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Crotch itch cure?

Crotch itch cure?

Try OTC first: There are several over the counter medicines for fungal infections that cause "jock itch." i would ask your pharmacist and try the over the counter first. If you still have the problem, than see your dr. For rx strength. Good luck. ...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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Itchy hair even after using shampoo? Lice? Ringworm?

Itchy hair even after using shampoo?
Lice? Ringworm?

Long list.: Itchy hair can be caused by dry scalp, seborrhea, irritants (hair products/treatments), skin infections (can be ringworm, lice, scabies), insect bites, skin disorders (psoriasis or eczema, for example)... The list is long, so it is best to have your gp or a dermatologist check it out. ...Read more

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I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?

I've been washing my itchy, sore, scalp with dandruff shampoos and dermarest shampoo. My scalp still itches. Why?

Doesn't change: the underlying condition. Most of the causes (allergy, eczema, psoriasis) have inflammation and the over the counter shampoos are not anti-inflammatory. Frankly, the prescription ones are quite weak also. Usually oral medication is required. ...Read more

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Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Can I use clotrimazole for barbers itch?

Fungal Infection: Clotrimazole is an antifungal agent that will only help to treat your barber's itch if you have a super infection with fungus. Ordinarily barber's itch is an inflammatory reaction caused by the misdirected growth of hairs between the skin layers due to shaving/plucking/waxing. Medications generally will not help. ...Read more

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Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?

Kitten scratched me on my hands, arms, & legs. Have red bumps all over where he scratched. Cat diagnosed w/ ringworm. cat scratch disease or ringworm?

Allergy?: Sounds like an allergic reaction to the scratches. You cannot get ringworm from the scratch itself. Cat scratch fever doesn't develop immediately after the scratch but within a day or two. Symptoms of cat scratch disease include swollen lymph nodes, fever, headache, fatigue, and loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Do all jocks get jock itch? Srsly

Do all jocks get jock itch? Srsly

No: Not all jocks get jock itch. It depends on other things like their weight, how much they sweat, whether they have athlete's foot (a fungal infection of the feet, etc. It can even depend on a person's immune system and whether you have diabetes or other illnesses that can predispose to the infection. ...Read more

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I have a itchy/red scrotum for along time, i don't scratch, I've tried-no soap, cerave soap, shampoo doesn't get on it, baby rash cream, anti fungal creams?

I have a itchy/red scrotum for along time, i don't scratch, I've tried-no soap, cerave soap, shampoo doesn't get on it, baby rash cream, anti fungal creams?

One more try: You may have seborrheic dermatitis, a diagnosis that is as tough to say as it is to write! fortunately, it is usually easy to treat. Try some triamcinalone 0.1% ointment twice daily. It is a chronic condition and will return so only treat it when it bothers you. ...Read more

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Do girls get jock itch just like guys get jock itch?

Do girls get jock itch just like guys get jock itch?

Jock itch: Nearly everybody gets a jock itch rash at some point in life. Owing to genitalia, boys and adult men are more affected by jock itch rash than women. Jock itch in men occurs due to prolonged wetness in the groin area and friction with clothes or skin. Similarly, female jock itch occurs due to excessive sweating; and sometimes the jock rash appears even beneath the breasts. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs in pubic itch, what can I do?

Ingrown hairs in pubic itch, what can I do?

See derm: and consider laser hair removal to destroy the hair follicles. Topicals can help but see your dermatologist to make sure this is not an infectious process ...Read more

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I hv chronic dandruff wd itching & Hairfall.if I don't shampoo for 1 day my scalp starts stinking & itching bad. seborrheic dermatitis suggestions plz?

I hv chronic dandruff wd itching & Hairfall.if I don't shampoo for 1 day my scalp starts stinking & itching bad. seborrheic dermatitis suggestions plz?

What's been tried?: There are lots of options. Sometimes scalp odor is due to your particular bacterial flora rather than a fungus. Have you tried a daily sulfur shampoo? This is likely to give you a good result. ...Read more

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Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Scalp dermatitis? Flakey skin, big flakes, yellow, scalp-like scab texture. Spread to scrotum, wrists, knees, elbows, bleed when combing, hard to comb

Spreading rash: The location and quality of rash sounds like you have an extensive case of psoriasis. You need tobeunderthe care of a dermatologist, prefably one affiliated with a teaching institution. ...Read more

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Could bacitracin help cure jock itch?

Could bacitracin help cure jock itch?

Bacitracin : Is an antibiotic, jock itch is caused by a fungus. You are better off with an antifungal agent. Your pharmacy is full. Of over the counter antifungal agents. ...Read more

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Folliculitis type sores all over scalp 5 yrs. No pres.meds, lotions, shampoos or creams clear it. Now stings..like needles poking my scalp.

Folliculitis type sores all over scalp 5 yrs. No pres.meds, lotions, shampoos or creams clear it. Now stings..like needles poking my scalp.

Be specific: Send question again with list of all meds by name and dose. No answer is possible without exact knowledge of all past and present therapies. Why the huge dose of Benadryl (diphenhydramine)? If you have not seen a dermatologist already, you should do so. ...Read more

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Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Recently had lice on scalp. Treated and scare for pubic lice so i shaved my pubic hair. After shaving, it's starts to itch down there. Pubic lice?

Unlikely: Head lice and pubic lice are different "animals", so to speak. The itching in your pubic area is most likely a response to the grooming of the area and hair growth. ...Read more

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Will mupirocin kill jock itch?

Will mupirocin kill jock itch?

Antibacterial: It's unlikely to kill the fungi that cause most jock itch. Get a fungicide instead. ...Read more

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Does pubic lice have red claws?

Yes, reddish color: especially if viewed over a light or if recent blood meal, and their shape is like a crab in contrast to head lice which are more linear. Crab lice can sometimes be found in other areas, such as eye lashes or scalp hair in children. ...Read more

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Rash started about 3mos ago. Dr thought ringworm.Tried antifungal cream, then cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream. Spread on legs and now ab & butt. No itch or flakes?

Rash started about 3mos ago. Dr thought ringworm.Tried antifungal cream, then cortizone (hydrocortisone) cream. Spread on legs and now ab & butt. No itch or flakes?

Rash: If this has not responded to therapy it needs to be seen by a dermatologist and perhaps biopsied. Good luck and best wishes. ...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?

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