Top 20 Doctor insights on: Does your skin itch when you lose weight

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Does skin itch when you lose weight?

Does skin itch when you lose weight?

Usually not: Generalized itching has many causes, but weight loss usually isn't one of them. Thyroid disease, iron deficiency, and gall bladder or liver disease are some causes of itching that could be related to excessive weight loss. ...Read more

Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time what could it be?

My skin itches all the time what could it be?

Dry skin?: Common cause of all over itching is dry skin, but many other possibilities. Could you be more specific? ...Read more

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Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Dry hair, scalp, dandruff, seborrhea of the scalp, folliculitis, reaction to soaps, shampoo or condition. Please seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my head itches like crazy?

Several possibilitie: Itches like crazy sounds pretty darn serious. You might have someone check for hair lice or other offending agents. Less intense itching might be related to your shampoo, hair products, including reaction to dyes, etc. Less intense itching could also be related to a fungus infection of the scalp, which would need some anti-fungal treatments. ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more

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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure, Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! Can you help?

Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read more

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When your skin itches, does that mean my skin cells are dry?

When your skin itches, does that mean my skin cells are dry?

Yes, it can.: Dry skin definitely itches, especially when it stretches a little, like when you bend over or reach for something. Try a daily moisturizer to help with this. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

My skin itches and swells up after I apply ice to it... Is that normal?

Cold urticaria: Most likely related to the ice causing release of histamines from the cell. Not an allergic reaction, however I would advice against sudden exposure to cold temperatures. ...Read more

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I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?

I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?

Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by "little stickers." you probably need to see your dermatologist or allergist for a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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Itches on my skin for 10yrs that swells and leaves the mark of the scratches on the skin although it disappears after 4 mins.?

Itches on my skin for 10yrs that swells and leaves the mark of the scratches on the skin although it disappears after 4 mins.?

Dermatographism: Sounds like a type of dermographism. This is usually treated with an over the counter non sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine. A sedating med such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may work as well. Sometimes sun exposure can reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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Itches on my skin for almost 10 years. It swells after I scratch it leaving the traces of the cratch on the skin, although could disappears after 5min?

Itches on my skin for almost 10 years. It swells after I scratch it leaving the traces of the cratch on the skin, although could disappears after 5min?

Dermatographism: Dermographism or dermatographism is an exaggerated wealing tendency when the skin is stroked. It is the commonest form of physical urticaria.
In 25-50% of normal people firm stroking of the skin produces first a white line, then a red line, then slight swelling down the line of the stroke, and a mild red flare in the surrounding skin. Treatment is with oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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My husbands head itches all yhe time its driving him crazy?

Dermatitis: This common problem is easily managed with the right topical medication. Your family doctor should be able to help easily with the right treatment. ...Read more

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My penis has source that comes and go around the head and it itches. What could that be?

My penis has source that comes and go around the head and it itches. What could that be?

Penile sores: This could mean many things and would be too difficult to answer in this type of setting. Recommend that you see a urologist or your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

Irritated lesion: It can be many things. Do you pick at it? It could be an inflammed mole, wart, folliculitis (infected hair follicle) to name a few. Has it grown? If you are not picking at it and it does not heal, have your doctor check it. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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