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I get mosquito like reaction without mosquito actually biting me sometimes I get lines in my skin then it disappears any suggestions thanks in advance?

I get mosquito like reaction without mosquito actually biting me sometimes I get lines in my skin then it disappears any suggestions thanks in advance?

Reaction of skin: More history and physical exam are essential in helping you arrive to correct diagnosis. Based on your description, it is impossibly hard to think of anything that would cause your problem. ...Read more

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Can methadone withdrawl make your skin feel like bugs are biting you?

Can methadone withdrawl make your skin feel like bugs are biting you?

Opiate withdrawal: Opioid withdrawal symptoms might include yawning, sweating, running nose, anxiety, restlessness, insomnia, dilated pupils, chills, palpitation, hypertension, nausea/vomiting, cramping abdominal pains, diarrhea, and muscle aches and pains......
It's possible to feel different sensation on your skin as well. ...Read more

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My skin hurts like things are biting me or its raw. Seems to be hurting everywhere. Should I got to the hospital is this a sign of something serious?

My skin hurts like things are biting me or its raw. Seems to be hurting everywhere. Should I got to the hospital is this a sign of something serious?

See a dermatologist: The er is not likely to help you. Sometimes such symptoms occur with overdose of pain meds. Sometimes it is a sign of severe depression. First see if you have a skin disease. Localized pain on 1 side may occur before the characteristic rash of shingles (h. Zoster). Rarely it occurs without a rash but is still localized. ...Read more

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How can you stop fingernail (skin) biting?

How can you stop fingernail (skin) biting?

Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it's been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks. Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore. Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your hands. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting the skin off my nails?

How can I stop biting the skin off my nails?

Put something...: On them that tastes terrible, yet is harmless - lemon juice, castor oil, hot pepper juice etc. There is also a application called "thumb" that is made just for this purpose. ...Read more

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How can I stop picking/biting the skin around my fingers?

How can I stop picking/biting the skin around my fingers?

See details: How do you break any bad habit? By making a conscious effort not to continue doing it. ...Read more

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What can be done to stop biting my nails and the skin around them?

What can be done to stop biting my nails and the skin around them?

Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it has been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks. Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore. Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your. ...Read more

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I have flea bites on my skin. How can I make them stop itching? And how can I repel the fleas from biting me!?

I have flea bites on my skin. How can I make them stop itching? And how can I repel the fleas from biting me!?

Over-the-counter med: For flea bites, one can take claritin, zyrtec, or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to block histamine that causes itching. Hydrocortisone 1% cream 2-3 times a day on the bites for about 5 days will help them go away. For more itch relief, one can put an anti-itch gel such as "itch-x" on bites. Itch-x has an anesthetic to numb the itch. If bites are growing or painful, a doctor can evaluate. "deep woods off" repels fleas. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting my cuticles and the skin around my nails?

How can I stop biting my cuticles and the skin around my nails?

Different Options: There are a few ways you can stop biting the skin around your nails. One way is to pick one nail and not bite that one for awhile, once it has been about 2-3 weeks notice how good that nail looks. Then, pick another nail and don't bite it for awhile, continue this until you aren't biting your nails anymore. Another step is to keep yourself occupied, chew gum or do an activity that requires using your. ...Read more

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How can I stop biting the skin off my lips? Is this a sign if anxiety?

How can I stop biting the skin off my lips? Is this a sign if anxiety?

Possibly a BFRB?: This sounds like a body-focused repetitive behavior (bfrb) - like hair pulling & nail biting. Bfrbs can arise in response to (a) emotions (anxiety, fear, boredom, excitement); &/or (b) sensing rough areas skin (like cracked skin on lips). Bfrbs can feel pleasurable & can serve 2 relieve tension. Effective behavioral treatments available. A clinical psychologist who specializes in bfrbs can help. ...Read more

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Any danger biting me on, around the neck? Skin around it is pink and it's swollen. Any idea how to tell him to stop?

Human bites: Signs of infection after a human bite include: increasing pain and tenderness, increased or new redness, increased swelling, fever, pus drainage, red streaks, and swollen glands. You may be developing an infection, see your doctor. Put mavala stop on your neck and the taste will be so bad you will not be bitten again. ...Read more

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Abraison/cut of skin inside cheek. Around it has a bit of blood because I keep picking/biting it. What home remedies should I do?

Abraison/cut of skin inside cheek. Around it has a bit of blood because I keep picking/biting it. What home remedies should I do?

Cheek biting trauma: Nighttime grinding or clenching of the teeth can lead to this condition. See your dentist for evaluation and night guard fabrication. ...Read more

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Something bit me. Red hard lump under skin on toe. Feels like its still biting?

Something bit me. Red hard lump under skin on toe. Feels like its still biting?

Red hard lump: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. It is quite likely they can care for you in the ER, but if not they will contact your doctor.

Hope all goes well - please keep me informed. ...Read more

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As a kid I would bite my upper lip, now that skin has turned dark. Is it from the biting or something else?

As a kid I would bite my upper lip, now that skin has turned dark. Is it from the biting or something else?

Possibilities: You probably need a doctor's exam to visualize, but some ethnic groups have melanocytes that add color or pigment to tissues. Best to check it out for peace of mind. ...Read more

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What exactly could be causing skin crawling and biting sensation and pins and needles like feeling in fingers?

What exactly could be causing skin crawling and biting sensation and pins and needles like feeling in fingers?

Neuropathy: Your skin and fingers are innervated by numerous nerve endings that generate sensation that is transmitted to the brain. If these nerve endings are injured or damaged, you can have the strange feelings that you describe. This is a neuropathy. Some of the common causes include diabetes, chemotherapy, and some medications. ...Read more

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Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?

Something has been biting me for over 3 years now my face head neck entire body hav been treated for bedbugs and scabies no change?

It would likely take: More than medication to rid your home of scabies or bed bugs. If not eradicated in the home- the bugs will keep coming back. T requires effort to get rid of scabies. 1st, you ; all members of your household need to be treated. Ivermectin is an effective medication for treating scabies. 2nd, clean (ie. Hot water in machine) clothes, bedding ; towels you've come in contact w). There may be things. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction concern my arms itch dry flaking skin on my face I get mosquito like bites it comes and goes without mosquito biting? Strange any rs

Allergic reaction concern my arms itch dry flaking skin on my face I get mosquito like bites it comes and goes without mosquito biting? Strange any rs

Many answers: There are many potential answers to your question. However dry skin is often associated with itching with any rash. Avoid using scented or anti-bacterial soap and apply a good moisturizer all over within 3 minutes after bathing. Also try some otc Hydrocortisone cream on the rash for a few days if this doesn't help after a week, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands.?

Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands.?

Get it checked: Out by your doctor as soon as you can for proper diagnosis and treatment. It is unusual to have purple discoloration and changes in sensation in your feet unless the infection is located in that area. It's also important to make sure you are on the correct antibiotic. ...Read more

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Please tell me what causes nail biting and skin picking?

Common or concerning: The exact causes of nail biting or skin picking are unknown. While these are very common nervous habits, chronic nail biting or skin picking can be a cause for concern, and if unwanted, cause frequent bleeding/lesious, and cause serious distress, could signal a psychological disorder. ...Read more

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What can I do if my bf broke skin when biting my nipple, what do I do?

Get a new boyfriend: But seriously, clean the wound with hydrogen peroxide and apply antibiotic ointment or aquaphor and a bandage to the wound daily. ...Read more

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Is there a natural way to kill biting mites on someone skin and house (not dust mites)?

Skin: There are many types of mites, knowing the type can be helpful. In general, select showering over bath to remove them. If you bathe you can add epsom or sea salt (as hot water alone usually doesn't kill them). Use of a loofah will help to remove them from skin. Coal tar can reduce itch. Menthol can help keep them off skin. Clean shower or spray w dilute bleach after use. ...Read more

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I have a bad habit of biting the skin on my finger knuckles. What do you suggest to break it?

I have a bad habit of biting the skin on my finger knuckles. What do you suggest to break it?

Unsavory substance: One way to dissuade one from biting may be to apply a non-toxic substance to the skin that would be very distasteful. For instance jalapeno pepper juice may be a good choice. ...Read more

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I have a problem with always biting/clipping the skin off my fingers/toes. How do you suggest to deal with this?

I have a problem with always biting/clipping the skin off my fingers/toes. How do you suggest to deal with this?

Compulsive: This is a compulsive behavior! If you want to change it you need behavior modification. You might want to talk to a mental health professional. ...Read more

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Without breaking the skin, but leaving behind bruises. Can I cause my girlfriend any longterm damage? This is consensual biting btw

Without breaking the skin, but leaving behind bruises. Can I cause my girlfriend any longterm damage? This is consensual biting btw

Biting skin: Unless your vision is as good as a microscope, there's always the risk that you will infect her with your mouth bacteria. Also if you are a carrier of a bacteria is resistant to antibiotics called mrsa, you risk a more serious problem. This kind of bacteria can cause your flesh to be digested and not respond to antibiotics. Obviously if you do this infrequently then the risk is very very low. ...Read more

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I was biting a piece of dead skin on my finger when suddenly there was severe pain through my finger. It stopped but what caused it?

Maybe that skin...: ...Wasn't quite dead yet! You may have injured some nerve endings in the still-viable skin. Alternatively you could have had a muscle spasm, although that would make the biting episode coincidental. ...Read more