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how do i scratch an itch under a dressing?

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See below: Gentle pressure.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How do you treat swimmers itch?

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Dr. Katherine Brown
Dermatology 16 years experience
Swimmer's Itch: There are many causes of skin rashes following swimming. Treatment depends on the cause. Swimmer's itch is a parasitic infection from exposure to contaminated freshwater & is treated with praziquantel. Seabather's eruption is a reaction to tiny jellyfish larvae in saltwater & is treated symptomatically. Reactions to irritants or allergens in water are other causes. Consult a dermatologist.
A 40-year-old member asked:

I have swollen and itchy eyelids. Will this go away by itself? Should I go to the doctor to get it checked out?

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Dr. Elizabeth Holland
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Yes: I would go to the doctor to get it checked. It may be something simple like allergy, or it could be something more serious like blepharitis, which could have effects on the cornea and your vision.
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A 22-year-old female asked:

What are some reasons for itch and odor in the "down there" area?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Sweating, yeast: Excessive sweating with bacterial colonization will cause itching in odor. This is more common f you are overweight or diabetic. An antibacterial soap will help. A diaper cream used thinly will absorb sweat and decrease friction.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Why does my booty itch?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Body Itching: The most common cause of itching is dry skin and is treated with avoiding long hot baths and usin moisturisers immidiately after bathing skin diseases like eczema, psoriasis, scabies, lice can cause itching other medical conditions like liver diseases.Celiac disease(dermatitis herpeticformis), kidney failure, iron deficiency, cancers including lymphomas.And thyroid diseases diabetes, and allergic reactio.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Why do I have this weird itch around my *** crack ?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Not a podiatry ?: Talk to your family doctor.

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