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Does HIV make anus itch?

Does HIV make anus itch?

Only late: Let's check for the common stuff first. Spicy diet, pinworms (know the tape test?), medicines, a bit of a fungal infection or forgetting to shower often / use clean towels are all more likely. Read up on "pruritis ani" online -- and thanks for your courage in asking! ...Read more

Body Lice (Definition)

Similar to head lice, these tiny parasitic insects live on clothes and can often be seen at the seams. They feed on the blood of the host, ...Read more


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Does heat rash always itch?

Does heat rash always itch?

Not always: There may be discomfort with heat rash, but is usually not described as itching. Always remember though, symptoms will vary greatly between patients, and itching is possible. ...Read more

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Does herepes always hurt and itch?

Usually: There is an adage in medicine: "never say never, never say always." in other words, there are always exceptions to the rule. But by and large, herpes does hurt and itch. If you are not sure, have a doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Does blisters come with jock itch?

Does blisters come with jock itch?

Yes: Blisters can be a symptom. See your doctor if you have a rash on your skin that doesn't improve within two weeks or if you treat it with over-the-counter medications and it returns within a few weeks. You may need prescription medication. ...Read more

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Jock itch that does not go away and also dry scalp, what to do?

See a dermatologist: Without seeing this and being able to examine the lesions do not know what this is. Go and be evaluated by a professional. Good luck and get better. ...Read more

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Do all jocks get jock itch? Srsly

Do all jocks get jock itch? Srsly

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

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Why does my skin always itch?

Why does my skin always itch?

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 more

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Why does my vagina itch but not burn at all?

Why does my vagina itch but not burn at all?

Infection : Itching or burning or both can be signs of irritation or infection. Yeast infection is a common cause. ...Read more

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Does pubic lice have red claws?

Does pubic lice have red claws?

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 more

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Why does my scalp itch so much?

Why does my scalp itch so much?

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

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How does eczema spread and does it always?

How does eczema spread and does it always?

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

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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?

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 more

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What does it mean when your head itches and you don't have lice/dry scalp or dandruff?

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

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Does HIV rash itch? I hear both yes and no

Yes in some people: Rash generally does not itch but in some people it may cause itching. ...Read more

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I hav this itch in my groin, flaky skin. It doesn't respond to clotrimazole1%+hydrocortisone. Any idea?

I hav this itch in my groin, flaky skin. It doesn't respond to clotrimazole1%+hydrocortisone. Any idea?

Dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist, coluld still be fungal infection but needs a more potent or different antifungal, physical exam is important ...Read more

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Do mosquito bites after itching turn into white heads? Does that mean they got infected?

Do mosquito bites after itching turn into white heads? Does that mean they got infected?

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

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Lice what does it look like?

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 more

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Does jock itch medicine work on vaginal itch?

Does jock itch medicine work on vaginal itch?

Doubt it: Other preparation available for vaginal itch, talk to primary care doctor. ...Read more

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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..

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..

Not normal.: Jock itch sometimes needs to be treated for longer than the day the skin looks normal ( another 7 days ).If the itching persists, see your doctor.There are other conditions that can cause itching that require different treatments. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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


Dr. Richard Rissmiller
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Pediculosis (Definition)

Refers to infestation with lice. Pediculosis can include head lice, body ...Read more