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Doctor insights on: Body Itching Scratch Scab Problem

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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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I've had itching down there and if i scratch it gets swollen and sore and now I have a scab on the outer lips and it hurts and itches. What is wrong?

I've had itching down there and if i scratch it gets swollen and sore and now I have a scab on the outer lips and it hurts and itches. What is wrong?

Itching: You may have a yeast infection or eczema. Both conditions can cause itching and redness in your private area but they're treated differently. For a yeast infection, you can use Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day for a week. For eczema, you should use Cortaid twice a day for 1-2 weeks. If there is no improvement, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a rash on one buttock for about 3mo. It itches but not always. Inflammation & small pimples bleed when scabs are scratched. What could it be?

I have a rash on one buttock for about 3mo. It itches but not always. Inflammation & small pimples bleed when scabs are scratched. What could it be?

Rash on buttock: You may have something called folliculitis although I do not understand why it is only on one side. This tends to occur when you sweat a lot possibly during exercising. Your general doctor or a dermatologist would be able to help you with the diagnosis and the treatment. ...Read more

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My entire body is itching and when I scratch a scab forms then I scratch the scab off and it gets bigger, is there a bigger problem here?

My entire body is itching and when I scratch a scab forms then I scratch the scab off and it gets bigger, is there a bigger problem here?

Itching: Oh absolutely! the problem here is the itching, not scabs. You need to see a dermatologist and determine why the itching is occurring. There are many causes of itching, some of them quite serious, and i would advise you do not tary in seeing the dermatologist. ...Read more

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Top part of back itches for over 2 weeks and fills bumpy and it feels the same as a scab?

Top part of back itches for over 2 weeks and fills bumpy and it feels the same as a scab?

Dry skin: Presumably u may be having long showers and the water falling on ur back may have removed a lot of fat from the skin -making it dry, itchy and rough. If so try to lessen the baths and esp try to avoid hot water baths. Use luke warm water instead and quick baths. A moisturizing cream may also help. If not better or if I surmised incorrectly see a dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

Irritated lesion: It can be many things. Do you pick at it? It could be an inflammed mole, wart, folliculitis (infected hair follicle) to name a few. Has it grown? If you are not picking at it and it does not heal, have your doctor check it. ...Read more

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My scalp itches all the time and I have scabs on my scalp what could this be?

My scalp itches all the time and I have scabs on my scalp what could this be?

Dandruff: There is benign condition of skin sloughing off from the scalp and make you uncomfortable . The most important thing to make sure is that it is not fungal infection in which case , you require specific antifungal medication . For simple skin flecking , using anti- dandruff shampoo is something to start with . Good luck. ...Read more