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Itchy Skin (Definition)

Often pertains to skin that is dry and ...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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Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Why do you get itchy after drinking alcohol?

Possible causes: Redness or itching after drinking alcohol could be an allergic reaction. It could also be related to a deficiency of aldehyde dehydrogenase, an enzyme that breaks down alcohol. ...Read more

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R Eyelid swells & not itchy. Dr said looks allergy but would be in both eyes. Happens after drinking alcohol or stress/anxiety. Stumped on what causes?

R Eyelid swells & not itchy. Dr said looks allergy but would be in both eyes. Happens after drinking alcohol or stress/anxiety. Stumped on what causes?

Alcohol flush syn : I found the following explanation in Wikipedia: "Alcohol flush reaction is a condition in which an individual develops flushes or blotches associated with erythema on the face, neck, shoulders, and, in some cases, the entire body after consuming alcoholic beverages. The reaction is the result of an accumulation of acetaldehyde, a metabolic byproduct of the catabolic metabolism of alcohol". ...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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