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Excruciating And Tormenting Itching On Skin
Moisturize: This depends of what is the cause of itching. In general, itching is a sign of inflammation. This could be a result of medications, allergic exposure, or infection. Moisturizer and Hydrocortisone creams over-the-counter generally helps relieve some itch. However, if the cause of the problem is still present, you will continue to itch. If your itch persists, you should see a doctor.See 1 more doctor answer
Mostly from drying: There is that histamine release in people who exercise for the first time after prolonged time of not doing it. This opens up the blood vessels to allow evaporation and get rid of the heat. The histamine is an allergy component that allows other same chemicals to be released and cause itching but the drying and evaporation also causes the itching effect.
Dry skin: Place moisturizer every morning after you shower. Most likely the dry skin you are getting is from the lack of moisture in winter. This is common. Use a quality moisturizer often.
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.
Why do I itch?: It is impossible to know why you itch as there are so many causes. Itching from a lotion or cream would be localized to the areas in which the cream or lotion was applied. Allergic reactions to medications or foods are usually more generalized (all over).
Allergy or bile: You may have an intolerance or allergy to alcohol. If it is an allergy you would itch due to the allergy cascade and release of histamine. If you have considerable liver damage from alcohol you may have cirrhosis of the liver and have a build up of bile products in the blood which then cause itching.
Showers: Try turning down the temperature of your showers. Too hot showers may cause itching. A second problem may be your lotion. Use hypoallergenic lotion
Dry skin on only one part of body. Itches really bad to the point it bleeds. What can I use to heal this problem?
Allergic patch: Try using one percent Hydrocortisone three or four time so daily.
Sometimes after exercising in the cold my skin itches, mostly on my egs that are exposed to the air. What causes this?
Rapid drying.: Evaporation is a cooling process. If you're sweating in cold weather it causes the skin to dry fast which can cause itchiness.
I have a problem when I get too hot. My skin itches painfully and I get tiny red patchy blotches on my skin. What is it?
Random swelling on skin, kinda itches and it's smooth when I rub it. It randomly appeared. What is this? And what causes it?
See a dermatologist: Possibly dermographism. Annoying, not serious.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 1 year old son struggels with dry patches all over his skin and it itches I have tried everything nothing helps can you advice what I can try?
Prickly skin itches when I step outside. This only lasts few minutes. So weird. I am in us -north carolina region. Not sure if this is due to climate
Prickly skin: Prickly skin can be caused by hot and/or humid weather which is prevalent in north carolina. Your concern about the weather may exacerbate the symptoms. Try taking an antihistamine before going out.
So I have white stuff in my hair, but they don't itch. I took a shower and still have them. Whenever I'm in the sun my head itches, what could this be?
Dandruff: You should shampoo your hair using a product that treats dandruff. Dryness of the scalp and hair causes itchiness. After shampooing, apply a hair conditioner according to instructions in order to restore needed oils to your hair and avoid itchiness.