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Insomnia And Itching At Night
I have a bump on my penis, I only itch at night when I'm trying to sleep, and on occasion during the day. What is it? Its small and looks like a zit, I pop it and it bleeds but itches less then.
How can I make the pain go away? I have developed some red bumps on the back of my neck. It never itches but I was unable to sleep last night because it felt as if little ants were constantly biting at the area on the back of my neck. Any idea what this c
It sounds like you could be dealing with something called herpes zoster or shingles. This is a rash that can be painful and can appear like red blisters on the skin. It is caused by a reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, the virus that causes chickenpox.
Otherwise you could be dealing with a dermatitis or infectious process. It is very difficult to say without actually seeing the lesions in question. Please see your doctor right away.
Best of luck. ...Read more
Can a herniated disc cause widespread skin itching, crawling, and stinging that is causing insomnia? I am about to go insane!
Unlikely: It is unusual for herniated disc to cause these symptoms. You should see your primary care doc and get evaluated. ...Read more
Hi. I am having very bad insomnia that comes with shortness of breath (as if breathing doesn't come naturally) with a itching skin. Help me!
TSH 9.5/T4 1.0, migraines, itching, hair loss, fatigue, insomnia, painful dry eyes. Do I just have hypothyroidism? What other tests should my Dr. Do?
I had scabbies and used medication and I don't have it anymore but it's still itching at night what can I do to stop itching?
Itching at night little tiny bumps, I share the bed with another. Their experiences is the same. But I can't sleep because of the Web itching?
For the past couple of months I noticed I can't stop itching at night. The itchiness is all over my body, what do I do? I don't have bed bugs or fleas
Iktching: Cortisone will help the itching. However determining first the cause of the itching is advisable. ...Read more
Foot itching: You want to see a your local foot doctor or dermatologist to biopsy the skin to identify the cause of your symptoms. It sounds like a athletes foot or tinea pedis. Most probably a standard anti fungal cream will be prescribed with possibly a anti fungal sprain for all your shoe gear will be advised. ...Read more
I have a serious problem at night, my body is getting some pimples and they are itching at night and am afraid to get some test done...and Sleep less?
I am suffering from anal itching at night time, a lump has developed after irritation, happens once every couple months, any ideas?
Apparently I was bitten by something on my elbow, bumps, itching at night when I go to bed for the past two wks. Tried cortisone creams?
I have thyroid since 1986.I get itching at night in bottom of my legs. When I scratch legs some powder of skin comes out. Pls. Help me.?
Dry skin: Best guess is dryness, perhaps related to thyroid. Would use a good otc moituriser (any type) if not help see a dermatologist to determine if that is the cause. ...Read more
My anus is itching at night and I scratched and I saw some under fleshlight thin hair (like the hair on fingers) spinning it upper part. Is this worm?
Pin worm: What you described is consistent with Pin worm infestation. Please see your doctor for a prescription for the infestation. ...Read more
See your physician: It would be prudent on your part to see your primary care physician or an ENT specialist to determine the cause and then suggest appropriate remedies. ...Read more
Just diagnosis with RA after breast cancer new systom is itching at night at knuckles I just started methotrexate 2.5 x 6?
Unrelated: First of all, psoriatic arthritis and RA virtually never co-exist, if one has psoriasis and an inflammatory arthritis, it is psoriatic arthritis. I doubt psoriasis if you have well documented ra. Let a dermatologist look at a rash if one is present one not just an itching sensation. The one exception is psoriasis can be a complication of tnf therapy. ...Read more
I hav itchy eyes often. Much itching at night cause excess eye discharge in morning. Eyelids swell n eyes turn red. Hav few eyelashes than usual. Why?
Itching usually means allergy
if the discharge is real stringy/stretchy
loss of lashes indicates a chronic condition. ...Read more
Can we give our son Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 4 hrs after a dose of Zyrtec? He has bouts with itching at night and can't sleep.
Why itching?: It is medically safe to give the benadryl; however, the question leads to another - why is he having bouts of itching? Ideally, determining and treating the cause will be more effective then treating the symptoms. Does he have eczema? Does he have scabies? Does he have an allergy to the bedding/detergent used to clean the bedding? Consider the sources and eliminate them - or see local doc for eval ...Read more
2nd time asking a question rectal itching at night requesting a doctor in the northern virgina area who can do scotch tape testing need closest doctor?
Primary doc or Derm: Agreed, you want to make sure this isn't pinworm infestation. A primary doctor may be able to do this or at least treat you even if they are not sure. ...Read more
No itching at night....intermittent vaginal itching and tickling anus during the day...pinworms or some other infection?
Possible: Look with a flash light at night or see your doctor for an exam and a stool specimen. All the best. ...Read more
Feel itching at night while sleeping at pelvic region, legs, hips between thighs etc no infection?
Need more info: Have you changed the materials with which you wash your sheets? Is there a rash along with the itching? Are you overheated during the night and sweating excessively? Many other questions too numerous for here, but think about this and repeat the question. ...Read more
Suddenly itching without rashes, after wearing new shirt. Took antihistamine but still feel the same. Severe at night cannot sleep. 2 days already.
Unable to sleep at night. Fall asleep around 5 or 6 in morning. Due to my vaginal itching coz of new hairs growing. Sleep in afternoon to complete it.
Eval/sleep hygiene: If there's no itch in the afternoon might want to look your bedtime routine. Keep your room a little on a chilly side, warm shower before bed, no tv, or anything stimulating, no heavy meals. If you can't fall asleep, get out of bed and do something really boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed. Go to bed and wake up at the same time. ...Read more
Abnormally enlarged lingual tonsil, night time itching, irritated by CPAP machine, creating log cough, cannot sleep or sleep using CPAP machine?
Tonsil: Well, that needs to be checked out. Your ENT specialist is beat for that. ...Read more