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My hair roots feel very scratchy... It itches all day... What should I do about it?

My hair roots feel very scratchy... It itches all day... What should I do about it?

Itchy Scalp: The commonest causes of itchy scalp are dry scalp, dandruff, seborrheic dermatitis, scalp psoriasis, contact dermatitis, head lice infestation, ring worm of the scalp, tinea amiantacea, lichen planus, hair follicle inflammation, neurogenic excoriation and pyogenic infection of scalp. ...Read more

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Itch (Definition)

An itch is an irritating sensation that causes one to have the urge ...Read more


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What does it mean if your nipple itches all day?

What does it mean if your nipple itches all day?

Itchy nipples: You may have eczema, which can affect soft sensitive skin. If you have any other part of body with dry skin patches, it would be a likely cause. You can also think about superficial fungal ingal infection called ring worm. An exam would be helpful if OTC meds don't help resolve the condition. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your right hand itches all day?

What does it mean when your right hand itches all day?

See details: If there is not rash and the itching is limited to one hand, it probably means nothing. It could be related to stress. ...Read more

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Would internal meatus herpes be easily visible? Have small red pimple inside meatus that Itches all day, no pain. Received unprotected oral. Have UTI

Would internal meatus herpes be easily visible? Have small red pimple inside meatus that Itches all day, no pain. Received unprotected oral. Have UTI

May be herpes: Herpes can initially cause itching. That's often followed by a blister that ulcerates. May cause pain, especially on
urinating. The only way to tell if HSV is to do a swab of some fluid from the sore. Since you were able to see the "pimple" I'm not sure why you are asking if it easily visible. The doctor can use a magnifying glass to view it if needed. Best wishes. Always use a condom. ...Read more

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What does it means if my rectum keeps itching all day and all night. I used cremes and its still not helping the itching.?

What does it means if my rectum keeps itching all day and all night. I used cremes and its still not helping the itching.?

See below: Two things come to mind: 1) internal hemorrhoids which generally don't cause pain but can feel like an itch or discomfort and 2) pinworms which is an infection and causes itching. #2 can easily be checked by applying a piece of scotch tape to your anus and then taking it off. If there are little rice shaped things, that's it. Either way see your doctor to get checked out and treated accordingly. ...Read more

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My hubby has severe itching all day/night. Scabies test neg. CBC normal. Going on 8 weeks. Hydroxyzine & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help. No other sympts. Has rash

My hubby has severe itching all day/night. Scabies test neg. CBC normal. Going on 8 weeks. Hydroxyzine & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help. No other sympts. Has rash

See derm: See dermatologist since there are many causes for itching. In the meanwhile, be sure to apply a moisturizer immediately after bathing to see if this helps since dry skin is by far the most common cause for itching. On the other hand, the rash needs to be examined even though it may come from repeated scratching. ...Read more

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Major rectal pain every bowel. Doc says no hemmohroids. Blood in stool. Waiting 4 weeks for colonoscopy. Severe pain and itching all day long?

Major rectal pain every bowel. Doc says no hemmohroids. Blood in stool. Waiting 4 weeks for colonoscopy. Severe pain and itching all day long?

You may have: A bothersome entity called "Fissure in an" which is a cracklike defect in you anal wall. This is VERY PAINFUL and can often not be diagnosed with simple RECTAL exam. Protoscopic exam is needed!

In the meantime try hot SITZ baths!!
Hope this helps and Good Luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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After treatment for scabies does it itch all day or only at night?

After treatment for scabies does it itch all day or only at night?

Scabies: After being treated you may still itch for 2 to 4 more weeks until the allergic reaction has completely resolved. ...Read more

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The outside of my butthole itches really bad all day long :/ and I'm not sure what it is and I'm shy to ask. Can you please help me?

Pruritus ani: Most of the time this is an allergy to certain foods such as caffeine, chocolate, cheese, citrus, citric juice, beer, condiments and processed milk. Try to avoid all of these types of food for 6 weeks and add more fiber. After a bowel movement wash with warm water rather than wiping. Keep a dry gauze or cotton ball between the cheeks and change as needed. This will take about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I just started Lipitor (atorvastatin). I've been itching all over all day. Could this be due to the med?

I just started Lipitor (atorvastatin). I've been itching all over all day. Could this be due to the med?

Possibly: One of the adverse reactions that some people get from Lipitor (atorvastatin) is urticaria, a fancy name for the hives. Typically, urticaria is associated with raised reddened lesions that itch. ...Read more

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Suffering from hepatitis a, I still have high levels of alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin. Main problem is severe itching all round the day, ?

Suffering from hepatitis a, I still have high levels of alkaline phosphatase and bilirubin. Main problem is severe itching all round the day, ?

Yes: The elevated bilirubin is what causes the itching. The bilirubin is deposited in the skin, that is what makes you yellow, and it itches. There is nothing you can do except wait until your liver gets better and the bilirubin drops down to normal.

In the meantime, taking an antihistamine might help, but you have to watch for sedation. Talk to your doctor about that. ...Read more

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Itching all over body all day. Taking fexofenadine. Is there any thing natural that can control it. I don't wanna take any medicine for life time. Ty?

Itching all over body all day. Taking fexofenadine. Is there any thing natural that can control it. I don't wanna take any medicine for life time. Ty?

Depends: It depends on the cause for the itching. It this has been present for just a day, it is likely a transient issue and not a lifetime one. Cooled lotion, menthol topically may help. Until you know what the cause is, it is difficult to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Please whenever I walk a little bit fast in anytime in the day my body severely itches me. This always happen to me?

Please whenever I walk a little bit fast in anytime in the day my body severely itches me. This always happen to me?

Urticaria: The most common reason for itching while walking is cholinergic urticaria, a type of hives triggered by increased body temperature. Try taking a long-acting antihistamine (such as allegra) each morning. If that doesn't prevent the itching, your doctor may want to run some tests to look for other, rarer causes. ...Read more

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Hello! I would love to know why does my body itch only at night but not during the day when I am at work? Please, tell me! It itches a lot!

Flea/bed bug: Allergen at home, flea (If indoor pets), bed bug, Detergent or sprays used in house, certain specific food or drink taken after coming home, perfume, body lotion etc matters. See PMD ...Read more

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My vagina itches a lot. But not durning the day, and only when I itch it itches more. Also I'm dry.

My vagina itches a lot. But not durning the day, and only when I itch it itches more. Also I'm dry.

Yeast infection?: It could be a yeast infection or possibly an allergic reaction. Young women with such complaints rarely have an STD, it's often a yeast infection. This may resolve on its own and so you can either watch it or try and over the counter Monistat vaginal suppository. ...Read more

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Occasionally everyday when I'm put long sleeved clothes or when I'm out in a sunny day. My whole body skin itches (scratching).What can it be.

Occasionally everyday when I'm put long sleeved clothes or when I'm out in a sunny day. My whole body skin itches (scratching).What can it be.

PMLE: Polymorphic light eruption is a condition associated with an itchy rash that develops after sun exposure. Symptoms are usually worse in early summer and seem to get better later in summer. You can treat the symptoms with decreased sun exposure, antihistamines, Hydrocortisone cream and strong sunscreen. ...Read more

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I was out in the sun on holiday topless in Barcelona for 2 hours or more and now my body stings and itches the next day! This always happens!! Help??

I was out in the sun on holiday topless in Barcelona for 2 hours or more and now my body stings and itches the next day! This always happens!! Help??

SoundsLike the usual: Result of ultraviolet radiation damage to skin followed by skin arterioles opening up to ↑skin blood flow to help repair all the cellular damage from the UV radiation, both UVA & UVB; commonly referred to as sunburn. The symptoms are a result of both the skin cell damage & the body's emergency response effort to repair the damage. Skin with less melanin most susceptible to damage & skin cancer. ...Read more

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I like being clean always but every time I get a shower my body skin itches. Should I bathe every other day?

I like being clean always but every time I get a shower my body skin itches. Should I bathe every other day?

Itch after shower?: How long do you stay in the shower? How hot is the temp? If you stay too long or water too hot, after you dry self with towel, your skin gets wet again with sweat due to the temp on the skin that is not cooled down enough, the skin gets drier and drier. (the skin sweats profusely while under hot shower). If not from that, allergy to the new soap? Or allergy to old soap? Or. Not rinse soap off? ...Read more

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Good day I have this skin infection it starts as a little flee bite and then itches like crazy and then it starts to grow and grow?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. Is it still growing? Could it have been a tick bite, if so, you should be tested for Lyme disease.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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For the last few day I broke out with a rash on my face and shoulders it itches skin feels like It's on fire what could be going on?

For the last few day I broke out with a rash on my face and shoulders it itches skin feels like It's on fire what could be going on?

RASH FACE & SHOULDER: DO YOU TAKE ANY MEDICATIONS?
PRESCRIPTION OR OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDS?
ANY NEW ONES?
ANY CHANGES IN YOUR SOAP OR WASHING DETERGENT?
IF THIS PERSISTS PLEASE SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
BEST LUCK. ...Read more

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I wake up to a little bump that itches badly and turns into a brownish circle by the end of the day and skin around it turns red and warm?

I wake up to a little bump that itches badly and turns into a brownish circle by the end of the day and skin around it turns red and warm?

Skin discoloration: Should be examined by your doctor. If it is changing in color, texture, temperature and it itches I recommend getting seen as soon as you can. You will likely need a skin biopsy to give you a correct diagnosis and treatment plan! ...Read more

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I'm worried because my scrotum itches a lot during the day and night. What's the problem, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my scrotum itches a lot during the day and night. What's the problem, what do you suggest?

Itching in Groin: Itching in scrotal area is common with common fungal infection called jock itch. You can use oTC meds to see if it helps. Your doctor can do skin scrapping if needed to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?

Hi I use degree deodorant and shave every 3 day but I always seem to smell musky and my armpit itches. Please help?

The apocrine sweat: Glands in the armpit secrete a fatty type of sweat different from eccrine/skin sweat glands. Bacteria work on apocrine sweat creating bromhidrosis resulting in offensive and hard to control odor. The basic strategy is cleaning the skin regularly (1-2 X daily) with germicidal soap to reduce bacteria count, shaving as your are doing, drying, strong anti-perspirant. Change Degree.?? irritant? ...Read more

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I used a bad shaver a day ago and now I have a huge rash on my legs, it itches and feels weird, what to do?

I used a bad shaver a day ago and now I have a huge rash on my legs, it itches and feels weird, what to do?

Cortisone cream: Razors may cause 'shave bumps ' that itch a lot. Over the counter Hydrocortisone creams can help relieve the itch. However, if it really looks 'weird' going to see your doctor may be helpful. ...Read more