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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.


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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.


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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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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?

Depends entirely...: ...On what is causing it. Could be an allergic reaction, or a viral, bacterial, or fungal infection, or a drug reaction, or other things. No way to know the best treatment until you know the cause. See a dermatologist. ...Read more

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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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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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Itches on my skin for 10yrs that swells and leaves the mark of the scratches on the skin although it disappears after 4 mins.?

Itches on my skin for 10yrs that swells and leaves  the mark of the scratches on the skin although it disappears after 4 mins.?

Dermatographism: Sounds like a type of dermographism. This is usually treated with an over the counter non sedating antihistamine such as cetirizine. A sedating med such as Benadryl may work as well. Sometimes sun exposure can reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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I have a place. On my back that allways itches?

Itchy Back: Too bad i cannot see exactly where this itchy spot is on your back. If it's near the shoulder blade, on one side, there is a condition called brachioradial pruritus. It is thought that this condition may be a result of a long-ago injury to some of the vertebrae in your spine. Your general physician would be in better shape to see exactly where this "place" is. ...Read more

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After I take a shower, my body skin itches so much?

Most likely...: ...You are allergic to the soap you are using, or you are showering too frequently and washing the protective oils off your skin. Try showering less, with a different (and mild) soap. If that doesn't work see your doctor, because it could be something unusual -- for example, the classic presentation of a rare disease called polycythemia vera is itching after bathing. ...Read more

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Itches on my skin for almost 10 years. It swells after I scratch it leaving the traces of the cratch on the skin, although could disappears after 5min?

Itches on my skin for almost 10 years. It swells after I scratch it leaving the traces of the cratch on the skin, although could disappears after 5min?

Dermatographism: Dermographism or dermatographism is an exaggerated wealing tendency when the skin is stroked. It is the commonest form of physical urticaria. In 25-50% of normal people firm stroking of the skin produces first a white line, then a red line, then slight swelling down the line of the stroke, and a mild red flare in the surrounding skin. Treatment is with oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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