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Is severe itching a common side effect of ramipril and if so what should I do if I am affected?

Is severe itching a common side effect of ramipril and if so what should I do if I am affected?

No: It is not a common side effect. Nonetheless you could be allergic. If you've just started ramipril, you should stop it and discuss this with the prescriber. If you've been on it for a few weeks or longer, it's very unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

My brother has suffered from very severe itching all over his body for about 8 years now. He itches right after bathing or when he sweats.?

Cholinergic?: If he has itchy bumps also, then it is called cholinergic urticaria which flares up after the body gets heated up then cools off. This can often be prevented by taking an antihistamine such as zyrtec (cetirizine). It may go away by itself with time but is not a serious health issue. ...Read more

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Is severe itching common with jra?

Is severe itching common with jra?

Not with JRA per se: Itching is not a usual symptom of jra. It may be a reaction to some medication. You may wish to consult this site for more information.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001487/. ...Read more

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I have 15 years old scar over left medial malleolus now suddendly I got severe itching with redness over one side edeges of scar....probable cause?

I have 15 years old scar over left medial malleolus now suddendly I got severe itching with redness over one side edeges of scar....probable cause?

Scar itch: Not enough information to help, you as this would depend on how long you have had these symptoms and how large the area so best to have a health care worker examine it or perhaps more info may help. ...Read more

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Monistat 500 for 7 days prescribed for yeast. Severe itching & even cramps (like menstral pain) when I used it. How can I relieve side effects?

Monistat 500 for 7 days prescribed for yeast. Severe itching & even cramps (like menstral pain) when I used it. How can I relieve side effects?

Stop it!: If you get worse when taking a medicine, you may have a problem with the medicine as well as the disease. Stop it for now and talk to or see your doc to see if you should continue it or use something else. If you take diphenhydramine and it stops the itching, there's a good chance that you are allergic to the medicine. ...Read more

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I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?

I have had severe itching on the palmar side of my right index finger for years now. A painful "blister" pops up every so often. Any ideas to cause?

Itchy fingers: Several conditions can cause this. Eczema is a common cause of itchy rash on fingers. If a painful blister appears at intervals, it could also be a bacterial infection or a viral infection such as herpes, called herpetic whitlow when on the fingers. Please see your dermatologist when you have the blister. It can be opened, cultured for viruses and bacteria. Stains can also be done for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I got diagnosed with UTI a month ago why doi now have right side and abdominal and back pain low grade fever body pain all over and severe itching?

I got diagnosed with UTI a month ago why doi now have right side and abdominal and back pain low grade fever body pain all over and severe itching?

Recurrence: You may have it again. It maybe something else. If you have stone, may cause this. It may be your appendix, ovary and a variety of other things. Would you consider returning to the same doctor who made the UTI diagnosis. They already have a piece of the history and can advise better. ...Read more

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I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

I am experiencing skin sores, itchy rash (severity: severe) (quality: severe itching) (side: scalp), rash in armpit (quality: pustules or pimples), itch, leg numbness and skin rash (quality: itchiness, blisters, crusty, bumpy, red or bluish purple, fla

Sore/ itchy rash: May be eczema, psoriasis which could respond to steroids but may need stronger treatment if diffuse, folliculitis for which mupirocin topical and bactrim oral if not allergic would help, or autoimmune process. Or food intolerence- gluten, milk. Would follow up with dermatologist ...Read more

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Whey protein causing acne, zits and itches. Is this a common side effect?

Whey protein causing acne, zits and itches. Is this a common side effect?

Not protein.: U consume it every day. It it is due 2 a supplement, I would suspect a steroid additive may B present. Read the label carefully & if U don't understand it, have a dietitian or MD read it 4 U. U must B careful. ...Read more

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I'm 22 with viral myocarditis. I got some new meds: Ramipril and Bisoprolol. These meds make me really dizzy. Is that a common side effect? What happens if I skip the meds for a couple of days?

I'm 22 with viral myocarditis. I got some new meds: Ramipril and Bisoprolol. These meds make me really dizzy. Is that a common side effect? What happens if I skip the meds for a couple of days?

Cannot answer: This is a condition that needs to be followed very closely by your cardiologist. It is not ideal that you are so dizzy, however, the meds are decreasing the work demand on damaged heart muscle and may be preventing complete failure. If unstable, it is possible you will be admitted (or readmitted?) for closer monitoring. Be sure the cardiologist is aware of the symptoms (ok to call service on sat) ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body?

I have severe itching all over my body?

Dry skin: The most common cause is dry skin especially during the winter and dry months. Avoid all scented soap and apply a good skin moisturizer within minutes after bathing. If these measures failed, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have severe itching all over my body?

I have severe itching all over my body?

Itching require eval: Itching can be caused by something external or internal. Dry skin, eczema, bug bites ; other infestations can lead to itching; but so too can liver, thyroid and kidney disease. Best to see a physician and get a proper work up including appropriate lab work! ...Read more

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Does severe itching link to celiac disease?

On rare occasions: Dr. Westfield is correct. The condition is called dermatitis herpetiformis, an intensely itchy sometimes blistering rash associated with gluten enteropathy. ...Read more

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What would cause severe itching on big toes?

Fungus or allergy: Common causes for itchiness in the toe could be from fungus or an allergic reaction (from a bite or from material). Have it checked to be certain and get correct treatment. ...Read more

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Severe itching after getting out of bath what could this be?

Severe itching after getting out of bath what could this be?

Allergy to cleanser: First question is are you using bubble bath, which is drying and the most common cause of itchy skin is dry skin. So stop the bubbles, and add some petrolatem to your bath to smooth and moisturize your skin. ...Read more

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I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

I have keratosis palarious. This causes severe itching like lymphoma would right?

Hyperkeratosis pilar: This is an hereditary condition of the skin with extremely dry skin, obstruction of hair follicles, overgrowth of the follicles and often redness. The skin feels prickly with small (1 mm) red bumps around the follicles. The basic treatment is lots of moisturizer. This rash occurs all over the body but mainly on the extremities. Lymphoma is associated with itch mostly, and the rash is different. ...Read more

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Been taking minocyclene & spironolactone since 10/30/17. Woke up at 3:00 am w/ severe itching everywhere.?

Been taking minocyclene & spironolactone since 10/30/17. Woke up at 3:00 am w/ severe itching everywhere.?

Stop the new drugs: You should stop both the spironolactone and the minocycline immediately and notify your physician that prescribed them. There can be many causes of itching all over but a new drug is highly suspect. ...Read more

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After sucked by my bf, sometimes my boobs are getting severe itching that I'm unable to bear, what that actually mean?

After sucked by my bf, sometimes my boobs are getting severe itching that I'm unable to bear, what that actually mean?

Itching1st pain sign: Itching is the first sign of pain receptors being activated. If the suckling is not so gentle or your breasts are reddened post engagement then assessment for infection or injury is needed by a MD. ...Read more

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When my skin gets exposed to the sun for a fair amount of time, then it causes severe itching. I tried using a sunblock spf50 but same issue. Help?

When my skin gets exposed to the sun for a fair amount of time, then it causes severe itching. I tried using a sunblock spf50 but same issue. Help?

? solar urticaria: First, need to avoid sun exposure as much as you can, take an OTC antihistamine as cetirizine or loratadine regularly, unless contraindicated, so read the labels carefully, then, have an appointment with a dermatologist, ask your primary doctor for referral, good luck ...Read more

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Sometimes I feel severe itching around my anus, once or twice a day. I examined and found a tiny pustule there. What is the matter with me. Plz help.

Sometimes I feel severe itching around my anus, once or twice a day. I examined and found a tiny pustule there. What is the matter with me. Plz help.

Causes of Anal Itch: Anal itch can be caused by
1hemorroids are engorged veins located aroun anus and rectum
2pin worms arei common and can be easily treated
3skin disease psoriasis and contact dermatitis;infection
4repeated loose stools can cause anal irritation and itching
5friction and moisture can irritate the sesitive skin in anal area
you might have had an infection or hemorrhoids. I will suggest see yourmd. ...Read more

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When winter comes severe itching starts on whole of my body. Cetrezine has very mild effect or no effect. What is the cause and how could I get rid of?

Winter itch: Your problem is actually known as winter itch and is related to low humidity and older age. Treatment is to avoid removing oils from skin by taking fewer baths, using soap only in important areas, avoiding skin irritants (solvents, soaps, scratchy clothing, hot water, scrub brush, or harsh toweling) and by application of a hypoallergenic lotion after bathing. ...Read more

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Enlarged posterior cerv nodes for a few years. I had 2 cats scans, but no other tests. I have severe itching at nite & occ nite sweats. Should I worry?

Has there been: Discussion of a biopsy? If the nodes have been significant enough to image over time and have not resolved it could be time for more investigation. ...Read more

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I have had a lot of severe itching around and on my vaginal area. It has been that way for a long time. Recently I have scratched it raw. Lately I haven't scratched at all and it is becoming raw on its own. Today I experienced discharge from the raw area.

Dermatologist needed: Hi:
you should see a dermatologist to properly evaluate the underlying cause of itching, as there may be many. In addition, your scratching may introduce a secondary bacterial and/or fungal infection due to the violation of the skin barrier. Therefore, a thorough evaluation is warranted. ...Read more

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Severe itching in my vaginal area. Use internal or external monistat?

Internal: The majority of vaginal yeast unfections will also cause some itching and irritation to the external labia. The majority of labial yeast infections are caused by yeast from inside the vagina. Treat the vaginal yeast problem and it should all go away. Treat only the outside and it will persist much longer. ...Read more

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Can rejection of an organ cause severe itching, my husband had his liver transplanted?

Can rejection of an organ cause severe itching, my husband had his liver transplanted?

Yes: Rejection itself does not cause itching. If the bilirubin is up during an episode of rejection it can irritate the skin and cause itching. ...Read more

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My wife is 8 month pregnant and have a severe itching in her belly. Is it normal? And what should we do?

My wife is 8 month pregnant and have a severe itching in her belly. Is it normal? And what should we do?

Call her OB tonight: So her OB can advise her what to use not normal to have sever itching, assuming nothing strange is going on which your OB can determine there are safe anti itch meds to use in pregnancy so please call her OB tonight. ...Read more

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Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Ingrown hairs on my scalp is causing severe itching some swelling under the scalp..

Pseudofolliculitis: Pseudofolliculitis barbae is also known as barbers's itch. What you describe here may or may not be consistent with this pseudofolliculitis. It usually occurs where curly hairs are plucked or shaven. These hairs then grow beneath the skin. This most often occurs on the chin or neck. The best prevention is to grow a beard or let the affected hair grow out. One can also pluck the hair out. ...Read more

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What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

What would cause severe itching under armpits and bruising around the diameter of the armpit?

Allergy?: If you have a rash, I would consider an allergy...Bruising is from scratching...Stop deodorant for a week, use Hydrocortisone and see what happens. If no relief, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a severe itching and burning sensation on my legs (no rash). What could be causing this?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe itching, throbbing, inflamation with bumps on hands and feet?

See a dermatologist: These symptoms are too serious to ignore. Consult a dermatologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Severe itching. Burning during intercourse. Blisters on head of penis.

You may need testing: Given your description, you may have an STD. I would recommend that you see your primary care physician as soon as you can so you can be tested for a number of common STD's, such as herpes, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and others. For now, I would strongly advise abstaining from any intercourse so as not to spread any potential infection you may have. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

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