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Doctor insights on: Does Dry Skin Cause Itching

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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What does it mean when you have dry skin on your vagina that itches and bleeds?

What does it mean when you have dry skin on your vagina that itches and bleeds?

Allergic dermatitis: An allergic contact dermatitis is very common in this area. This can be caused by an allergy to things like: benzalkonium chloride in lubricants fragrances in lubricants, maxi pads or soap avoid the use of soap in this area and ask your doc. To check and see if it looks like an allergic dermatitis and try a topical prescription steroid. ...Read more

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Chronic dry skin itches at night. But/other itch medicine dries skin more but can't sleep otherwise. Creams not helping much if any. What should I do?

Chronic dry skin itches at night. But/other itch medicine dries skin more but can't sleep otherwise. Creams not helping much if any. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: or your doctor to start with, meanwhile take care of your skin: bathe with cream soap at night before going to bed, apply moisturizing cream right after bathing while skin is still damp, cut your finger nails short, stay well hydrated, best wishes ...Read more

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I have wihte flakes on my pubic hair is it sry skin or crabs? I have white flakes on my pubic hair it don't itch but my body itches is it just really dry skin?

I have wihte flakes on my pubic hair is it sry skin or crabs? I have white flakes on my pubic hair it don't itch but my body itches is it just really dry skin?

Human : Human pubic lice or "crabs" are typically very small but can be seen attached to the pubic hair and may have a characteristic bluish-gray color around the area. They skin can become a bit red and itchy and may develop some white flakes. They are spread from sexual contact. I would see a dermatologist so that they can differentiate between crabs and other common conditions that can occur in that area such as eczema, psoriasis, etc. ...Read more

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Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

Butt itches bad. Could be dry skin. On which parts of the butt area is hydrocortisone not recommended?

Hard to say: The most delicate skin on the buttocks would be the area around the anus. Hydrocortisone would need to be used carefully there. However, some causes of itching in that area would not respond to hydrocortisone. Pin worms for one, yeast or fungal infection for another, and a bacterial infection also wouldn't do well with hydrocortisone. ...Read more

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I have a dry skin rash on the sides and back of my stomach. It looks like reddish straight linear lines & it itches. I have had it for over a week.?

I have a dry skin rash on the sides and  back of my stomach.  It looks like reddish straight linear lines & it itches.  I have had it for over a week.?

Hard to tell: Unfortunately like so many rashes a picture is worth a thousand words. It would be worth seeing your doctor who can often answer the question with a quick look and prescribe an appropriate cream. In general itchy rashes suggest an allergic cause (with several exceptions), and can often be easily treated with steroid creams. ...Read more

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My penis itches my knee itches my arm itches forearms its white discoloration dry skin on my penis?

Need more info...: How long have these itches been? How these bother you? Have you lived in a new house or eaten something new? .. All these issues need to be addressed. As to Rx, try moistening the skin with gentle washing with no harsh soaps or... and applying creams for dry skin + lightly touch 1% hydrocortisone caream to the itchy spots and see... Of course, seek evaluation and counseling timely. Best wishes... ...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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Have a itchy rash on buttocks...causes dry skin and one or two blisters..itching is worse at night.spontaneously clears after a few days ?

Have a itchy rash on buttocks...causes dry skin and one or two blisters..itching is worse at night.spontaneously clears after a few days ?

Rash on buttocks: hello ~ have a Dr see the rash when its there because this sounds suspiciously like a herpes infection rash. If it is there is no need to be concerned, but we would advise how you can better not spread this and advise lots of washing of hands, and the rash is severe could be treated with Acyclovir or derivative or some 1% hydrocort for itch, or nothing. thanks.. ...Read more

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How can you stop your skin from itching when you have dry skin?

How can you stop your skin from itching when you have dry skin?

Moisturize it: Minimize excessive skin scrubbing and avoid use of drying soaps etc... Avoid hot showers/baths. Moisturize skin after shower/bath and as needed through out the day/night. Aquaphor is a good moisturizer. Some meds can cause dry skin, so is thyroid diseases, eczema/psoriasis etc...Consult doc. Goid luck. ...Read more