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How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

Itching: I don't there are any things you can treat wool with to keep them from causing itching. I may be wrong but I have not heard of anything. Often just wearing a light t-shirt underneath will help. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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I just started to shave my pubic area. Now it really itches. Is there a way to make the itch go away or prevent it next time?

I just started to shave my pubic area. Now it really itches. Is there a way to make the itch go away or prevent it next time?

Yes: Hydrocortison cream is available over the counter in any pharmacy. It helps relieve the itch you have in a couple of days. Use moisturizing creams immediately after shaving the next time. ...Read more

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My butthole itches all the time. what to do and how to prevent this from happening?

My butthole itches all the time. what to do and how to prevent this from happening?

Anal pruritis: There are many causes of itching, you may consult this site for information and then discuss the matter with your doctor. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-itching/basics/definition/CON-20023539 It is not feasible to provide a more meaningful opinion without examining you. Wish you good health. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis so i've been laying out in the sun and i've got a rash that itches? What could this be and what can I do to prevent it for happing?

I have psoriasis so i've been laying out in the sun and i've got a rash that itches? What could this be and what can I do to prevent it for happing?

Itchy sun rash: Sun exposure rashes could mean a reaction to your sunscreen or a "sun allergy" like polymorphous light reaction (pmle). 90% of sun rashes are due to pmle, but there are other conditions that can make you sensitive to sunlight. If the rash is from the sun, the areas that were exposed to the sun would be most affected. Also, sunburn would make your psoriasis itch. This needs evaluation. ...Read more

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My nose is bleeding and blood is getting in my mouth and itches. Why? How to prevent this?

My nose is bleeding and blood is getting in my mouth and itches. Why? How to prevent this?

See your doctor: You need to see your doctor to find out why this is happening. Once that question is answered, then the appropriate treatment can be dispensed. ...Read more

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I have a bad cold and the inside of my mouth itches badly and it's preventing me from sleeping. What can I do to relieve it?

I have a bad cold and the inside of my mouth itches badly and it's preventing me from sleeping.  What can I do to relieve it?

Treat symptoms : You can get Claritain D12hr and take twice a day with antiflamitory like Advil or Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) these will reduce your symptoms. If you don't get better in 3-4 days then see your doctor. Drink plenty of fluids and you should feel better soon! ...Read more

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Can I get std from having unprotected sex even if my partner and I are both virgins? Also I keep getting jock itches. Is there a prevention for it?

Can I get std from having unprotected sex even if my partner and I are both virgins? Also I keep getting jock itches. Is there a prevention for it?

Tinea? Yeast? Other?: It is not possible to have an STD unless one person or the other has had sex with someone else. "Jock itch" is not a term normally used in women, only men. Have you been diagnosed with tinea (same fungus group as jock itch in men)? Yeast (entirelydifferent)? Neither yeast nor tinea is sexually transmitted. Don't assume any diagnosis based only on symptoms; get professional care. ...Read more

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Vagina burns when I urinate and itches after the burning sensation what can it be and how to prevent it?

Vagina burns when I urinate and itches after the burning sensation what can it be and how to prevent it?

UTI symptoms: Those symptoms can be, but not limited to: frequency, urgency, dysuria, hematuria, oliguria, fever, chills, lower abdominal pain, lower back pain, or fatigue. They are more common in women than in men and generally require evaluation by a medical provider and treatment with an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I was bitten by a Yellow Fly, bottom of foot, it itches, is hard and red. I'm on Immunosuppressants for RA/Fibro. Could my meds prevent healing?

I was bitten by a Yellow Fly, bottom of foot, it itches, is hard and red.  I'm on Immunosuppressants for RA/Fibro. Could my meds prevent healing?

Observe: Observe for spreading redness, increased pain or tenderness, or swelling of the foot. These symptoms,if they develop, should be promptly seen by your physician for evaluation and treatment as infection of the bite would then be likely. In view of being somewhat immunocompromised, this is most important. ...Read more

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I have a itching scalp but its not lice and i've scratched so much it bleeds and scabs up what can I use to prevent this please help?

I have a itching scalp but its not lice and i've scratched so much it bleeds and scabs up what can I use to prevent this please help?

Selenium or coal tar: No really! is always best to see a doctor before the training regimen but you may save some time by using one of the two shampoos that i recommend. The first is selenium sulfide and is in many different brand names. Coal tar is used in t gel shampoo and i highly recommend that one, it maybe stinky but it does work. I tell my patients to use the shampoos three times a week and rinse after 10 min. ...Read more

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Lower arm itching and swollen bumps when I wear wool. Allergy?

Lower arm itching and swollen bumps when I wear wool. Allergy?

Allergy: The answer is yes. To be certain, you should be skin tested. You might be surprised to learn that house dust mites may be the culprit instead. ...Read more

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How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

How to heal rash from wool sweater I wore over 2 weeks ago. Very itchy red dots. Using hydrocortisone anti-itch cream not enough. Constantly itching.

Try moisturizer: The itching may be from dry skin and i would suggest that you apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing on a regular basis. If they get worse or not responding to moisturizer, see doctor . Gold Bond anti-itch may be helpful in controlling the itching. ...Read more

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How do I prevent itching from growing a beard?

How do I prevent itching from growing a beard?

Hair may curl: And penetrate and irritate skin. When shaving, try shaving only in one direction. ...Read more

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How do I prevent mosquito bites from itching?

Use anti-histamines: For bug bites, one can take over-the-counter claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine, which causes itching. Putting Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for 3-5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on the bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites grow, ooze, or get painful, a doctor can evaluate. ...Read more

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How can I prevent mosquito bites from itching?

Itching bites: Store aloe vera gel in refrigerator & apply to affected area. Rub basil leaf on bite. It repels mosquitoes & has anti-inflammatory properties effect. Consider applying calamine lotion. Apply crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine. ...Read more

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How can itching in skin folds be prevented?

How can itching in skin folds be prevented?

Hygeine: Regular good hygeine with soap and water and application of talcum powder or baby powder after drying can help relieve the itching. ...Read more

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How to prevent from itching in rectum?

Itchy Butt; Caffeine: Is the most common cause of anal itching not hemorrhoids as stated win the ads. Pinworms can be another cause usually in children after playing in the dirt. But cokes, coffee, tea, chocolate, and energy drinks like red bull have lots of caffeine leading to severe itching and bleeding, even waking you from your sleep at night clawing at your bottom. Stop the caffeine! ...Read more

Scratching (Definition)

Scratching = rubbing ...Read more