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Skin itch ?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Rash?: Is there anaccompaning rash? Isolated itching can be from the outside dry skin, cold, exercise or an irritation. From the inside due to medications, renal, or liver issues. Hydrocortisone cream, Saran lotion, calamine, aloe vera can all offer temporary reilef. Need more info for a more specific answer.
Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 22 years experience
Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause a rash. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment.
Dr. Maria Rueda
Dr. Maria Rueda commented
Dermatology 27 years experience
While you get to the Doctor, you may get some relief from 1 loratadine daily and a Hydrocortisone cream on the itchy areas
May 31, 2021
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Skin Irritants: A list of the top culprits that trigger skin reactions, or contact dermatitis. Some cause symptoms like redness, itchy skin, or inflammation.Some are triggered by an individual's allergy (contact allergic dermatitis) while other chemicals affect everyone (contact irritant dermatitis). http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/features/dirty-dozen#1

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Why does the skin itch before and after shower?

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I have dry skin that itch what do I use?

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Try these: Generally you can try treating dry skin on your own with an over-the-counter product. Usually ointments are better than creams which are better than lotions for dry skin. Ointments can be a bit sticky though so many choose creams. Look for a non-perfumed product that limits additives. Apply right after you shower while skin is still damp, and a few other times a day too.
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What are bumps on the skin that itch?

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Multiple causes: Bumps on the skin that itch is a non-specific rash that suggests allergy. The bumps may be large and evanescent (come and go within 24 hours) more characteristic of hives and respond to antihistamines. The bumps can also be tiny and remain in select areas such as the hands or creases of our arms or legs for a longer period of time characteristic of eczema or a contact allergy.
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How come my skin itch?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Allergy/Eczema/other: It may be due to allergy to something or skin condition like eczema if you have dry skin and/or rash you can try over the counter allergy meds like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec/claritin .But if it oersist check with your doctor.

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