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Body Itching Scratch Scab Problem
My entire body itches. There is no rash, but I have welts and scabs from scratching. Med's: cymbalta, levothyroxoid, mult-vitamin. Any ideas to help?
I have this white scab keeps coming on my finger. A couple months ago I was at the site getting coffee and scratched that spot opening a new container of sugar. I cleaned it with alcohol, put ointment on it with bandage. However this scab itches?
Toxins coming out: Toxins was coming out at the cut but it healed before all the toxins were out. ...Read more
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 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?
Rule out skin cancer: Itching suggests the body's effort to heal a wound as the nerves try to regenerate. But the fact that a scab persists and the wound will not heal suggests that there may be atypical cells. These cells could be skin cancers, either basal cell or squamous cell. In addition, if there is a history of a pigmented lesion, this could be a melanoma. You need to see a physician who will perform a biopsy. ...Read more
I have a small circular red bump with a little scab on my arm that itches I was wondering what it could possibly be and what should I do?
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