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14 year old brother keep saying his back itches after shower?

14 year old brother keep saying his back itches after shower?

Likely allergic: many people are sensitive to anti-bacterial soap, which has no benefit over regular soap. Another possibility is being sensitive to the detergent that the towels are washed in--you may switch to one which is perfume and additive-free. Eliminate possible causes one at a time. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Itch (Definition)

Itches are a clinical finding in which a person's skin has a sensation of non-painful irritation ...Read more


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Im 29. I sometimes have minor anal itching after showering at night and spotting of bright red blood on toilet paper after bowel movements. Why?

Im 29. I sometimes have minor anal itching after showering at night and spotting of bright red blood on toilet paper after bowel movements. Why?

Pinworms, hemorrhoid: Nighttime anal itching can be a sign of pinworms. See your doctor for help with diagnosis and treatment. Minor bleeding like you described may be from an anal fissure or hemorrhoids. Stool softeners can help to avoid aggravating these, but if bleeding persists see a doctor to confirm there is no other reason for bleeding. ...Read more

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Vagina itch after shower I use dove unscented soap what can it be & what creams to take to relieve it plus I have a fishy smell i don't have sex?

Vagina itch after shower I use dove unscented soap what can it be & what creams to take to relieve it plus I have a fishy smell i don't have sex?

Vaginal Infection: You may have a bacterial vaginal infection which when treated may solve both the itching and odor. See a gyn as soon as can. ...Read more

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Often,palms/hands & soles/feet itch after shower(sometimes maddeningly)No new soaps, meds,etc.Skin isnt dry.Hydroxyzine doesn't help.What causes this?

Often,palms/hands & soles/feet itch after shower(sometimes maddeningly)No new soaps, meds,etc.Skin isnt dry.Hydroxyzine doesn't help.What causes this?

Dyshydrosis: Evaporation of water from skin of palms and feet results in comparative dryness compared to environment. This causes loss of energy from the surface and irritation of nerves. Application of Vaseline ointment generously before and after bath may provide relief. ...Read more

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8 days now and my vagina has been very itchy.I'm a Virgin,and I have been showering constantly but it still itches after I shower.Should I be worried?

8 days now and my vagina has been very itchy.I'm a Virgin,and I have been showering constantly but it still itches after I shower.Should I be worried?

Yes: Since this must be quite bothersome for you, it would be worrisome. You may have itching from an yeast infection (especially if you had recently taken an antibiotic) or an allergic reaction to something in the tampon. See GYN or PCP. ...Read more

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I start itching after every shower and antihistamines aren't working?

I start itching after every shower and antihistamines aren't working?

Dryness?: Good morning, itching after bath is a very common symptom in many especially in those with atopic dermatitis. Water from skin, when evoporates after you come out of shower, draws energy needed for conversion from water to vapor state from the cells of skin causing irritation of nerve endings, and itching results. Apply cereve moisturizing cream on whole body after bath daily. ...Read more

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Vaginal itching after I shower with feminine liquid wash ?

Allergy?: Consult your doctor to rule out other causes of itching. Consider the possibility of allergy. You may want to consider a different kind of wash. There are many which are neutral pH soaps or oatmeal based soaps. Try a small amount on your skin to see if there any reaction as you may have very sensitive skin. ...Read more

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How come my skin itch after a shower?

How come my skin itch after a shower?

Drying: Using soap and hot water can actually dry out the skin, causing it to itch. ...Read more

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How come my feet itch after the shower?

How come my feet itch after the shower?

Likely the water: Is hot and it causes vasodilation of the blood vessels and the rush of blood to the skin is what is feeling itchy. Of course fungus could always be a possibility as well. ...Read more