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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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For the past couple of months I noticed I can't stop itching at night. The itchiness is all over my body, what do I do? I don't have bed bugs or fleas

For the past couple of months I noticed I can't stop itching at night. The itchiness is all over my body, what do I do? I don't have bed bugs or fleas

Histamine levels r: Highest at night, so try an antihistamine before bedtime and also a topical moisturizer. If not better, see doctor for work-up ...Read more

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I have a serious problem at night, my body is getting some pimples and they are itching at night and am afraid to get some test done...and Sleep less?

I have a serious problem at night, my body is getting some pimples and they are itching at night and am afraid to get some test done...and Sleep less?

Pimples don't itch: Pimples don't itch, so it must be something else. Where are the "pimples"? I recommend you see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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2nd time asking a question rectal itching at night requesting a doctor in the northern virgina area who can do scotch tape testing need closest doctor?

2nd time asking a question rectal itching at night requesting a doctor in the northern virgina area who can do scotch tape testing need closest doctor?

Primary doc or Derm: Agreed, you want to make sure this isn't pinworm infestation. A primary doctor may be able to do this or at least treat you even if they are not sure. ...Read more

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My bum is itching at night, what should I do?

My bum is itching at night, what should I do?

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 had scabbies and used medication and I don't have it anymore but it's still itching at night what can I do to stop itching?

I had scabbies and used medication and I don't have it anymore but it's still itching at night what can I do to stop itching?

Scabies: It is expected to continue itching after treatment until the body of the scabies bug is completely dissolved & absorbed from the skin, you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream & benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtic to alleviate the itching. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and fingers keep itching at night?

Why do my hands and fingers keep itching at night?

Contact allergy: May be you have contact allergy to like dish washing soap. Ok do some search. Avoid allergens ...Read more

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What to do about this horrible foot itching at night?

Foot itching: You want to see a your local foot doctor or dermatologist to biopsy the skin to identify the cause of your symptoms. It sounds like a athletes foot or tinea pedis. Most probably a standard anti fungal cream will be prescribed with possibly a anti fungal sprain for all your shoe gear will be advised. ...Read more

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What do I do about this horrible foot itching at night?

What do I do about this horrible foot itching at night?

Iktching: Cortisone will help the itching. However determining first the cause of the itching is advisable. ...Read more

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Can we give our son Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 4 hrs after a dose of Zyrtec? He has bouts with itching at night and can't sleep.

Can we give our son Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 4 hrs after a dose of Zyrtec? He has bouts with itching at night and can't sleep.

Why itching?: It is medically safe to give the benadryl; however, the question leads to another - why is he having bouts of itching? Ideally, determining and treating the cause will be more effective then treating the symptoms. Does he have eczema? Does he have scabies? Does he have an allergy to the bedding/detergent used to clean the bedding? Consider the sources and eliminate them - or see local doc for eval ...Read more

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I have thyroid since 1986.I get itching at night in bottom of my legs. When I scratch legs some powder of skin comes out. Pls. Help me.?

I have thyroid since 1986.I get itching at night in bottom of my legs. When I scratch legs some powder of skin comes out. Pls. Help me.?

Dry skin: Best guess is dryness, perhaps related to thyroid. Would use a good otc moituriser (any type) if not help see a dermatologist to determine if that is the cause. ...Read more

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How do I get my ear canals and roof of my mouth from itching at night?

How do I get my ear canals and roof of my mouth from itching at night?

See your physician: It would be prudent on your part to see your primary care physician or an ENT specialist to determine the cause and then suggest appropriate remedies. ...Read more

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Feel itching at night while sleeping at pelvic region, legs, hips between thighs etc no infection?

Feel itching at night while sleeping at pelvic region, legs, hips between thighs etc no infection?

Need more info: Have you changed the materials with which you wash your sheets? Is there a rash along with the itching? Are you overheated during the night and sweating excessively? Many other questions too numerous for here, but think about this and repeat the question. ...Read more

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Just diagnosis with RA after breast cancer new systom is itching at night at knuckles I just started methotrexate 2.5 x 6?

Just diagnosis with RA after breast cancer new systom is itching at night at knuckles I just started methotrexate 2.5 x 6?

Unrelated: First of all, psoriatic arthritis and RA virtually never co-exist, if one has psoriasis and an inflammatory arthritis, it is psoriatic arthritis. I doubt psoriasis if you have well documented ra. Let a dermatologist look at a rash if one is present one not just an itching sensation. The one exception is psoriasis can be a complication of tnf therapy. ...Read more

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I hav itchy eyes often. Much itching at night cause excess eye discharge in morning. Eyelids swell n eyes turn red. Hav few eyelashes than usual. Why?

Allergy: Itching usually means allergy
if the discharge is real stringy/stretchy
definitely allergy
loss of lashes indicates a chronic condition. ...Read more

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Hello! I would love to know why does my body itch only at night but not during the day when I am at work? Please, tell me! It itches a lot!

Hello! I would love to know why does my body itch only at night but not during the day when I am at work? Please, tell me! It itches a lot!

Flea/bed bug: Allergen at home, flea (If indoor pets), bed bug, Detergent or sprays used in house, certain specific food or drink taken after coming home, perfume, body lotion etc matters. See PMD ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time at night and it feels like something is crawling on me I don't see any bugs could it be from sweat or the detergent I use?

My skin itches all the time at night and it feels like something is crawling on me I don't see any bugs could it be from sweat or the detergent I use?

See your physician: While itching may just be a sign of skin dryness it can also be a sign of internal disease. You should see your doctor who can draw blood work and get a chest x ray. ...Read more

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Hard to put on weight, suspect worms, tried a couple of medications but still the same, tried cutting back sugar, itches around rectum area night time?

Hard to put on weight, suspect worms, tried a couple of medications but still the same, tried cutting back sugar, itches around rectum area night time?

Pinworms: Are common intestinal parasites which cause rectal itching, especially at night. Young children and their household members are at risk for pinworm infections. The pinworms can often be seen in the rectal area during the night with a flashlight. A stool test for ova & parasites (O&P) can help correctly diagnose and guide treatment of intestinal parasites. ...Read more

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When do I take my second dose of albendazole for pinworms? I took the first dose 2 days ago and it still itches at night but not any other time.

When do I take my second dose of albendazole for pinworms? I took the first dose 2 days ago and it still itches at night but not any other time.

After a week: The itching is caused by a skin irritation, not directly by the pin worms. The female worm lays eggs in a sticky glue like material around the anus. That glue triggers skin irritation in most people. Simple wash off with cold water and application of an OTC hydrocortisone cream has more benefit to the itch than the pills. ...Read more

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The heels of my feet itches all the time especially at night. I've tried lotions but it dosent help any. Can u tell me what will n what's the cause.?

The heels of my feet itches all the time especially at night. I've tried lotions but it dosent help any. Can u tell me what will n what's the cause.?

Many possibilities: Itching to the bottoms of the feet can be due to many causes, including infection or allergies. Best to see your doctor to determine the exact cause before implementing a treatment plan. ...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?

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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My whole body itches really bad, from y scalp to my toes. The itching is keeping me up at night. There is no itching during the day just at night.?

Night itching: New detergent or sheets? Bedbugs? dry skin? try a moisturizer like AmLac lotion, iron deficiency? Opiod/ medication use? Rarer causes kidney/liver disease, electrolyte abnormalities, thyroid disease, polycythemia, Hodgkins disease. Discuss with doc ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more