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Doctor insights on: Itchy Cuticles

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A chair fell on my right foot 2 days ago and now my big toenail is very itchy around the cuticles and it looks cracked. Why is it so itchy?

A chair fell on my right foot 2 days ago and now my big toenail is very itchy around the cuticles and it looks cracked. Why is it so itchy?

Well...: Itching can be a sign of healing. Be sure to ice it, elevate it, and apply buddy tape (tape it to your next toe). If it doesn't improve in a week, see your doctor to get an Xray. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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The skin around my cuticles dries out and cracks, sometimes it bleeds but a lot of time its just itchy so I pick at it, it even happens in the summer?

The skin around my cuticles dries out and cracks, sometimes it bleeds but a lot of time its just itchy so I pick at it, it even happens in the summer?

Eczema: This can be eczema which is involving the distal fingers. The area becomes fir dry, then itchy and can involve the nail because of pressure from swelling. This requires treatment with a topical steroid combined with a barrier repair cream to increase the water content of the skin. Plant oils such as olive oil can be helpful in moisturizing and trapping water in the area. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. And your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?

What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. And your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?

Itch: Finger nails, crevices and cuticle itching would make me consider a fungal infection. However, some type of dry skin process can cause this. Anxiety and nerve issues can sometime present this way. ...Read more

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Why am I so itchy?

Why am I so itchy?

Atopic: Itching may occur in cold weather due to skin dryness. Another common cause is atopic diathesis causing itching & eczema and sometimes asthma or hay fever. Avoid scratching and friction, apply mineral oil based moisturizer after shower. Do not rub too hard with a towel, rather pat-dry only. ...Read more

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I have itchy balls.?

I have itchy balls.?

See below: Likely due to too much moisture. If there is no rash or ulcers, then practice good hygiene and wear breathable fabrics. If there are any abnormalities on the skin, have it looked at by your doctor - it could be an infection. ...Read more

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Are there ways to manage itchiness?

Are there ways to manage itchiness?

Itchiness: There are many ways to manage itchiness, from topical creams to oral medications. The best way to manage itchiness (pruritis) is to treat the actual cause. I recommend seeing your doctor to establish a likely treatable diagnosis. ...Read more

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I am having itchy on my goring areas?

I am having itchy on my goring areas?

Groin itch: It could be a lice infection commonly called "crabs" which needs a prescription to cure so see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat itchiness?

1st find out cause: Find out why you're itching. Then avoid cause. If that's not enough, consider over-the-counter antihistamines (i don't know what's available in philippines). Here in states, otc antihistamines are just as effective as prescription ones. ...Read more

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Can coxsackie be itchy?

Yes: Any blistering condition can become itchy. The salt in your sweat can enter any of these skin lesions and trigger itching. Coxsackie viruses can produce blistering skin lesions. ...Read more

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What causes itchy heels?

What causes itchy heels?

A couple things...: The two main things that cause itchy heels are, first, dry skin, and second, superficial fungal infections. As long as you do not have any neuropathy, you may want to consider trying ucerin on your heels or vaseline wraps with socks overnight. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why my palate is itchy?

Why my palate is itchy?

Itchy palate?: What did you put in your mouth last? It could be an allergic response, a fungal or a viral infection just to name a few possibilities. Do you have any other symptoms? It’s best to see your dentist or primary care physician if it continues and depending upon your best guess for cause. ...Read more

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Why is my anus so itchy?

Why is my anus so itchy?

Parasites or Yeast: The most common cause of anal itching (also called pruritis ani) are intestinal parasites or an overgrowth of yeast in the colon. Sometimes food reactions can cause itching and this should be easy to track down. ...Read more

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Hi. Why is my back itchy?

Hi. Why is my back itchy?

Itchy back: An itchy back without associated rash is often due to excessive dryness of the skin or irritability caused by certain clothing. If generalized body itching is present, medical conditions like diabetes, blood dyscrasias, liver disorders, thyroid abnormalities, and generalized skin dryness are searched for. A dermatologist can evaluate you as needed. ...Read more

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Does alprim make you itchy?

Does alprim make you itchy?

If allergic: Occasionally some people may become allergic to Aspirin although Aspirin intolerance is far more common. If you are allergic to it, then you may get itchy. However I suspect that your itching is more likely from some other factors unless you have noted itching within 2 hrs after taking an Aspirin on more than one occasion. ...Read more

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What if your virgina itchy?

What if your virgina itchy?

Cleanse: Many things can cause vaginal itchiness. The first thing to do is to keep it clean and dry with hypoallergenic soap. If itching persists, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does biotin cause itchiness?

Not per se: Any pill prescribed or supplements can cause varying degrees of allergic reaction because of the stabilisers, preservative & fillers! ...Read more

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Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

Dry, itchy, irritating skin.

? Eczema: This could be eczema or just plain dry skin (xerosis). See a dermatologist to help you figure this out and recommend a good treatment. ...Read more

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Itchy back in the evening only?

Dry skin: Probably too busy in the day to pay attention. Is true with a lot of things, when active and buy we are distracted and don't pay attention. At night when settleling down we start to notice them ...Read more

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I have severe itchy pink bumps?

I have severe itchy pink bumps?

Bumps: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What can I put on an itchy back?

What can I put on an itchy back?

Xerosis: Moisturizer. Most common cause is dry skin by far. Apply after shower for best results. ...Read more

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How is it that my anus is itchy?

How is it that my anus is itchy?

Anti-hemmorhoidals,,: Anti-hemmorhoidal ointment should help this. It has soothing, pain relieving chemicals that stop itching and burning. It is likely best to use this after pasing stools and cleaning yourself. ...Read more

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Why do I experienced itchy face?

Why do I experienced itchy face?

Depends: Cold exposure can do it; dry skin can; and (obviously) an allergic reaction can. For the first two, usually a moisturizer will help improve it. The allergy needs the triggering item removed to resolve--review what goes on your face (soaps, colognes, shaving, etc.)--if any new ones, stop for a couple days and see if feeling resolves. If not, try the moisturizer, then see dr if that fails. ...Read more

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Why do I get itchy only at night?

Why do I get itchy only at night?

Itching: Itching usually gets worse at night. You need an evaluation with an allergist. You don't mention a rash, so I assume you do not have a rash. Eczema is notorious to cause itching, so does scabies, if you do have a rash. The causes for your symptoms are many, you need to be evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes clitoris to be itchy?

Yeast infection: Commonly causes itchiness of clitoris. So can thong panties or reaction to washing detergent. ...Read more