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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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Treating Scabies (Tip)

Treating Scabies

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