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Gabapentin (Definition)

Also called neurontin, (gabapentin) is an anticonvulsant medication used to treat seizure, also for post-herpetic neuralgia & other neuropathic pains, as well as restless leg syndrome. It works by lowering excitation ...Read more


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10 yr old has skin pain. Very itchy and stings. Extreme pain after shower or bath. She is on amitriptylin and gabapentin. Are meds causing pain?

10 yr old has skin pain. Very itchy and stings. Extreme pain after shower or bath. She is on amitriptylin and gabapentin. Are meds causing pain?

It may be : 3.96 % of patients studied had skin rash and you should discuss with your doctors if you need to change the treatment.You can also consult a dermatologit if you want a second opinion. ...Read more

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Itchy skin to kids?

Itchy skin to kids?

Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds.Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot. ...Read more

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I need help on itchy skin.

I need help on itchy skin.

Mild soaps/moisturiz: I'd recommend a mild soap like Dove Sensitive Skin or Cetaphil. A daily moisturizer that is scent free ( like Cetaphil or Vanicream ). Use dye-free & color-free laundry detergents on your clothes and bedding. ...Read more

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What could cause horribly itchy skin?

What could cause horribly itchy skin?

Itchy rash: The most common cause is dty skin. Moisterize after bath or shower when skin is still slightly moist. This will help maintain the moisture in the skin. Less common could be thyroid disease or blood disorder so see your doctor if the condition continues. ...Read more

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How to Treat a itchy skin?

Moisturize: Itching usually results from skin trauma with activation of small nerve fibers. If generalized, then dry skin usually to blame. Lower the heat when bathing, use fragrance-free and extract-free soaps that are gentle, and moisturize with non-alcohol containing product frequently. If this does not work, then a health screen may be indicated. ...Read more

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Could itchy skin be psychological?

Possibly but...: Although the brain can produce sensations associated with itching without a skin condition, the first step is to evaluate the many skin-related causes. Discuss it with your primary care doc. ...Read more

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Itchy skin on my calves been there for months?

Dermatitis: You probably have dermatitis but you should see your dermatologist to get the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Causes of itchy skin on front shins and forearms?

Causes of itchy skin on front shins and forearms?

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

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Can clonazepam cause itchy skin?

Can clonazepam cause itchy skin?

Rarely: Itching skin is a rare side-effect of Clonazepam but it may happen. Itching may also occur after stoping clonazepam. ...Read more

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Is dry itchy skin a symptom of hiv?

Good Question.: "dry skin affects up to half of adults with hiv". That's the problem with the internet and statistics. It does not mean that 1/2 of all people with dry skin have hiv. It means 1/2 of all people with HIV have dry skin. Are you in a high risk group to get hiv. Talk to your doctor. If not. Its dry skin. ...Read more

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It itchy skin normal during pregnancy?

Skin that is being: stretched can itch. So, when breasts, abdomen, buttocks enlarge - itching may occur. ...Read more

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What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

What causes itchy skin during pregnancy?

Hormones: Changes in liver contribute to itching. There are several rashes associated with pregnancy, papular pruritic pupp, impetigo herpetiformis, as well as eczema which can worsen in pregnancy. Topical Sarna can be helpful for first line symptomatic treatment. ...Read more

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Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Very itchy skin that develops bumpy rash .

Itchy rash: Most itching can end uo with a rash. Recommend seeing your doctor to see the rash and treat it properly. ...Read more

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Can you get itchy skin from ragweed allergy?

Yes: Ragweed, besides causing typical allergy symptoms of sneezing, itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, is a photosensitizer; so the combination of ragweed oil on the skin plus sunlight can cause itching. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

What's the best treatment for dry itchy skin?

Hydrate; Less Soap: Limit your showers to less that five minutes and use a soap free cleanser (cetaphil, olay for sensitive skin). Apply a fragrance-free, oil-free moisturizer at least once per day (eucerin, moisturel). For red, itchy areas, resist the temptation to scratch. If necessary, apply a 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice per day for less than one week. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over but no rash, remedy?

I have itchy skin all over but no rash, remedy?

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

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Itchy Rash (Definition)

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Neurontin (Definition)

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