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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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My my little brother got bit by something he has a couple little bites probably like six or seven of them in a little group and he doesn't say their mosquito itches there just burning more like but they do look like bug bites, what could it be?

My my little brother got bit by something he has a couple little bites probably like six or seven of them in a little group and he doesn't say their mosquito itches there just burning more like but they do look like bug bites, what could it be?

Clustered Rash: We do not know the age of your little brother which might guide us in learning about this rash. 6 or 7 little spots which look like "bug bites" to you is helpful. Anyone else have a similar rash? Is it increasing in size or number of areas? Are they crusted over? Is there overlying redness extending from the areas? Ddx: includes impetigo, mite bites as scabies, spider or mosquito bites ...Read more

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I have blisters like bug bit size from my hands to my t shirt line. The itch very bad and sometimes when it itches it looks like hives. Any ideas?

I have blisters like bug bit size from my hands to my t shirt line. The itch very bad and sometimes when it itches it looks like hives. Any ideas?

See doctor: If these have been present for less than a week or so, it is ok to use Hydrocortisone cream. But if it is getting worse or lasting longer than that, you will need to see your doctor to get the area examined. If the blisters are oozing, you need to see your doctor immediately. Since you stated my hands, I presume they involve both sides. ...Read more

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I got bit by what I think was a mosquito Saturday. It still itches and is hard to touch and red. What could it be?

I got bit by what I think was a mosquito Saturday. It still itches and is hard to touch and red. What could it be?

Hypersensitivity: Either a hypersensitivity reaction to the bite or an early infection. Try benadryl (diphenhydramine) for itching and 1 % hydrocortisone cream on the bite itself. If you develop pain, fever, red streak up your arm or leg, or it continues to enlarge, see your primary care physician. If you feel swelling in your throat, difficulty breathing, wheezing, lightheadedness, 911. ...Read more

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Please whenever I walk a little bit fast in anytime in the day my body severely itches me. This always happen to me?

Please whenever I walk a little bit fast in anytime in the day my body severely itches me. This always happen to me?

Urticaria: The most common reason for itching while walking is cholinergic urticaria, a type of hives triggered by increased body temperature. Try taking a long-acting antihistamine (such as allegra) each morning. If that doesn't prevent the itching, your doctor may want to run some tests to look for other, rarer causes. ...Read more

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Can anyone suggest any advice how to handle flea bites? We have a few recently and they have only bit my wife. She says it's painful and itches bad

Can anyone suggest any advice how to handle flea bites? We have a few recently and they have only bit my wife. She says it's painful and itches bad

Flea bites: For the discomfort of the bites, I would apply an over-the-counter hydrocortisone cream twice a day. If the bites become increasingly painful or form pus, she should see a doctor to rule out a secondary bacterial infection of the bites. You should also wash all bedding/towels in hot water or dry in a hot dryer to kill any residual fleas. If you have pets, get them checked at the vet for fleas. ...Read more

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I was bit on my back early this morning in bed. We are known to have wolf, house and brown recluse around how do I identify it itches like no other?

I was bit on my back early this morning in bed. We are known to have wolf, house and brown recluse around how do I identify it itches like no other?

Spider Bites: In some cases, brown recluse spider bites can cause symptoms throughout the body. Warning signs of this syndrome include fever, rash and muscle pain.
The venom of the wolf spider is poisonous, but usually not overly harmful. Bites cause pain, inflammation, itchiness and tenderness. Lymph nodes may become swollen due to the immune. You most likely did not have a poisionious spider bite. Use Cortaid (hydrocortisone) ...Read more

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My body itches quite a bit and breaks up into rashes, what shall I do?

My body itches quite a bit and breaks up into rashes, what shall I do?

See your doctor: It is important to go see the doctor while you have the rash. Rashes are one of those things that the doctor has to see while it is there to determine the cause and the best treatment. If it has different stages to it and you can't get in more than once, you can take digitial pictures of the rash in its various stages to help the doctor. ...Read more

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I had sex for the first time yesterday & we used protection. It swelled up a bit yesterday and it still hurts today, except it itches. Why?

I had sex for the first time yesterday & we used protection. It swelled up a bit yesterday and it still hurts today, except it itches. Why?

Probable yeast: After first intercourse some swelling and irritation is common. The itching can come from spread of a vaginal yeast infection to the outer area of the vagina, or perhaps a reaction to the lubricant on the condom. If it does not subside in a day or two, see a gynecologist. ...Read more

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I had this bump on my groin area, and it itches and feels a bit painful. What could it be?

I had this bump on my groin area, and it itches and feels a bit painful. What could it be?

Maybe lymph node: A painful bump in the groin area may be an inflamed lymph node, inflammation of the tymph nodes can be from infection, malignancy etc..., if this persist, see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I think I got bit on my face....It's red and kinda swollen and it itches?

I think I got bit on my face....It's red and kinda swollen and it itches?

NORMAL: Reaction. Show it to your parents. If it gets bigger/worse lips swell, tongue swells, you erupt in hives, feel bad go to the emergency room. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your vagina itches and hurts a bit?

What does it mean when your vagina itches and hurts a bit?

Vaginal infection: A vaginal infection is the number one cause, so please see a gyn md and get the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is this on the inside of both elbows and knees? It itches and is sometimes a little bit painfull as well. How can we treat it?

What is this on the inside of both elbows and knees? It itches and is sometimes a little bit painfull as well. How can we treat it?

Need to see MD: A persistent rash or lesion of some kind should be viewed directly by a health care provider to sort out what it is. ...Read more

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I was laying on the couch and it felt like something bit me. It itches really bad but there's no bumps, just redness from where I was itching it. HELP!

Cannot say: Which insect in your particular case.
and, minor itching is helped by benadryl (diphenhydramine) (an antihistamine) that acts pretty rapidly and generally safe.
Spreading redness, warmth, redness and of course purulence implies a more serious condition (infection) that requires antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

I have a bump on my inner ankle that won't go away. I thought it was a pimple or bug bite since it itches when messed with, but it won't go down.

Bump: You MUST have your Primary doctor refer you to the nearest foot specialist. Things should be OK for your inner ankle bump.
Hope all goes well.

Michael Kleerekoper ...Read more

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I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

I have a red/bruised lump about the size of a pea on my inner thigh. Its not a bug bite or ingrown hair and won't pop. It itches and kinda hurts.

Bump on inner thigh: Any firm lesion that will not resolve needs to be seem by a physician and evaluated. Leave it up to you MD on weather to remove, biopsy, or let be. ...Read more

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I have a pea shaped lump nere rhe clit it is painful to touch also itches a bit I only have one partner?

I have a pea shaped lump nere rhe clit it is painful to touch also itches a bit I only have one partner?

Most likely Abscess: I recommend seeing your Ob/gyn Dr. My concern is that it might be an infection of a hair follicle that might progress to an abscess, that will subsequently needs to be drained, w short course of antibiotics, given your description, that it is a single lesion and painful. ...Read more

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Is there anything out there one can do for mosquito bite allergies? The area that is bit swells and itches horribly and sometimes is painful.

Is there anything out there one can do for mosquito bite allergies? The area that is bit swells and itches horribly and sometimes is painful.

Mosquito bites: Mosquitos can be a real nuisance. The saliva from the insect bite can cause an itchy reaction that is a problem for some people. Try an ice pack to cool off the itching- 10 min on/10 min off. If need something more, Hydrocortisone 1% cream to area (but not the face!) 1 or 2x/day. An oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Claritin could also help. Avoidance is best- long pants, socks + bug repellant. ...Read more

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Bit on my neck 2 days ago. It still itches like crazy and other spots are popping up all around it. The initial bite is quarter size with a dot?

Bit on my neck 2 days ago. It still itches like crazy and other spots are popping up all around it. The initial bite is quarter size with a dot?

Info needed: 1. Exactly what bit you, if you can identify?
2. What does the initial bite area look like?
3. What parts of the body are these "crazy" spots coming up in?
4. Where did you get the initial bite? Aka what setting (house, woods, in the water, etc.)

We will be happy to answer your questions once more pertinent information is given. Have a great day! ...Read more