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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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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...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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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 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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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