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Dry Itchy Skin In Pubic Area
Unprotected oral sex two months ago. Now white tongue with red spots. Dry itchy skin all over, Chills. Bumps on pubic area. Is herpes? Syphilis? Hiv?
Yellow roof of mouth with red spots. White tongue. Dry itchy skin all over. Chills. Bumps on pubic area. What std could this be?
Evaulation: What you describe can not be properly diagnosed and addressed over the internet. It requires a one on one evaluation by both a physician and a dentist. Please make some phone calls to your local health care professionals. ...Read more
I have developed areas of dry itchy skin with small bumps filled with puss on my face in the last few days. I havn't used a new product or anything. ?
I sometimes vomit about 20-30 minutes after a meal, as well ad dry itchy skin on my stomach, back, and upper leg area, what could it be?
GI Issue: Your complaints may not be related. Rashes are essentailly impossible to diagnose over a computer. The vomitting after meals could be acid reflux disease, or an ulcer like condition. You should see a dr. For both conditions to get a proper evaluation and diagnosis to better treat you. Good luck. ...Read more
Eucerin cream: Eucerin cream before you towel dry after a shower. It is absorbed better on the moist skin, then gently pat the skin dry. ...Read more
No one best: If there was only one, there would be only one choice in the dry skin aisle. Every skin is different, so what works for one may not work for others. Best to take short showers, soak in tub for 30 mins and then apply cream . There are some good rx creams for dry skin but are very expensive ...Read more
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more
Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more
Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more
A few kinds: Something without any fragrances and just a plain moisturizer like Cetaphil, eucerin or aquaphor. ...Read more
Dry itchy skin: Dry itchy skin - most external layer of tissue covering the body lacks moisture and has unpleasant sensation that leads to an urge to scratch. ...Read more
Moisturize: Each time we shower, we remove essential protective oils from our skin, and then it becomes dry and flaky. Replenishing the lost oils by moisturizing immediately after showers will help improve dry skin. There are lotions that mimic contents in the skin such as cetaphil restoraderm. ...Read more
Cortisone cream: Topical cortisone cream (ie: cortaid, hydrocortisone), moisturizers containing anti-itch ingredients such as camphor, menthol, Lidocaine (ie: sarna, eucerin anti-itch spray, neutrogena anti-itch lotion). Also helpful to use aveeno oatmeal bath. And take antihistamines such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zyrtec, allegra. If combining all these does not help, see a doctor for prescription meds. ...Read more
Moisturize: There are lots of moisturizers available otc. Some people like them thicker, others prefer thinner like a lotion. Whatever you use should have minimal fragrance or coloring. It's a good idea to moisten the skin before you apply to help lock in moisture. Topical Hydrocortisone can help with some itching but if this is a big problem you should have a dermatologist take a look. ...Read more
What body wash/lotion do you recommend for dry itchy skin?? :) preferably brands I can find in Australia
Eczema skin products:
Dry skin usually improves if using sorbolene or aqueous cream instead of soap and having short cool-warm showers instead of long hot showers or baths. Using a moisturiser helps too. Some products labelled 'mild' or 'hypoallergenic' can irritate sensitive skin; try products used for eczema such as QV, Cetaphil, Dermeze or Alpha keri products and check back with your GP if the itching persists.
Dry itchy skin on both of my shoulders about 2inch, what should I due? I don't have medical. Any natural products I could use?Could putting aloe help?
Itchy skin: First find out why your skin is itchy. With what is the skin contacting that is causing a reaction? Shampoo on the hair? Detergent in the clothing? Hair coloring? There are over-the-counter Hydrocortisone creams and antihistamines for itchy conditions but you should see a dermatologist to diagnose the condition otherwise it may become chronic and it could even be infectious. ...Read more
See a doctor: Consider using moisturizers for your skin and applying after a shower. Use witch hazel for the itching and aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil while in the shower on your wash cloth. A doctor can properly diagnose the problem and start treatment. Avoid scratching as it can cause discoloration to your skin. ...Read more
What can I take for extremely dry itchy skin? Supplement, medicine wise. Kind of hard to cover my entire body with lotion.
Our 2 year old grandson has dry, itchy skin. We apply aquaphor and alclometasone dipropionatas as advised, but it's not helping?
Few ideas: Depending on the reason why the medications were prescribed there could be various reasons why they are not working. (Ex: applying the medications correctly and as directed? May need stronger treatments, different combinations, etc). Have follow up appt with pediatrician and possibly referral to pediatric dermatologist if warranted. ...Read more
What can I use for dry itchy skin? I have tried coconut oil, and after 15 minutes, I'm ashy again. Used Goldbond lotion, didn't work
Dry skin: The best treatment for dry skin, assuming no other pathology like hypothyroidism, dehydration, diabetes isn't the cause, is applying a moisturizer like keri lotion after a shower or bath while your skin is still wet. This serves to restore oils and normal moisture to the skin. Avoid very dry environment(too much dry heat, Sun or excess air conditioning. ...Read more
Good lotion: A good lotion such as Curel, Lubriderm, Gold Bond. ...Read more
Dry & itchy skin for 2-3 weeks. When I scratch it leaves reddish bumpy lines. That usually take 12 hrs to disappear. What could it be?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. However, the response to scratching is normal. Try using an emollient, like Vaseline on the dry skin.
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Practice safe sex. ...Read more
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