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Feet Itch After Shower
My feet are itchy and burning after itching....and knees arms hands feet itches in night more...help me..i got red rashes after 2 days of itching..tq?
Clean, don't scratch: Clean the bedding well. Gently clean your body well too and wipe w/ diluted vinegar or witch hazel, etc. Use a hypoallergic lotion too. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as directed. If you still suffer, see a Dr. You might need a lb test and/or a Rx anti-inflammatory. Try hard to not scratch! Avoid infection. ...Read more
Xerosis: Derms use odd words, but this is due to dryness. Simply use a moisturizing cream after bathing each day and this will subside. ...Read more
Can hot water make neuropathy worse? Seems like my feet and face itch and tingle (fall asleep) after a hot shower or bath .
Yes it can: Any excessive stimulation of the cutaneous (skin) nerves by temperature, pressure or touch can make the neuropathic symptoms worse. ...Read more
WARM SHOWER ITCH: HAVE YOU CHANGED YOUR SOAP, PERHAPS? DOES NOT SOUND SERIOUS. USE A MILD, GENTLE SOAP LIKE DOVE OR CETAPHIL AND SEE IF THAT HELPS. (NO FINANCIAL INTEREST IN EITHER OF THE ABOVE CLEANSERS!) ...Read more
How come the palms of my hand itch after a shower or washing the dishes, even my feet after a shower?
See below: The hot water creates vasodialation of the blood vessels creating swelling, redness and itching. ...Read more
Feet cold a lot. Spider veins hurt after hot bath. Both legs turned red, some rash, severe itch. Got better 20 min with cold cloth. Have polyeuropathy?
My shower temperature is between cold and warm and after my shower I put on lotion and I stile itch . Some people say Dap your skin after shower.
Would also: encourage you to use mild soaps. Some soaps are very harsh and can dry out the skin (causing it to itch). ...Read more
Armpits itchy like crazy after applying Certain Dri for the first time. Before bed, 20m after shower.
Can't sleep. Is it supposed to itch???
Normal: The skin is constantly being replaced from below. Flakes represent shedding of the layer which is being replace, probably loosened by the water and rubbing. Dandruff flakes are slightly different, being related to normal replacement complicated by a fungus. See this article in wikipedia: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/dandruff. ...Read more
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