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Exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Have many symptoms of PCT. For 40 years doctors have diagnosed it as "dry skin." None of the creams they have prescribed have helped. What should I do next?

Exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. Have many symptoms of PCT. For 40 years doctors have diagnosed it as "dry skin." None of the creams they have prescribed have helped. What should I do next?

Skin Rash: I have never seen a rash related to Agent orange, you are not alone in your complaint. I read that a lot of Vietnam vets have Rashes that go & come. VA does not label it as related to agent orange. They have called it " jungle Rot " meaning a fungal infection or Tinea Virsicolar, another fungal infection and have treated it with Lamisel. It is a shame that our Gov will not acknowledge cause ...Read more

Dr. Harinder Gill
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Agent Orange (Definition)

Agent Orange is the name for a chemical used during the Vietnam war to kill plants but that also killed people ...Read more


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How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

Sarna lotion: Drink water, use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, apply aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when in the shower on your wash cloth, and use witch hazel for relief. If you are still out of control see a doctor since it may mean you have anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

Dryness: First be sure the skin is not irritated by harsh products. Use a good moisturizing cream after bathing. If persists get evaluated for medical problems that cause itch. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can cure itchy skin?

Can I tell me how I can cure itchy skin?

Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, . ...Read more

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I have itchy skin, how do I deal with it?

I have itchy skin, how do I deal with it?

Itchy skin.: Moisturize after your bath or shower. Don't make water to hot. Also creams a better in the winter if you have very dry skin. I you have other symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve itchy skin due to drying?

What should I do to relieve itchy skin due to drying?

Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps. ...Read more

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I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

Sarna lotion: Buy the sarna lotion for sensitive skin and it will start to give you relief, use aveno bath oil in the shower on your washcloth and use witch hazel to stop the itch. ...Read more

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What could cause red itchy skin everywhere?

Allergy: This could represent allergic reaction to food, medication, infection or external reaction. A careful history and exam are necessary to offer approriate treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best medication for red itchy skin?

Neck rash: Make sure you are not allergic to skin care products, hair products or nickle. Use fragrance free products only. Try otc hydrocortisone. If this does not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Same as weekends: Depends on the reason for itch. There are thousands of different causes. If it is significant, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin - cannot figure out why, remedy?

I have itchy skin - cannot figure out why, remedy?

Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

Hydrocortisone: Any of the many otc Hydrocortisone creams available at drugstores will often control that sort of itching. If it doesn't, you might be allergic to some component of the wax you are using, and you will need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I haven't peed all day and I have itchy skin. Are these related?

I haven't peed all day and I have itchy skin. Are these related?

Yes: See a doctor immediately as you may have renal failure and itching is very common amongst those patients. After seeing your doctor and getting blood work they will know how dehydrated you are and what condition your kidneys are in. Please take this seriously. ...Read more

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Can hormones cause itchy skin?

Yes: Itchy skin is a common problem for women who are perimenopausal or menopausal. Hormones do help but are usually not used unless you have more severe symptoms. Ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Infection can cause itchy skin?

Infection can cause itchy skin?

Not usually alone: Skin infections typically cause painful red swollen skin. Itching of the skin is usually caused by dermatitis and allergies. ...Read more

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I have extremely itchy skin problem?

I have extremely itchy skin problem?

Sarna lotion: Use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, drink water, use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when taking a shower, and use witch hazel for itching relief. If this does not resolve see a doctor as you may have an anxiety problem. ...Read more

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Can tramadol be used to treat itchy skin?

Can tramadol be used to treat itchy skin?

No: Tramadol is a non-opioid analgesic. It is not indicated for treating itchy skin. It is used for control of pain. ...Read more

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What causes itchy skin all over but no rash?

What causes itchy skin all over but no rash?

About a thousand thi: See a dermatologist. Do not experiment with pills. This is often a sign of something you need to find and treat. Need complete history and exam, probably lab. Maybe xrays and maybe biopsies. Bring all meds and supplements or herbs. Bring copies of previous blood test an xrays. ...Read more

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What is this dry, red, itchy skin on my face?

What is this dry, red, itchy skin on my face?

Red facial skin: Many issues can cause this such as dry skin, eczema, contact dermatitis, or other issues. Try using eucerin sensitive lotion to keep it moist and topical Hydrocortisone cream 1% otc. If no improvement, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Red extreme itchy skin on scotum. What do I do?

Red extreme itchy skin on scotum. What do I do?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor foe proper evaluation and treatment.
the list is so long about the possibilities.
could be fungus, allergy, STD, infection
so go and see a doctor ...Read more

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Why is it that liver problems give you itchy skin?

Toxins: The liver metabolizes medications, hormones and other bodily substances and if not functioning properly, toxins accumulate in the blood causing the skin to itch along with other undesirable effects. ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin. What should I do to prevent it?

Most common cause of: Itchy skin is dry skin, so start with moisturizing body washes with petrolatem and thick moisturizers after when skin is still wet, including baby oil. IF not better see dermatologist for workup of other causes and treatment ...Read more

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I have incredibly itchy skin on inner thigh. What could it be? How to fix it!

Dry skin vs eczema: Dry skin is the most common culprit of itchy skin. Use a moisturizer that replenishes the skin. My top pics are cerave, cetaphil daily advance ultra hydrating, eucerin professional repair - and if you have eczema cetaphil restoriderm. I see you are on an antihistamine and Hydrocortisone as well - make sure you follow-up with a derm if not improving in 1 week. ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam cause itchy skin?

Rarely: Itching skin is a rare side-effect of Clonazepam but it may happen. Itching may also occur after stoping clonazepam. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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It itchy skin normal during pregnancy?

Skin that is being: Stretched can itch. So, when breasts, abdomen, buttocks enlarge - itching may occur. ...Read more

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What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

Hormones: Changes in liver contribute to itching. There are several rashes associated with pregnancy, papular pruritic pupp, impetigo herpetiformis, as well as eczema which can worsen in pregnancy. Topical Sarna can be helpful for first line symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash.

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash.

Can't diagnose.: This rash needs to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can you get itchy skin from ragweed allergy?

Can you get itchy skin from ragweed allergy?

Yes: Ragweed, besides causing typical allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, is a photosensitizer; so the combination of ragweed oil on the skin plus sunlight can cause itching. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over but no rash, remedy?

Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more