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A 21-year-old male asked:

what is treatment for reoccurring itchy rash using hydrocortisone for itch?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Many: You must see a dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis and treatment because there are many diseases that cause itching.

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Ive heard that adding vitamins a and d to diet during pregnancy may help control skin itchiness and rashes. Is this true? How much should I take?

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Why is hydrocortisone given for chest pain?

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A 18-year-old female asked:

I'm on vacation in orlando and I seem to have prickly heat rash all over my body. It's very itchy and irritating. I bought gold bond powder but it doesn't seem to be working. What else can I do?

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Burning sensation, itch, soreness started 2 hours after pap smear done 2 days ago. No allergy to KY jelly used. No infection prior. Cause?

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