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Itchy Skin (Definition)

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


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Whole body very itchy, skin isn't dry, showers don't help. Please suggest?

Whole body very itchy, skin isn't dry, showers don't help. Please suggest?

Skin examination: There are several causes of itching of the skin which should be evaluated by your dermatologist. These range from allergies and sensitivites to lymphoma. Persistent pruritus not relieved by moisturizing and proper bathing and cleansing should always be evaluated professionally. ...Read more

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Itchy skin. Shower does not help, only antihistamine. Tried removing various items from my diet. Happens at anytime of the day.

Itchy skin. Shower does not help, only antihistamine. Tried removing various items from my diet. Happens at anytime of the day.

Not uncommon: Itchiness without rash is fairly common, and when it responds well to a single daily dose of antihistamine, such as otc Cetirizine 10mg, there isn't anything so far out of whack that we would be able to find anything wrong. If taking Cetirizine daily doesn't work, or if you develop a rash that accompanies the itching, see an allergist. Some people need to take Cetirizine for a long time; that's ok. ...Read more

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I have itchy skin all over my body after i take a warm shower/ weather changes. I'm taking clartin every other day for months. What should I do?

Try moisturizing: Antihistamines typically don't help widespread itching unless you have been exposed to something to which you are allergic. Dry skin is notorious for causing itching, and can be exacerbated by hot showers or changes in weather. Try taking cooler showers and afterward liberally applying moisturizer while your skin is still damp. See a dermatologist or allergist if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Been on same meds for 8+ months. Now having verry itchy skin and when I get my arms wet I smell like sour. I shower every day. I have lost about 80 lb?

Been on same meds for 8+ months. Now having verry itchy skin and when I get my arms wet I smell like sour. I shower every day. I have lost about 80 lb?

See provider: The physical signs that you describe can be related to a number of metabolic conditions that need to be addressed by your health care provider with a physical exam and lab testing. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have eczema on the vulva area? Red and inflamed, irritated, itchy skin. Sometimes weepy when highly irritated such as after shower

Is it possible to have eczema on the vulva area? Red and inflamed, irritated, itchy skin. Sometimes weepy when highly irritated such as after shower

See your OB/GYN: See your OB/GYN. While possible, it may more likely be tinea , or fungus. Fungus lives moisture and flares up after showers. Your OB/GYN can definiteky help you with this issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?

Itchy skin rash on back of thighs for over a year using steriod cream but comes back after a week each time. Also using dermol 500 in shower?

Agree and...: You don't give us much information but is it small sandpaper "goosebumps"? If so, may be keratosis pilaris which is famous for coming back again & again. This rash is caused by keratin plugs in hair follicles and is worse in winter & in those with dry skin, eczema. When you see the doctor, they would treat it with retin a, or cream with vitamin d, urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid. ...Read more

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Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,

Could it be lukemia? Itchy skin rash thst burns more during hot shower, fatigue, full stomach, infections, high WBC count,

More information: The symptoms of leukemia can include, fevers, fatigue, easy bruising, nose bleeds or gum bleeding, enlarged lymph nodes, recurrent infections, headaches and sometimes a rash. A high WBC count can be caused by leukemia, but those wbcs will look abnormal (called blasts = leukemia cells). Your CBC might also show anemia and low platelets. A bone marrow is the gold standard if your doc is concerned. ...Read more

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Itchy skin to kids?

Multiple Causes: There are many reasons for kids to get itchy skin. Most common is simply dry skin which can be worsened by cold weather and dehydration. Another cause is contact dermatitis, an allergy to things like poison ivy. If there is a rash and nasal congestion whole body allergies might be suspected. This could be from a reaction to foods and molds.Begin by using a moisturizer regularly. Can help a lot. ...Read more

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Causes of itchy skin?

Itchy Skin: Itchy skin can be a result of medications. It can also be do to excessive dryness in you house in the winter time. This is known as winter itch eczema. Soaps and laundry detergents can also be responsible. Use a body cleanser like cetaphil and use all free & clear for you laundry. No fabric softeners! if it doesn't get better, do see a dermatoloigist. ...Read more