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Can Stress Cause Your Skin To Itch And If Scratch Become A Sore
Yes: Is not uncommon if breastfeeding--baby harbors in mouth as thrush and you get it on nipples. If this scenario fits, should d/w your gyn or pediatrician to get both treated so it doesn't pass back & forth. If not, should get checked at urgent care / reg dr's ofc / gyn to be sure is addressed. ...Read more
Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...Read more
Can you become allergic to your deodorant? Pits are sore, itchy and a little swollen. Is it possible to become allergic to it?
Depends: Your young to get atrophic vaginitis, which is often caused by a lack of or deficiency in hormones that aide in vaginal lubrication/moisture. Certain infections may cause dryness and irritation, so best to get evaluated and see what the best tx would be. In the mean time, use basic lubricants (medicated vaseline.Ky jelly, etc.) during any intercourse to avoid pain and irritation. Best wishes. ...Read more
If you leave an inflamed scalp untreated can it affect other parts of your skin throughtout your body? I have inflamed scalp now my skin is itchy.
Common cause: Whatever is causing the skin on your scalp to be itchy may also be causing your skin elsewhere to itch . See your doctor to find out. ...Read more
Starts with blisters: It can cause some redness but typically starts out as very tender and burning, tiny little water bubbles/blisters or technically vesicles. They get tender and then can take 7-14 days to heal if left untreated. ...Read more
Can an allergy cause tiny blisters to appear on your lips? Can it also make you itchy all over with hives forming and disappearing?
Sure: Scratching can easily cause sores, especially of sensitive tissues like the vaginal area. But see a doctor if they don't heal quickly or if you otherwise remain concerned. Also, herpes is a common cause of genital sores, so see a doctor ASAP if you are at risk for STDs or might have been exposed to herpes. ...Read more
Can allergic contact dermatitis cause you to form tiny blisters on your lips and cause your skin to be itchy?
Yes : Contact dermatitis is a very common medical issue. Normally there is some sort of trigger that causes your body's immune system to over react. Depending on which part of the body received the trigger is where the manifestation of the skin inflammation normally occurs. In fact, sometimes there are things that do not trigger a reaction the first time but after several exposures it can intensify. ...Read more
Is it possible to have a bacterial infection on your feet and hands that cause itching peeling fissures and cracked skin ?
YES: see family doctor if needed he may refer to Dermatologist. SKIN DOCTOR. ...Read more
Thin skin: Thin skin and increased capillary(very tiny vessels in the skin) fragility can lead to easy bruisability and skin injury from trivial trauma. Are you taking anticoagulants like warfarin or daily aspirin? Make sure you're not lacking in vit. C, vit.K or taking , alleve type medications, corticosteroids, or too much viT.E. The back of the hands and forearms have very thin skin which bruises easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thyroid and skin: This is not a common complaint of a thyroid disorder. If you were hyperthyroid (eg. Graves), you could be "hyper" all over, and I can imagine that could be manifest as skin sensitivity. If your thyroid level is normal (i.e. taking thyroid replacement) then these symptoms are probably not thyroid related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nails are so short that you can see the second layer of skin underneath. Can this cause infection or increased allergic reaction to soap?
Dermatographia: "writing on the skin" or physical urticari--hive formation upon physical stimunlation such as scratching. We don't really know why it occurs, but it is common and not dangerous; jst bothersome. It is possible there is a deficiency of protein called complement-1, but this is rare. Keeping cool and use of anithistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine) can help. If not, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
My face skin reacts and gets red and itchy after every facial moisturizer I use. Can skin adjust to something that might initially irritate it? Should I give the moisturizers more time to see if my skin calms down to adjust? Is this possible?
Marine fish oil: Please avoid skin products that contain alcohol, which are drying. Ingesting good fat is the best way to go, i.e., good quality marine fish oil. Coconut oil is also good. You can put a few tblspns. Into hot cereal in the A.M. Or cook/back w/it. Irritation usually gets worse w/continued use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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