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How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

How can cashmere or wool be treated in order to prevent scratching and itching ?

Itching: I don't there are any things you can treat wool with to keep them from causing itching. I may be wrong but I have not heard of anything. Often just wearing a light t-shirt underneath will help. ...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 can be used to minimize the itching in severe erythrodermic psoriasis?

What can be used to minimize the itching in severe erythrodermic psoriasis?

Psoriasis: You can use a very mild cortisone lotion if you have erythrodermic psoriasis. This is a severe problem. I hope you are under the care of a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Took a trip to the beach and got severe heat rash leading to itching. Does psych medicine cause skin to not sweat and create heat rash? Treatments?

Took a trip to the beach and got severe heat rash leading to itching. Does psych medicine cause skin to not sweat and create heat rash? Treatments?

Psychiatric Meds: Some psychiatric medications make a person more senstive to the sun, ask your doctor or pharmacist for help regarding your particular medications. You can also research all psych meds on the soundmindz.Org web site. Best. ...Read more

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How can you treat the skin darkened due to allergy?

How can you treat the skin darkened due to allergy?

Not allergy: One may have darkened skin from scratching leading to overpigmentation but allergic skin conditions (atopic ezcema, allergic contact dermatitis etc) per se does not cause darkened skin. On the flip side, too much scratching may also lead to loss in melanin on the skin leading to a white area called vitiligo. First thing, stop scratching. Rx bleaching cream may help to lighten up the darken area. ...Read more

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What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.

What OTC can you recommend to calm down the symptoms related to skin contact with fiberglass? Redness inflammation stinging.

Remove it from skin.: I've had fiberglass in my skin, so i know it's miserable. 1 method: add 1 cup epsom salt into boiling water. Add this mix to warm bath & soak affected area x 30 min or longer. Rinse w cool water. Method #2: gently apply duct tape to affected area & then quickly rip off. Don't push don't too firmly because the glass fibers may embed deeper in your skin. Note: may remove hair. ...Read more

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What to do to prevent heel rashes in winter ? Also suggest ointment or medicine for dry skin and lips also.Thank u

What to do to prevent heel rashes in winter ? Also suggest ointment or medicine for dry skin and lips also.Thank u

aquaphor: Aquaphpr, vaseline, cerave sa lotion or u-lactin creme, for the feet are good. For the lips only use vaseline or aquaphor. Also limit the use of soap. ...Read more

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Can I take a bath with clorox to relieve the itch due to chiggers?

Can I take a bath with clorox to relieve the itch due to chiggers?

I wouldn't-toxic: Years ago a faculty member recomended i try wd40 ( a thin petrolium product) for my hunting related bites. It worked so well I have been using it in my practice for decades. It seems to sufficate the buggers but it also has an anti-itch effect. ...Read more

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My son seems to be allergic to neosporin . How can I remove it from.his skin and prevent further reaction?

Wash off: Wash the neosporin off with warm water. Just never use it again. It's very common to have skin allergy to neosporin. Wrap the area gently in gauze with nonstick pad over the wound. ...Read more

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Can toe fungus be spread to fingernails and possibly to scalp ? If so , what specifically can one do ? What to use and how often ? Thank you

Can toe fungus be spread to fingernails and possibly to scalp ? If so , what specifically can one do ? What to use and how often ? Thank you

Not likely: I am assuming that when you say toe fungus you mean toe nail fungus. This does not usually spread to other areas. These are always very difficult to treat and needs a very long term treatment. If it is not symptomatic like causing secondary bacterial infection, then the best thing is to leave it alone and not treat. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be prone to yeast infections around ovulation? If so, what can I do to prevent it? Or to prevent yeast infections in general

Is it possible to be prone to yeast infections around ovulation? If so, what can I do to prevent it? Or to prevent yeast infections in general

Yeah...happens: diabetes is one predisposing feature, but changes in hormones is another. Changing the hormones such as with birth control will change the predisposistion to infections during periods. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more

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What would be a good way to control or kill dengue & other mosquitoes in homes easily and effectively ?

What would be a good way to control or kill dengue & other mosquitoes in homes easily and effectively ?

Tips: Keep roof gutters clean from debris. Don’t allow standing water – empty kiddy pools & change water in birdbaths regularly. Many outdoor items can be purchased that have been pre-treated with permethrin. Use bed netting when sleeping. Spray the walls of the home with insecticide. Wear long pants & long sleeved shirts from dusk to dawn. Use Permethrin spray on clothing and mosquito netting. ...Read more

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What to do with skin allergies? Are they possible be treated with soaps?

What to do with skin allergies? Are they possible be treated with soaps?

Depends: Soaps are useful in some forms or skin allergy, harmful in others & play no role in still others. With contact dermatitis due to poison oak or ivy washing exposed skin with soap & water immediately after exposure may limit absorption of plant allergens. Soap removes oils from the skin worsening eczema. Soap has no effect on hives. Hope that explanation helps. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a severe case of fiberglass exposure to your skin can kill you?

No: You're tougher than to be killed by exposure of skin to an inert substance like fiberglass. ...Read more

Scratching (Definition)

Scratching = rubbing ...Read more