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Why do my legs itch so bad

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Itch: I don't believe that you're allergic to your own hair. Itchiness without a rash can be caused by dryness,reaction to clothing,soap,creams,etc especial... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Irritation?: Your hair is likely very curve and thus when they are long enough they may start to "tickle" or irritate your leg. This would not be helped by taking... Read More

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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks)... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe during pregnancy. As long as you stick to the directions on the package you will be fine.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
Dermatology 43 years experience
Itch: Remove perspiration with a shower. Try Hydrocortisone cream.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Levi Lehv
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Leg itch: A natural question would be to ask if you came in contact with Poison Ivy or Poison Oak. In any event, if the rash is not spreading you can try Lotri... Read More
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Dr. Angela Savatiel
Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Antihistamines: If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Tough to say: You need to see a dr. And get a an official history and physical to determine what issues you have. Probably not a dermatitis if it only happens when ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Naresh Rao
Sports Medicine 24 years experience
Many things: There are many causes of itchiness when exercising. Most common is an irritation due to type of fabric that is in contact with your legs. If you hav... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chioma Lazz
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Cortisone cream: Razors may cause 'shave bumps ' that itch a lot. Over the counter Hydrocortisone creams can help relieve the itch. However, if it really looks 'weird'... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Bacchus
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Leg rash: if shaver was dull & jagged, would scratch, bleed, get infected, use topical antibiotic like bacitracin.; if not infected, use mild Cortaid (hydro... Read More

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