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Itch (Overview)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation that requires a scratch.


Dr. Francine Mosley
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My body itches a lot is something wrong me?

My body itches a lot is something wrong me?

Maybe, maybe not...: Skin may itch because it's dry and is crying out for more moisture. But what's the texture of your skin when it itches? What's the color? Does scratching make it stop itching or make it itch more? If moisturizer/lotion gives you no relief, follow up with your doc. ...Read more

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Itch (Overview)

Itch is also known as Itching. Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation that requires a scratch.


Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
Board Certified, Dermatology
10 years in practice
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When your skin itches, does that mean my skin cells are dry?

When your skin itches,  does that mean my skin cells are dry?

Yes, it can.: Dry skin definitely itches, especially when it stretches a little, like when you bend over or reach for something. Try a daily moisturizer to help with this. ...Read more

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Treating Scabies (Tip)

Treating Scabies

Scabies causes itching, but treatment of scabies may actually make the itching worse for a while. ...See more

Dr. Leila Hashemi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
15 years in practice
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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Polymorphic light: Eruption, which is condition that occurs in reaction to sunlight on the skin, a rash happens and it's itchy, it's not dangerous though, you need to protect your skin by wearing sun-screen, long sleeves and hat, avoid direct sun exposure,Hydrocortisone cream OTC can help with the itching, see a Dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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My face itches and has turned very dark and does not feel the same?

Uniterpretable: Progressive hyperpigmentation of the skin should be thoroughly examined. There could be localized infections like rosacea or hormonal problems. Discuss it with your pcp or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Peterson Pierre
Board Certified, Dermatology
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I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere. What can this be?

I feel as if there are little stickers under my skin every where....It itches everywhere.  What can this be?

Unclear: I'm not sure what you mean by "little stickers." you probably need to see your dermatologist or allergist for a thorough history and exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
11 years in practice
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The side of pantie line itches what is it?

Itch: Pressure and warm sites tend to be susceptible areas for rash. Any rash can be itchy, although hives tend to be red, raised and mosquito-bite like rashes that are very itchy. Topical anti-itch cream is a start. If it doesn't resolve or spreads, see a doctor for a true diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Latisha Smith
Board Certified, Wound care
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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! can you help?

My skin itches and I don't know what to do! can you help?

Yes: There are 2 ways to relieve itching-external topical treatment and internal medications. Applying cold compresses or taking cool shower will give some immediate temporary relief. Anti-itch creams such as benadryl, calamine, lanacaine and hdrocortisone will give more long lasting relief. Oral antihistamines will provide the most effective relief. If needed topical treatments can be use while taking oral agent. ...Read more

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Board Certified, Psychiatry
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What can I do if my whole body itches like crazy, can someone help?

What can I do if my whole body itches like crazy, can someone help?

Hives? Other?: You could have been exposed to something that's causing hives -- or you could have urticaria (itching & rash) for other reasons like hyperbilrubinemia too. For your best help, please see your doctor so s/he can examine your skin and treat you effectively. Be well. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
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21 years in practice
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Wat does it mean if your booty hole bleeds and itches?

Wat does it mean if your booty hole bleeds and itches?

Rectal itching: I assume you are talking about your rectum. Itching and bleeding of the rectum usually means a hemorrhoid. However if it does not respond to treatment for that then it should be examine by a physician. ...Read more

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