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Itchy skin breakouts

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chethan Sarabu
Dr. Chethan Sarabuanswered
Pediatrics 10 years experience
Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cau... Read More
Dr. Swati Avashia
Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 23 years experience
Many causes: If your child has itchy skin and no rashes, it may just be dry skin, a common occurrence during the winter months. Try applying thick moisturizer twic... Read More
Dr. Naomi Zilkha
Pediatrics 28 years experience
Itchy skin: This isn't a complete question, but there are very many causes of itchy skin in children, with the most common reason being dry skin. If dry skin is ... Read More

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A member asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Mild soaps/moisturiz: I'd recommend a mild soap like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil. A daily moisturizer that is scent free ( like Cetaphil or Vanicream ). Use dye-free &a... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Lubrication/see MD: It may be due to dry skin and moisturisation will work.But there are other causes of dry skin and you should see your doctor or dermatologist for the ... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Itchy skin: Hypoallergenic moisturizers. Topical Hydrocortisone creams, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams, oral antihistamines.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
Dermatology 39 years experience
Itchy rash: The most common cause is dty skin. Moisterize after bath or shower when skin is still slightly moist. This will help maintain the moisture in the sk... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
One of the most: common causes is simply dry skin.
A member asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when b... Read More
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Itching: Olmetic can cause hives which in turn can cause itchy skin.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Despain
Dermatology 37 years experience
Dryness?: Difficult to answer without exam. But likely dry skin, and best addressed by changing to gentle cleansers and a good moisturizer. If not improved afte... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. ALICIA Almendral
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Options: Try otc Hydrocortisone cream 2x a day x 1 week. Also, take antihistamine. If nothing works, see your doctor.
A female asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
Psychiatry 16 years experience
Possibly but...: Although the brain can produce sensations associated with itching without a skin condition, the first step is to evaluate the many skin-related causes... Read More

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