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I've had this itchy skin disorder or bites for months and it won't go away, help?

I've had this itchy skin disorder or bites for months and it won't go away, help?

May be a parasite: An infestation called scabies can cause intense itching and small bites, or lines to appear. Usually starts in hands, feet, and can spread.
One possibility. ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Hello, I am 28 years old and have red ring itchy skin disease. I was given floconazole but it reoccurs as I stop medication?

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

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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!

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

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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?

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?

Use condom: It would be prudent to use a condom all the time, every time. Pregnancy is known to occur from sex on any and all days of the cycle. ...Read more

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I have ibs, fatigue, sores in the corner of my mouth, and very itchy skin. Should I get checked for celiac disease?

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

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Itchy skin to kids?

Itchy skin to kids?

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

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Causes of itchy skin?

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

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I need help on itchy skin.

I need help on itchy skin.

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

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What is used to treat itchy skin?

What is used to treat itchy skin?

Itchy skin: Hypoallergenic moisturizers. Topical Hydrocortisone creams, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams, oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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What could cause horribly itchy skin?

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

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How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

Sarna lotion: Drink water, use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, apply aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when in the shower on your wash cloth, and use witch hazel for relief. If you are still out of control see a doctor since it may mean you have anxiety. ...Read more

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What to do with dry winter itchy skin?

Moiturize: 1. Cooler showers
2. Gentle soap. Try eucerin calming wash
3. Moisturizer. Try cerave, vanicream, or plain vaseline. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

Dryness: First be sure the skin is not irritated by harsh products. Use a good moisturizing cream after bathing. If persists get evaluated for medical problems that cause itch. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can cure itchy skin?

Can I tell me how I can cure itchy skin?

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

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What can I do to help dry and itchy skin?

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

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What medicines can be used for itchy skin?

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

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I have itchy skin, how do I deal with it?

I have itchy skin, how do I deal with it?

Itchy skin.: Moisturize after your bath or shower. Don't make water to hot. Also creams a better in the winter if you have very dry skin. I you have other symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue see your doctor. ...Read more

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What would be the diagnoses for itchy skin?

What would be the diagnoses for itchy skin?

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

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What to do for itchy skin! Please help me!?

What to do for itchy skin! Please help me!?

Moisturizing: Most itchy skin is caused by dry skin. Moisturizing on a consistent basis and especially after showering can be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm suffering from itchy skin?

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

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What are some good remedies for dry and itchy skin?

What are some good remedies for dry and itchy skin?

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

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What is the definition or description of: itchy skin?

Xerosis: Often pertains to skin that is dry and needs a topical moisturizer. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve itchy skin due to drying?

Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps. ...Read more

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Anything I can give baby or do to relieve his itchy skin for now?

Anything I can give baby or do to relieve his itchy skin for now?

Aquaphor: Emollient such as aquaphor can help. For visible rash 1 per cent Hydrocortisone for limited time. If persists see pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin here and there through out the day. What can I do to stop the itchy?

Itching: Dryness is the most common cause of itchy skin. Moisturize well with cream (cetaphil cream). Cortisone creams can help for short-term use. Some people benefit from otc antihistamine (claritin, allegra). Try the moisture first. ...Read more

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I have really bad itchy skin for the past month, I have tried everything. How can I stop it? Help!

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

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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