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A 38-year-old female asked:

does poison ivy always itch?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
At some stage: Since it is a contact allergic reaction, it will always itch at some stage .

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Will an ice pack relieve my itchiness better than a cold compress?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: The 2 are equivalent. Either one is fine. If it isn't working, Hydrocortisone cream on the itchy area or antihistamine pills (like benadryl) may help.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Why does my bottom itch at night?

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Dr. Christopher Quinn
Emergency Medicine 17 years experience
Worms?: You may have pinworms and should be checked by your healthcare provider to be sure. The worms come out when it's dark to feed.
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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is it common to have an itchy bellybutton? If so, what can I do to make it better?

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Dr. Megan Bird
Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Yes: It is common, especially as the skin over the belly button stretches. You can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or use Hydrocortisone cream on it to ease the itch if would like.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How are hives treated if itchy?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 49 years experience
Itchy hives: The itching associated with hives is usually responsive to at least some extent to oral antihistamines, but often require higher than standard doses.
A member asked:

What does it mean if you have itchy bumps on the upper inner thighs?

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Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
Dermatitis: You probably have some type of dermatitis. You should see your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.

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