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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. The period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia.. ...Read more

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


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My vagina itches so bad, can I use alcohol to stop the itch?

My vagina itches so bad, can I use alcohol to stop the itch?

Bad idea.: Alcohol in and around the vagina is a *terrible* idea. If you have vaginal itch without discharge, try an over the counter remedy. Discuss with pharmacist. ...Read more

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I received a cortisone shot alcohol based. ..third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?

I received a cortisone shot alcohol based. ..third one a week ago. Injection site itches...didn't the last two times. How long will it itch?

Itch at injection: The cortisone injection may have occurred around a nerve - I would expect any complications to last no more than 1-2 weeks. Not sure the alcohol base is an issue.
Good luck ...Read more

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I was bitten by a tick in october and it hasn't healed yet. It itches when I touch it I've tried neosporin that did nothing I've tried 99percent rubbing alcohol and it still won't heal its not infected but it still has a scab over it that's been 4 months no

I was bitten by a tick in october and it hasn't healed yet. It itches when I touch it I've tried neosporin that did nothing I've tried 99percent rubbing alcohol and it still won't heal its not infected but it still has a scab over it that's been 4 months no

Hello.: Hello. You might have a tick-bite granuloma. It usually develops days or months after the bite and can take months to years to resolve. This might be caused by fragments of the tick still in your skin or might just have been a reaction to the tick’s saliva. Itching is not uncommon. Bacteria and parasites can often co-occur with ticks. Your doctor might prescribe something like triamcinolone cream to help resolve it more quickly. Please be aware that I cannot diagnose the cause of your problem. Take care. ...Read more

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Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?

Husband quit drinking alcohol a month ago and skin itches, keeps him up at night even when taking antihistamine. Related to quitting drinking?

Not expected.: Alcohol usually worsens itching unless one has drunk oneself into a semi-stupor. Not all itching is induced by histamine and thus it may not work at all. Dry skin is the most common cause for itching without a rash, consider applying a moisturizer <3 mins after bathing to see if this helps. Make sure that no new medication or supplement was introduced shortly before the onset of itching. ...Read more

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I cut my hand with my finger nails and now it itches and it is slightly risen and red. I rubbed it with alcohol and put antibiotic. What is it.

I cut my hand with my finger nails and now it itches and it is slightly risen and red. I rubbed it with alcohol and put antibiotic. What is it.

Inflamed or infected: This could be a simple urticarial response where nobodies white cells are producing histamines causing the itch… It could also represent early or superficial infection…if it becomes painful or produces pus you may need a stronger antibiotic by mouth ...Read more

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Hi, my umbilicus itches and has grey discharge with very bad smell. Been doing alcohol swab for a week but didn't work. Should I apply antibiotic cream?

Hi, my umbilicus itches and has grey discharge with very bad smell. Been doing alcohol swab for a week but didn't work. Should I apply antibiotic cream?

No: Omphalitis on an adult is usually due to a very deep umbilicus [persistent urachus may be the cause] and a hairy abdomen. The hairs have tiny barbs which cause them to line up and insinuate relentlessly into the base of the navel. This is very irritating. The remedy is to use a clamp which will enable removal of all the debris in there. I recommend Castellani solution. Alcohol and gentian violet w ...Read more

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Edema can cause itching?

Edema can cause itching?

If long standing: Rather the venous congestion can lead to stasis dermatitis, which in turn can cause itching, but transient edema rarely does ...Read more

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Can codein cause itching?

Can codein cause itching?

Yes, commonly: Codeine and other narcotics (morphine, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) etc.) commonly trigger itching. This class of drugs can cause direct histamine release from mast cells leading to itching and hives. ...Read more

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Can caffeine cause itching?

Can caffeine cause itching?

Yes: I have heard of this happening to others. ...Read more

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Does ovulation cause itching?

Does ovulation cause itching?

No: Ovulation is something that happens internally in the ovaries and as such will not cause itching outside in the genital area. ...Read more

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High bilirubin cause itching?

High bilirubin cause itching?

Yes: High bilirubin due to obstruction of biliary tract, i.E, high direct acting bilirubin does cause itching. The itching may be due to bile acids but that is semantics. ...Read more

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Can pantoprazole cause itching?

Can pantoprazole cause itching?

Any drug can: Almost any drug can cause itching if you have become allergic to it even though allergy to pantoprazole is quite uncommon. The only way to tell is to stop taking it and use another PPI in its place. ...Read more

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Can angiokeratomas cause itching?

Can angiokeratomas cause itching?

It's possible: Angiokeratomas are a combination of dilated blood vessels and keratosis of the skin. The thicken skin can cause itching. ...Read more

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Does cystitis in men cause itching?

Does cystitis in men cause itching?

It can: The typical symptoms of cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) are urinary urgency, frequency, burning with urination, and lower abdominal/bladder discomfort. An itching sensation in the penis or pelvic region (and not other areas of the body or skin) can be seen as well but less common. Prostatitis and urethritis infections more commonly associated with itching in the lower urinary tract. ...Read more

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Is it normal for pain pills to cause itching?

Is it normal for pain pills to cause itching?

Many pain medicines: Can cause itching. The opioids are good pain relievers, but they often comes with intense itching. In some situations, itching is caused by an allergy to a medicine.
Regardless what is the cause notify your prescribing physician to ovoid future complications. ...Read more

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Hi there does smegma cause itching & will it clear up after having shower?

Hi there does smegma cause itching & will it clear up after having shower?

Smegma: Smegma does not cause itching usually. IT may if its infected. If you wash and clean daily then it should not be an issue. ...Read more

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Can spring valley prenatal pills cause itching?

Niacin?: If you've taken in a lot of Niacin and are sensitive to it, it can make you itch like crazy. I don't know of anything else from reading the ingredients of this particular preparation. Maybe somebody else on healthtap has an idea. ...Read more

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Help please! Could bras with metal underwire cause itching?

Contact dermatitis: I assume your question is if the skin rashes and associated itchiness are caused by metal in your bras. To answer the question, we would first need to take a look at your skin. If it looks like dermatitis only at the contact area with your bras, we would need to check to see if it is due to metal allergy. To do all of that, you need to come see a local allergist. ...Read more

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Does. Cjepjalaxom cause. Itching. Al over the. Body. At hotness.

Does. Cjepjalaxom cause. Itching. Al over the. Body. At hotness.

Allergic reaction: It is possible you are developing an allergic reaction to this antibiotic. You should stop the medication and contact the prescriber or the pharmacy right away. ...Read more

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What medications cause itching gums?

What medications cause itching gums?

None specifically: To my knowledge there are no medications that are specifically known to cause itching gums (as a side effect). See your dentist for an oral evaluation. It's probably something else that causing it. If your dentist doesn't think it's dentally related, see your physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What cause itching fingers at night?

What cause itching fingers at night?

Common rashes: The most common causes of itching include hives, eczema, dryness or fungal infections. Using only unscented soaps is advised. Using an unscented moisturizer and taking a non-sedating antihistamine can be helpful. If not improving, see a physician to see if you need an anti-fungal cream or topical steroid cream. ...Read more

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Candida cause itching, how do I treat this?

Candida cause itching, how do I treat this?

If you haven't had a: Yeast infection before - have it definitively diagnosed by your physician or gynecologist. Over- the- counter medicines for yeast infections include: micon 7, monistat, vagistat, (tioconazole) gynazole, femcare, gyne-lotrimin; mycelex. ...Read more

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Can nervousness or excitement cause itching?

Yes: Nervous itching is common. It is often associated with a skin condition called neurodermatitis. Seek help from a psychologist or a good dermatologist. ...Read more