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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Pruritus Gravidarum

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Can tomatoes cause pruritus?

Can tomatoes cause pruritus?

Yes: Most commonly people are allergic to berries but most foods can cause reactions in certain individuals. If routinely when you eat tomatoes or tomato products and it cause an itch (of hives) then it is imperative to avoid that food item. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

How can choledocholithiasis causes pruritus?

Bile back-up: Choledocholithiasis, or blockage of your common bile duct can lead to jaundice. When you get jaundice, bile salts are deposited in your skin which cause the itching. ...Read more

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What causes psychogenic pruritus?

What causes psychogenic pruritus?

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

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If I have anal pruritus itch, and i scratch myself , can I cause myself a skin opening, otherwise skin fisura on anus?

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

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Does pruritus ani usually cause many symptoms?

Does pruritus ani usually cause many symptoms?

Just itching!: Pruritis ani is a descriptive term for its very annoying and bothersome symptoms: itching of the sensitive skin around your anus. Causes vary, but are commonly just irritants like soap, shampoo, body lotion (or scratching!). ...Read more

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Could gastritis cause ani pruritus (itchy butt)?

No: Those two conditions are likely not related. The only thing that comes to mind is caffeine, which can cause pruritis ani and a mild gastritis. But even that is a reach. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

What are the causes of pruritus vulvae or vulva itching?

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

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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?

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