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i got dandruff, when i itch my scalp it goes oily, does that mean that i got oily scalp, or dry scalp?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Does not matter: Try washing your hair more frequently with the shampoo of your choice.

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Is it safe to use anti-itch cream on my child?

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Yes: Small children have thinner skin, and are more sensitive to the effects of topical preparations.
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How will my severe itching affect my new pregnancy?

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Depends: Did you have this before you got pregnant or did it start with the pregnancy? You should see a dermatologist.
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When do I need to take and oral antihistamine for itching as opposed to a topical cream?

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If cream not working: The time to switch from a cream to an oral antihistamine is if the itching/rash is widespread enough that you're needing to use a lot of cream or if the cream isn't working. You can certainly combine the cream and the pills. If you develop the symptoms during pregnancy or they don't get better with treatment, talk to your doctor. Rashes during pregnancy can be a sign of complications.
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How can I reduce itching and swelling due to hives?

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Antihistamine: The combination treatment, sedating and nonsedating antihistamines, e, g, Atarax (hydroxyzine) plus zyrtec, works well. Known trigger should be avoided as well.
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A female asked:

I have flea bites on my skin. How can I make them stop itching? And how can I repel the fleas from biting me!?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, one can take claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for about 5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites are growing or painful, a doctor can evaluate. "deep woods off" repels fleas.

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