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does heat cause your scabies rash to itch worse

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Some basics: The rash of scabies is a combination of factors. The mite burrows under the skin disturbing it. The body also reacts to mite feces left in the burrows ... Read More

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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesl Venter
Specializes in Pediatrics
Heat rash or eczema?: Keep her cool and dry. Dress her with cotton (not synthetic) clothes. Use an emolient cream like Epimax, not aquaeous cream or petroleum jelly. It ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Rash: Such an itchy localized rash may be an allergic reaction to some thing that came in contact with your thigh(?clothing,poison ivy) or may be shingles,i ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Itch: Please continue to see our doctor. Have you been checked for low B12? If low and you supplement w/it be sure to take the sublingual type rather than ... Read More
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A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Keep dry: Try to keep the affected area as clean; and dry as possible. Oatmeal soaks and salves are very useful in relieving the symptoms and helping to break ... Read More
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
Nothing: This is an allergic reaction to a specific plant substance. It occurs only on areas exposed, because it takes 3 weeks to go through the entire process ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience Family Medicine
See a doctor: When you talk a butterfly rash on the face we get suspicious for lupus. See a doctor and get checked.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Potentially: If the inflammation of your skin if due to superficial fungal infection, you should see response with anti fungal treatments you are on. No response i ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Phil Chen
Dr. Phil Chen answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Possible: It is possible. The only cure is avoid it. If it persist you need to see a doctor find out other causes.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pedro Cabrera
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Rash: Best way is to be seen by a dermatologist because you are self diagnosing yourself and treating yourself. In case it is a skin fungus you are not trea ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Cabot
21 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Hydrocortisone stunts your skins immune response that causes the redness. For this reason the hc might make the jock itch look improved at first. But ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Emily Altman
27 years experience Dermatology
Contact dermatitis: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and other antihistamines treat reactions that are cause by histamine release, like hives (urticaria). Contact dermatitis i ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: As do steariod creams otc of 1% or it may be .1%. I always keep some on hand. Works fast and no color or staining, easy and safe to use if ur sure the ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Several things: Intrinsic conditions, such as atopic dermatitis, dry skin, viral rashes; extrinsic conditions such as allergic dermatitis (cosmetics, fragrances), foo ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
You may need to : change the brand of cream to one with a different antifungal such as Mentax (butenafine) cream BUTENAFINE also add a little Hydrocortisone cream 1% ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Ashwin Patel
41 years experience Urgent Care
No: It is not herpes. iy is more likely from allergy or other cause.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Sanders
38 years experience Dermatology
Cortisone cream: Over the counter 1% Hydrocortisone cream can be useful, but is not very strong. You may need a prescription from a dermatologist.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Drug reaction.: There is no indication that the drugs you are on have made you more sensitive to the sun exposure. Be sure you are not on st johns worts which may mak ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Without seeing this and being able to examine the lesions do not know what this is. Go and be evaluated by a professional. Good luck and get better.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
What kind?: It won't get worse with cream but will stay and spread for a long time if not properly treated. Even after the treatment has killed all of them, you m ... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
18 years experience Dermatology
Should not: After treatment the rash should not flare. The best treatments are Permethrin 5% cream and / or oral Ivermectin depending on the severity of the case.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jon Ahrendsen
38 years experience Family Medicine
Fungal rash: Usually doesn't look like a friction rash or rash from razor burn, but they can appear atypical. It is best to have a knowledgeable provider look at i ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Cleaning: Poison ivy is not contagious but you may be getting them repeatedly from contaminated clothing and gear. Be sure to use detergents on these items othe ... Read More

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