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can stress cause your skin to itch and if scratch become a sore

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Stephens
17 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Itching and skin inflammation will often be exacerbated by emotional stress. This is a very common reaction.

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience Podiatry
Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to have it formally diagnosed and treated.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Itchy scalp: Possibilities include thyroid, fungal infection of scalp, some type of dermatitis of scalp. Sound like a good idea to see your doctor.
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Dr. Michael Tomeo
37 years experience Dermatology
Reaction: You need to re-visit the physician who administered that shot for re-evaluation and treatment.
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Many causes: There are many possible causes of a red itchy sore on the face - allergy to makeup, tinea (fungal infection) , a bacterial infection, and cheilitis ar ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Blepharitis: This is an inflammation of the eyelids. If it has been present for a month, you will need to see an eye doctor. The soreness is suggestive of an infec ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Burress
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible Shingles: You are describing symptoms of neuralgia that could be caused by an irritated nerve such as can happen with Shingles or Injury or other disease proce ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Pelton
36 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Sounds : Sounds like it could be folliculitis. Wash this area carefully and you might benefit from a mild steroid like FML (fluorometholone) ointment when it ... Read More
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Dr. Stacy Yamasaki
33 years experience Radiology
See a doctor: Breast lumps cannot be diagnosed over the internet. See your doctor or health care provider for a physical exam. You may need an ultrasound or even ... Read More
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