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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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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
Board Certified, General Practice
15 years in practice
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My body itches a lot is something wrong me?

Dr. Francine Mosley
Board Certified, General Practice
15 years in practice
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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
11 years in practice
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When your skin itches, does that mean my skin cells are dry?

Dr. Heidi Gilchrist
Board Certified, Dermatology
11 years in practice
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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
16 years in practice
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My skin itches when been in sun and feels lumpy why?

Dr. Leila Hashemi
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
16 years in practice
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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. 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?

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?

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
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The side of pantie line itches what is it?

Dr. Jack Mutnick
Board Certified, Allergy and Immunology
12 years in practice
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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
33 years in practice
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My skin itches and I don't know what to do! can you help?

Dr. Latisha Smith
Board Certified, Wound care
33 years in practice
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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. Joseph O'Bryan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
22 years in practice
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Wat does it mean if your booty hole bleeds and itches?

Dr. Joseph O'Bryan
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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.?

Dr. Dan Fisher
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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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.?

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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Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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I have a place. On my back that allways itches?

Dr. Jerome Litt
Board Certified, Dermatology
66 years in practice
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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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