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Causes Of Pruritus Gravidarum
Psychogenic itch: Psychogenic itch is a general or localized itch that occurs in the setting of psychiatric illnesses or somatoform disorders. Examples include itch in obsessive compulsive disorders, depression, and delusions of parasitosis. Increased psychological stress may be associated with the development of symptoms. ...Read more
If I have anal pruritus itch, and i scratch myself , can I cause myself a skin opening, otherwise skin fisura on anus?
You certainly : Could cause soft tissue trauma by continuous scratching, not necessarily an actual anal fissure as this is slightly different then soft tissue trauma from scratching. The important thing would be to see a physician to find the cause of the continued itching at such a young age. ...Read more
Many: Yeast infections are a common cause. Any vaginal discharge or leakage of urine can irritate the vulva. Scratching can cause tissue irritation and is counterproductive. Contact dermatitis is also very common on the vulva.Best to see a specialist for evaluation. On occasion a biopsy is necessary to determine the cause and best treatment. ...Read more
I have pruritus ani, and I believe it is from over cleanliness which may have caused the nerves of my perianal skin to be overactive, what can I do?
Try: an OTC (Over the Counter) Hydro-cortisone Cream (Hemorrhoid creams may contain this) Hope it helps! Dr Z BTW pruritus ani may be a SIGN of a HEMORRHOIDAL condition! ...Read more
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