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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.

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.

If: If you are sexually active then you may be dealing with an std and should see your doctor for testing. If you are not sexually active then you may be dealing with a cyst or pustule. If it has not resolved see your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment.
Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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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

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: 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

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Can a herniated disc cause widespread skin itching, crawling, and stinging that is causing insomnia? I am about to go insane!

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

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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!

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!

Seek an evaluation: Shortness of breath, itching and insomnia can be from so many different causes. Please see your primary care physician for an evaluation. Hope this answer helps. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Scabies: It is expected to continue itching after treatment until the body of the scabies bug is completely dissolved & absorbed from the skin, you can try OTC hydrocortisone cream & benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtic to alleviate the itching. Good luck. ...Read more

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My bum is itching at night, what should I do?

My bum is itching at night, what should I do?

Itch: Removal of the inciting agent, hypoallergenic lotions, soaps and detergents, topical Hydrocortisone and/or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) creams, and possibly oral non-sedating antihistamines. ...Read more

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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

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

Histamine levels r: Highest at night, so try an antihistamine before bedtime and also a topical moisturizer. If not better, see doctor for work-up ...Read more

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What do I do about this horrible foot itching at night?

What do I do about this horrible foot itching at night?

Iktching: Cortisone will help the itching. However determining first the cause of the itching is advisable. ...Read more

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What to do about this horrible foot itching at night?

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

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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 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?

Pimples don't itch: Pimples don't itch, so it must be something else. Where are the "pimples"? I recommend you see your doctor or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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.?

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

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How do I get my ear canals and roof of my mouth from itching at night?

How do I get my ear canals and roof of my mouth from itching at night?

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

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Just diagnosis with RA after breast cancer new systom is itching at night at knuckles I just started methotrexate 2.5 x 6?

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

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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?

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?

Allergy: Itching usually means allergy
if the discharge is real stringy/stretchy
definitely allergy
loss of lashes indicates a chronic condition. ...Read more

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Why do my hands and fingers keep itching at night?

Why do my hands and fingers keep itching at night?

Contact allergy: May be you have contact allergy to like dish washing soap. Ok do some search. Avoid allergens ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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Feel itching at night while sleeping at pelvic region, legs, hips between thighs etc no infection?

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

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Suddenly itching without rashes, after wearing new shirt. Took antihistamine but still feel the same. Severe at night cannot sleep. 2 days already.

Suddenly itching without rashes, after wearing new shirt. Took antihistamine but still feel the same. Severe at night cannot sleep. 2 days already.

Get checked: If you have already tried Benadryl (diphenhydramine) your doctor can prescribe stronger medicines depending on what you have. Good luck and avoid the new shirt as you may have developed an allergy to it. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Vaginal itching after shaving...been a week...had sleepless nights because of itching.

Vaginal itching after shaving...been a week...had sleepless nights because of itching.

? razor burn: Could be simple razor burn or a dermatitis that occurred. Have the Doctor look at the area and see if you need Prescription medications since it is giving you sleepless nights. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

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