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Relieving Itchy Skin After Waxing
Hydrocortisone: Any of the many otc Hydrocortisone creams available at drugstores will often control that sort of itching. If it doesn't, you might be allergic to some component of the wax you are using, and you will need to see a dermatologist.
Skin irritation: Probably what is call contact dermatitis. This means skin irritation form contact. The wax could have caused this. Swelling is due to the the pulling. You should use a Shea butter based skin lotion and see if that works. If not try a 1% hydrocortisone cream, like Aveno for itch. If the swelling worsens, please see a doctor
Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps.
Moisturizer: Using a good moisturizer to help the skin stay hydrated is the first step. Some patients like something like sarna sensitive, which has a topical anesthetic in it as well as moisturizers. If its severe, see a doctor, as several systemic diseases can present with uncontrollable itch.
Looking for any suggestions on immediate relief options for extreme itchy skin due to tinea versicolor. The itch ends up hurting so badly?
Doubt the diagnosis: Tunes versicolor shouldn't be that pruritic. Might you have dermatitis herpetiformis?
My daughter looks like she may have mild eczema with dry itchy skin. What lotion & bath wash can I use to help relieve the itching & add moisture?
Aveeno, (oatmeal)cerave: Aveeno oatmeal is good for bath. For lotions cerave, or by prescription epiceram, hylatopic, or eletone. Oral supplementation with flaxseed or krill oil can add essential fattys acids to decrease eczema. Also recent studies show benefit of oral vitamin d. Lastly 50 per cnet of eczema patients can improve with probiotics.See 1 more doctor answer
I have very dry, itchy skin (neck, groin) problem for past 2 year. Tried all creams/moisturizer butno relief. Any tips on change in lifestyle/food habit?
How can I get relief from dry itchy skin on my forehead and eyebrows from rosacea? I take doxycycline but that doesn't control the drying skin in fall
Check out these: Links. Take care! (consider visiting us in las vegas in the fall and get a massage. The oil they rub all over u will definitely solve your problem. Just a thought!) http://w.m.webmd. Com/healthy-beauty/features/ten-winter-skin-care-tips. Http://beauty. About. Com/od/skinflaws/a/skinsavers. Htm.
Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, .
Itchy skin.: Moisturize after your bath or shower. Don't make water to hot. Also creams a better in the winter if you have very dry skin. I you have other symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue see your doctor.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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