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I get really itchy an I scratch until I bleed?

I get really itchy an I scratch until I bleed?

See dermatologist: It is impossible to tell what is cause and over the counter will not be adequate. You need exam, amd appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I get really itchy scalp and sometimes, I scratch until I bleed. Help?

I get really itchy scalp and sometimes, I scratch until I bleed.  Help?

Evaluation needed: Serious itching to the point of bleeding indicates a probably underlying issue that needs evaluation. Your dermatologist can help you with this. I assume you have already regularly used an anti-dandruff shampoo and have no environmental exposure which might contribute to an allergic reaction in your scalp. ...Read more

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I have really itchy shins and i scratch them until they bleed?

I have really itchy shins and i scratch them until they bleed?

Underlying cause: You need to find out the underlying cause; are there insect bites? Some metabolic problem? Scratching usually only worsens the itch, and scratching until you bleed leaves you vulnerable to infection. Discuss with your doctor about possible causes and maybe a medication to help with the itch itself. ...Read more

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I have a really itchy anus and now Im starting to bleed a little and I can barely poop which I dont really poop anyway. Can you help me figure out?

I  have a really itchy anus and now Im starting to bleed a little and I can barely poop which I dont really poop anyway. Can you help me figure out?

You may have: An anal fissure, as in tear of the skin around your anus. These can form related to constipation and hard stools, but interesting frequent diarrhea can lead to this too. You should seek an evaluation to better evaluate the anorectal area in person. I know it can be embarrassing but you'll want to find out the cause of your problem sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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My legs get EXTREMELY itchy every winter. im in australia. I try moisturisers but nothing helps i scratch them until they bleed, btw i dont shave

My legs get EXTREMELY itchy every winter. im in australia. I try moisturisers but nothing helps i scratch them until they bleed, btw i dont shave

Dry skin: Sometimes moisturizers are not enough.
Consider using then 3 to 4 times a day and at bedtime applying a thicker layer and using socks over the area ...Read more

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I have very itchy skin on my back and shoulders. I get raised bumps which bleed when I scratch them. My skin feels dry and burns. ?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My screen has been really itchy and when I scratch it the area get hot and where I scratch pops up and is inflamed ?

My screen has been really itchy and when I scratch it the area get hot and where I scratch  pops up and is inflamed ?

Dematographism: You might have a condition called dermatographism. Dermatographism means the ability to write on the skin. People with this form of chronic urticaria are sensitive to touch and pressure, as well as scratching. It is a form of hives or urticaria. The areas of skin that are touched or scratched get a raised, red and itchy rash. You should be seen by an allergist if it is a daily problem. ...Read more

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Hey i dont understand why i get really itchy in curtain spots of my skin and after scratching the skin gets red and then a yellowish bump appears?

Hey i dont understand why i get really itchy in curtain spots of my skin and after scratching the skin gets red and then a yellowish bump appears?

Rash: It is difficult to know what this might be. Many things can present with bumps on the skin and itching. It is important to know exactly where on the skin these appear, whether it is associated with seasons, whether you might have changed soap or other things that you apply to your skin. If it continues see a dermatologist. You may need a biopsy of one of these bumps. ...Read more

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I get really itchy feet at night, there is no rash. It's fine during the day. I can't got 5 seconds with having to scratching my feet. Help me please?

Itchy feet: Sorry you have to go thru that :-( you might be suffering from tinea pedis or.....Athletes foot. This is a very common condition that can cause all sorts of discomfort. Check your feet and see if they are peeling or cracked, even between the toes. A mild topical anti fungal may help or topical steroid cream. If the condition continues ask for a podiatry referral. ...Read more

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My legs are getting really itchy, and when I scratch them they go red with white lumps, kind of like when you get a nettle sting. What's happening?

My legs are getting really itchy, and when I scratch them they go red with white lumps, kind of like when you get a nettle sting. What's happening?

Dermatographism: That means your skin is very sensitive. If it is bothersome, an antihistamine may help. Dry skin may lead to itching and dermatographism as well , thus consider applying a skin moisturizer ...Read more

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My feet turns black and itchy wen scratching it bleed what causes this?

My feet turns black and itchy wen scratching it bleed what causes this?

The accurate: diagnosis of this must be given by a doctor/probably a Dermatologist, but these are some thoughts: poor blood flow to the feet, often associated with diabetes, may contribute to this. There may be superimposed infection. Various skin cancers can be associated with blackening of the skin. This even could be the first sign of HIV infection. It must be evaluated now by a professional. Good wishes. ...Read more

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I have red itchy bumps on my body that look like bug bite but when i scratch it it start to bleed what is it ?

I have red itchy bumps on my body that look like bug bite but when i scratch it it start to bleed what is it ?

Hives: These sound like hives_an allergic reaction to something internal or external to your body. Insect bites are a possibility also. If these persist an allergist can be consulted for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red round itchy patches of dry skin on knees? I itch them enough that they bleed sometimes but never get any better.

Red round itchy patches of dry skin on knees? I itch them enough that they bleed sometimes but never get any better.

Psoriasis?: Clearly you have some sort of dermatitis. Psoriasis sounds like a good bet, but there are other possibilities as well. See your doctor or ideally a dermatologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a severe itchy from my scalp it cause bleeding as i scratch, i dont have lice it feels like i have something underneath my scalp. Help me.

I have a severe itchy from my scalp it cause bleeding as i scratch, i dont have lice it feels like i have something underneath my scalp. Help me.

Requires an exam: This could be as simple as a reaction to a new hair product or you could have something living in your scalp. It will take an office based exam to sort it out. Make a list of all the hair products you use and approximate duration of use. Take that list with you for your visit. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on the both achilles' tendons, flesh colored, bleed when scratched. Not spreading, but not going away. Live in cold chicago.

Itchy bumps on the both achilles' tendons, flesh colored, bleed when scratched. Not spreading, but not going away. Live in cold chicago.

Without seeing: The lesions I am not sure what they are. Any lesion that would bleed though would concern me and i would likely biopsy for definitive diagnosis and treatment. In that region i would perform a shave biopsy of one of the lesions. ...Read more

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I have a mole that has been bleeding and itchy for almost over a month. I can't get into the dermatologist for 2 months. What should I do?

I have a mole that has been bleeding and itchy for almost over a month. I can't get into the dermatologist for 2 months. What should I do?

Mole: You should probably be evaluated by your primary care physician so that she/he can determine if the lesion is worrisome and warrants biopsy/removal. They may also be able to facilitate getting you into a specialist (dermatologist, plastic surgeon) sooner than 2 months. ...Read more

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I have horribly itchy scabs on my testicles that bleed when I scratch them, they have persisted for several months. What can I do to stop the itching?

I have horribly itchy scabs on my testicles that bleed when I scratch them, they have persisted for several months. What can I do to stop the itching?

See doctor: One needs to find out what may be causing the itching on the scrotum and thus it is best to ask your doctor to take a look at the area. In the meanwhile if no pus is present, you may try topical hydrocortisone cream to see if this helps. ...Read more

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Hello. I am a 48 yr old female. Have been having a problem with itchy breasts/ nipples for the past 6 to 8 months or so. Im 48 yrs old with 2 kids/men. (22 and 25 yrs old) itchy nipples and scratching til they are raw and bleed is my problem having som

Hello. I am a 48 yr old female.  Have been having a problem with itchy breasts/ nipples for the past 6 to 8 months or so. Im 48 yrs old with 2 kids/men. (22 and 25 yrs old)

itchy nipples and scratching til they are raw and bleed is my problem

having som

First : First of all, please be sure that your mammograms are up to date. I would recommend that you see your regular doctor, gynecologist or a breast specialist to have a complete evaluation. Of course if that is negative, then be sure that it is not your bra that may have something irritating in it, or that you haven't used new lotions/creams or laundry detergents. But I do advise that you have a complete breast evaluation by a physician. ...Read more

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I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

I have 1-2 itchy bumps on back of head that when I scratch they bleed and heal and are so itchy I scratch the scab off and it heals and comes back 5 y?

Your age?: It is hard to tell without you giving us any detail on the history or even your age. Although itching often points to an allergic contact condition( hair preparations especially black hair dye) , it may also be from a skin cancer. Best to get them checked especially if you are over age 50. ...Read more

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Itchy bumps on scalp when i scratch them they bleed and i'm losing hair in these regions, help!

Itchy bumps on scalp when i scratch them they bleed and i'm losing hair in these regions, help!

Dermatologist: The more your scratch, the more hair you will lose from those spots, you should see your doctor first and they will tell you if seeing a dermatologist is mandated. ...Read more