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Extremely Itchy Skin All Over
Many possibilities.: "bumpy skin" can have a variety of different causes. How long has it been present? Are there any symptoms? Were you taking any medicines or food supplements when it started? Have you been sick recently? We really need more information; or better still, let a dermatologist examine you in person and give you a precise diagnosis. ...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
My skin has been very itchy lately & when I scratch it raised welts appear all over my skin and becomes very uncomfortable and even more itchy. ?
Dermographism: Zyrtec-----generic is ceterizine, same but cheaper. Can take daily if need. Some need 2. Some feel sleepy and try instead claratin or Allegra. May need cream to reduce itch. OTC Aveeno, (oatmeal) Eucerin, etc can help. Prescription triamcinolone comes in a 16 oz jar. Dermographism is a physical urticaria, not an allergy. Histamine is released from mast cells in skin by rubbing or scratching or pressure. ...Read more
Could be: I am guessing that you just shaved there past day or so? Usually a soothing cream (vanicream aveeno (oatmeal) aquaphot) with no fragrance should help....It should heal itself ... But if very red and tender see your dr. To be sure you don't need a prescription cream. An antihistamine might also help .Allegra etc just read the labels. Good luck. ...Read more
About a thousand thi: See a dermatologist. Do not experiment with pills. This is often a sign of something you need to find and treat. Need complete history and exam, probably lab. Maybe xrays and maybe biopsies. Bring all meds and supplements or herbs. Bring copies of previous blood test an xrays. ...Read more
Hives: What you describe sounds like hives, a nonspecific reaction of the skin that commonly occurs during an allergic response to some trigger. The trigger to the reaction can be many things; new food, bug bite, reaction to sun screen, etc. Lots of possibilities but only your own detective work may figure it out.Benedryl often helps with the itch. ...Read more
Large, pink, scaly patch followed by small red scaly patches all over thighs, arms, and body that itch pretty bad. Help!
Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more
Can very dry skin cause red itchy bumps that look like bug bites? I'm getting sporadic red itchy bumps on face it's very dry and itchy!
My scrotum skin itches intensely and when scratched peels and cracks very easily all over .The flakes look like shedded snake skin. Is this an std?
Scrotal dermatitis: This doesn't sound like an std but perhaps a scrotal dermatitis. If you are applying something to this area i tis possible that you have developed a reaction to it. Due to differences in the scrotal skin compared to the adjacent thighs one doesn't see fungal infection there. Seeing a dermatologist should help clarify the answer and best recommend treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Itchy tingly skin all over after contact with water - after showers/baths skin becomes itchy and tingly but there is no visible marks or rashes.
I break out in random, red blotches all over my body. Sometimes they get very itchy, then they become hives. Skin allergy?
Red blotches: It could be a skin allergy but also something taken internally like medicine or food could cause the red blotches. See an allergist for help. ...Read more
I have several small bumpy red itchy patches of skin on my arms and legs. Scratching turns skin raw quickly. Bothersome and uncomfortable.
Very itchy skin feels like stings and they look like tiny pimples red and turn brown after itched all over my body everywhere chest stomach hands legs?
Need eval: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more
Extreme dandruff, itchy scalp and face, skin shedding all over body, face and ears all of a sudden? Skin flakes everywhere. No dietary changes
See below: You may try home treatment as given in the link below: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/understanding-dandruff-treatment If home treatment is not effective, it would be prudent to see a dermatologist to rule out other disorders, e.g., psoriasis. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
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