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why is my skin so itchy all of a sudden

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
25 years experience Dermatology
Lots of causes: This is a difficult one to answer well in such a short space. There are many causes for itching from completely benign to concerning. Often dry skin i ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerome Litt
71 years experience Dermatology
Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sire
54 years experience Dermatology
To general : There are a variety of causes of pruritus of the skin. It depends whether the skin is dry. If the itching is localized or generalized or if there is ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chethan Sarabu
10 years experience Pediatrics
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
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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
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
57 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Chambers
39 years experience Dermatology
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Sarna lotion: Drink water, use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, apply aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when in the shower on your wash cloth, and use witch h ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arlo Miller
15 years experience Dermatology
Moiturize: 1. Cooler showers 2. Gentle soap. Try eucerin calming wash 3. Moisturizer. Try cerave, vanicream, or plain vaseline.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Rash: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & moisturizing creams are used commonly. If symptoms persist, consult your primary care doctor to find the cause & treat th ... Read More
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