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Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Recurrent severe itching in vulva. Reasons? Treatment

Infection vs allergy: There are several types of infection that could cause this. It could also be some type of allergic reaction. The most common finding would be a yeast infection. I would advise a trip to see your healthcare provider to get an assessment. There is no way to tell what the cause is without doing some testing and looking at the condition so I can not recommend a treatment. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

What are the causes of severe itching and rashes in tuberculosis treatment?

Drug allergy: Itching and rash may be a sign of an allergic reaction to one of the drugs being used to treat tuberculosis. You should talk to your doctor about these signs and symptoms, the drugs may need to be changed. ...Read more

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Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis 2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe ITCHINg?

Have had treatment from my doctor for folicalitis 2x & scabies 6x but still HAVe seveRe ITCHINg?

Itchy rash: Scabies may cause itching for some time after treatment but this is prolonged itching. Make sure there is no re-infection or another cause of this itching. Need to talk to your physician about seeing a dermatologist ...Read more

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There is crusting on my feet and on the back it has some small bubbles and often severe itching. Any treatment for this?

There is crusting on my feet and on the back it has some small bubbles and often severe itching. Any treatment for this?

Yes: It sounds like athlete's foot, a common fungal infection of the skin on the feet. Try using an over-the-counter medication like Lamisil (terbinafine) or lotrimin. Use the medications as directed, and if it doesn't improve or worsens, see your doctor. It might be another problem, requiring a different course of treatment. ...Read more

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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

Cholinergic?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Have boils in hair, causes severe itching. It getting automatically cured and coming again. What might be the reason and remedies to cure this.

Have boils in hair, causes severe itching. It getting automatically cured and coming again. What might be the reason and remedies to cure this.

Furunculosis: The boils in your scalp represent an inflammation of hair follicles. The treatment consists of appropriate shampoos/topicals and oral antibiotics. This condition can be challenging and requires the expertise of a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Severe itching on the top of my toe (s). What should I do?

Severe itching on the top of my toe (s). What should I do?

Depends...: ...On what's causing it. (it's probably not athlete's foot, if that's what you were thinking.) you could be allergic to some component of your shoes or socks, or the itching could be a harbinger of an internal problem. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How do I relieve severe itching?

How do I relieve severe itching?

Itch relief: Is this isolated itching with no rash, no skin yellowing, no nausea, no loss of appetite, no difficulty breathing? If so, you can take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with itching. Believe it or not, acupuncture can be great for itching. If you have other generalized symptoms or the itching does not resolve, please seek medical evaluation. Take care. ...Read more

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Severe itching on underarms. Plz help?

Severe itching on underarms. Plz help?

Change deodorant: If there is an accompanying rash with your itching your deodorant may be the cause. Clothing can also cause this problem. Try otc cortisone cream, if no relief within a week consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be causing this severe itching?

Lots of things: You have to be evaluated in person by your doctor for an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Help! What could be causing this severe itching?

There are many, many: Cause of itching. There simply is not enough info here to be able to identify the cause of your itching. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe itching for 6-7 years?

Get it medically: Evaluated. Do you have a rash or other lesions? Is this generalized or in just one specific location? History needs to be taken and this needs to be visualized with possible lab tests to obtain an accurate assessment. Take Care. ...Read more

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Any suggestions for severe itching due to medication?

Any suggestions for severe itching due to medication?

Change medication: If medication is prescription there are other similar ones that could help that have fewer side effects. You may be allergic to the medication. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Severe itching?

What is the definition or description of: Severe itching?

Severe itching: Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an urge to scratch skin. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe itching daily every evening!?

What to do if I have severe itching daily every evening!?

See dermatologist: Dry skin is a common cause for generalized itching. If applying a moisturizer all over within 3 mins after bathing does not help. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I'm passing a lot of white along with severe itching what is this?

I'm passing a lot of white along with severe itching what is this?

Discharge: It certainly could be a yeast infection, but it also could be from other causes. In my practice, if you have never had this kind of discharge I recommend you be seen so we can evaluate it and see exactly what it is. If we have treated it before then we will treat it without checking. Therefore since you have not had it before you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What might bring about my severe itching over every single part of my entire body!?

What might bring about my severe itching over every single part of my entire body!?

Many potential cause: Need to see an allergist or dermatologist to sort this out since there are many potential reasons. ...Read more

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Can biotin cause severe itching?

Yes it possible: It has been reported as an uncommon side effect of people taking biotin. It has been reported in people with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, rhematoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis. ...Read more

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I have severe itching on my palms. Any tips to deal with this?

I have severe itching on my palms. Any tips to deal with this?

Actually: I would have this medically checked to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What would cause severe itching on big toes?

What would cause severe itching on big toes?

Fungus or allergy: Common causes for itchiness in the toe could be from fungus or an allergic reaction (from a bite or from material). Have it checked to be certain and get correct treatment. ...Read more

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I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

Hyperkeratosis pilar: This is an hereditary condition of the skin with extremely dry skin, obstruction of hair follicles, overgrowth of the follicles and often redness. The skin feels prickly with small (1 mm) red bumps around the follicles. The basic treatment is lots of moisturizer. This rash occurs all over the body but mainly on the extremities. Lymphoma is associated with itch mostly, and the rash is different. ...Read more

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What are the tests for severe itching during pregnancy?

Usually none unless:: While itchy skin comes with the pregnancy territory, if you have severe itching -- particularly on your hands and feet -- late in pregnancy that’s accompanied by dark-colored urine, light-colored bowel movements, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and fatigue, talk to your doctor. They could be signs of cholestasis, a disease that affects the liver and that could also affect baby’s health. ...Read more

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I have severe itching of my scrotum and base of my penis?

Any rash?: Is there redness or rash with the itching? A yeast infection could be one of the problems if there is an associated rash. Otherwise heat and friction may be the cause. Cortisone type cream may relieve some of the symptoms. Try wearing loose fitting underwear and trousers in case heat and friction are the causes. If there is a rash try an antifungal cream before consulting a dermatologist. ...Read more

Severe Itching (Definition)

Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an ...Read more