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Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Can red wine aggravate itchy skin rash?

Yes: Alcohol increases the blood flow (thus the temperature) to the skin and red wine has been found to contain a histamine-releasing factor. Both conditions tend to make itching worse. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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Arm skin itching and redx stains?

Arm skin itching and redx stains?

Skin patch on arm: This may be a form of psoriasis or eczema. Look at some pictures online to compare and schedule a consultation with dermatotolgist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

Treatment of allergic skin reaction to rubbing alchol?

Hydrocortisone: You could wash everything off with water then apply some Hydrocortisone 1% topical. ...Read more

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Jock itch. Itching/burning & redness on scrotum. Also flaking skin, after rubbing flaking area it left shiny areas on that skin. Fungal or bacterial?

Here are some...: Do you have similar lesions on other parts of body especially over elbows or knees? Clinically, it may be skin fungal infection or psoriasis. For the time being, you may try topical hydrocortisone 1 % with antifungal drug like clotrimazole 1-2 times daily and see. Besides, have a doctor to take a look for confirmation. How to get these done correctly? To http://formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. ...Read more

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Use monistat for vaginal itching, skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, red or bluish purple) , burning sensation, vaginal irritation?

Use monistat for vaginal itching, skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, red or bluish purple) , burning sensation, vaginal irritation?

Vaginal rash: Be checked. Your description of blisters would make you worry about herpes. The treatment for this is medication. All the best. ...Read more

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Can using bleach cause skin irritation far as rash and itchy skin?

Can using bleach cause skin irritation far as rash and itchy skin?

Yes: Yes, bleach can certainly irritate the skin and cause inflammation and dry, itchy skin. ...Read more

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Itchy peeling skin from tanning bed possible?

Itchy peeling skin from tanning bed possible?

Sunburn: If you are using a tanning bed and are getting the symptoms you describe then this is probably a sunburn, plain and simple. Of course, as a dermatologist, i would recommend against tanning beds. If you are getting these symptoms then you are basically burning your skin just as if you were being exposed to sunlight. ...Read more

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Itchy skin. No rash. Why does scratching cause bruising?

Itchy skin.  No rash.  Why does scratching  cause bruising?

Trauma: To the small blood vessels under the skin causes them to break and bleed resulting in bruising.Also, as one ages, the skin becomes more thin , less elastic and fragile.If you are on Aspirin or other blood thinners, this will aggregate this mechanism. ...Read more

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Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Hot, itchy, red and dry skin rash over legs and arms?

Rash: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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Why does prolonged skin contact with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema and sensitivity?

Why does prolonged skin contact with isopropyl alcohol cause eczema and sensitivity?

The alcohol: Isopropyl alcohol contains just that, alcohol. Alcohol is extremely drying and kills germs on your hands by disolving their membranes. Your cells have membranes too. ...Read more

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Ointment for vulva itching and rashes. ?

Ointment for vulva itching and rashes. ?

Vulva rash: Rash around vulva could be due to fungal infection ( thrush ) , herpes, lichen sclerosis, pubic lice, scabies, dermatitis etc. Antifungal cream can be tried but if not improving please consult with a doctor. ...Read more

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Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Dry, cracked, itchy skin between fingers, skin peeling off wrists and arms from itching. Had treatment for scabies and use lotions, both unaffective.

Details are everythi: Who said scabies? Distribution and duration of skin symptoms? When treated? How many times? Others also affected? Others treated even if no itch? EXACT details of treatment? If scabies, how did you get it? No answer without these details. ...Read more

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Can sun exposure and salt water cause itching and rashing?

Can sun exposure and salt water cause itching and rashing?

Certainly: Wash off the salt water, if rash severe see primary care doctor. ...Read more

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Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Which stds causes itchy skin hive like rash all over body?

Probably no STD: Syphilis can cause a body-wide rash, but not hive-like and usually not itchy. If you think you're at risk for STDs, get tested. But an STD is not a likely cause of this rash. Most rashes like this are due to drug allergy -- which could include an STD drug if you're on treatment. In that case, contact the doctor treating you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Stinging skin sensation around eyes Flaky facial skin & dandruff Sore, dry and tight facial skin Hot skin and feaver. No allergies. For 4 weeks. ?

See dermatologist: Flaky skin lesions on the areas described may be from seborrhea which can be treated with several topical agent s including antifungal products. However the hot skin and fever are not expected with this condition. Thus it is best for you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could drinking alcohol make your skin itch a lot?

Could drinking alcohol make your skin itch a lot?

Possibly: You could be allergic to alcohol or it's ingredients such as yeast, grains, sulfites, histamines ; other chemicals. You should not drink! ...Read more

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My skin itches so bad i've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

My skin itches so bad i've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

Antihistamines: If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy. If serious conditions are ruled out than you can try antihistamines such as Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as oatmeal baths like aveeno and emollient skin creams such as eucerin. Make sure your air is well humidified as well ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Many possibilities: When the body itches all over, it implies that the itching/rash may be a reaction from an ingestion such as a medication or food, or an allergy to the environment, ie hayfever. Another possibility could be a skin infestation such as scabies. Reactions to things like fabrics or laundry detergent will usually spare certain parts of the body such as the head/scalp, hands and feet. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. the period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia. . ...Read more

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I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this ?

I have itchy skin every where  no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this ?

Well: It gets red and itches then goes away, no rash or bumps. It could be a rash or what is called idiopathic urticaria, release of inflammation due to stress. Oddlly enough sometimes an h-2 bkocker like tagamet for the the stomach can help. It may be allergic reaction or something else and i would not avoid seeing a doctor. I would trey Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and tagamet is pretty cheap. Look up idiop. ...Read more

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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up ? Itches very bad

Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up ? Itches very bad

Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?

Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?

Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at all. Dry skin is the most common cause for itching without a rash, consider applying a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing to see if this helps. Make sure that no new medication or supplement was introduced shortly before the onset of itching. ...Read more

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How to reduce itching skin?and what can cause itching ?

How to reduce itching skin?and what can cause itching ?

Two simple things to: try: 1. Use a soap that is not too drying to your skin. 2. Invest in good skin moisturizer. ...Read more

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I have a regular problem of itching skin.....What could be the reason and what should I do?

I have a regular problem of itching skin.....What could be the reason and what should I do?

Itch: Skin itch is often caused by dryness. Heavy moisture to skin can help. Buy a cream moisturizer (not lotion) and apply for a few weeks to see if the itch is less. Also topical cortisone creams can be used for a few days to help with itch, but not long-term. ...Read more

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What is couse of itching skin allergy ?

What is couse of itching skin allergy ?

It can be hard to: tell. New soap? New detergent? New clothes? New lotion? Contact with plants? ETC. An allergist might be able to test you to find out. ...Read more

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How can I stop picking at my itching skin?

Itch: Removal of the inciting agent, hypoallergenic lotions, soaps and detergents, topical Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams, and possibly oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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I have itching skin. It gets worse during night.

I have itching skin. It gets worse during night.

Itching skin: hello ~ you probably have SCABIES. Please go see your doc so that he can asses and treat you and everyone else who lives in house...thanks ...Read more

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What could be causing my occasional itching skin?

Agree w Dr Cordero: Additionally - it might just be plain old dry skin. Hydrate well orally. Use gentle soap and lotion. ...Read more

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What could cause persistent dry and itching skin?

What could cause persistent dry and itching skin?

Dry: Could be over exposure to water or a type of eczema. If otc creams don't work, then see a derm. ...Read more

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Itching skin on neck and face taking sotolol?

Itching skin on neck and face taking sotolol?

Maybe what you take: Sotolol rarely causes a skin rash but it is possible. If it's only a little itching, try 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice daily to itchy areas. In addition, whenever your skin is soaking wet, after shower etc, rub in baby oil for 30 seconds (to wet skin) then towel dry. ...Read more

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Itching skin before period, what could be wrong?

Hormonal itch: This is not uncommon when the menstrual cycle starts, or just prior, that itchy skin or even hives can occur. There are conditions known as hormonal rhinitis and rhinitis of pregnancy. Asthma can also be affected. ...Read more

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What is diphenhydramine, can you use it for itching skin?

What is diphenhydramine, can you use it for itching skin?

Yes: It is an antihistamine which also goes by the brand name benadryl (diphenhydramine). Side effects include drowsiness so why not try a good skin lotion regularly first. If a rash is causing this may want your doctor to take a look, . ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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