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How To Get Rid Of Itchy Skin Rash
Dry skin: To prevent or treat dry skin: 1. Hydrate orally with water. 2. Use sun screen liberally. 3. Take warm baths or showers instead of hot ones. 4. Avoid “deodorant” or abrasive soaps – opt for mild cleansers/soaps/shower gels. 5. Apply moisturizing lotion before the skin is fully dry. ...Read more
Moisture+/-cortizone: Increased moisture with lotions for sensitive skin (such as cetaphil, cerave, aveeno, (oatmeal) eucerin) after bathing with a body wash for sensitive skin (dove sensitive skin, aveeno, (oatmeal) cetaphil) will help. Apply loitons or creams frequently throughout the day. For very inflamed (red, itchy) patches, you can use otc 1% hydrocortizone after moisturizing for a few days. If not improving, call your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
See your doctor: Unfortunately, this is going to be nearly impossible to answer without knowing what kind of skin reaction you are having. If it's bumps,itching, or redness, or other discoloration, or scaling,burning, pain, dryness/flaking, swelling, or having any kind of discharge or warmth- any of these things could fall into a ton of different diagnoses that can only be determined with an exam by a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Topical Ointments: For eczema flares, apply prescription strength corticosteroid ointments to problem areas twice a day until clear. Daily moisturization is important as well. Other tips: Take quick shower (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. ...Read more
1st determine cause: First determine what is the cause of the flaky skin. Simple evaporative losses may best be managed with hygiene, exfoliation and moisturizers. Addition of retinoids may be indicated, either otc or prescription. However other disease conditions such as psoriasis or eczema may be the cause and require medical treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Scrotal itching.: First bathe often, and dry off immediately afterwards, making sure you do not put on wet clothes to prevent further irritation. OTC baking soda, talcum powder, Gold Bond powder can keep this area dry. If there is a fungal irritation, you can try OTC antifungal cream. If this does not resolve spontaneously within a few days, seek medical attention. ...Read more
Aloe Barbadensis: (aloe vera) can reduce redness, pain, itching ; swelling from a burn. It has anesthetic, anti-inflammatory ; antibacterial / antifungal qualities. It speeds burn healing by stimulating new skin growth. You can also place cool, moist compresses over the skin. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories ; Acetaminophen can be very helpful. Benedryl can be used for itching. Hydrate well ; don't peel off any >. ...Read more
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