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Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Red patch on the skin. It itches.

Find the cause: There are a number of causes for a localized rash that itches- ranging from contact dermatitis to local fungus infections to poison ivy - the list goes on. See your physician for an evaluation and appropriate treatment.

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

I have some eggs in my skin and it itches?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options.

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My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

My skin itches and it's red. What should I do?

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.

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Why does my sweat irritates and itches my skin?

Why does my sweat irritates and itches my skin?

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.

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My skin itches and inflames and becomes red in winters?

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.

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

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.

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My skin itches. Does that have anything to do with my lotion?

My skin itches. Does that have anything to do with my lotion?

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).

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What does it mean if my skin really itches after a hard drinking session?

What does it mean if my skin really itches after a hard drinking session?

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.

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Tiny itchy growth on skin. Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Tiny itchy growth on skin. Itches up like a bug bite only after I scratch it?

Papular urticaria: A localized form of hives that comes up after you scratch it is called papular urticaria, and often it is indeed caused by a bug bite. Try applying over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream instead of scratching it. If it persists, see a dermatologist.

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I put on lotion everyday after showering, but my skin stills itches. What may be causing this?

I put on lotion everyday after showering, but my skin stills itches. What may be causing this?

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

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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.

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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?

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?

Eczema: Click on this link for how to care for eczema and then click on the word "eczema" to download the document. Http://ramseypediatric. Com/pediatrics-blog/eczema-dry-skin-atopic-dermatitis-sensitive-skin/eczema/.

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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 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.

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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.