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Home Remedies For Severe Itching
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
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
I have lice and am doing treatment this evening. I am so uncomfortable and embarrassed over the severe itching. What can I do about the neck rash?
Redness and crusting on the back of my hands and legs. They have some small bubbles and often get severe itching. Any treatment for this?
My mother has severe itching between her toes, the skin of the area becomes white and she peels it off by her nails. What causes this. What is treatment?
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
Have boils in hair, causes severe itching. It getting automatically cured and coming again. What might be the reason and remedies to cure this.
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
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
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
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
Severe itching: Intense uncomfortable sensation causing an urge to scratch skin. ...Read more
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
Many potential cause: Need to see an allergist or dermatologist to sort this out since there are many potential reasons. ...Read more
I have severe itching wounds that have turned black and bleeds these are found in most parts of the body & has increased with time. Advice please.
BLACK & BLUE WOUNDS:
HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON?
Do you take any medications?
SEE YOUR DOCTOR SOON! ...Read more
Actually: I would have this medically checked to determine the cause. ...Read more
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
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
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