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Just out of a cold. Severe whole body itching with skin bumps. I had chicken pox before. Fyi h1n1 is re-breaking into my area.

Just out of a cold. Severe whole body itching with skin bumps. I had chicken pox before. Fyi h1n1 is re-breaking into my area.

Post-infection rash: It is not at all unusual to develop urticarial (hives) following viral respiratory tract infections. Your body does lots of different things with its immune system even when you just have a "cold", and some of these immune responses trigger certain cells in your body to release histamine and cause the itching and rash. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) orally is your best friend here, to settle reaction. ...Read more

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Itching burning small skin colored bump at the back entrance to the vagina?

Itching burning small skin colored bump at the back entrance to the vagina?

Get checked: Lumps, bumps, blisters and other skin abnormalities on the genitals need to be evaluated. An examination will be needed to know the cause and treatment. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this?

I have itchy skin every where no dry skin and when it itches it starts to burn and get red but no bumps or rash what is this?

Well: It gets red and itches then goes away, no rash or bumps. It could be a rash or what is called idiopathic urticaria, release of inflammation due to stress. Oddlly enough sometimes an h-2 bkocker like tagamet for the the stomach can help. It may be allergic reaction or something else and I would not avoid seeing a doctor. I would trey Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night and tagamet is pretty cheap. Look up idiop. ...Read more

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I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

I get extremely itchy skin usually on my legs and when I itch it I get raised bumps and Red pin point dots and it itches more. Should I be concerned?

Dry skin?: Try applying a moisturizer on your legs within 3 minutes after bathing (daily bathing is encouraged) to see if this helps (may take a couple of weeks). Avoid scented or anti-bacterial soap. If the problem fails to resolve, consult a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it when I itch my skin I get bumps?

Please explain why is it when I itch my skin I get bumps?

Uncertain: May be Dermatographic urticaria (dermographism, dermatographism or "skin writing"). ...Read more

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What causes back itching? No rash nor bumps just itching skin.

What causes back itching? No rash nor bumps just itching skin.

Dry skin: Dry skin is the most common cause of itching. A mild allergy to the chemicals in soaps, lotions, detergents, fabric softeners can also cause itching. Try Sarna Lotion to the itchy areas, and unscented soap, such as Aveeno, (oatmeal) or Vanicream. If still itchy, a Dermatologist can look for other causes of itching. ...Read more

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Cause of itching skin total area from the left knee to the ankle with no visable bumps or rash.?

Cause of itching skin total area from the left knee to the ankle with no visable bumps or rash.?

One does not have: To see something to itch...For example (not implying this is what you have) if one ever works with insulation and doesn't wear proper clothing they get fiberglass on their skin - it itches intensely but one doesn't see anything....You can try showering and applying soap and water to the region and then applying an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. If no improvement see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Started using new under eye concealer 3 days ago. Burning, itching skin under eyes and under brow line. Swollen and red. Small bumps. No allergies.

Started using new under eye concealer 3 days ago. Burning, itching skin under eyes and under brow line. Swollen and red. Small bumps. No allergies.

Contact allergy: A 3-day lapse in onset is compatible with an allergic contact skin reaction. However one cannot rule out entirely an irritant reaction from repetitive exposure to a mild irritant in the eye concealer. Try OTC hydrocortisone cream for a few days and see if this helps. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

How do I get rid of itchy skin? I get small bumps on ears that itch bad, also red itchy welts on cheeks & around jaw. Lotion stops some of the itching but dosnt reduse the red swelling. Thank you

Seborrheic Dermatiti: If this is a recurring problem, it may be seborrheic dermatitis. This is a troublesome condition of unknown cause, although it can be worsened by stress. Try small amounts of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone cream. Your skinseb should clear it up in a few days. Unfortunately, the condition will probably recur--but you can control it with judicious applications of the cortisone cream. ...Read more

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Blood in papel when clean my anus, itch, burns, little hurt, skin little bumps and a red gland in center of anus, hemoorroid? O and dificult to do #2

Blood in papel when clean my anus, itch, burns, little hurt, skin little bumps and a red gland in center of anus, hemoorroid? O and dificult to do #2

Rectal itching: Typically when people have hard bowel movements it may cause some trauma to the anus and surrounding tissue. This can be helped by increasing fiber and liquids in your diet. Cleaning with witch hazel or personal hygiene pads may help. If bleeding is more than just in tissue then you should be seen. Also if this does not improve or worsens. ...Read more

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I itch a lot and then little bumps come out and go away. Whatever touches my skin it itch and bumps come out in different areas of arms legs?

I itch a lot and then little bumps come out and go away. Whatever touches my skin it itch and bumps come out in different areas of arms legs?

Dermatographia: Your description sounds like a type of hives called dermatographia. The name comes because people can write on their skin and then the skin shows the letters they wrote by making hives where it was scratched. Anywhere people with this are touched, they will get another hive. The treatment is to take antihistamines pretty regularly to prevent the hives. Try zyrtec or Allegra (fexofenadine) and see your doctor. ...Read more

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My skin itches so bad I've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

My skin itches so bad I've started to bleed. What would be the best way to treat my itchy skin?

Antihistamines: If you are pregnant and itching that badly you need to see your care provider to rule out possibly serious conditions such as cholestasis of pregnancy. If serious conditions are ruled out than you can try antihistamines such as Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as oatmeal baths like aveeno and emollient skin creams such as eucerin. Make sure your air is well humidified as well ...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?

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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Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Can low iron cause itching skin, can not find any environmental causes. Was on a period for almost 4 months, itches started after that stopped.

Yes: Low iron has been reported to be a cause of itchy skin and even hair loss. If you have had a period for 4 months, it is a highly likely problem. Hope you have been followed by your GYN doctor re. The period as well since it is by no means normal. At the minimum, get a CBC to check for anemia.. ...Read more

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Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Have swollen itchy skin near head of circumcised penis after masturbation. Have nystatin cream from doctor will this clear up? Itches very bad

Penis problem: There are several entities which could cause the swelling of skin after trauma. Some of those are types of hives which result from pressure, however they are transient intend to go away pretty fast without much itching. If you have continued problem with this you're going to have to photograph the skin as it develops its problem and then show that picture to your dermatologist. ...Read more

Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...Read more