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Chronic dry skin itches at night. But/other itch medicine dries skin more but can't sleep otherwise. Creams not helping much if any. What should I do?

Chronic dry skin itches at night. But/other itch medicine dries skin more but can't sleep otherwise. Creams not helping much if any. What should I do?

See a dermatologist: or your doctor to start with, meanwhile take care of your skin: bathe with cream soap at night before going to bed, apply moisturizing cream right after bathing while skin is still damp, cut your finger nails short, stay well hydrated, best wishes ...Read more

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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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My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

My pubic skin itches mainly at night and cream hasn't helped. I have one or two spots that look like a pimple or ingrown hair what do I do?

Pimple or ingrown: hair suppose not to itch mainly at night. It could be also scabies or herpes. This need to be looked at. See your doctor. Take care. ...Read more

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I have itching skin. It gets worse during night.

I have itching skin. It gets worse during night.

Itching skin: hello ~ you probably have SCABIES. Please go see your doc so that he can asses and treat you and everyone else who lives in house...thanks ...Read more

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Why does my skin itch so bad at night when i'm trying to fall asleep?

Why does my skin itch so bad at night when i'm trying to fall asleep?

Not sure... temp?: Typically histamine is closer to the surface as skin is warmed. Are you taking a shower/bath at night? This could be the answer or else mah be related to your bedroom temperature, clothes or sheets. ...Read more

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My skin is on fire and itches at night but nothings there. I'm not allergic to anything. Has nothing to do with where i sleep what i wear or eat?

My skin is on fire and itches at night but nothings there. I'm not allergic to anything.  Has nothing to do with where i sleep what i wear or eat?

Itching: Check with your internist to see if you have a normal bood count and chemistries. Then, if everything is normal consult a dermatologist for help with your itchimg. ...Read more

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My skin itches all the time at night and it feels like something is crawling on me i don't see any bugs could it be from sweat or the detergent i use?

My skin itches all the time at night and it feels like something is crawling on me i don't see any bugs could it be from sweat or the detergent i use?

See your physician: While itching may just be a sign of skin dryness it can also be a sign of internal disease. You should see your doctor who can draw blood work and get a chest x ray. ...Read more

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Itchy skin all over body, worse at night, rash isn't that noticeable but itches like crazy & sometimes burns. What could it be?

Many possibilities: When the body itches all over, it implies that the itching/rash may be a reaction from an ingestion such as a medication or food, or an allergy to the environment, ie hayfever. Another possibility could be a skin infestation such as scabies. Reactions to things like fabrics or laundry detergent will usually spare certain parts of the body such as the head/scalp, hands and feet. ...Read more

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In the middle of the night, my anal is so itchy, is it the cause of the anal skin tag itches my anal? can i leave it alone?

In the middle of the night, my anal is so itchy, is it the cause of the anal skin tag itches my anal? can i leave it alone?

Pin worm: Pin worm is one of the few parasites still endemic in the US. Your symptoms are more suggestive of pin worm than the skin tag. Pin worm can be treated with oral medication, however you need to see your doctor to get tested for it first. ...Read more

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I have a cluster of yellow little bumps around the head of my penis and some on my shaft it itches at night and skin is scaly and sheds when erect ?

Yeast? Herpes??: This sounds like a yeast infection or nonspecific inflammation under the foreskin, especially if uncircumcised and the bumps are not painful. However, genital herpes also is a possibility -- more likely if pain, if the bumps started like clear fluid blisters, or if pain or swelling in the groin. See a doctor to be certain and get appropriate treatment, ASAP (within 1-2 d) for best diagnosis & Rx. ...Read more

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