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Constant itchy skin all over with no visible rash or known allergy. Tried moisturizers, switching detergents and other remedies. Suggestions?

Constant itchy skin all over with no visible rash or known allergy. Tried moisturizers, switching detergents and other remedies. Suggestions?

Doctor can evaluate: A person with itchy skin all over, but no visible rash, can see his primary care doctor to see what the problem could be. If the skin is very dry, itching could result even without an obvious rash. Otherwise, the doctor might look for internal problems that can cause itching, such as drug side effects, liver disease, kidney disease, intestinal parasites, etc... ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes. The cause is unknown but presumed to be a combination of ...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, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Red, itchy rash on wrists and right below onto forearms. Hands are dry from washing & cold weather. Lotion burns rash & hot water is painful.

Irritant dermatitis?: If you wash your arms and hands a lot, the skin gets dry. Once it gets irritated, anything you put on may hurt you. The itching and blister point more to a contact allergy. Try avoiding scented or antibacterial soap and too much washing. If problem persists, talk to doctor or a dermatologist to pin down what the culprit may be. Patch testing may be needed. ...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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Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?

Unbearably itchy upper body & scalp. No scabies, lice, dandruff, or allergies (tested). Rashes on hands/inner elbows/chest. Steroid cream not helping?

See Allergist: Given you unbearable itching symptoms and rash refractory to topical steroids I would suggest making an appointment to see an allergist for further workup/evaluation. Eczema, contact dermatitis, urticaria (hives), etc. are all skin condition that you could be suffering from. Getting workup up by a specialist might provide more answers/treatments. ...Read more

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Dry skin on hands, elbows, scrotum, etc. doesn't get much better with lotion. Any advice?

Dry skin on hands, elbows, scrotum, etc. doesn't get much better with lotion. Any advice?

Such might be eczema: To treat mild or moderate eczema, Hydrocortisone 1% cream (use a thin coat on the rash, twice a day, for 5-10 days) is cheap, found at most stores and works well. A daily moisturizing cream (Cetaphil, CeraVe, Eucerin, etc.) used 2-4 times a day helps to heal eczema and to prevent return of the rash. Avoid soaps. The scrotum needs more careful attention. A dermatologist can help, with other creams. ...Read more

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I have red spots on palms of hands under skin.  hands feel warm & tight; skin peeling slightly. No fever or itching.  some type of dermatitis?

Dr. Michio Abe Dr. Abe
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I have red spots on palms of hands under skin.  hands feel warm & tight; skin peeling slightly.  No fever or itching.  some type of dermatitis?

Red spots on palms: Some of the causes of red spots on your palms include dyshidrotic eczema (pompholyx), contact dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, fungal infection, psoriasis, syphilis, and rocky mountain spotted fever, a tick-borne illness that can cause rash on the palms. You really should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Why am I itching all over? Tried blood test from doctors not scabies dry skin no rash or hives tried nonscented items like soaps tried less warm showe

Why am I itching all over? Tried blood test from doctors not scabies dry skin no rash or hives tried nonscented items like soaps tried less warm showe

Most common: cause , often "missed" is SKIN DRYNESS!!!! This condition is often called "Winter Itch" although it can occur in any season. Heat being turned on in cold weather dries the skin even faster that's why the condition is more prevalent during winter months! TRY HUMIDIFIER in your bedroom and run it during day so that when you go to bed the room has a good moisture level! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Bumps on bottom of arms. Not itchy, pink, all on hands. Went to dermatologist & tried coconut oil, oatmeal lotion, fluocinonide, and aloe vera.

Bumps on bottom of arms. Not itchy, pink, all on hands. Went to dermatologist & tried coconut oil, oatmeal lotion, fluocinonide, and aloe vera.

What did the dermato: What did the dermatologist say? None of the treatments you mention are likely to be of benefit for this. Your description is not enough for diagnosis. If your dermatologist is stumped he may ask another dermatologist for a consult. How much does it bother you? If not much distress you may wish to give it some timer. I can't believe any dr would charge you $230 ! insurance would pay 1/2 this!. ...Read more

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What are the best soaps and lotions or creams for moisturizing dry patches on my body?

What are the best soaps and lotions or creams for moisturizing dry patches on my body?

Use: Use dove oil of olay soaps and cera ve cream as a moisturizer. The most important thing is to make bathing water lukewarm because hot water really drys skin out. ...Read more

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Itchy all over, esp scalp. Allergic to all enviro items, but on Flonase with clean house and it's winter. Dry skin. VERY itchy!

Itchy all over, esp scalp. Allergic to all enviro items, but on Flonase with clean house and it's winter. Dry skin. VERY itchy!

See doctor: There are many causes for generalized itching but i would suggest that you first avoid using any strong or scented soap and apply a skin moisturizer immediately after bathing. Anxiety can induce or worsen itching as well. For the scalp itching: Wet hair->apply sesame oil->shampoo gently after 15 minutes may be helpful. Rx cortisone spray /solution may also be needed if above failed. ...Read more

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I have constant dry itchy rough skin on my hands possibly psoriasis what can you recommend I'm using Glycerin hand cream, is there something else?

I have constant dry itchy rough skin on my hands possibly psoriasis what can you recommend I'm using Glycerin hand cream, is there something else?

Contact dermatitis?: This is what you need to rule out first. Consider all the possible exposures you may have. Glove up for those you cannot change, change those you can, and try a bit of hydrocortisone cream at night. If this doesn't help after two weeks, get seen. ...Read more

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My hands&palms are so dry they are cracked and bleeding from constant hand washing and using hand sanitizer. Are there any specific lotions to use?

My hands&palms are so dry they are cracked and bleeding from constant hand washing and using hand sanitizer. Are there any specific lotions to use?

Ceramides: Look for a cream with ceramides. There are many. Use vaseline or Aquaphor in the cracks. This is most effective if rubbed in after a long soak in water. Rub in frequently. ...Read more

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Itchy tingly skin all over after contact with water - after showers/baths skin becomes itchy and tingly but there is no visible marks or rashes.

Aquagenic Pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus: Aquagenic pruritus is a skin disease characterized by the development of severe, intense, prickling-like epidermal itching that is without observable skin lesions and that is evoked by contact with water. ...Read more

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Several spots of poison ivy histamine bumps, have caked with Calamine lotion but spreading to eyes, best way to get oils off?

Several spots of poison ivy histamine bumps, have caked with Calamine lotion but spreading to eyes, best way to get oils off?

Contamination: The spread is from the resin on clothing and items contaminated by the poison ivy resin. You need to wash out everything and wipe clean any article including your shoes, car's floor mat etc. which might have come into contact with poison ivy. It is the resin which has caused the spread since poison ivy lesion is only localized to the area of contact. Try hydrocortisone cream in the meanwhile. ...Read more

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IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

IItchy, red rash on legs caused by spandex/polyester leggings. Treating w/ Benadryl (diphenhydramine) & hydrocortisone cream, but rash is spreading to arms and ears..

Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine): don't use the topical benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream. Take oral benadryl (diphenhydramine). 50mg is usually ok but it will make you sleepy. See your doctor tomorrow if you can if rash is still bothering you. Cool shower should help with the itch. It is obvious you have a bad allergic reaction. Go to ER if you develop throat tightening, short of breath, wheezing, or other concerning symptoms other than rash ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Deshidrotic Eczema (Definition)

A condition in which tiny, fluid-filled, itchy blisters appear on the palms and fingers. ...Read more