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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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See info: I am a 19 year old male. Recently, I have felt an itching inside the head of my penis. I have only had protected sex with my girlfriend, and the last time we had sex was about 4 months ago. We have both been faithful, so I do not see how this co

See info: I am a 19 year old male. Recently, I have felt an itching inside the head of my penis. I have only had protected sex with my girlfriend, and the last time we had sex was about 4 months ago. We have both been faithful, so I do not see how this co

Although: Although not a classic presentation. Jock itch (yeast infection) can present this way. You should try an over the counter anti-fungal cream like Clotrimazole twice a day for about a week or so. If this does not work you should see your doctor for a complete medical evaluation and treatment as deemed necessary. ...Read more

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Feels like I want to itch the inside of my head or pull something out of my head because off pressure and tingling I keep getting, pressure in ear?

Feels like I want to itch the inside of my head or pull something out of my head because off pressure and tingling I keep getting, pressure in ear?

Pressure in the ear: Several possibilities
a ear blockage. May respond to green tea with lemon about 8 cups / day - drink.
b.Some area of swelling. May respond to Aleve (naproxen) or Clear. Ease Lozenges
c Some sort of allergy. May respond to allergy pill ...Read more

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Why does my head itches?

Itching of scalp: It is possible you have very dry scalp or dandruff- have your family doctor examine you, . ...Read more

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Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Head itches before I shower. What could this be?

Multiple causes: Dry hair, scalp, dandruff, seborrhea of the scalp, folliculitis, reaction to soaps, shampoo or condition. Please seek a medical exam. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my head itches like crazy?

Several possibilitie: Itches like crazy sounds pretty darn serious. You might have someone check for hair lice or other offending agents. Less intense itching might be related to your shampoo, hair products, including reaction to dyes, etc. Less intense itching could also be related to a fungus infection of the scalp, which would need some anti-fungal treatments. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my head itches a lot, what do you suggest?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have a rash that itches on the head of my penis?

I have a rash that itches on the head of my penis?

May be infection: Possible yeast
see a urologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My husbands head itches all yhe time its driving him crazy?

My husbands head itches all yhe time its driving him crazy?

Dermatitis: This common problem is easily managed with the right topical medication. Your family doctor should be able to help easily with the right treatment. ...Read more

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So I have white stuff in my hair, but they don't itch. I took a shower and still have them. Whenever I'm in the sun my head itches, what could this be?

So I have white stuff in my hair, but they don't itch. I took a shower and still have them. Whenever I'm in the sun my head itches, what could this be?

Dandruff: You should shampoo your hair using a product that treats dandruff. Dryness of the scalp and hair causes itchiness. After shampooing, apply a hair conditioner according to instructions in order to restore needed oils to your hair and avoid itchiness. ...Read more

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Why does the top of my head itch when I eat something very spicy? When I eat something that has fresh chillies in it and it is very spicy, the top of my head sometimes itches. Why is that?

Why does the top of my head itch when I eat something very spicy? When I eat something that has fresh chillies in it and it is very spicy, the top of my head sometimes itches. Why is that?

There: There are a few different explanations for this. One would be an allergic reaction to the chillies you are consuming. A reaction such as this could cause itching, however it would be strange only in your head, and would likely present in other areas of your body. After further research I found that there is a chemical called microptaprotomerase that is present in certain spicy foods, not sure if it is found in chillies though. This chemical is absorbed in your blood and eventually affects your hair follicles and accumulates on your scalp and causes itching.
I invite other providers to add their input since there may be another explanation I am not aware of. ...Read more

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My penis has source that comes and go around the head and it itches. What could that be?

My penis has source that comes and go around the head and it itches. What could that be?

Penile sores: This could mean many things and would be too difficult to answer in this type of setting. Recommend that you see a urologist or your primary care doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

I have a scab on my head, it's been there for years, doesn't bleed and occasionally itches what might it be?

Irritated lesion: It can be many things. Do you pick at it? It could be an inflammed mole, wart, folliculitis (infected hair follicle) to name a few. Has it grown? If you are not picking at it and it does not heal, have your doctor check it. ...Read more

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Head itches has scaly looking spots that seem to spread and after I scratch them they then become sores but they still seem to spread?

Head itches has scaly looking spots that seem to spread and after I scratch them they then become sores but they still seem to spread?

Scalp rash: Sounds like sebirrheic dermatitis. Could be scalp psoriasis. Try seldom shampoo in the short term. May need additional medicated shampoos. Hope this helps ...Read more

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What is wrong when the crown of your head is sore and itches?

What is wrong when the crown of your head is sore and itches?

Have it looked at.: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have bad dandruff and my head itches alot, what can I do to get rid of dandruff?

I have bad dandruff and my head itches alot, what can I do to get rid of dandruff?

See a derm: Dandruff or seborrheic dermatitis can be treated with topical steroids as well as medicated shampoos. See your dermatologist for a proper protocol to address your concerns. ...Read more

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How to clean my penis hole it itches at the tip instead inside it itches inside at the tip inside the head

How to clean my penis hole it itches at the tip instead inside it itches inside at the tip inside the head

Oh-oh: Sounds like you may have an infection, particularly if the sensation has been present for more than just a couple of hours. Should get seen by your dr / urgent care / std clinic for exam/testing and treatment. ...Read more

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After me and my wife have sex. The head of my peniss itches really bad and gets stuff around for skin. What can this be.

After me and my wife have sex. The head of my peniss itches really bad and gets stuff around for skin. What can this be.

Yeast or eczema: You probably have a yeast infection or eczema that gets aggravated with sex. Try Cortaid twice a day for 1 week. If that doesn't help, try Lamisil (terbinafine) cream twice a day for another week. If that doesn't help, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Son has had cradle cap and it itches all the time/ we wash his hair twice week could this be excema in his head he is 4mths old.

Son has had cradle cap and it itches all the time/ we wash his hair twice week could this be excema in his head he is 4mths old.

Maybe: Much of cradle cap id due to retained skin flakes that are not susceptible to the mild ingredients in "tear free" baby shampoos. Active washing with a simple dandruff shampoo will often do the trick, as well as avoiding baby oil on the scalp or other treatments. A soft cuticle brush to help scrub in the shampoo helps, but keep it away from the eyes. ...Read more

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I had a tick in me for roughly 1 week. Head was removed, but it formed a big dark, hard lump that itches. It has been 3 months. Is this normal?

I had a tick in me for roughly 1 week. Head was removed, but it formed a big dark, hard lump that itches. It has been 3 months. Is this normal?

Tick bite reaction: Perhaps all of the tick was not removed, or you became infected. If the head was in your skin for a week, it is advised that you see your doctor about preventative antibiotics to be sure you did not get a tick disease that can hide away in your body then cause severe problems ...Read more

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Hi, I'm very worried for my husband he is 24 yrs. Old. He has a pea size ball on the left lower side of his head, sometimes it itches then burns.

Hi, I'm very worried for my husband he is 24 yrs. Old. He has a pea size ball on the left lower side of his head, sometimes it itches then burns.

See doctor: Please encourage your husband to see his physician about the pea-sized ball. It may just be a little cyst on his scalp. The doctor can examine your husband and see. ...Read more

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I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

I do get these boils on the head... It is very painful and does itches a lot. I applied lot of anti bact solutions but it keeps coming back again.

Source Control: If extensive, you may need to take an antibiotic by mouth to address your infection. I would also think carefully about what your head is touching- You may just be reinfecting your scalp. Are you using the same hat or pillow or comb or towel without washing or disinfecting these objects prior to their use? Are you leaving scratch marks on your scalp? Did you recently changed your shampoo? Dyeing? ...Read more

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I have a small bump on the head of my penis that won't go away. 1-2 months. Doesn't hurt. Rarely itches. No outbreaks. Wont go away. Wat could it be?

I have a small bump on the head of my penis that won't go away. 1-2 months. Doesn't hurt. Rarely itches. No outbreaks. Wont go away. Wat could it be?

Penile mass: Sinse this mass on the penis is persisting and sinse it is on the surface of the penis I think you should have it evaluated by a dermatologist ...Read more

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I have a rash or something in the back of my head what could it be? & there is a lum and it itches all the time. I think scabs or something comes off.

I have a rash or something in the back of my head what could it be? & there is a lum and it itches all the time. I think scabs or something comes off.

See dermatologist: It could be psoriasis or a scalp infection. A facility in bronx ny that takes most insurance plans is medallaince on east fordham road near botanic gardens. You may need oral or topical medicine. ...Read more

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I have a semi hard lump on toward the back left of my head that now hurts/itches and an suffering with cronic sinusitis for 7 months is this linked?

Lymphadenitis: An inflamed lymph node may be responsible for this, but there is no way to confirm this over the internet. The inflammation may have emanated from the sinuses, but this is supposition based upon supposition. Go and see your ENT doctor and have them examine you and give an informed opinion. ...Read more

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I think I may have scalp psoriasis (redish flaky patches allover head that itches)how can I tell for sure, do I need to be seen for it or buy something?

I think I may have scalp psoriasis (redish flaky patches allover head that itches)how can I tell for sure, do I need to be seen for it or buy something?

? Dandruff: Which is kind of seborrhoeic drematitis, at times may resemble psoriasis, you can try OTC anti dandruff shampoo regularly for a week or two, if t resolves, fine, continue using it at least twice a week, if gets worse though or doesn't improve see your doctor/dermatologist ...Read more

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I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

I've had a bump on my head for almost 2 months. It's like a mosquito bite, itchy, but if I let it go then it goes down and gets smaller. It itches, and is about the size of a dime, but completely disappears when left alone until messed with again. What co

ForgiveMe4BeingNosey: Don't mess with it, waddaya think? Don't mess with it for another month or two. Resist scratching it, or fooling with it or touching it, or scraping it with a comb. If after waiting, it's still there, then have a doctor look at it to assess for size, color (s), borders, etc. Of course, you said the bump is on your head. The head includes ears and face. So if this bump is on the end of your nose.... ...Read more

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My top of my head itches a lot and is sore and my hair looks like it's thinning what could this be?

My top of my head itches a lot and is sore and my hair looks like it's thinning what could this be?

Itchy scalp: Possibilities include thyroid, fungal infection of scalp, some type of dermatitis of scalp. Sound like a good idea to see your doctor. ...Read more

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My head just started itching while I was sleeping, I've rephramed from itching it but it itches I tak levothyroxine. 15 mg?

My head just started itching while I was sleeping, I've rephramed from itching it but it itches I tak levothyroxine. 15 mg?

Forget it: Levothyroxine only helps if you have a deficient thyroid level, and you need to take the proper dose and take it daily. It takes 6 weeks to get into your system, so taking a pill occasionally is like spitting in the ocean. It can't help and may may thing worse, particularly if you don't need it. ...Read more

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If I have a shower I have no problems. If I have a bath, after 10 min, my head itches very strong. Why? Is it a symptom of dermatitis seborroic?

If I have a shower I have no problems. If I have a bath, after 10 min, my head itches very strong. Why? Is it a symptom of dermatitis seborroic?

?: I can't think of a mechanism for this since showering would involve your scalp but bathing likely not. There is a condition known as cholinergic urticaria in which intensely itchy red bumps would develop after a rise in core body temperature, but this does not fit your picture. It is also not suggestive of seborrhea. Suggest you see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My boby itches all the time from head to toe would an over-the-counter allergy pill help?

My boby itches all the time from head to toe would an over-the-counter allergy pill help?

Try Allegra/generic: All anti-histamines now available are over-the-counter (otc). Allegra (or generic fexofenadine) is a good choice for allergy, itch, hives, hay fever. Other otc meds are: zyrtec, claritin, (loratadine) benedryl etc.
Also you may want to get seen to get tested for liver disease which is a possible cause of pruritis (itch) without rash. ...Read more

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What are reasons why when I work out my body itches and I get light headed after a short period of time?

What are reasons why when I work out my body itches and I get light headed after a short period of time?

Itchy body: Most times when we feel strange sensation to our bodies, it usually is coming from a compressed spinal root.
If your whole body itches, then I would have a spinal orthopedist look at your spine. Light headedness may be a cervical issue cutting blood supply to your brain,
Good luck ...Read more

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My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

My daughter 2 years constantly itches her head but no dendruff or eczema, changed several shampoos. What can it be?

Head lice? Ringworm?: Itchy scalp can mean many things, including treatable causes, such as head lice (pediculosis capitis) or ringworm (tinea capitis. I would start by bringing your daughter to see her doctor, who may find a treatable cause, or may recommend therapeutic shampoos for conditions such as seborrheic dermatitis, or creams for eczema. ...Read more