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why do my legs itch so bad

A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Megan Bird
18 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is safe during pregnancy. As long as you stick to the directions on the package you will be fine.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Peppercorn
42 years experience Dermatology
Itch: Remove perspiration with a shower. Try Hydrocortisone cream.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Cohen
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Many causes: Could be environmental allergies, or metabolic issues. If moisturizers do not work, see a derm.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
70 years experience Dermatology
LEGS ITCH: Your legs might itch from the soap you are using. Have you changed your soap lately? Or it might be from the towels you are using to dry them off aft ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience Podiatry
See you PCP: Foot swelling can be from different problems like vein, arthritis, or medication. If you itch all over your body, you could be having a reaction to m ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Keller
39 years experience Emergency Medicine
Blood flow: Itchy legs can be caused by histamine release due to increased arterial pressure from your muscles squeezing the blood vessels. It can also be caused ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
See derm: See dermatologist for the answer and treatment.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leon Shingledecker
40 years experience Psychiatry
Bromohidrosis: This could be either from a bacterial or fungus overgrowth such as in athlete's foot infection. If it is one of the other, especially tinea pedis, the ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Nguyen
10 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Intertrigo: intertrigo is a condition where yeast grows between or under the breasts, due to the collected and moisture in the area. see your doctor for an exam a ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
22 years experience Podiatry
A couple of reasons: It could be something on the skin like a fungus, an allergy or other reaction to an irritant (ie. Insect bite). However, it can also be the first sig ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Need more info: When do they hurt? Is it only while on feet or only when off feet or both. Was there any recent trauma or change in activity or new shoes? May simply ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Opiates: Itching is extremely common with opiates. Vicodin is an opiate, which are known to cause the release of histamine in the body, the same substance resp ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Oberman
30 years experience Podiatry
Support: May need better foot support. Try more supportive shoes and inserts. If still a problem, see podiatrist.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Allergies: Try cool compresses, chilled artificial tears, and topical and/or oral anti-allergy meds.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Burning is usually : A sign of neuropathy of some form, bless of course you burned your foot via sunburn or hot soup falling etc then it would be from the burn...
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Need an exam: There are many, many reasons that your feet may hurt. It would be best to have an examination.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fielder
25 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Need more info: Hard to say without more info. If you're breastfeeding, often a fungal infection will develop, causing red nipples and itching. Could be a topical rea ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Sweat?: Sometimes sweat and exercise can induce itching. If you run outside, could be environmentally related - pollen, etc. Try taking antihistamine like zyr ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
32 years experience General Practice
Bacteria: The bacteria in your armpits are responsible for the smell. They use the sweat and oil from your arm pit glands to grow and produce smelly chemicals ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Circulation - muscle: This could be related to circualtion as vessel contract when exposed to cold. It could be the muscles because the muscles also contract with cold ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
?pinworms: Perianal nocturnal itching is a classical symptom of pinworms.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure: But raynaud's phenomena can affect the nipple ; be very painful.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
53 years experience Pediatrics
HIVES or URTICARIA: Generalized hives can be very uncomfortable. Your md might give Epinephrine or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) shot to make you better.
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