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why is my skin so itchy all of a sudden

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
22 years experience in Pediatrics
Hives: You might have puppp (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy.) it is benign but uncomfortable. Your OB should be able to make the diagno ... Read More

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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Despain
36 years experience in Dermatology
Eczema: Likely eczema due to dryness or harsh skin care products. Use gentle soaps, lotions after cooler bathing sessions, and try some over the counter stero ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience in Dermatology
See DR: You must be seeing a DR to get this. Need exam. DOSE??? How long? Isotretinoin shrinks oil glands, resulting in very dry skin which may itch. In your ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Dryness: And allergy are common reasons.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Eaker
Dr. Ron Eaker answered
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Infection: The most common cause would be an infection like yeast however the only way to know for sure is to be examined
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Treat it: You are unlikely to find a remediable cause of an acne flare. If topical benzoyl peroxide and or retinoids acid have not cleared you in a few weeks, g ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Yeast infection: This is the common yeast infection. Anti-fungal medications are readily available to treat it without going to the doctor.
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergy consult: This has many potential causes. For example , a viral infection or a drug (levofloxacin?) taken recently may have caused it. In the meanwhile, try ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal Raviv
Dr. Tal Raviv answered
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Likely allergy: This sounds like a contact allergy. It should resolve within 12-24 hours. You can use a cool compress and an over the counter anti-histamine. If it's ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Rash: A rash that jumps around sounds like hives or urticaria. It is often difficult to identify the cause. See your doctor for a firm diagnosis, any invest ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Oatmeal bath: Consider soaking for 15 to 30 minutes in an oatmeal bath. For difficulty breathing, chest tightness or swelling of face/ tongue/ lips or throat - obta ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
See your OB/gyn: I recommend visiting your ob/gyn to better determine the cause of your painful period. Wishing you the very best.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Cut and Allergy: Allergic contact dermatitis (acd) due to topical antibiotics is very common. Neomycin and Bacitracin are in the top ten most common allergens to cause ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
28 years experience in Ophthalmology
The eyelid skin: can suffer from the same ailments common to other parts of the body and some unique ones as well due to influence from tear film at times. In this cas ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Please clarify: what is meant by 'breaking out". Hives, acne, splotching etc.?
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
8 years experience in Dermatology
Lots of things: Eczema? Insect bites? Hives? Hard to tell given no photo
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Red face: embarrassed? Need more info.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience in Family Medicine
Could be eczema: It sounds like you have a red, itchy rash on one of the arm folds. This could be some sort of allergic/contact dermatitis known as eczema. You may try ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chevies Newman
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Well: Try lotrimin (clotrimazole) antifungals cream mixed with Hydrocortisone crem for a few weeks. It may be a dermatitis from a fungal infection, likely ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Rafat
21 years experience in Podiatry
Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, vi ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Georgia Latham
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Tinea corporis: is most likely, although a picture would be helpful. Tinea is a fungal (yeast) infection of the skin that causes hyperpigmented (dark), scaly blotche ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
See your doctor: You should probably have your doctor take a look just to be safe.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possibly: New creams can cause a reaction as well as very hot baths or showers. Sarna lotion usually helps the itching to go away.
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Time for exam: Your doctor or gynecologist should do a breast exam to be sure there is not something going on.

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