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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?
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
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
What does it mean when your fingernails itch in the crevices. And your thumb is itchy under the cuticle?
A few small itchy red sores at root of hair follicle on testicles, slightly sore? Also have a small closed red sore under cuticle of thumb, related?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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