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I get itchy legs, typically when I get out of the shower or when trying to sleep at night. I've tried clean sheets and new soaps. Aveeno (oatmeal) lotion helps.

I get itchy legs, typically when I get out of the shower or when trying to sleep at night. I've tried clean sheets and new soaps. Aveeno (oatmeal) lotion helps.

Dry skin: The cause of itching without rash is most commonly dry skin, which is more common in dry months. The list of possible causes of itching is very long which includes rashes/skin conditions, infections, internal diseases, nerve disorders, irritation and allergies, medications, etc. If your symptoms do not resolve or worsen, best would be to see your primary doctor or dermatologist. ...Read more

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Reasons why my skin could be so itchy? Especially legs and chest. Nothing new to my diet or lotions, etc.

Reasons why my skin could be so itchy? Especially legs and chest. Nothing new to my diet or lotions, etc.

Dry skin: Dry skin is the most likely cause of itching without a rash especially in winter. Try Dove soap and moisturize the skin frequently. Creams last longer than lotions. ...Read more

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My lower legs get very itchy despite using lotions and creams. Seems itch is deep inside. What could be causing this?

My lower legs get very itchy despite using lotions and creams. Seems itch is deep inside. What could be causing this?

Dermatitis: Common this time of year is a condition called asteatotic dermatitis. Dry skin, soap or laundry fragrance and cheap lotions all make it worse. Bathe gently with less hot water and use a steroid ointment for a couple weeks and it should clear right up. ...Read more

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Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

Legs real itchy esp @night on upper shins & back of quads. Not dry skin. Lotion doesn't work, started after having my baby. 7months pp now?

See a dermatologist: No antihistamine will help you unless you want sedation. Do you have swelling of your legs? Swollen veins? You will probably find relief with a prescription cortisone cream. Meanwhile you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream before sleep. ...Read more

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My legs are itchy. Tried moisturizing with lotion. Tried using different soap. Neither worked. No contact with plants, etc. No obvious rash?

My legs are itchy. Tried moisturizing with lotion. Tried using different soap. Neither worked. No contact with plants, etc. No obvious rash?

Circulation, sensiti: If you have diabetes or other underlying diseases this could contribute to itching or burning on the legs. Many drugs have side effects that include itching. You may have subclinical dermatitis. Hydrocortisone cream over the counter alone or combined with Saran lotion may help. If persistent blood tests and prescription cream is next step. ...Read more

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Red rashes that last few days on legs but very itchy, no lotions or anything it just suddenly appear especially when I eat spicy foods what it be?

Red rashes that last few days on legs but very itchy, no lotions or anything it just suddenly appear especially when I eat spicy foods what it be?

Food allergy: What you are experiencing might be food related ezema. If you identify the triggering food might want to stay away from that. If still persist see a physician in person.
if you get fever, rash all over body, shortness of breath these are warning signs. Seek medical help immediatly ...Read more

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What can I use to get rid of super dry irrating itchy legs? I've taken Levocetirizine but it dosent help much. I've also tried many lotions and soaps.

What can I use to get rid of super dry irrating itchy legs? I've taken Levocetirizine but it dosent help much. I've also tried many lotions and soaps.

Dry skin: Time to see your doctor or a dermatologist when home remedies quit working. A water softener may also be helpful if you are in an area with hard water. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin and it's very cold out here I been experiencing itchy rash on my back legs and arms I put lotion on but what to use otc?

Cold weather: Can dry our skin and cause itching. Key is to avoid washing with hot water. Use good moisturizing creams, lotions, skin cleansers eg cetaphil, moisturel, aquaphor, eucerin, neutrogena, aveeno (oatmeal) etc. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however.?

I have itchy skin, mostly my legs, arms and back. I haven't changed anything from my soap, sheets, or used any new lotions. No rashes however.?

Xerosis - dry skin: Dry skin is common in people living in northern climates where home heating during the winter results in very low relative humidity. Interventions that may improve xerosis and related pruritus include:
●Use mild cleansers – Use Dove, not Dial.
●Routine use of skin moisturizers – Vaseline and lotions w/ humectants such as glycerin, lactic acid, or urea.
●Avoid hot showers.
●Use a humidifier ...Read more

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My arms and legs get itchy and when I scratch it leaves round dark scab marks on my legs and arms I use moisture lotions for dry skin every day, but I still don't know what this is

My arms and legs get itchy and when I scratch it leaves round dark scab marks on my legs and arms I use moisture lotions for dry skin every day, but I still don't know what this is

Sounds: Sounds like you might have eczema or possibly prurigo nodularis. I would recommend you try a cerave cream to moisturize and use cerave hydrating cleanser which is very mild and tends to not dry out the skin. Also, try to avoid scratching as best as possible. If not better quickly, consult your local dermatologist who will be able to evaluate you and determine the diagnosis, and who might prescribe some topical steroid creams, anti-itch pills, or other therapy that will improve you more quickly. ...Read more

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I have pea-sized, extremely itchy bumps that started on the soles of my feet a couple of days ago, and seem to be spreading to my calves. On my feet they seem to be grouped up, but not on my legs. My skin is dry but lotion doesn't seem to help.

I have pea-sized, extremely itchy bumps that started on the soles of my feet a couple of days ago, and seem to be spreading to my calves. On my feet they seem to be grouped up, but not on my legs. My skin is dry but lotion doesn't seem to help.

Fungus vs contact: You may have a contact allergy or spreading of the athlete's foot fungus. It is hard to tell for sure based on your description. May try 1% hydrocortisone cream for a few days to see if this helps. If it is from a contact allergy, avoidance of the allergen is the only way to stop it. See your doctor if the problem continues. ...Read more

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My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

My skin is dry/itchy. Started using Aveeno (oatmeal) body wash/lotion. I have tiny dot pimples on my legs look like ingrown hairs, how to prevent?? Flakey skin

Dry skin/eczema: It's recommended to use plain white moisturizers two times a day, use less warm wate for bath or showers, use soaps or bath gel for sensitive skin (better to go with in colored and non fragrant or non scented, also gently tapping skin to dry than rubbing with towel is also recommended. See your doctor or skin specialist if not improving, sooner if worse. ...Read more

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What causes itchy legs?

What causes itchy legs?

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Itchy legs no rash

Itchy legs no rash

Details: Are you looking for a diagnosis, a referral, or a treatment? Please provide more details in your question. ...Read more

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Itchy legs and arms with redness and small bombs.

Itchy legs and arms with redness and small bombs.

See your doctor: Symptoms like these have to be evaluated in real-time by your physician. He/she has access to your examination, laboratrory data and many other diagnostic tests to get to the bottom of what's going on and offer you help. ...Read more

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Last night, I had a huge rash the size of my calf. It was very itchy and painful. I admit I did scratch it a lot. I put some lotion on it and took some benadryl. This morning, it is still very painful, a little itchy and the area is covered in bruises. Is

Where?: If it is getting painful and just a little itchy and localized to 1/2 vertically of the body, then one must consider shingles. Call your doctor to find out since the severity of this condition may be reduced by taking antiviral medication in the early stage. If it cross the midline, then you may have something else which also calls for medical attention. ...Read more

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I have had itchy legs and for the past 6 weeks, red, somewhat itchy lesions, similar to chicken pox, on my back, legs, chest and stomach.?

I have had itchy legs and for the past 6 weeks, red, somewhat itchy lesions, similar to chicken pox, on my back, legs, chest and stomach.?

Need to be seen: Start with your primary doctor who may refer you to a dermatologist, can't really help you here without more history and clinical examination, good luck ...Read more

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I have problems knowing who to ask GI or primary. 2 chronic illnesses. Lots of meds. Been getting dry mouth, tingling in hands and legs, itchy at time?

I have problems knowing who to ask GI or primary. 2 chronic illnesses. Lots of meds. Been getting dry mouth, tingling in hands and legs, itchy at time?

Primary: Would recommend starting with your primary care physician. Make sure he is aware of all meds you take, including over the counter and supplements. It does sound as possible side effects/ drug interaction. Starting with medication review seems appropriate. ...Read more

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Very itchy legs after waking up from bed or after shower.?

Very itchy legs after waking up from bed or after shower.?

Xerosis: Derms use odd words, but this is due to dryness. Simply use a moisturizing cream after bathing each day and this will subside. ...Read more

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After a shower and my legs got a rash and started itchy! What is it from?

After a shower and my legs got a rash and started itchy! What is it from?

Your doctor or: Dermatologist can check for Cholinergic urticarial if this is a chronic occurrence. If a one time occurrence - it may be a reaction to soap or other chemicals. ...Read more

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I have itchy dry flaky skin where I shave around vaginal area and upper inner thighs. Itching goes away after shower and tried lotion but doesn't help.

I have itchy dry flaky skin where I shave around vaginal area and upper inner thighs. Itching goes away after shower and tried lotion but doesn't help.

Grooming: Grooming the pubic hair is a popular trend but is not medically necessary. If it is causing you problems then consider not shaving. Some benefit from using shaving cream to calm the skin. Others user clippers. Others just let pubic hair grow naturally. ...Read more

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My legs and thighs become so itchy the moment I come out from the shower?

My legs and thighs become so itchy the moment I come out from the shower?

See details: This problem is not terribly uncommon and no one really knows why it occurs. Antihistamines and lotions do not seem to help. Try changing your soap or body wash. If your water is very hard, consider a water softener. ...Read more

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Itchy after water contact, especially showers. It disappears for months and comes back. Any season, I use medicated lotion to moisturize. What's wrong?

Itchy after water contact, especially showers. It disappears for months and comes back. Any season, I use medicated lotion to moisturize. What's wrong?

Pruritus: It may be associated with the medicated shampoo or it could also be associated with something you eat prior to shampooing. I would try an non medicated shampoo and watch what you eat prior to rhe onset of the itch. ...Read more

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My body gets extremely itchy at the end of the day; I shower every other day, so I know I'm not dirty. My upper back, legs, neck, & head are effected.?

My body gets extremely itchy at the end of the day; I shower every other day, so I know I'm not dirty. My upper back, legs, neck, & head are effected.?

Dry skin?: You may be experiencing symptoms due to dry skin. Try this: increase your showering to every day. Cool down the temperature to more like warm than hot, and limit the time to 10 minutes only. Soaps can be very drying, use a moisturizing bar-type cleanser instead. Rather than toweling dry right away, use a small amount of light baby oil before your dry and blot your skin, rather than rubbing it. ...Read more