experienced 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 upper leg itch were most often matched with:

    • 15% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Thigh
    • 8% Dermatofibroma
    • 1% Folliculitis

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