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I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

I have dry, red, itchy skin & am concerned about lupus, thanks to an unfortunate Google search. Can iron deficiency/anemia cause skin problems & itch?

You may be onto: something as the most common cause of itching can be iron deficiency anemia. However, without more info, this is only speculative. We need your medical, family, social, sexual, surgical, meds/supplement histories to put all the pieces together. Do see your doctor and discuss this. A simple lab test can help! ...Read more

Dr. Doanh Nguyen
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Itchy Rash (Definition)

Most itchy rashes are called eczema or dermatitis. Both are due to ...Read more


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Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

Can a vitamin b 12 deficiency cause itchy skin?

No I didn't: Vitamin b deficiency does not cause itching of the skin it can cause the skin to be pale or bruise easily. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin and the urge to move my legs at night due to anemia. Should i still continue with iron pills?..ive been takin it for 2 weeks..

I have itchy skin and the urge to move my legs at night due to anemia. Should i still continue with iron pills?..ive been takin it for 2 weeks..

Please see your doct: Please see your doctor to establish the iron deficiency. Blood testing should be reviewed. Itchy skin to my awareness has not been associated with anemia, nor has restless leg issues. Ladies who menstruate, loose iron monthly, and this iron needs to be replaced. Begin by checking with your doctor who placed you on iron. Your soap or laundry detergent may irritate your skin--foods, ...Read more

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Can iron deficiency cause heavy head or dizziness?

Can iron deficiency cause heavy head or dizziness?

Yes: Take your iron pills as directed by your doctor. Otherwise get checked out. ...Read more

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How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

How can I relieve severe itchy skin.?

Sarna lotion: Drink water, use moisturizers such as sarna for sensitive skin, apply aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil when in the shower on your wash cloth, and use witch hazel for relief. If you are still out of control see a doctor since it may mean you have anxiety. ...Read more

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What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

What can I use to relieve my itchy skin?

Dryness: First be sure the skin is not irritated by harsh products. Use a good moisturizing cream after bathing. If persists get evaluated for medical problems that cause itch. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can cure itchy skin?

Can i tell me how i can cure itchy skin?

Sarno lotion: Drink plenty of water, use moisturizers such as sarno since it stops the itching and use aveeno (oatmeal) bath oil in your wash cloth when in the shower. Avoid very hot water when in the shower. If this does not resolve the problem see a doctor as you may be showing signs of anxiety, . ...Read more

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I have itchy skin , how do I deal with it?

I have itchy skin , how do I deal with it?

Itchy skin.: Moisturize after your bath or shower. Don't make water to hot. Also creams a better in the winter if you have very dry skin. I you have other symptoms such as weight loss or fatigue see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve itchy skin due to drying?

What should I do to relieve itchy skin due to drying?

Decrease drying: Decrease hot showers and strong soap or cleansers. Appplication of moisturizer to skin which is slightly moist helps. ...Read more

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I would like help on dry, itchy skin?

Sarna lotion: Buy the sarna lotion for sensitive skin and it will start to give you relief, use aveno bath oil in the shower on your washcloth and use witch hazel to stop the itch. ...Read more

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What could cause red itchy skin everywhere?

Allergy: This could represent allergic reaction to food, medication, infection or external reaction. A careful history and exam are necessary to offer approriate treatment. ...Read more

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Whats the best medication for red itchy skin?

Neck rash: Make sure you are not allergic to skin care products, hair products or nickle. Use fragrance free products only. Try otc hydrocortisone. If this does not help see your doctor. ...Read more

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Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Weekdays the best cream to use for itchy skin?

Same as weekends: Depends on the reason for itch. There are thousands of different causes. If it is significant, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin - cannot figure out why, remedy?

I have itchy skin - cannot figure out why, remedy?

Various causes: There are various causes of itchy skin without a rash including dry skin, liver problems, kidney disease, medications, thyroid disorders, etc. Obviously if your symptoms are very uncomfortable a checkup is advised. If dry skin is not the problem then Benadryl (diphenhydramine) offers relief but may make you drowsy. Claritin is less effective but doesn't cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

Hydrocortisone: Any of the many otc Hydrocortisone creams available at drugstores will often control that sort of itching. If it doesn't, you might be allergic to some component of the wax you are using, and you will need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

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Iron Poor Blood (Definition)

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