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Could it be something bad if I have abdominal skin itching?

Could it be something bad if I have abdominal skin itching?

See your doctor: It is unlikely that you have a serious illness, but that cannot be excluded without a complete history and physical exam. ...Read more

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Abdominal Skin Itching (Definition)

Itching is an irritating sensation that leads to the desire to scratch one's skin. Skin is the outermost ...Read more


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Could it be something bad if I have vaginal itching?

Could it be something bad if I have vaginal itching?

Unlikely: Vaginal itching and a cottage cheese-like discharge could be signs of a yeast infection, which is not dangerous. You can try using over the counter yeast infection medication if you have these symptoms. If your symptoms do not go away, you might consider seeing a doctor to evaluate the problem since it could be a different diagnosis. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have arm itching?

Could it be something bad if I have arm itching?

Unlikely: Itching, without an apparent rash or other abnormalities is likely to be without serious consequences. Try emollients and if it does not get better in a couple of weeks, you may wish to see a doctor so that a physical examination may be carried out to ascertain a cause. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have vaginal pain?

Could it be something bad if I have vaginal pain?

Unlikely: It is possible that you could have endometriosis, or fibroids, or a rash or even a skin condition in the vagina. But it is very rare that vaginal pain is a sign of something bad, such as cancer. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have urticaria?

Could it be something bad if I have urticaria?

Urticaria - hives: Most urticaria represent mild symptoms of allergy with a raised red bump on the skin and itching. They usually come on abruptly with a lot of itching. Most urticaria represent just a local skin reaction to some antigen. Local reactions are usually not very severe. The problem is that over time local reactions can progress to systemic reactions with repeated exposure, and that could cause high risk. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have scrotal swelling?

Could it be something bad if I have scrotal swelling?

Yes if hard: Painless hard swellings of the testicle are cancer until proven otherwise. Hence should be checked out asap. Fortunately most scrotal swellings are benign. Scrotal swellings that develop suddenly and are associated with severe pain can be due to torsion (twisted spermatic cord) which needs to be corrected asap because testicle can be lost if left untreated>6hrs. Or epipidymitis which antibiotics a. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have bruising?

Could it be something bad if I have bruising?

It could: The location of the bruising can also help decide. If it is mostly over the sun exposed surfaces of the forearms, it is most likely due to photodamaged skin. If the brusises are scattered on other parts of the body, it would be best to see your docor. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have liver pain?

Could it be something bad if I have liver pain?

Maybe: Pain in right upper quadrant of abd (liver area) may be from the liver, gallbladder, colon, kidney, less likely from the stomach or duodenum. If from liver can be due to stretch of capsule from blood flow (runner's stitch), or fat, clot, tumor, infection (viral hep-lots of types, parasites, bacterial infection), toxic hepatitis from drugs, autoimmune inflammation, etc. See ur doc. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have cough and fever?

Could it be something bad if I have cough and fever?

Breathing problems: If you are experiencing cough associated with significant fever, you may very well have pneumonia, and that will require an antibiotic. Other potential causes include a blot clot in the lung, tumor, and other inflammatory conditions of the lung. So, yes, it could be something bad. Best to have it checked out. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have painful urination?

Could it be something bad if I have painful urination?

Urination: It can be a sign of a urinary tract infection. However it can also be due to irritation of the urinary tube (urethra) due to soaps, chemicals, etc... The easiest test is a urinalysis with culture at a doctors office or er. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have red eyes?

Could it be something bad if I have red eyes?

Possibly: Eyes are red from dryness, infection, interior inflammation, bleeding, and other causes. If the vision is diminished you need evaluation immediately. If the eye is painful you need evaluation very soon. Your ophthalmologist can sort this out. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have armpit pain?

Depends: For armpit pain, we worry about lymph nodes. You need a physical exam and possible a breast exam to make sure there isn't anything there. Unless you remember doing something specific to cause the pain, i recommend seeing your primary care physician to evaluate this. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have arm cut?

Could it be something bad if I have arm cut?

Laceration: Well, the problem depends on several factors. The mechanism of injury and if there is a retained foreign body in the wound. Then, the wound itself...Depth, length, and injury to associated underlying structures. The loss of function...What you are now unable to do...Is directly related to the severity of the injury. Let a specialist take a look and determine the true severity of the injury. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have black stools?

Could it be something bad if I have black stools?

Possibly: Black stools can indicate bleeding from the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. It may represent blood that has been digested, turning the stool into a characteristic black, tarry stool. This may be from a stomach or duodenal ulcer. Medications can also turn the stool black, such as iron supplements and pepto-bismol. Should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have bleeding tendency?

Could it be something bad if I have bleeding tendency?

Could be serious: There are many reasons to have a bleeding tendency, some of which are very serious. These can be a sign of a blood disorder or bone marrow problem. Other medical problems can also cause this. This is something that needs to be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have alopecia?

Could it be something bad if I have alopecia?

Cosmetic: The only internal association alopecia aerate is occasional thyroid inflammation .Otherwise ot is limited to a cosmetic issue and is treatable. ...Read more

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Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower back and lower abdomen

Hives? Rash? It keeps spreading it starts as a red area then a welt appears and it itches and burns/stings on legs arms lower  back and lower abdomen

Hive & rash: you have urticaria or allergic dermatitis, it is best if you see your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment, at the mean time try an antihistamine such as Zyrtec or Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) hydrocortisone cream, but you need to find out what you are allergic to. Good luck ...Read more

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Could it be something bad if I have abdominal skin itching?

See your doctor: It is unlikely that you have a serious illness, but that cannot be excluded without a complete history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have abdominal skin itching?

What does it mean if I have abdominal skin itching?

Need more info.: There are several conditions that come to mind. Itching in the lower abdomen can be caused by nickel contact dermatitis from the snaps of jeans. During pregnancy, could be from stretching of skin, hormone changes, puppp - (pruritic urticarial papules and plaques of pregnancy), liver problems (cholestasis) and any other problems with allergy can also cause abdominal itching. ...Read more

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Is abdominal skin itching a sign of some disease?

Is abdominal skin itching a sign of some disease?

Not necessarily..: This is quite a common condition in winter time in the northeast regions..Or anywhere that is cold and dry. When the tempt gets cold and the air is dry, your skin dries out and may crack a bit with movement/stretching, commonly around the belly/sides areas. Avoid hot showers/baths, and use skin lotion regularly..If this resolves the itching, then your problem solved! good luck. ...Read more

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How much should I worry about abdominal skin itching?

Find the cause: Many conditions cause itching. Since you are specific about the abdomen, i'll focus on those that could cause itching there. Commonly recent weight gain can cause itching due to stretched skin. Nickel allergy can cause itching below the belly button due to contact with the metal snaps in jeans. Pressure from tight clothes can cause itching in people with dermatographism. These few come to mind. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Abdominal skin itching?

What is the definition or description of: Abdominal skin itching?

Abdominal skin itch: Itching is an irritating sensation that leads to the desire to scratch one's skin. Skin is the outermost tissue of the body. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal skin itching?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal skin itching?

Find the cause: Itching or pruritis has many causes, good idea to identify the underlying cause. Best if the cause is identified. Antihistamines are often prescribed. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of abdominal skin itching?

Find the cause first: You can control the itch with daily non-sedating antihistamines tablets. If the regular dose doesn't help. Fexofenadine, Loratadine and Cetirizine have been studied upto twice a day to control severe hives. Using a topical cream with 1% Hydrocortisone may also help. Use cetaphil lotion as a bathing "soap". Do not use any other soaps, creams or lotions. If this doesn't help see your primary doctor. ...Read more

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How long can I wait with abdominal skin itching to see if it goes away without seeing a doctor?

Your tolerance: It depends on the cause of the itch. If it is due to dry skin common in cold weather, using an emollient, skin lotion may take care of it. If there is additional pathology, e, g. Vesicles, discharge, bleeding, you should see your doctor. If it is just itching, you can wait as long as your can tolerate it. ...Read more

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I've been feeling more tired and have some abdominal skin itching. When should I see the doctor?

I've been feeling more tired and have some abdominal skin itching. When should I see the doctor?

May be a virus: Being tired, and also having an itch, may be two unrelated problems, or they can be caused by one disease. A virus may make you tired and also give you itching, so can a more serious problem like a lymphoma. An allergy to a medicine or some other allergy may do this as well. If you' re really tired, can't even get out of bed, and have itching, and it lasts more than a week you need to get help. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my abdominal skin itching until I can see a doctor?

Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my abdominal skin itching until I can see a doctor?

OTC Rx skin itch: Two otc products may help. The first is a heavy duty moisturizer like eucerin ointment. Almost all skin diseases dry out the skin. Symptoms can be reduced and raw nerve endings soother by replacing the moisture. The 2nd treatment is otc Hydrocortisone cream, which is fairly effective against minor itch, but is not as strong as a doctor would prescribe. ...Read more

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What causes the skin to turn red and hot like a sunburn, elevated heart rate, dizziness, skin itching no hives, abdominal pain? Allergic reaction?

What causes the skin to turn red and hot like a sunburn, elevated heart rate, dizziness, skin itching no hives, abdominal pain? Allergic reaction?

Drug Reaction: Adverse drug reaction (adr, or adverse drug effect) is a broad term referring to unwanted, uncomfortable, or dangerous effects that a drug may have. Adrs can be considered a form of toxicity. ...Read more

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My skin itches so bad i've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

My skin itches so bad i've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

Antihistamines: If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy. If serious conditions are ruled out than you can try antihistamines such as Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as oatmeal baths like aveeno and emollient skin creams such as eucerin. Make sure your air is well humidified as well ...Read more

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Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up ? Itches very bad

Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up ? Itches very bad

Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Many possibilities: When the body itches all over, it implies that the itching/rash may be a reaction from an ingestion such as a medication or food, or an allergy to the environment, ie hayfever. Another possibility could be a skin infestation such as scabies. Reactions to things like fabrics or laundry detergent will usually spare certain parts of the body such as the head/scalp, hands and feet. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this ?

I have itchy skin every where  no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this ?

Well: It gets red and itches then goes away, no rash or bumps. It could be a rash or what is called idiopathic urticaria, release of inflammation due to stress. Oddlly enough sometimes an h-2 bkocker like tagamet for the the stomach can help. It may be allergic reaction or something else and i would not avoid seeing a doctor. I would trey Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and tagamet is pretty cheap. Look up idiop. ...Read more

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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itching (Definition)

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


Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more