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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...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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My vagina itches so bad, can I use alcohol to stop the itch?

My vagina itches so bad, can I use alcohol to stop the itch?

Bad idea. : Alcohol in and around the vagina is a *terrible* idea. If you have vaginal itch without discharge, try an over the counter remedy. Discuss with pharmacist. ...Read more

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I received a cortisone shot alcohol based ...third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?

I received a cortisone shot alcohol based ...third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times.  How long will it itch?

Itch at injection: the cortisone injection may have occurred around a nerve - I would expect any complications to last no more than 1-2 weeks. Not sure the alcohol base is an issue. Good luck ...Read more

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I was bitten by a tick in october and it hasnt healed yet . It itches when i touch it I've tried neosporin that did nothing I've tried 99percent rubbing alcohol and it still wont heal its not infected but it still has a scab over it thats been 4 months no

I was bitten by a tick in october and it hasnt healed yet . It itches when i touch it I've tried neosporin that did nothing I've tried 99percent rubbing alcohol and it still wont heal its not infected but it still has a scab over it thats been 4 months no

Hello. : Hello. You might have a tick-bite granuloma. It usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. This might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. Your doctor might prescribe something like triamcinolone cream to help resolve it more quickly. Please be aware that i cannot diagnose the cause of your problem. Take care. ...Read more

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I cut my hand with my finger nails and now it itches and it is slightly risen and red. I rubbed it with alcohol and put antibiotic. What is it.

I cut my hand with my finger nails and now it itches and it is slightly risen and red. I rubbed it with alcohol and put antibiotic. What is it.

Inflamed or infected: This could be a simple urticarial response where nobodies white cells are producing histamines causing the itch… It could also represent early or superficial infection…if it becomes painful or produces pus you may need a stronger antibiotic by mouth ...Read more

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Hi,my umbilicus itches and has grey discharge with very bad smell.Been doing alcohol swab for a week but didn't work. Should i apply antibiotic cream?

Hi,my umbilicus itches and has grey discharge with very bad smell.Been doing alcohol swab for a week but didn't work. Should i apply antibiotic cream?

No: Omphalitis on an adult is usually due to a very deep umbilicus [persistent urachus may be the cause] and a hairy abdomen. The hairs have tiny barbs which cause them to line up and insinuate relentlessly into the base of the navel. This is very irritating. The remedy is to use a clamp which will enable removal of all the debris in there. I recommend Castellani solution. Alcohol and gentian violet w ...Read more