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How Can I Treat Urticaria
Dermagraphic so what: Dermagraphia, write on the skin, is a benign, annoying condition where cells in the skin, mast cells readily release histamine causing localized redness, swelling, and itch. These are usually longitudinal due to scratching or rubbing the skin. It can be associated with hives but not always. It can be transient or long lasting. Etiology is usually not identified. Antihistamines can lessen symptom. ...Read more
Moisturizers: Moisturizers are the mainstay of ezcema treatment. For stubborn spots doctors often prescribe steroid creams. If eczema is caused or aggravated by allergy, then removal of the offending agent is important too. For more moderate eczema, we recommend soaking in water till the child wrinkles, then pat dry and immediately apply a moisturizer. This can be done several times daily or weekly. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
You need to see your: doctor for treatment if you are pregnant, as many drugs can't be taken while pregnant. If not pregnant, you have more choices. Many skin allergies occur due to contact, environmental or dietary reasons. So the cause has to be found first, and then eliminated or put on hold until your skin clears up first. Work with your doctor on this. Once that's done, it's easy! ...Read more
Several options: Medical treatment is available from your physician. It's pricey but somewhat effective. Surgery requires a specialist. Or you can embrace your genetics and masculinity and decide you like it. 95% of good looks for a man is physical fitness. This is totally under your control, no matter where you do and don't have hair. ...Read more
Various treatments: Treatment of eczema occurs at many levels. If you know what you are allergic or sensitive, foremost is prevention of the eczema by avoidance of the triggers. If has flare-up. Can use topical steroids, or in very severe flare-ups, oral steroids. Oral antihistamines for itching (like benadryl). Most important is daily skin care. Use moisturizing body wash, liberally apply moisturizers, use sunscreen. ...Read more
Good Skin Hygiene: Quick daily showers (10-15min) in lukewarm water while avoiding harsh and drying cleansers. Pat away excess water and immediately apply fragrance-free moisturizer like Vanicream. Use at least twice a day. For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Wet wraps at night with Aquaphor and chlorine baths if more severe. See Allergist ...Read more
Nasal sprays not OTC: For seasonal allergies, the most effective options are the steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, available by prescription. Not only do they work the best, but they are technically local therapy as negligible amounts enter the bloodstream. The OTC nasal sprays can cause rebound symptoms, which the prescription versions do not. ...Read moreSee 14 more doctor answers
None, so far...: There has been no effective way to improve low sperm count and low sperm motility although chrionic gonadotropin has been tried. Among the causes for oligoasthenospermia, varicocele has been implicated and its correction with procedures has been known to improve these tow parameters of semen analysis as well as to improve pregnancy rate. More on infertility? Seek comprehensive evaluation... ...Read more
Pruritis Ani dx & tx: Pruritis ani is an annoying itching, sometimes with burning, soreness, worse at night, in 1-5% of people (4x likelier in males). Treatment depends on causes: infection (fungal, parasitic, bacterial, std), local irritants (moisture, soaps, diet, drugs), dermatitis (psoriatic, atopic, seborrheic), cancer, hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, rectal prolapse, fecal contamination (diarrhea, incontinence). ...Read more
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