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I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?

I have an itchy scalp and really itchy skin after drinking alcohol. Am I having an allergic reaction?

Alcohol: Not likely. Depending on how much you drink, you need to talk to your doctor about doing blood work to check on your liver. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs don't go away. They get worse when i drink alcohol or shave.?

I have itchy skin on back of calves. They appear to look like rashes and turn to scabs  don't go away. They get worse when i drink alcohol or shave.?

Sounds like eczema: Sounds like you may have some eczema, although this isn't the most common place for it. It would be best to let a doctor look at these rashes -- start with your primary care doctor, and if need be, see a dermatologist. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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I feel itchy after drinking alcohol how to stop it?

I feel itchy after drinking alcohol how to stop it?

You are likely: sensitive to one of the components in alcohol. The answer is stopping alcohol use. ...Read more

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My husband is alcoholic and in pain in stoumach when he drinks he also has itchy skin but no rash could this b liver failure?

My husband is alcoholic and in pain in stoumach when he drinks he also has itchy skin  but no rash could this b liver failure?

Could be: It might just be alcoholic hepatitis, but it could also be cirrhosis. Alcoholics also commonly get gastritis, or inflammation of the lining of the stomach, so that could be involved as well. The itchy skin does suggest a liver problem. Is he jaundiced (yellow)? He needs help! please have him see a doctor. ...Read more

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I get itchy nose and eyes when I drink alcohol. Is this normal?

I get itchy nose and eyes when I drink alcohol. Is this normal?

Itchy eyes: You may have an allergic response to the alcohol or a preservative in the alcohol. As long as you have no shortness of breath, it is ok to try some artificial tears, or an allergy drop such as zaditor (over the counter). If symptoms persist, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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When I drink alcohol get burning sensation in upper right abdomen. LFT and abdominal ultrasound normal. Joint pain and red itchy rash. Anxiety?

When I drink alcohol get burning sensation in upper right abdomen. LFT and abdominal ultrasound normal. Joint pain and red itchy rash. Anxiety?

Acid reflux: Alcohol stimulates acid production n the stomach and slows down the movement of the esophagus and stomach. Your problem is thus more likely from acid reflux which cannot be picked up with ultrasound. Can't tell what may be causing your rash or joint pain and suggest that you consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?

What causes darkening itchy skin. Seems like it started a year ago after vacation in miami. Hair also thinning and dry. Any suggestions?

Darkening of skin: Yes virginia sun exposure in southery climes can darken and dry out skin. A major endocrine problem affecting the skin and hair is adrenal insufficiency. The best established change in skin color with hypothyroidism is a yellowing of the skin from a build up of carotene. Hyperthyroidism does not change skin coloration. ...Read more

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How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

How should I relieve super itchy skin after waxing?

Hydrocortisone: Any of the many otc Hydrocortisone creams available at drugstores will often control that sort of itching. If it doesn't, you might be allergic to some component of the wax you are using, and you will need to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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