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Does Lice Always Itch
No: Not all jocks get jock itch. It depends on other things like their weight, how much they sweat, whether they have athlete's foot (a fungal infection of the feet, etc. It can even depend on a person's immune system and whether you have diabetes or other illnesses that can predispose to the infection. ...Read more
Itchy skin: There are a number of possibilities. One of the commonest is dry skin from lack of moisture and occurs in the winter time as "winter's itch". This is helped by appling agood moisturizer lotion to skin right after your bath to trap the moisture into your skin. Best see your doctor for an examination to determine what your cause of the itchy skin is, and obtain proper treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The pubic louse: (Phthirus pubis) is about 1 to 2 mm in length & when magnified looks like a crab. It is wingless, tan to grayish-white, flattened dorsoventrally, has 3 clawed sets of legs & a head which is significantly smaller than the rest of the body. Pubic lice look different than head or body lice. They don’t have the capacity to move on smooth surfaces. Red is more likely to be in body after a blood meal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does shaving solve pubic lice? After shaving i feel itch. I recently had head lice so i'm scared i might have pubic lice too. It doesn't itch crazy
Itchy scalp: The severity, frequency and duration of an itchy scalp depend on the underlying cause. Some causes of an itchy scalp, such as dandruff (seborrheic dermatitis), can be relatively minor. However, an itchy scalp can also be due to more serious conditions, such as infection, inflammation, parasite infestation, autoimmune disorders, and allergies. ...Read more
It does not spread: Eczema is genetic and highly variable. It is not an infection, it is not contagious. It is not an allergy. We know a great deal about how to control it. Vigorous, prolonged scratching may result in wider involvement (koebner phenomenon). Usually it is itchy and dry. See a dermatologist for help. ...Read more
What is jock itch & how do you get it? Can females get it? What does it mean when the tip (head) of a man's penis constantly itch? What makes it itch?
Fungus and Yeast: Yes, women can get jock itch. Jock itch is usually caused by a fungus. It is often transferred to the groin from the feet when you put on your underwear. Many things can make a man's penis itch- consider yeast, psoriasis, allergy among the most common. Balanitis is a term used to describe irritation at the top of the penis- many causes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itch: Itching scalp could be due to all the causes you listed, but it also could be due to a fungal infection. The type of shampoo you use can also cause this so i recommend switching to a hypoallergenic product if you haven't already. Also stress can sometime result in somatic symptoms such as itchiness, see your doctor soon to find the cause and get relief. ...Read more
I hav this itch in my groin, flaky skin. It doesn't respond to clotrimazole1%+hydrocortisone. Any idea?
Mosquito bites: They normally do not turn into white heads. What you describe means there is some type of local infection, likely due to scratching. If there is also redness and tenderness you will need some antibiotics, see your doctor for evaluation. An interesting side note, fire ant bites which are common in Houston do get a small pustule like a white head, so it is possible you have those. ...Read more
It looks gross.: Pediculus humanus capitis or the head louse is a parasite that is about 1/8th of an inch long. It has 6 legs with a long body and a head in the shape of a diamond. It flat. It has no wings (thus doesn’t fly). It’s color can change to match it’s surroundings. It’s mouth is like a stylet which pierces a human’s scalp to get a blood meal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is normal to have itch near to genitals area, usedyo have jockitch but theres no signs left, no bumps, norash, no white skin, only itch when sudor..
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