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Diseases Associated Itchy Skin
Hello, I am 28 years old and have red ring itchy skin disease. I was given floconazole but it reoccurs as I stop medication?
Rash: There are certain organisms that are resistant to certain medications. It would be good to know what you had prescribed. I would consult back with the provider that saw you and then explore other medication to treat skin problem. ...Read more
Wonder if what kind of disease is this, I have a itchy skin on my leg, every time that I scratch, it turns quickly wounds. I have large dark spot : ( (?
Skin lesion: Need to see it before I can help you with this question. ...Read more
Suffering from a disease in my scrotum there are 100 rice shape lumps &spreadingvery itchy, skin colour when pull I turns white about 8 years ago. Help!
Genital warts?: The description you gave seems like genital warts. These warts could be infectious due to certain viruses, recommend to have physical examination and have workup for any stds. If it is purely warts, then topical application of tcas or podofyllin will be helpful, or laser removal. Before that needs physical examination by physician. ...Read more
Both 17. When I am having sex with my gf before her period (3-4 days) my penis gets itchy, skin dries. 5-7 days to heal. Disease or her pH changes?
I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?
Can check lab tests: A person who has signs of celiac disease, or is very worried she may have it, can see her primary care doctor or her GI specialist to get a lab test ordered. If the test is positive for celiac disease, she can go on a gluten-free diet. If the test is negative, but she still wants to try a gluten-free diet anyway, she can do a 1-2 month trial off all gluten and watch what happens. ...Read more
I have itchy skin on my arms at my elbos. Sometimes a blister appears, others, just itching. I do havr stage 3 chronic kidney disease. Is this related?
Not likely: Stage 3 kidney disease does not usually cause pruritis. Do have it checked though as it may have got worse. ...Read more
Hi doc experiencing swollen lymph node in neck itchy skin rash otc cream helps low grade fevers positive ana but negative for all autoimmune diseases?
Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds. Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot. ...Read more
Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! If it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more
Mild soaps/moisturiz: I'd recommend a mild soap like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil. A daily moisturizer that is scent free (like Cetaphil or Vanicream). Use dye-free & color-free laundry detergents on your clothes and bedding. ...Read more
Itchy rash: The most common cause is dty skin. Moisterize after bath or shower when skin is still slightly moist. This will help maintain the moisture in the skin. Less common could be thyroid disease or blood disorder so see your doctor if the condition continues. ...Read more
Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, . ...Read more
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch. ...Read more
Creams and pills:
You can also consider taking an antihistamine depending on the cause of the itchy skin. Some to consider are benadryl (diphenhydramine) (but this can make you sleepy) or zyrtec instead of claritin. They are all over the counter.
Itchy skin may also be due to dryness so try keeping your skin well moisturized as well. ...Read more
To general: There are a variety of causes of pruritus of the skin. It depends whether the skin is dry. If the itching is localized or generalized or if there is a history of allergy or eczema. The most serious cause of itchy skin unresponsive to therapy is hodgkins disease a type of lympoma. ...Read more
Dry skin: Is the most common cause of itchy skin. Start with a thick moisturizer like aquaphor, or soy based moisturizers, if you are not better in 6 weeks see Derm for work up of chronic pruritus ...Read more
Moisturizer: When showering, use luke warm water and keep the contact time less than five minutes. Use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, dove sensitive skin, olay). Afterwards, use an oil-free, fragrance-free moisturizer. ...Read more
Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more
Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps. ...Read more
I have really bad itchy skin for the past month, I have tried everything. How can I stop it? Help!
See a doctor!:
If you tried everything it is time to see a doctor.
Sometimes these issues can only be treated with stronger medications you can't get over the counter.
Second, this could be something more serious and may need to be biopsied. I'd see a doctor, it doesn't necessarily need to be a dermatologist. ...Read more
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