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My skin itches so bad I've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

My skin itches so bad I've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

Antihistamines: If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy. If serious conditions are ruled out than you can try antihistamines such as Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as oatmeal baths like aveeno and emollient skin creams such as eucerin. Make sure your air is well humidified as well ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this?

I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this?

Well: It gets red and itches then goes away, no rash or bumps. It could be a rash or what is called idiopathic urticaria, release of inflammation due to stress. Oddlly enough sometimes an h-2 bkocker like tagamet for the the stomach can help. It may be allergic reaction or something else and I would not avoid seeing a doctor. I would trey Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and tagamet is pretty cheap. Look up idiop. ...Read more

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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Many possibilities: When the body itches all over, it implies that the itching/rash may be a reaction from an ingestion such as a medication or food, or an allergy to the environment, ie hayfever. Another possibility could be a skin infestation such as scabies. Reactions to things like fabrics or laundry detergent will usually spare certain parts of the body such as the head/scalp, hands and feet. ...Read more

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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. The period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia.. ...Read more

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Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more

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How can I stop picking at my itching skin?

How can I stop picking at my itching skin?

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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I have itching skin. It gets worse during night.

I have itching skin. It gets worse during night.

Itching skin: Hello ~ you probably have SCABIES. Please go see your doc so that he can asses and treat you and everyone else who lives in house...thanks ...Read more

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I have a regular problem of itching skin.....What could be the reason and what should I do?

I have a regular problem of itching skin.....What could be the reason and what should I do?

Itch: Skin itch is often caused by dryness. Heavy moisture to skin can help. Buy a cream moisturizer (not lotion) and apply for a few weeks to see if the itch is less. Also topical cortisone creams can be used for a few days to help with itch, but not long-term. ...Read more

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Palpitations and itching skin concern. Should I be concerned?

Palpitations and itching skin concern. Should I be concerned?

Itchy skin: You could have thyroid disease or mastocytosis. You should see your dermatologist or family doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my occasional itching skin?

What could be causing my occasional itching skin?

Agree w Dr Cordero: Additionally - it might just be plain old dry skin. Hydrate well orally. Use gentle soap and lotion. ...Read more

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What could cause persistent dry and itching skin?

What could cause persistent dry and itching skin?

Dry: Could be over exposure to water or a type of eczema. If otc creams don't work, then see a derm. ...Read more

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What is couse of itching skin allergy?

What is couse of itching skin allergy?

It can be hard to: Tell. New soap? New detergent? New clothes? New lotion? Contact with plants? ETC. An allergist might be able to test you to find out. ...Read more

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How to reduce itching skin? And what can cause itching?

How to reduce itching skin? And what can cause itching?

Two simple things to: Try: 1. Use a soap that is not too drying to your skin. 2. Invest in good skin moisturizer. ...Read more

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Itching skin on neck and face taking sotolol?

Itching skin on neck and face taking sotolol?

Maybe what you take: Sotolol rarely causes a skin rash but it is possible. If it's only a little itching, try 1% Hydrocortisone cream twice daily to itchy areas. In addition, whenever your skin is soaking wet, after shower etc, rub in baby oil for 30 seconds (to wet skin) then towel dry. ...Read more

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Is itching skin common in pregnancy?

Yes: Most of the reasons are not serious such as dry skin or pupps. But a more serious but rare cause is cholestasis of pregnancy. There is no rash and the hands and feet itch the most. ...Read more

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How to treat itching skin after eating habanero?

How to treat itching skin after eating habanero?

Here is a great: Piece from Livestrong. REF: https://www. Livestrong. Com/article/535749-habanero-peppers-itchy-skin/ ...Read more

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Itching skin before period, what could be wrong?

Itching skin before period, what could be wrong?

Hormonal itch: This is not uncommon when the menstrual cycle starts, or just prior, that itchy skin or even hives can occur. There are conditions known as hormonal rhinitis and rhinitis of pregnancy. Asthma can also be affected. ...Read more

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What is diphenhydramine, can you use it for itching skin?

What is diphenhydramine, can you use it for itching skin?

Yes: It is an antihistamine which also goes by the brand name benadryl (diphenhydramine). Side effects include drowsiness so why not try a good skin lotion regularly first. If a rash is causing this may want your doctor to take a look, . ...Read more

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Color changes on itchy skin. Do color changes cause the itching?

Usually the opposite: Usually chronically itchy skin can hyper or hypopigment. Not the other way around. ...Read more

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What causes back itching? No rash nor bumps just itching skin.

What causes back itching? No rash nor bumps just itching skin.

Dry skin: Dry skin is the most common cause of itching. A mild allergy to the chemicals in soaps, lotions, detergents, fabric softeners can also cause itching. Try Sarna Lotion to the itchy areas, and unscented soap, such as Aveeno, (oatmeal) or Vanicream. If still itchy, a Dermatologist can look for other causes of itching. ...Read more

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What causes itching skin from taking vitamin d tablets?

Most likely...: Soething in the tablet, other than the vitamin d3. I recommend d3 in gel caps. By the way, I have never had a patient complain about this! ...Read more

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Will an HIV rash be just dry itching skin?

Will an HIV rash be just dry itching skin?

No: An HIV rash will probably blanch on pressure, and will be unmistakably a rash rather than just common itchy / dry skin. ...Read more

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Sotolol causing itching skin on face neck & jaw?

Sotolol causing itching skin on face neck & jaw?

Possible allergy: You may have an allergy to the medicine. Do not abruptly stop it. Contact your cardiologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin from waxing how can I relieve the itching and swelling?

I have itchy skin from waxing how can I relieve the itching and swelling?

Skin irritation: Probably what is call contact dermatitis. This means skin irritation form contact. The wax could have caused this. Swelling is due to the the pulling. You should use a Shea butter based skin lotion and see if that works. If not try a 1% hydrocortisone cream, like Aveno for itch. If the swelling worsens, please see a doctor ...Read more

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Hi I am javed, my son is 5 months old and he is suffering with dry itching skin and erosion which bleeds, white spots on face, please help.

Hi I am javed, my son is 5 months old and he is suffering with dry itching skin and erosion which bleeds, white spots on face, please help.

Eczema: Your son seems to have an infantile atopic dermatitis (eczema) which is often responding well to low-potency steroid cream and antihistamine for itching. Have him checked. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more