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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brandon Riesenmy
33 years experience Psychiatry
Pruritis: Pruritis ( itching) only while asleep is unusual; however, some possible causes would include bed bugs ( lice), or a contact dermatitis/ allergy. If ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanjay Agarwal
25 years experience Pulmonology
Parasomnias: Of concern are acting out in dreams, generally seen in older folks and called as rem behavior disorder; somnambulism; nightmares and some repressed ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: A very simple and inexpensive way is to put on cotton gloves at bedtime.
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Dr. Phillip Frist
45 years experience Dentistry
Wear gloves: You may also use a mild corticosteroid ointment on the skin in the itching areas prior to going to bed. Not in eyes !
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience Dentistry
Try: You can try putting something over your hands like a sock.... Good luck..
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Deirdre Conroy
16 years experience Clinical Psychology
Discuss with PCP: Insomnia can result from medical or psychological factors- or it can result from poor habits around sleep. Would recommend that you mention this to y ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Jacobson
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There are many : Potential causes for anal itching. I recommend that you see a dermatologist for as second opinion. www.mayoclinic.org/.../anal-itching/.../causes/co ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Fitfully: A scratched or abraded cornea can be quite painful. Your ophthalmologist may have provided a bandage contact lens which will help relieve the discomf ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Corneal abrasion: If you meant corneal abrasion, you will feel less pain if your eyelids are closed and patched.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Mittens: Wear soft mittens to bed.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
Possibly: Sleeping with a contact can not only scratch your corneas but also result in keratitis. Please follow your ophthalmologists instructions in care of yo ... Read More

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